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2012-07-09 23:00:32

Electric Bike Technologies Company (makers of the E-BikeKit Electric Bike Conversion Kit System) announced today the launch of its new, revolutionary E-TrikeKit electric tricycle conversion kit system; a retrofit electric conversion kit designed specifically for converting conventional tricycles into electric-assisted tricycles. Newportville, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Responding to an increased demand for electric-assisted adult tricycles, specifically among aging baby boomers,...

2012-06-24 23:02:46

Today GMCDenaliRoadBike.net releases its review of the GMC Denali Road Bike. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 23, 2012 This is a road bike that is designed as much for commuting and everyday riding as it is for racing. Judging by its lower price point, it is not a high tech bike, but that doesn´t mean that one won´t get the power, comfort, and reliability. "When you read a GMC Denali road bike review, you will see that this is a 21 speed road bike with 700c tires that are high...

2012-06-19 23:47:36

Vast differences in cycling cultures have been found in UK cities; for some cycling is a traditional transport accessible to all while for others it is a new edgy, urban subculture according to recent findings from a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).  "We wanted to find out what British cycling cultures were like, what supported them, and what local and national factors continue to exist as barriers", says Dr Rachel Aldred from the University of...

2012-06-15 23:00:42

Former elite racer says small issues can result in big problems when left unattended. Champaign, IL (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 Cyclists should follow the lead of successful bicycle mechanics by properly maintaining their bikes before and after each ride to prevent major problems from occurring. “Small, easily addressed issues can develop into dangerous and expensive failures if left unattended,” says Daimeon Shanks, a former elite-level racer and mechanic for Garmin-Transitions...

2012-06-15 12:48:20

Cyclists in Washington, D.C. who use Capital Bikeshare for their daily commutes are much less likely to wear helmets than commuters on their own bikes. That is the finding from an observational study conducted by Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) researchers that compares the rate of helmet use of casual and commuting Bikeshare riders with private cyclists. The research was published today in the American Journal of Public Health. Bike sharing is a popular...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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