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Stolen White Cannondale CAAD9

Got this report from Cory Wingerter:
My bike was locked out front of the New York Health and Racquet Club on 23rd and 6th. It was stolen between the hours of 8pm and 9pm on 19 July 2010.
Fork Slice – Ultra, carbon blades
Rims – Shimano WH-R500A
Hubs – Shimano WH-R500A
Spokes – Shimano WH-R500A
Tires – Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 23c
Pedals – Look
Crank – Shimano Tiagra Double, 53/39
RearCogs – SRAM PG-950, 12-26
BottomBracket – Shimano Tiagra
FrontDerailleur – Shimano Sora, 34.9 clamp
RearDerailleur – Shimano Tiagra
Shifter- Shimano Tiagra
Handlebar – Cannondale C3, 31.8
Stem – Cannondale C3
Headset – Tange integrated, 25mm alloy top cover
Brakes Tektro R520 w/cartridge pads
Saddle – Cannondale Ergo Performance
Seatpost – Cannondale C3, Carbon-wrapped, 27.2
Sizes – 58cm

Any information call (732) 740-6685 or email: cory.wingerter{at}

1910 Challenge by Rapha

Rapha cycling apparel, who has a new pop-up shop on the Bowery has sponsored an amazing ride. Paying homage to the 10th stage of the Tour de France, which took place 100 years ago, four Rapha riders set out to ride the same course.

More from their site:
Tourmalet 1910-2010
On the 9th June 2010 four Rapha riders set out to travel the same route that the 10th stage of the Tour de France took 100 years ago. Travelling 326km from Bagnères-de-Luchon to Bayonne and taking in four major cols including the Col du Tourmalet, the highest peak in the Pyrenees, this was to be a monstrous journey.

To celebrate the centenary of the Pyrenees and the Tourmalet in the Tour, Rapha presents The 1910 Challenge Film. Watch it here:
(click image)

Great freestyle fixed gear movie in NYC-Revoked

Revoked document freestyle fixed gear riders in California. They were on hand during the NYC bicycle film festival in June and just posted this 15 minute video:

REVOKED NEW YORK MOVIE from Chris Fonseca on Vimeo.

We went to New York for 2 weeks during the 2010 Bicycle Film Festival. Fonseca was filming for Revoked 2 but more partying went on then riding, so he decided to use the footage for and online edit.

Ed Wonka
Mike Schmitt
Justin Mitchell
DJ Mull
Gus Molina
Jakob Santos
Chris Fonseca
Shea Hardacre
Kareem Shehab
Antonyo Wothe
Matt Spencer
Tom Mosher
Jeph Howard
Mike Gnarlinghouse
Billy O’Neil
Chris Farmer
Franco Cammayo
Torey Thorton
Zack Zlog Hoffner
Joe Kelly
Ines Burns
John Prolly

Shot and Edited by: Chris Fonseca

NY Bike Jumble at Super Sabado

The NY Bike Jumble hit me up about this event for kids:


Come join us this Saturday at El Museo Del Barrio, where NY BIke
Jumble will be running a kid’s Obstacle course/race course from 12pm
to 5pm, at the ‘Super Sabado’ Block Party event.Most of the events
are aimed at kids so bring the rugrats!


• Ride your bike, skates, or scooter on our outdoor race track.

• Decorate your bike, helmet, and complimentary messenger bag at our

art-making station.

• Get ready to move at a dance workshop and a break dance competition!

• Explore our galleries with two current exhibitions on view.

More info here.

Patrick Pogan sentenced today

No jail time, no probation, no community service…that was the sentencing for ex-police officer Patrick Pogan today, ending a long drawn out legal circus in NYC. Pogan was the guy who body checked Christopher Long in Time’s Square during a critical mass ride and was caught on video tape by a tourist. The video shocked the nation and began a long legal battle which awarded Christopher Long a settlement and Pogan lost his job.

Here is a story from the NY Post.

Bike-push cop spared jail, probation in punishment-free sentencing
Posted: 3:13 PM, July 14, 2010

It’s no jail, no probation and no community service for notorious, caught-on-video bike-push cop Patrick Pogan.

At an emotional sentencing today, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley let the 24-year-old ex-rookie walk out of court, in tears, without any penalty whatsoever — besides having suffered through what Pogan himself called “this nightmare.”

“I hope to put this nightmare behind me and to prove to you that I am a highly productive member of society,” the young ex-cop had told the judge.

Pogan was a third generation officer who, ten days on the job, was captured by civilian video violently shoving a Critical Mass cyclist off his bike and to the pavement in Times Square two years ago.

Acquitted of the shove — Pogan had testified in April that he was only following police orders to stop law-breaking cyclists by whatever means necessary — he’d been convicted of a felony for lying on paperwork to frame the cyclist for assault.

