What happens when you ride a dented rim

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Mountain bike rim destroyed after pressure from tire exploded a damaged rim

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – One destroyed rim, after riding on a small bubble in the rim.

This is what happens when a rim explodes. I had the smallest ripple in the rim. Nothing new. I have had blips in the rim a few times. I tend to ride until it gets worse. After this, I might Continue reading

Dry weather gloves and Rule 9: Be a badass

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Kitchen mitts doubling as cold weather gloves on the bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – These work – they really do. Kitchen mitts for cold weather rides.

These are my winter, dry weather, gloves. They actually are heat resistant for the kitchen – but they are so thick, fingers stay warm all ride. But they are dry weather so, given recent forecasts, they are useless. To all the cyclists out Continue reading

Critical climate mass brings a sustainable protest to Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Hundreds of cyclists riding through Brussels to protest climate change

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Sustainable energy meets sustainable protest in Brussels as hundreds of cyclists called for action to limit the damages of climate change.

Brussels cyclists banded together Nov 18 to protest rising climate temperatures – in a two-wheeled protest that amplified the role cycling can have in a city’s responsible future.

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Cargo bike is any bike

©Barry Sandland/.TIMB - City cyclist using his bike to transport a carpet

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Cargo is just a matter of attitude

“Found the carpet and had to bring it home. And I only had the bike.”  Continue reading