Author Archives: Lorenz Worden

Wheels to Waterford History Ride – Sun, 8/5/18, 9:30 AM, Albany Riverfront Park Boat Launch, $20 Fee

Wheels to Waterford History RideSun, 8/5/18, 9:30 AM, Albany Riverfront Park Boat Launch, $20 Fee

Join with the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center, the Albany Bicycle Coalition, and the http://www.bikebarncycles.com/ ). for a sponsored ride from Albany to Waterford and return. The ride will feature an exclusive tour of the Waterford Museum, stops at some key canal and local features along the way, and a light lunch on the museum grounds.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The escorted ride will be on the very flat Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike and the Black Bridge trails to Waterford and is mostly “off road” with some quiet on-street sections in Watervliet, Green Island, and Waterford. In Waterford, we will follow the Old Champlain Canal towpath to Lock #4 and the Museum grounds.

The rider fee covers lunch, museum admission, and a donation for Albany Bicycle Coalition’s programs. We will have a monitored bicycle lock-up area at the museum. The “rain-or-shine” ride totals about 23 miles. We will depart promptly at 10:00 AM after sign in and will be back in Albany by around 2:30 PM.

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How to Register? – Send an email to lorenzworden@gmail.com. Use “Waterford” as the first word in your subject line. State the number of riders you are registering and choose a vegetarian or non-vegetarian lunch option for each. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children under age 18 who are capable of this ride. Since this ride involves a considerable outlay by the sponsors, please register only if you are committed to attend. Please register by Tuesday, July 31. If you register and are unable to attend, please notify us before that date.

What to Bring? – Helmet, lock, water, $20, and appropriate riding gear. Please check your bicycle over before the ride (air, lube, etc.).

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Erie Canal Ride Winners

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Troy Welcomes People on Bicycles

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Photos courtesy of Bert

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Big Bar – Small Bell

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat to do when the entire bar bell inventory has only bells too small for your bicycle’s handlebars (or accessory rack)? No – you don’t go on the internet. You go to a local bicycle shop having the largest accessory inventory in the area – the Bike Barn in Cohoes.

On a recent visit to solve the above problem, there must have been 20-25 different bells from which to select. Amongst them was the Japanese-made “INCREDIBELL XL – A LITTLE BIGGER – A LITTLE LOUDER.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATo provide flexibility, it comes with a shim thus offering two sizes – or, in Army Quartermaster parlance, “too small, too large, and ridiculous.” A couple warps of electrical tape made the fit “just right.”

 

 

Other features of this bell include a pivoting dinger to position the thumb (or finger) lever in a convenient location. The standard screw mount features a metal threaded insert so the mounting will likely not be stripped.

List is $10.95 less a 10 percent discount for Bike Barn Meetup membership.

Ding Ding!

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ROS 2018 – Photos

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