Read more: here.

I’m not really sure how to feel on this one…Critical Mass is basically over in NYC, Cops will continue to harass cyclists, lawsuits will continue.

So what’s your opinion? This week’s poll:

What is the best lesson our society learned from the Patrick Pogan trail?
Pesky tourists taking video ruins cops abilities to lie about Critical Mass.
Its ok to assualt cyclists, just don’t screw up the paperwork
Lossing your job as a cop is punishment enough
we need more documentation of police wrong doing
don’t bike through Time’s Square when rookie cops are patrolling
Trails against police wrong doing is a big waste of time
Stop Harassing cyclists and leave critical mass alone
None of the above free polls

Win a pair of shoes from CHROME

Chrome bags wants to hook up one lucky winner with their new slip on shoes: Tobruk.

Here’s how to win.

Tomorrow night We’ll be posting a photo on our facebook page for the book.

We’ve been doing this all summer, giving away great prizes once a week.

First one to guess the correct location of the photo…wins a new pair of shoes.

LA fixed gear party and more events in the US

Lots going on this weekend around the States.

In LA, it’s Summer Fix
Events schedule:
Friday, July 16

* Welcome to LA Party | 7PM
* The Brick Building Culver City, CA
* Bike Art, Drinks, Music, Product Auction
* Foot-Down & Trackstand Comps in the Venue!

Saturday, July 17

* Trick Competition – Venice Beach
* Registration 12-1PM, Competition Begins at 2PM
* Venice Beach Basketball Courts
* Cash Prize for 1st
* After-Party at The Mandrake | 7PM
* Preview of To Live & Ride in LA

Sunday, July 18

* Sunday Morning Cruise
* Cruise West LA Trick Spots
* Meet at LA Brakeless | 11AM

* Chubby Boob Stage Race | 2PM
* Meet at Mt. Hollywood

* Meet at Griffith Park
* CHROME prizes and giveaways!

Saw this on

3 stage race hosted by: Tracko

Then in Philly:
Reload Bags and Cadence present:

More info Here.

And in Texas, All Ladies Alley Cat:

more info at

The Bicycle Film Festival-Minneapolis and DC

This 2010 Bicycle Film Festival is rolling into two cities this weekend.

Washington DC

For the scoop on Minneapolis check out this posting from local blog

and in DC,
my pal

Midnight Keirin in the NY Times

the NY Times did a story on the Midnight Keirin Club underground track bike street racing hosted by CK.

With a great photo by Ed Glazar.

(photo by Ed Glazar)
Photo caption: John Kniesly took a corner during a race around McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Monday night.

Night Racing for Pride and a Little Cash
July 13, 2010, 3:53 pm

The riders balanced on their fixed gear bikes, wobbling ever so slightly as the race organizer Chris Kim counted down.

“Three, two, one, green light, go!”

The second Midnight Keirin Club race of the year was off. The small pack lurched forward and began churning their pedals around the perimeter of McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was 10:15 p.m. and they were soon absorbed into the dark at the end of Driggs Avenue.

Mr. Kim held on to each rider’s five dollar entrance fee: the pot would go to the winner.

“People really race for pride,” he explained, “but the money is nice.”

read the whole article here.

Escape from NYC with Eugene

So there was this Escape from NYC ride last weekend and one of my team mates Chris Ryan made a nice little recap.

Check it out at the Blog for Chris’s new production company,

another one of my team mates Gene,

was so inspired by the Tattoo offered up to one of each team participating…

He went out and got his first tattoo.

He said he had a real great and proffessional experience by Derik Snell of Hand of glory in the south side of Park Slope.

Meanwhile Gene leads his own impromptu bike tours often advertised to the Gay and Lesbian communities but open to everyone. I went on one of his trips to the Brooklyn waterfront and it was amazing. He’ll be hosting another one this Sunday based on a ride he did last year.


Discover New York City from four major and four lesser-known bridges.
Starting from downtown Brooklyn, we will zig-zag through Manhattan then into Williamsburg.
We’ll cross the East River four times, along with Hell Gate and Newtown Creek. The scenery
keeps changing along this exciting and challenging urban ride. Be ready for some moderate
hill climbing along with awesome views.

MEET: The steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall on Court St & Remsen St. 11am

Group Limit: 15 Length: 25 miles

Food: Lots of places to stop for coffee; big lunch at the end in Greenpoint. Bring Money.

Contact: Gene Kahn Email:
Reservation: RSVP Suggested. Weather: Rain of iffy weather cancels. Contact Gene

This Ride is sponsored by Sundance Outdoor Adventure Society.