Friday, November 30, 2007

The 2008 Bottles Have Arrived

Yes folks after months of speculation our 2008 water bottles have arrived. This year we have faster colors and a more aerodynamic logo! Stop by and take a sip from the water bottle that we think Bicycling Magazine should designate “the greatest thing in cycling hydration in over a decade.”

Come into the shop between now and Christmas and tell me what movie I quoted in my previous post and you will win yourself a free bottle.

Limit one bottle per customer while supplies last.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Gambrill Night Ride Shirts

A year in the planning, the Gambrill mountain bike Graveyard Shift T’s have arrived. The super comfy and stylish shirts were produced in very limited quantities. If you would like one you must act quickly. You can pick yours up at the trailhead or at The Bicycle Escape. They are a steal at 15 clams-"to use the parlance of our times!"
If you want to ride some of the best trails of the Mid-Atlantic at night you can sign up here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Titus Launches Holiday Promotion and 2008 Web Site

Press Release from Titus:
November 26, 2007 - Tempe, AZ – Titus announced today the launch of Holiday Promotion on two of its key titanium full-suspension bikes. The promotion which kicked off this week and will run though the end of 2007, is intended to drive new high-end sales to its retailers during the Christmas selling season. Consumers can save over $1,000 on popular models such as the Racer X Ti and Motolite Ti. The promotion is tied into the introduction of the company’s completely re-designed website which was launched this week as well –

“We just kept seeing all of the incredible Holiday promotions happening with high-end carmakers like Mercedes, Lexus, and Infiniti and figured why not us?” said Pat Hus, CEO for Titus Cycles. “We had the inventory and wanted to do something special to show our dealers how much we appreciate their support. We’re confident this will create some strong activity during the holidays that might not have come about without a little nudge from us. Based on early dealer response it seems to be working already,” said Hus.

The re-designed 2008 site features a greatly improved layout with easier navigation, all new photography, including a high-resolution image gallery, technology highlights and media reviews. Additionally, the information-laden site contains articles about the latest suspension designs and how a Titus stacks up against the competition, as well as articles on bike fitting and custom frame-building.

Titus Cycles out of Tempe, Arizona is a leading manufacturer of high-end mountain and road bikes. The company builds frames from aluminum, carbon fiber and titanium and holds exclusive licenses for numerous frame technologies.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Fire Bike

I stumbled onto this picture while I was roaming around on Flickr. I thought it was interesting so and had to share it. By the way did you know that we have a photo album available online also hosted by Flickr? Check it out.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

La Ruta

Our friend and racer Kevin Clark just completed one of the world’s most grueling mountain bike races, La Ruta De Los Conquistadores. This multi day race takes its participants 225 miles across Costa Rica. The race is famous for clinging mud and over 40,000 feet of climbing. Welcome home Kevin! No doubt you will be able to read all about the adventure on his blog Single Minded Endurance. (Oh yeah, Kevin was riding a fully rigid single speed. What a man!).

Friday, November 09, 2007

Bicycle Repair Man


Every so often you witness something that strikes you in some indefinable but monumental way. Yesterday, while researching online, I stumbled across a video that shocked me to my core. This video, better than any I have ever seen, represents my life in an uncanny way. Watching the short film was like being removed from my body and being forced to look down on myself as an omnipotent observer. Some of you may have already seen this but for those of you who have not please enjoy.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Gambrill Night Rides Have Begun

The Gambrill night rides commenced last night. 12 riders joined in the special kind of fun only possible on a mountain bike surrounded by cold and darkness. There were a few mechanicals but fortunately most occurred at the end of the ride within walking distance of the tail head.

If you are comfortable riding the trails at Gambrill and own a high output light come on out and join us. Sign up here.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Photo Ride

This past Sunday several riders showed up for the second installment of The Bicycle Escape’s Photo Ride. The 18 mile ride was very casual with several stops to take photographs. We enjoyed the country roads in Walkersville and Thurmont. As you might note from the bike pictures the ride was somewhat of an unintentional Surly fan club ride. Afterwards we ended up a Cacique for some delicious Mexican/Spanish fare.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Dark Chocolate

A couple days ago I finished my latest project bike- Dark Chocolate. I wanted this bike to be striking to look at but with mellow styling and colors. We chose black and brown to accomplish the desired aesthetic. The Velocity blunt rims, Spot bash guard, Oury lock-on grips, Salsa seat clamp, and Thompson stem parts were all powder coated gloss chocolate brown. We also had the Shimano XT crank powder coated in a high gloss black. The headset and hubs are Chris King and the Avid Juicy brakes were outfitted with Straightline levers. The complete bike weighs 23.54lbs.

Thanks to Final Touch Powder Coating for the great job!

The next step is to get this beauty dirty!