Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Blog started by Mighk Wilson

From Mighk Wilson:

It will be targeted to new cyclists, but I'd like to have content for cyclists of nearly all levels. I won't cover racing issues, but everything else is pretty much fair game, with my primary focus on people using bikes for transportation and general fitness.

If you have questions or topics for the blog, please check in and post a comment; and if you have friends or family who could use some advice, send them the link.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tragic News

Car Hits, Kills USF Cycling Team Founder
By Josh Poltilove of The Tampa Tribune

Published: October 22, 2007

TAMPA - A founder of the University of South Florida's cycling team died Sunday after being hit by a car, the team said on its Web site.

Joshua Kuck, 22, was riding the Hilly Hundred when he was hit, according to the team.

"Josh was instrumental in the formation of the cycling team, and most likely the team would not exist at all if it were not for him," the site states. "In addition, Josh brought life to the team with his outgoing and positive attitude. The team deeply mourns his loss and it will take a great deal of time for the team to recover emotionally. At the very least, the 2008 racing will be dedicated to his spirit and hard work."

Kuck, a Maine native, was a team co-captain and helped secure sponsorships and school funding for it, the site states.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Commuter Choices Week in Downtown Tampa and USF

We celebrated Commuter Choices week across Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties last week. This student won a bicycle light set courtesy of Temple Terrace Schwinn at the first Ride Green day at USF. Green for the saving the environment and money and the winning USF bulls, of course.

Dave draws the winning ticket. Jenean won the red cruiser.

Dave Luppino of Carrollwood Bicycle Shop provided a cruiser at USF and a folding bike at Poe Plaza. Several students won lights, helmets and locks courtesy of Temple Terrace Schwinn.

At the Poe Plaza in Downtown Tampa, Bruce won the folding bike giveaway. He is a contractor in the Verizon Building and heard about the event by someone announcing there was free pizza downstairs.

He lives in Clearwater and drives alone to work. However, he found about PSTA’s 300x express bus and has already tried it out. Bruce lives about ¾ of a mile from the bus stop, which has no parking, so this bike will allow him to get there easily. He plans to fold up the bike and keep it in his cube.

He may visit David’s shop (Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium) to purchase a 2nd bike for his wife if he likes his a lot. He also promised to get a helmet, which I should have provided as well.