Monday, March 20, 2006

watts with the wasted calories?

How rad is this? A stationary bicycle that actually generates usable power. So on a rainy day, or an indoor workout sans street traffic, you can do something useful, power your tv, lights, stereo, etc.

I don't really watch t.v., but bet I could find some other uses. Not sure if you could power a laptop - maybe by storing energy in a battery?

Probably won't get to this project any time in the immediate future, but would be psyched to hear from anyone whose tried.

Photo here shows high schoolers making pedal powered smoothies during one of our organic lunches with the Byerly Bicycle Blender, definitely on my wish list.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Non-leaching water bottle

For anyone creeped out by the plasticky taste most water bottles leave, check this out. Speaks for itself....

"The Crystal Water Bottle is the only water bottle available in FDA-approved food-grade Polypropylene. It doesn't add its own flavor like your standard LDPE bike bottles do. It does not leach hormone disrupting bisephenol-A like has been shown in one study claims with polycarbonate plastics. 22 oz. capacity."

They're pricier than you're standard squisy bottle ($6.99 each) but well worth it in my humble opinion. Numerous studies in the last few years suggest that petroleum based plastic is something we should keep out of our bodies.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Just BEE a superhero

April 9th, Riley McAlpine (our local cycling hero) and Christine Kwok (featured Acura model and all around athletic stud) will be starting up their women’s fitness program, “Just Bee”, a semi-private customized program of weekly fitness sessions.

Added bonus: they’ve just partnered with Solar Harvest, a sustainable foods restaurant with healthy organic food, wine/beer, offering nutritional plans and tips.

Registration now open, contact Christine for more info:

Sunday, March 12, 2006

She spins, she paints, she brings us together.

Riley's art opening tonight - a full house. I'd guess that most people there tonite know Riley in her lycra capacity, and not her artistic/creative one.....quite an amazing combo. Here we are at her show, don't MESS w/ those biceps!

What we all love most about her is the way she brings people together, linking the cycling community with some wonderful causes, like The Young Storytellers Program , and The K9 connection....

Thank you Riley!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Meet Christine, our Acura cycling model...

Check it ladies, it's our very own Christine Kwok! Go get 'em tigress!

(Wait, but she looks so cute and smiley, what's all this about fear?)

Monday, March 06, 2006

Acura LA Bike Tour

Coming up, the 12th annual Acura LA Bike Tour , a 22.7 mile spin through blessedly traffic free LA streets....a chance to experience what a more bicycle friendly city might feel like.

Team Riley? Roachicks? Anyone want to give this a whirl?

Friday, March 03, 2006

Chick rides a growin'....

Okay dudes, watch out, here come the Roadchicks.

Ladies, if you're looking for a safe pack for some fun, challenging weekend rides,
join this yahoo group to get updates on Saturday/Sunday rides to Southbay, Malibu, etc.

These are no drop rides, but will be covering some good distances, and some good climbs. Nice to see the chic momentum building!