Weekly Round-up for October 5th, 2012

By: Embrocation Oct 5

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A nice graphic showing some bicycle trail / path infrastructure in the US. Urban bicycle-specific infrastructure is the key to developing cycling as a true alternative to other forms of transportation in urban settings. Good food for thought here.

On a related note: Some total BS from our own town. So what's the big deal here? Total and complete lack of empathy for our fellow human beings, it would seem...

I like it. Why? What’s not to like: lasers coming out of bicycles and chemical brothers just about seal the deal for us.

Chemical Brothers 'Velodrome' - London 2012 from Crystal CG on Vimeo.

Another day, another loser. This is getting tiring.

Drama and intrigue in another endurance sport. This is going to blow up and in a weird way, it's actually kind of comforting to see that bicycle racing isn't the only sport constantly suffering from image issues related to various forms of cheating.

When Il Sceriffo (The Sheriff) speaks, we listen. Especially when he says "Via dal mio prato, bambini!"

For real, Bike Rumor? This is your bike for testing pro-level parts? How do you sleep at night? Well, probably in one of these, by the looks of it.

Excited to throw a leg over one of these bad boys in a couple weeks. Bold move of Merckx to offer their top-level frameset compatible only with electronic shifting drivetrains. Way of the future?

Product Pick of the week: Gore Ride-On Cables. We've been using these on SRAM, Shimano and Campy bikes for the past couple years with very pleasing results. Too bad that Gore is going to stop production. We've also been pleased with Yokozuna cables in the past, but these have been tougher to get ahold of.

Random photo of the week and the lastest in our series, "What Happens at Monumental Bike Race Finish Lines When There's No Race, Battenkill Edition: Thanks to Dieter for this one.

And what to do after you procure a truckload of meat? Ride your bike of course. Do it. Do it now.



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