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North Carolina has tons of beautiful locations. Apex NC has the culture, scenery, topography, and shopping/entertainment opportunities to make it the kind of place I have always wanted to live by.

apex north carolina bike safety league of american bicyclists olive chapel elementary

The League of American Bicyclists courses I was teaching to all of the students at Olive Chapel Elementary may or may not have an impact to the area, but the infrastructure and culture already at that school will most definitely create a better town, once those kids start driving.

This is the terrible, but informative video we had to show to all of the kids:

There were several news spots telling the details of the way we were able to go down to NC and teach these classes. Katie Caggia, and Reed Huegerich need a ton of recognition because of their effort put into this Safe Routes to School program. I mean… this project is huge. The city purchased over 1000 helmets, and we were able to size, fit and distribute them all in four days.

apex north carolina bike safety league of american bicyclists olive chapel elementary

http://www.carynews.com/2010/06/09/18492/news-briefs.html

http://olivechapeles.wcpss.net/news.html

http://www.walktoschool-usa.org/who/seecity-lastyear.cfm?st=NC&city=Apex

http://www.apexnc.org/depts/twn_serv/staffdir.cfm?dept=9

http://www.southwestwakenews.com/2010/06/09/6723/apex-road-project-gets-funds.html

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With the first month of 2010 almost over, it was about time to start making goals. Directions to take the blog. Things that need light brought upon them, and things I need to learn also. There is a lot about WV that I do not know. There is also a lot about cycling that I do not know. This blog is going to show progress in both of these alleys.

I’d really like to get out and explore more of the state. There are so many great places around here, and I need to become privy to the lesser known areas. This is where I hope my subscribers come in handy. If you ever have any suggestions on locations, let me know.

Another topic is to become acquainted with people in this state that can do good for cycling. Heck, I even hear Joe Manchin enjoys cycling. Nick Hein is the CEO, of Positive Spin in Morgantown. I hope to be able to learn a few things from him while at WVU.

The amount of businesses that dabble in cycling is actually pretty amazing in West Virginia. I’d like to see what they think about many things that go on, and what their goals are.

Me being the roadie that I am, really needs to develop a broader awareness of what is out there. Especially cyclocross. I didn’t know it was as big as it is here in the state. (Actually sending out an email to JR Petsco with questions about wvcx)

We can’t forget our MTB buddies, but there will still be a bigger chunk of time on EURO racing. Fitness will also be a big key for this blog, seeing how West Virginia’s obesity and diabetes ratings are only in competition with Burger King and Mississippi.

Also to the readers, invite me to one of your club rides. I’d really like to see a glimpse into other bike culture groups in this state.

There is still a lot of time left in 2010 and many words to be posted. Keep me updated with your lives, and I will keep you updated on all things wvcycling.

Don’t forget that wvcycling’s freebie contest ends Feb 1st

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As always, more personal nonchalant things on the weekend since they are my off-days.

Got some bike upgrades today.

Avid BB7 Disc Brakes – Front 185mm, Rear 160mm.

What was I using before? Avid BB5’s 160mm F/R.

I like how they adjust from both sides, and that the movement/actuation seems to pull more. Maybe easier modulation while still having nice power.

They seem to have a following on MTBR’s Brake Forum.

I might do a review for them in the future.

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