Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

TwinSix knickers for urban cyclists in black and tan

  • We spotted TwinSix’s tan knickers at Interbike and were delighted at both the quality look and feel and the fact that we now have a non-black knicker option to screw with the minds of our non-cycling friends that can’t appreciate our Euro sensibilities. Finally, the Three Quarter Knicker has started shipping (yes, they’re available in Black, also). They’re made from bluesign® approved 91% post-consumer recycled polyester with 9% spandex with a PFOA and PFOS free DWR coating. In other words, responsibly made. Features include perforated deep zipper pockets, articulated knees, and highly reflective appliqués. More pics below.
  • CytoSport has started shipping their Cytomax Drops. Another item we saw at Interbike well before it was available, they’ll come in 10-drop packs of mixed flavors: Pomegranate/Berry and caffeinated Orange/Tangerine. Each will retail for $1.99 and stores can get them in counter-display-friendly 16-count boxes. They rely on their trademark Alpha-L-Polylactate carb plus electrolytes and contain no artificial sweeteners or colors, and they’re gluten and milk-product free. Photo after the jump.
  • Check out the winners and entrants from the People Powered Movement Photo Contest sponsored by the Alliance for Biking & Walking.
  • Alpine Bike Parks, a bike park design firm, has put together a pre-packaged bike park plan for you to present to your local government officials to get a bike park started in your area. Plan includes timelines, construction standards, conceptual park plan, cost estimates, promotional information, etc.
  • We could all use a little help in times of need – Chris Soda needs a little help now.
  • IMBA is looking to hire two people full time for their Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew. They are asking prospective trail professionals for a 2 year commitment for the year-round traveling job.
  • Submit a photo of your oldest dirtiest jersey on Hill Killer Apparel‘s Facebook page, for your chance to win a shiny new jersey of your choice.
  • Specialized and Strava, a social personal fitness app, have teamed up for the Specialized Classic Climbing Challenge. Entrants are challenged to climb 105,312 feet in 45 days as recorded by the cycling app.
  • If you haven’t’ heard by now, USACycling has gone with the “Everyone’s a Winner” philosophy which their selection of the hosts of the National Cyclocross Championships for 2014-2016.
  • If you’re at NAHBS this week, check out the panel discussion Today at 2pm led by Bicycling’s Joe Lindsey with some of the top builders and business leaders at the show. Check the NAHBS site for a full description and listing of speakers.

TwinSix three quarter knickers

Cytomax energy drops are their take on an energy gel

Comments

Chris - 03/02/12 - 12:52pm

Oh, what I would give to be able to drop real life and go travel around working on trails for two years, with pay and benefits.

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