Bicycle

Pandemic a boon for the bicycle as thousands snap them up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joel Johnson hadn’t owned a bicycle since he was 15, but the pandemic changed all that.

Johnson first bought a multipurpose bike to avoid the germs on crowded buses and trains but then discovered a passion for pedaling around San Francisco, where some streets are now closed to traffic. He has been taking regular morning rides to stay fit and weekend excursions in leafy Golden Gate Park or along the Pacific Ocean. He has since upgraded to a new road bike.

“It’s addictive,” he said.

Johnson, 25, is among thousands of cooped-up Americans snapping up new bicycles or dusting off decades-old bikes to stay fit, keep their sanity or have a safe alternative to public transportation. The pandemic is proving to be a boon for bike shops, which have seen a surge in demand, with people waiting in line at still-open shops and mechanics struggling to

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Ride on Zwift with Froome, Dygert and Campenaerts for World Bicycle Day

Chris Froome (Team Ineos), Chloé Dygert (Sho-Air Twenty20), NTT Pro Cycling’s Victor Campenaerts and mountain bike star Jolanda Neff (Trek Factory Racing) will all lead separate rides on virtual platform Zwift on Wednesday, June 3, which is the United Nations’ World Bicycle Day.

The cycling stars hope to encourage as many people to get on their stationary bikes as possible in the hope of encouraging riders to donate to World Bicycle Relief, which provides bikes as a reliable form of transport to health workers in rural Africa.

The Zwift schedule begins on Wednesday at 9am Central European Time (CET) with a ride with time trial specialist and Hour Record holder Campenaerts on a relatively flat, 8.8km section of the Innsbruck 2018 World Championships course, followed at midday CET by a 7.9km off-road ride with 2017 cross-country world champion Neff on Zwift virtual world Watopia’s Jungle Circuit.

At 6pm CET, four-time

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The Bicycle Shop

The Bicycle Shop has been selling and servicing bikes since 1946. Our dedicated staff is here to serve you in a friendly and professional manner.

We have the largest inventory in Central PA with over 500 bikes in stock.  Our staff specializes in most aspects of cycling: Commuting, Mountain Biking, Gravel/Road Cycling, BMX, Triathlon, and Cyclocross.

We service all makes and models of bicycles, usually within 24 hours. Our dedicated staff of mechanics and salespeople will be glad to help you with any of your cycling or fitness needs.

The highwheeler is back! We are reopening slowly with a smaller staff, and all sales will be made out front, but we’re looking forward to seeing everyone, from a distance!

Our current hours are 10-4pm Monday through Friday and 10-2 on Saturday.

All sales will be made out front, and we will be following social distancing rules.

We plan on taking

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Witch on a Bicycle | I’m building a car from scratch with zero budget, watch me go insane

Things were bought, (way too much) money was spent. Legs were worn out, and my butt hurts from way too much sitting on deliberately uncomfortable benches. Not joking on that, DART was forced to buy benches that are only comfortable for the short duration so as to discourage homeless people from sleeping on them.

Now for what I bought, I had a coupon for kitchen shears for only $0.39 so I had to get a pair because our current set has gone walkabout. They work OK and did a decent job at cutting the clamshell packaging on the rest of my purchases.

I also had a coupon for a battery charger for $4, but that was a not-so-good purchase. There is a circuit that detects if there is voltage present before sending current to the terminals to prevent overloading the trickle charger, which basically turns it off if you aren’t

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