Our Second SweetskinZ Winner

We’d like to congratulate Sara Palmer of St. Petersburg, Florida — our second SweetskinZ raffle winner to claim her prize of two 700c “Hazarea” tires.

Here she is with her prize:

We have another WINNER!!!

Sara commutes to and from work and school on a purple bike…these new tires are going to look AWESOME on that machine! We’re going to try to profile Sara and her daily commute soon, so stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, congratulations again, Sara — and thanks for entering our raffle!

Midnight Ridazz in the LA Times

My co-worker handed me today’s ‘CalendarLive’ section of the LA Times. He thought that an article about the Midnight Ridazz would interest me. Although I’ve never been to a Midnight Ridazz ride (I live too far east), I always hear about the great times that riders have on the ride.

Here’s an excerpt of the article:

It’s no ordinary traffic jam, of course. It’s Midnight Ridazz, the loose network of bicycle enthusiasts, rogues and hipsters who have helped foment a cultural revolution in L.A. since 2004. Along with Critical Mass — a multi-city bicycle “event” founded in San Francisco in 1992 to promote cyclists’ rights by taking the streets once a month at rush hour — Midnight Ridazz and its growing diaspora of bicycle clubs have been pushing the envelope of what it means to be traffic, to the delight and fury of residents and officials.

Source: LATimes

Special Guest Appearance Coming Soon!

We’ve got a wonderful post-Thanksgiving treat for our readers…a special guest profile from someone who’s getting a LOT of attention in the blogging world!

Mystery Guest

We think you’ll enjoy the profile, so stay tuned…and in the meantime, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday from all of us here at!

Trivia Contest Winner #1

Here’s a picture of Trivia Contest winner Joe Gregory of Manassas, Virginia, sporting the “Gas Sucks — Ride a Bike” t-shirt he won:

Contest winner Joe Gregory

The question Joe answered was “Who was ‘lanterne rouge’ in the first Tour de France held after the end of World War II?”

Joe’s correct answer was “Pietro Tarchini of Switzerland. He finished 53rd in the standings in the 1947 Tour de France”.

Congratulations again, Joe, and thanks to our friends at KHS Bicycles for providing the prizes we’re giving away.

Is it just me, or is Joe trying to rock a similar look to the handsome model we used to display the prize t-shirts? You decide:

our handsome model

Pake Bikes Releases a new Frame

I got an email from AJ of Pake Bikes telling me all about their new frame.

The new frame is actually called the C’Mute.
It has a versatile geometry which you can build into a
sport tourer, CX, fast commuter, geared or
single-speed bicycle

Cyclocross geometry
Butted Tange 4130 CrMo tubeset.
Rear rack and fender eyelets
Clearance for 35c tires with fenders.
Decals: Removable w/o stripping clearcoat
Semi-horizonal dropouts
Optional unicrown steel fork w/ rack and fender mounts
and low rider pannier mounts;
44mm rake, matching paint
Extended headtube
Color: Pave-Mint

27.2mm seatpost
1325mm rear hub spacing.
1-1/8″ headset size.
68mm BB shell
28.6mm front derailleur

SRP, frame with fork: $349.99