I just got out tonight for a short 20 mile ride around UA.
Seeing a lot of commuters this year. Any Ridenet.net riders out there ?
Yeah, I'm on RideNet here: http://echeloncycling.ridenet.net/rider/504
Went on a 30 mile ride yesterday at around 3:15 and two water bottles was NOT enough.
93 degrees with an 11 mph wind when the high was 49 degrees only 2 weeks ago is insane!
Yeah. Saturday was really nice. Now it's just ridiculous.
Phase One is open!? Man, John Brian is still drying out.
I've gotta move someplace that's actually close to some frikkin' trails. :cry:
Just a note to let anyone who might be interested, the Westerville Bike Club annual Dry Run ride will be held in September (see the link below). You can register from the link or from active.com. The ride has 4 distances ranging from 30+ miles to a century. It's full service with lunch/snack stops along each route and SAG support all at a very low cost.
Hey, Columbus Rider here. My friend and I have been riding a lot lately and would love for someone else to join us. We mainly ride along the Olentangy trail and throughout Columbus. We hold about about a 18-20 mph average. Come join us!
You ride that fast on the Olentangy MUP? Isn't that speeding?
I ride early in the morning, not many people are out.
Got caught out in the snow yesterday. Had a crash on the wooden bridge in Valleyview. Still got in 28 miles.
I moved to the Lewis Center area last year from SE Michigan. I work near the Port Columbus Airport. I haven't found a safe route to commute yet, any suggestions? May be moving to Gahanna in the future. I used to commute 3-4 days a week, 14 miles each way, when I lived in Ortonville, Michigan and worked at the airport in Waterford, Michigan. Sure miss riding on a regular basis. Need to get back to it this year. I ride a brown and black Specialized TriCross Sport.
Jumpin' in since someone already bumped up the thread. I'm in the OSU/Clintonville area, have been using bike to get around since last spring. Need to find a decent used bike that is in better shape than mine, so send any shop rec's my way. I don't have a ton of money, which is why I'm assuming used is the way to go.
So far I've hit up:
Handy Bikes (on High)- fairly impressed. Nothing I was super interested in buying, not in pristine condition either, but solid bikes at fair prices.
Once Ridden- I've been here a couple times and I really like it. The guys there are nice, they don't make me feel uncomfortable even though I'm fairly newb. Sadly most of the bikes in stock today were a size too big. I'll probably head back here, prices looked fair.
Bike Source- had some decent 2010 models on sale, said there was a spring sale coming up.
Craigslist- meh. I really don't know what to do with Craigslist. It's my go-to for used gear but it's hard to find bikes that aren't crap, and the ones that are nice go for a pretty high price.
Any other suggestions for C-bus area bike shops? Preferably with a good used stock or hella good sales.
Wow I haven't been on here in ages... I didn't realize that anyone from Columbus was still using my thread lol It's nice to know there are so many riders in Columbus! <3
One of my personal favorite shops here is Paradise Garage (just a few miles south of you on High St.). Great deals and great people work there
There is a bike co-op on 5th Ave, maybe half a mile east of High Street (linky). They may be a good choice for something used.
I'm in Columbus, near Easton. got my first miles of the year in feb when I took a trip to FL. did about 150 miles in 4 days. 3rd ride of the year up here (wednesday, 3/14) I got in a fight with a car and lost. concussion, bumps/bruises. didn't keep me down though. got a new wheelset, derailleur hanger fixed (temporarily until i can order a new one), everything else looked fine, amazingly. was just about as mad i was in an accident that i was on my BRAND NEW bike, bought it beginning of february.
But I got out today, 4 days after the crash, got a 32 mile route in, feels good to be out.
As for LBS suggestions, Bicycle One in Gahanna is awesome. no used bikes, AFAIK, but talk to a younger guy named Scott there. He went above and beyond to help me out the last 2 times I was in there, the last time, finding out a guy from the other store in Pickerington had the same wheelset I was about to order, he had bought for a bike he was building, and went a different route, and they were ready to go there at the shop. Savings got passed down to me and I didn't have to wait for a wheelset to come in.
Also, Baer wheels was very helpful last night when I realized I needed a couple things. called at 6:50 thinking they closed at 8, and he said he had actually closed at 6 but if i could make it down quickly, I could get what I needed. Can only say good things about a shop that will still help you out an hour after their posted closing time.
Not exactly Columbus, but Granville ride last week
March 2012 by Genna B, on Flickr