THE BEST WIDER ROAD BIKE TIRE AND WHEEL SIZES | In The Know Cycling

Here’s a really good article that explains the trend towards wider rims and lower pressure.

“One of the biggest shifts in road cycling in recent years has been the move to wider tires.  By spending less than $100/£70/€90 on a pair of 25mm wide or wider tires, many cyclists have been led to believe their comfort, speed and handling will immediately improve over what they experience on the 23mm wide tires that most of us have used for years.”

And later on in the article…

“No matter what width tire you are running, the key here is to find the right pressure to inflate your tire.  For that I suggest you start with a table provided by your tire company and a little trial and error of your own.  Tire companies vary quite a bit in what they recommend or even how specific they are willing to get…” Read more

Source: THE BEST WIDER ROAD BIKE TIRE AND WHEEL SIZES | In The Know Cycling

Tire Pressure Take-Home | Off The Beaten Path

What is the “correct” tire pressure for your bike? The simple answer is: Whatever feels right to you. Confused? Here is how it works:

In the past, many riders inflated their tires to the maximum pressure rating. Now most cyclists now recognize that the optimum pressure often is much lower.  Read more…

Source: Tire Pressure Take-Home | Off The Beaten Path

Jeremy Curtis Grimm – YouTube

Just ‘Jeremy’ — Well-known local cyclist remembered for his skill and his faith

ORRVILLE — For Jeremy Grimm, the priorities were clear. First came God, then his family. After that, there was cycling. The 42-year-old Orrville man had started competing in cycling events when he was just 6 years old, following on the heels of his father, Bob. And despite years of pain brought on by Lyme Disease and an accident that resulted in a broken neck, Grimm pushed ahead, becoming an elite cyclist known across the region for his explosive sprinting as well as for his faith. So it

Source: Just ‘Jeremy’ — Well-known local cyclist remembered for his skill and his faith

Vulture’s Knob – Mountain Bike Trail, Singletrack

Vulture’s Knob was recently sold to new owners. The good news is it will remain as Ohio’s premier mountain biking park. With 175 acres of single track trails of all levels of difficulty, it’s a destination for MTB enthusiasts from all over the Midwest. Help Vulture’s Knob stay alive. It cost’s $15,000 to $20,000 per year to keep, maintain and upgrade the trails along with a lot of volunteer work. A crowd funding effort has already made progress raising the funds needed. Visit the website to see what’s going on.

Source: Vulture’s Knob – Mountain Bike Trail, Singletrack

Renew Your Membership by April 15th

Current OCC members can get a renewal discount if send in your membership form and club dues by APRIL 15th. Download the Membership Form here. 

Club Banquet Feb 15th

Last Wednesday about 35 club members met at Jake’s Steakhouse for camaraderie, dinner and drinks and a brief business meeting led by Michael Gorman (VP). Tim Gilbert (Pres.) was under the weather and unable to attend.

First order of business was whether or not to continue the Milk Race. There has been a lot of discussion since last August’s race about this. Last year attendance was down by about 50 racers and the event went into the red. In northern Ohio, the Milk Race was the only sanctioned race after the Race at the Lake in May. Most race officials in the area have either retired, resigned or move away. It takes about 25 people to marshal the numerous intersections and it has become more difficult to get barely enough people to volunteer. In the end, a motion was made and seconded to discontinue the Milk Race going forward.

There was considerable discussion about replacing the Milk Race with a Metric Century touring event. Everyone seemed to agree that a tour would require less resources and would be enjoyed by many across the state. Our roads, terrain and scenery is perfect for this type of event. A suggestion was made to incorporate part of the Wayne County Rails to Trails going through Orrville. One member suggested asking Smith’s Dairy to continue sponsorship and to use their name for the event such as the Smith’s Dairy Milk Ride. It was suggested that if the event was to be happen this year, now was the time to get a committee together to further discuss yet no-one stepped up to lead a committee. The topic was tabled for further informal discussion.

A suggestion was made to continue roadside trash pickup for Adopt-a-Highway. The best times were in the spring when cleanup is most needed and during the summer shortly after a mowing. Michael Gorman will continue to manage it.

Thanks to all that attended and to all that volunteered in various capacities to make for a very enjoyable 2016 season.

See you March 15th for the season opener!

Wooden Bicycle: From Design to Ride – YouTube

https://youtu.be/YnblKbXwnbM

First Ride: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Hydro | VeloNews.com

Here’s an exposè and first ride on the all new Dura-Ace Di2 Disk Brake setup. Pretty impressive with “intelligent” shifting and integrated power meter. Feast your eyes and dream on. At around $3,000, you better have a pretty good engine to justify the price.

Source: First Ride: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Hydro | VeloNews.com

The Revolutionaries by bud_hammerton – Shapeways Shops

Specializing in unique bicycle related device mounting options.

Source: The Revolutionaries by bud_hammerton – Shapeways Shops

I was looking for a clean way to mount an item on my bike and found this guy. He offers a pretty comprehensive variety of different types of mounts for action cams, computers, lights and other junk we need to mount. Everything is offered in a various colors, materials and finishes. They are a bit pricey and you can’t be in a hurry because they’re made on demand using 3d printers. Turnaround time is about 2 weeks.