Carbon Bikes in the NYT
As Technology Makes Bicycles Lighter and Faster, It’s the Cyclists Falling Harder by Ian Austen
Manufacturers do honor warranty claims on carbon frames that fail witout accident. I process them.
But most carbon frames fail by accident.
Carbon frames make a particularly poor choice off road. Had a guy in the shop today who hit a boulder with his bike. Now he needs a new frame.
Only racers benefit from carbon frames.
Industry Titan Passes
Junzo Kawai lead SunTour. SunTour innovated and provided high quality components at affordable prices. They gave us something better than elite, often expensive, and occasionally defective, European components. They made the bike boom possible.
Nobuo Ozaki at SunTour invented the slant rear derailer, which shifted better than anything before. We still use the design.
We still use and value old SunTour rear derailers for proven durability and smoothness.
Before his death, Junzo Kawai gave rebirth to SunTour as SunXCD. May his vision prosper.
Not so much the every second counts world of competitive bicycling, but exploring the wonderful outdoor world at a pace that you set yourself, where the focus in on how much fresh air you get in your lungs, not how ultra-modern your equipment is. It is time that that type of bicycling gets the spotlight.
Out of Reach by Jan Heine
In today’s busy, hyper-connected world, being out of reach is a rare, profound freedom.
Twenty Thousand More Americans Killed Annually Because US Traffic-Safety Policy Rejects Science by Leonard Evans in American Journal of Public Health
The net effect of NHTSA is to increase the number of US road deaths.
This orgy of toxic misinformation causes massive death and injury. Science shows that traffic safety is overwhelmingly about road-user behavior.
ESPY nominee Minda Dentler’s world opened up with hand cycling
You got fourteen hours in you?
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle and 26.2-mile marathon of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawai