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Halloween events, already posted.

Chicago
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and the classic in Berlin
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Caption this photo: Bike Polo

In honor of this weekends Los Marcos Melee its another exciting edition of Wednesday’s Caption this photo:

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The Yes Men have big balls

These guys have some big balls:
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Surviva Balls that is. Check them out on CNN

Will this survival suit from Haliburton may not solve anything but the YES MEN definitely have an effective way of getting people to think about corporate greed and the environment through there elaborate stunts.

They have a new movie coming out called: The Yes Men fix the world

It premiere today in NYC.
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They also want you to get involved to help fix the planet:
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Our film is a small part of a movement to help make that happen. Another part is beyondtalk.net – a website we recently launched in collaboration with a dozen direct-action activists. The idea is to get 10,000 folks to sign the “Climate Pledge of Resistance” and risk arrest to demand sane climate-change policy. On November 30, the tenth anniversary of the Seattle protests, and a week before the Copenhagen climate talks, those 10,000 activists will form the largest civil disobedience action in recent protest history.

Please join us on this big, crazy trip. And on the way, please see our film and learn how you too can have a riot while fixing the world.

Pearl Izumi hooked me up.

Buying cycling clothes can be a pain. Bike shops have limited selections and besides who wants to try on bib tights in public? Then you’ve got to figure out how things are going to fit when buying form an online resource. One company that always seems to get it right for me is Pearl Izumi. They have a wide selection of gear literally from balaclava head gear to toe covers. They make practical, durable cycling gear and the designs work for multiple functions from training rides to the daily commute.
That’s why I was really psyched when Pearl Izumi contacted me and wanted me to try out a few samples from their new P.R.O. (Performace and Race Optimized) line.
I was even more surprised when a box of clothing showed up at my house this morning and just in time for winter. Thanks to the fine folks form Colorado. I’ll definitely give these a try and yes, my first bib tights.

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You know bikeblognyc isn’t one to shy away from controversy, which is why I included this link to a video of one particular group who is trying to ban this new fast product line.
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Thus proving that not only does Pearl Izumi make great products, they also have a creative sense of humor.
Here is a press release Pearl Izumi sent out on their new line:

“Like today’s innovative swimsuits that are designed to increase a swimmers’ performance in the water,” said Cache Mundy, Pearl Izumi’s vice president of marketing, “our goal is to reduce drag as it relates to air to give our users the competitive edge they desire.”

“In addition to aerodynamics, we’ve also strive to address the issues of moisture and body temperature, which also can have a significant impact on race-day performance,” added Mundy.

Available in its P.R.O. (Performance and Race Optimized) line of cycling and triathlon apparel, the four new fabric technologies bring new aerodynamic, cooling, moisture transfer and thermal regulation to cycling and triathlon apparel. Pearl Izumi tests and refines its P.R.O. products with the Garmin-Slipstream Pro Cycling team, two-time Ironman World Champion Tim DeBoom, and the Pearl Izumi/Smith Adventure Race Team, in the most rigorous races, such as the Tour de France, and under the most extreme conditions imaginable.

The new fabric technologies were developed and tested by Pearl Izumi’s Advanced Development Team, also known as The Speed Shop, the “skunkworks” of Pearl Izumi’s advanced product innovation program. The mission of The Speed Shop, according to Bob Africa, Pearl Izumi’s director of product management, is to create game-changing apparel and footwear for today’s serious cyclists, triathletes and runners.

“Our goal is simple – provide the fastest, most comfortable, best fitting fabrics to enhance the performance of today’s cyclists and triathletes,” Africa said. “We’re about creating weapons of mass acceleration.”

According to Africa, the four new fabric technologies are integrated throughout the company’s new 2010 P.R.O. product line, ranging from base-layer shirts to race-day jerseys, shorts and bibs, to jackets, which are expertly designed to fit an athlete’s body like a second skin. The new fabric technologies include:

P.R.O. Transfer Aero

At the 2008 Tour De France, Pearl Izumi debuted its new P.R.O. Transfer Aero fabric in the custom speed suits worn exclusively by the Garmin-Slipstream pro cycling team. In wind tunnel tests Pearl Izumi’s P.R.O. Transfer Aero fabric produced an eight percent energy savings at 25 miles per hour.

P.R.O. Transfer Aero fabric represents another leap in fabric technology. It’s the fabric equivalent of dimples on a golf ball to create optimal aerodynamic performance. Developed by a joint innovation team comprised of product engineers at Pearl Izumi Japan and Pearl Izumi’s Speed Shop in Boulder, Colo., the fabric features a unique grid or checkerboard pattern that results in its optimal aerodynamic properties. When the fabric is placed over an athlete’s skin, it creates a barrier layer of air next to the surface to allow the remaining air to pass smoothly over the rider or triathlete to minimize drag.

In addition to the Garmin-Slipstream team, two-time Ironman World Champion triathlete Tim DeBoom has also been racing in custom apparel featuring P.R.O. Transfer Aero fabric. The new fabric will be available in Pearl Izumi’s 2010 P.R.O. Cycling Apparel and P.R.O. Triathlon lines, which are available at Pearl Izumi retailers.

P.R.O. Transfer with In-R-Cool®

One of the biggest challenges that endurance athletes face when racing on days when temperatures are warm or downright hot is keeping cool. Pearl Izumi has introduced a new fabric technology that actively cools fabrics and in return cools an athlete’s body temperature. Pearl Izumi’s P.R.O. Transfer fabric with Inner-R-Cool™ keeps the athlete cool in two ways to help an athlete regulate his or her body. One option features an active cooling ingredient embedded within the strands of the fabric that pulls heat away from the skin when activated by perspiration, which in turn lower’s the athlete’s surface temperature. The second option works to reflect the sun’s rays, making dark or colored jerseys just as cool as white fabric. Pearl Izumi’s In-R-Cool™ technology can be found in Pearl Izumi’s men’s and women’s P.R.O. cycling, run, and triathlon apparel such as the new P.R.O. Leader Jersey or the P.R.O. Ltd. Short.

P.R.O. Transfer with Mineralâ„¢

Pearl Izumi’s P.R.O. Transfer fabric with Mineral™ and Mineral™ Lite are featured exclusively in Pearl Izumi P.R.O. base-layer products. This new fabric technology is designed to help athletes transfer moisture away from their skin during competition and to reduce odor. P.R.O. Transfer fabric with Mineral features natural, carbon-based minerals integrated into the fabric, which has been designed with a porous yarn structure to increase moisture transfer and odor absorption. Pearl Izumi’s Mineral and Mineral Lite fabrics dry 50 percent faster than other performance polyester materials, increasing moisture movement for dry comfort and overall increased life of an athlete’s athletic apparel. This new fabric technology is available in base-layer products such as Pearl Izumi’s P.R.O. Transfer Sleeveless Baselayer and P.R.O. Transfer Short-Sleeve Baselayer.

P.R.O. Barrier WxB Technology

Designed to keep the athlete dry and comfortable, Pearl Izumi’s Barrier WxB technology combines a wind and waterproof shell to keep water out in a highly stretchable fabric that’s ideal for endurance sports. In addition, the fabric is contoured to the curves of the body to prevent flapping in the wind. Barrier WxB also features an interior titanium laminate that disperses body heat throughout the jacket to eliminate temperature spikes and hot spots, effectively spreading the heat out through the jacket for consistent comfort. This new fabric technology is available in outerwear products such as the P.R.O. Barrier WxB Jacket and the Women’s ELITE Barrier WxB jacket, and has been tested by proven athletes in foul weather events such as the 2009 Tour of California and the Paris-Nice race by the Garmin-Slipstream pro cycling team.

About Pearl Izumi

Pearl Izumi (www.pearlizumi.com ) is a world leader in the manufacture of performance sports apparel and footwear for avid cycling and running enthusiasts. Based in Louisville, Colo., a suburb of Boulder, Pearl Izumi is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shimano American Corporation, located in Irvine, Calif.

Last Friday, Boogie Nights

Here is a quick report from last weeks opening night of Boogie Nights, track bike race series in Prospect Park.

from event organizer: Al,
There were more than 25 racers in the B field, 13 racers in the A field with about 50 spectators.

I was really surprised and happy with the turnout. We had a bit of rain which discouraged a few racers, but all in all it worked out really well.

The 3 lap B finish was:
1. Aaron
2. Pavel
3. June
4. Marco
5. Chris Ell
6. ?
7. Alan
8. Joe (Prime winner)
9. Anthony C
10. Grant
11. Andy
12. Adione
13. Inge (1st Female)
14. Andras
15. kale
16. Justin Talent
17. Casey

The 4 lap A Field finish was:
1. Neil Bezdek
2. Cooper Ray
3. Paul Burrows
4. Giancarlo Bianchi
5. K-Tel
6. Al Barouh
7. Jody Pogue
8. Dave Trimble
9. Mattio Montesano
10. Tito
11. Isaiah
12. Pete
13. Justin (DNF)

Next week is the 3 person Team Time Trial
Both the A and B field must complete two laps.
We will let a team go every 30 seconds starting with the B field and ending with the A field. I’ll have multiple stop watches going and race numbers will be supplied to all teams.

Rules: Time will be stopped when the 3rd racer of the team crosses the finish line. If one racer flats during the race (which happened last year) the two remaining members will be allowed to complete the course and their time stands.

Tips:
Have a really good warmup before your start.
Rock a bigger gear than you used in the scratch.
Don’t kill yourselves on the hill.

some photos of the event from Andrew Nicholas of www.thecityismine.com
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Morrissey Rode a bike…

Nowhere Fast: A Morrissey Ride
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 8 pm
Tompkins Square Park, SW corner

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Calling all sweet and tender hooligans, charming men, and handsome devils…
It’s a party and you’re invited.

Wear: 1. pompadour 2. glasses 3. Smiths t shirt (sharpie version ok) 4. anorak 5. pins/badges
Bring: 1. yr bike 2. Smiths mix tape 3. boombox 4. money for a pint 5. a Smiths song you know the words to

Fans of all levels are welcome to attend. Best pompadour, best Moz costume, and winning trivia team get a prize.

Maybe the Morrissey of the future will be there:


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There will be blood, well at least an Alleycat

There will be an alleycat this weekend in conjunction with the Los Marcos Melee
For FLyer.

Tweed Town

Looks like Boston just had a Tweed Ride:
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Photos by: Dan Pugatch
Photo set on Flickr.

Happy Birthday, Time’s Up

According to their Facebook page, Time’s Up just had their 22nd birthday. Here is some old art from back in 1988

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Lots of Upcoming events:

1. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, October 9th, 7 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect and Brooklyn Side of the Williamsburg Bridge
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2. GREENMARKET TOUR
Saturday, October 10th, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Starting at Greenpoint Rooftop Farm, 44 Eagle Street
Ending at Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost, $15
Space is limited, RSVP to lcarollo@greenmarket.cc
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3. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Saturday, October 10th, 9 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect.
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4. FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE/ SPACE UPDATE MEETING
Monday, October 12th, 7:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets
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5. PIRATE RADIO DANCE RIDE
Thursday, October 15th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park
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6. GREENING THE GOWANUS
Saturday, October 17th, 11 a.m.
Location TBA
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7. FUTURE SEA LEVEL RIDE
Saturday, October 24th, 4 p.m.
Union Square Park South
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8. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in NYC and Brooklyn! **
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Workshops will be held at ABC No Rio which is located at 156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets.
Wednesday and Sunday Workshops will be held at Time’s Up! Brooklyn which is located at 99 South 6th Street off Bedford Avenue
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BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR!

BECOME A MEMBER!

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1. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, October 9th, 7 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect and Brooklyn Side of the Williamsburg Bridge

Critical Mass is a monthly celebration of bicycles and other nonpolluting means of transportation, exercising our right to the road. Critical Mass is a movement, not an organization; no two riders participate for exactly the same reason. New York City’s first Critical Mass was in 1993.

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2. GREENMARKET TOUR
Saturday, October 10th, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Starting at Greenpoint Rooftop Farm, 44 Eagle Street
Ending at Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost, $15
Space is limited, RSVP to lcarollo@greenmarket.cc

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and the farmers’ markets are on the cusp of Fall. Work up an appetite as we bike the Saturday Brooklyn Greenmarkets and eat Fall’s bounty. The tour begins at the Greenpoint Rooftop Farm, where farmer Annie Novak will give us a tour of this stunning 6,000 sq. foot farm sitting atop a warehouse in industrial Brooklyn. Afterward, we’ll head to McCarren Park market for coffee and breakfast, Brooklyn Borough Hall market for some cider pressing and cider doughnut eating, and Ft. Greene market for a worm composting demonstration. We’ll end at Grand Army Plaza market with a cooking demonstration hosted by Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo and market-inspired lunch in the park with a couple of Greenmarket farmers.

**This is not a Time’s Up!-led event, but we loved it so much we had to list it!
www.cenyc.org/biketour

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3. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Saturday, October 10th, 9 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect.

Join us for a totally safe, auto-free ride as we explore Prospect Park at night. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the fields, woods and ponds. Bike guides in the front and back. Bring your favorite bike: the one with the lights! The park is dark at night.

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4. FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE/ SPACE UPDATE MEETING
Monday, October 12th, 7:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Time’s Up! needs your help to keep our environmental and bicycling events and workshops growing. The fundraising committee meets once a month to brainstorm and implement creative ideas for sources of funding, including grants, individual donations, parties, membership drives, etc. We’re also looking for funding/in-kind donations for continuing in our present spaces or finding a new space. Please join us for this strategizing meeting with your ideas, energy, and willingness to take concrete action to start raising money.

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5. PIRATE RADIO DANCE RIDE
Thursday, October 15th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park

Dress up like a pirate, hop on your bike and bring a battery powered boom box. We’ll be having a roving pirate radio dance party. Get ready to rock the plank!

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6. GREENING THE GOWANUS
Saturday, October 17th, 11 a.m.
Location TBA

Birds, bats, garbage, and plants! Come help Time’s Up! green the Gowanus Canal with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy.
Time’s Up! is teaming up again with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy to green up the Gowanus Canal! This heavily polluted canal runs through much of Southern Brooklyn and fills neighborhood groups with both concern and hope for a healthier future.
To volunteer for this or subsequent volunteer days, please email: volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org or call the Conservancy at (718) 541-4378.

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7. FUTURE SEA LEVEL RIDE
Saturday, October 24th, 4 p.m.
Union Square Park South

In conjunction with the International Day of Climate Action happening around the country, this bike ride will predict local impacts of climate change and highlight meaningful responses.
Dress like you’re under water! Googles, fins, fish-wear- be creative! Underwater music will provide the splash.

For more info: www.350.org

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8. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in both NYC and Brooklyn locations! **

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*MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS*
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WOMEN AND TRANS BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
Every Monday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
1st Tuesday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Tuesday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Tuesday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Tuesday- Wheels and Spokes

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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

*BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS*
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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Sunday, Lessons from 2-4 p.m., Open Workshop from 4-6 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Come learn how to fix bikes from 2-4, and then work on your own bike from 4-6.
1st Sunday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Sunday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Sunday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Sunday- Wheels and Spokes

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The real Spiderman

Not bike powered, but RAD non the less.