Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Frederick Kids Triathlon

The Kids Triathlon was a huge success. Thanks to all the volunteers and participants. If you missed it this year we hope to see you in 2010. http://www.fredericktri.com/

Friday, May 22, 2009

2010 Specialized Bicycles Sneak Peek

Here are a few more 2010 Specialized Bicycles. First up is the Rockhopper Comp one of the TBE favorites. Next the the hop-around P.1 AM in my favorite color. Finally, the playful Pitch Comp.

2010 Specialized Bicycles

OMG!...to use the parlance of our rapidly declining culture! I am crazy busy but wanted to make a quick post showing off some of the 2010 Specialized Langster, etc. These are straight-up ghetto pictures from the sneak peak catalog (note the pics have been upgraded). As you can see the big red S has an old school steel Langster frame, pretty cool huh?!?! They are also offering an aluminum complete black model. The city based Langsters have yet to be released (if they continue the tradition). Also pictured are some of the 2010 Specialized 29er mountain bikes. The most notable thing here is that the big wheels have trickled down to the Hardrock series. Around $600 will get you rolling on 29 inchers. This really shows the penetration the platform has made. Finally, the 2010 Allez Comp. There are no monumental changes here. Stay posted because there is more to come!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Four Times the Fun

The Bicycle Escape was featured on the front page of the Frederick News Post. If you missed the article check it out.

BTW Winner

We have a winner! John Thomas, Frederick County's Principal Planner and known bicycle enthusiast, won the Bike to Work grand prize, a Breezer i3 folding bike. Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's event.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bike To Work Day

Bike to Work Day is THIS Friday. Soooooo SIGN UP, SIGN UP, SIGN UP! Lets show everyone how committed Frederick is to alternative transportation. It only takes 2 minutes to sign up and you have a chance to win a bicycle that we will be donating. See you there.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Blood & Vomit
Originally uploaded by thebicycleescape

With rain behind us and the sun shining, I enjoyed a leisurely ride exploring country roads. Always aware that country roads sometime equal unleashed dogs, I kept my eyes open as I rode. As I approach a particular farm house I was on heightened alert. I held back a little so I would have a reserve if I needed to out race a furry four-legger. Just ahead of me the road curved. I began to hasten my pace through the turn. Just then I realized two things, 1) the road ended and 2) a dog was chasing me down. I skidded to a stop and pulled a fast u-turn directly into a second dog. As I raced away the dogs proved to me that they were in better shape than I. Finally, I got away and took a moment to rinse the taste of blood and vomit from my mouth. OK, maybe I am being a little dramatic but I really did not plan on doing intervals today.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

5 Spoke Creamery

5 Spoke Creamery
Originally uploaded by thebicycleescape

There must be someone looking out for me! This combines the scrumptiousness of cheese and the awesomeness of bicycles.