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PeopleForBikes.Org

I just learned about a great new website to support pro-bike policies and spread the joy of bikes! Check out peopleforbikes.org! They're collecting one million names in support of a better world for biking -- one that's safer, more convenient, and more appealing for everyone.
Every day, millions of Americans like us ride for their health, for the environment, for their communities, and for the pure joy of bicycling. But until now, only a tiny fraction of riders have stood up to help improve bicycling in America.
Peopleforbikes.org is going to change all that. They're building a national movement with the clout and influence to get things done. That means promoting bike-riding on an individual level, but also sending a unified message to our elected leaders, the media, and the public that bicycling should have their full support.
Check out their great new website to take a pledge for biking and learn how you can help:
http://www.peopleforbikes.org
Thanks!
Hi there, I just learned about a great new website to support pro-bike policies and spread the joy of bikes! Check out peopleforbikes.org! They're collecting one million names in support of a better world for biking -- one that's safer, more convenient, and more appealing for everyone. Every day, millions of Americans like us ride for their health, for the environment, for their communities, and for the pure joy of bicycling. But until now, only a tiny fraction of riders have stood up to help improve bicycling in America. Peopleforbikes.org is going to change all that. They're building a national movement with the clout and influence to get things done. That means promoting bike-riding on an individual level, but also sending a unified message to our elected leaders, the media, and the public that bicycling should have their full support. Check out their great new website to take a pledge for biking and learn how you can help: http://www.peopleforbikes.org Thanks!
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Dyson you have some NERVE!

This post is completely unbicycle related sorry I must rant. Saw this fan walking through the grocery store, and though to my self interesting, until I saw the price....$329 !!! Why would you ever pay $329 for a fan?  This fan didn't even put out that much air and was very loud.  I would like to personally thank Dyson for another over priced pile of sh*t.   found a nice review on amazon that made me laugh. From  a user named Michigoon "You'll laugh yourself straight back in line for a refund once you figure out the secret behind this ridiculous device. The secret is that there is absolutely nothing bladeless about this device. What you're actually getting is a regular fan (inside the base) with a big ring on top that's designed, mostly, to confuse you into shelling out hundreds of dollars for a desk fan. Repeat that- there is a regular fan inside the base, and a weird thing on top to divert the air at you. Take any portable fan, stick it inside a PVC pipe with an angle on the end, and you'll get the same effect. It's just as noisy as a regular fan, it uses up the same power, it does not produce any more airflow (unless your old fan is getting really worn down). In fact if anything this is much less efficient than a regular desk fan, because instead of the air coming straight from the fan to you, now the air goes from the fan and through the big silly ring on top. It is not easier to clean, because you have to crack the base open to get at the fan if you ever decide to clean it, and I can't even imagine how you'd clean the top bit. So what does it actually do? It looks like a giant iPod accessory, and it costs ten times as much".
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Golden Gate Bridge

HGC invades the west!

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Velodrome

By the late 1800s almost every major city in the eastern United States had an oval velodrome track with steeply banked curves to enable bicycle racers to achieve high speeds. In the early 1900s, ethnically diverse working-class riders dominated professional track racing.
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Detroit track stars

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Rod's Pool

With all the hot weather we have had lately many of us have had to resort to inexpensive energy saving methods of staying cool.  One way of cooling off is in a pool, although pools can be time consuming to set up and a pain to take care of... Intex easy set pools are a great solution.  We at HGC have recently set up one of these pools and found that a bag of water is not as simple as it looks.  We originally purchased the 12 footer but then discovered that Julie from JulesJewelsdesigns had one we could use.  So we transferred the water (in the dark) from one pool to another, using the pumps and hoses. Then realized that the pool was on uneven ground and wouldn't fill to capacity.  So we had to transfer the 2000 plus gallons over to the small pool again.  Some water was wasted during the transfer but most was conserved.  Next we moved the pool to at least 15 different spots in the yard until we agreed the 15 foot bag would fill properly. Perfectly level ground is a must in order to fill the pool completely.  During the final water transfer it began to downpour rain. For the first time in days, it was no longer hot, and the ice cold water from the tap was less than desirable.  We had a few Ideas on how to heat the water but didn't quite take it as far as the folks in the photo below. Pools are not our forte, and we will stick to what we are good at: bicycles.  (Dedicated to ROD)

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Tree Farm Relay

Team HC Hooligans will be attending this race come out and join the fun.
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Bike Lock

Scott is a 21 year old graduate of The De Montfort University in the UK and was runner-up in the Business Design Centre New Designer of the Year Award. The bicycle he created uses a ratchet mechanism to allow it to be both rigid and bendable — but not all at once. Once you hop off the bike, you simply push a lever on the frame and the bike becomes flexible, so you can wrap it around your nearest pole or bike rack. Read more: This Bendable Bike Can Tie Itself to Any Post | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World.
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The Return of the Repressed (Bicycling Culture)

Visiting the ghostly motor city these days is an eye-opening and surprisingly inspiring experience. The city has fallen from more than 2 million residents a generation ago to around 800,000 today. A great deal of the land area where homes and factories once filled the blocks are now expansive vacant lots, masquerading as greenways in this wet June, filled with grasses and wildflowers. Some of these vacant lots have been converted into urban farms, but the larger majority is simply empty, reverting to some version of nature. Wild pheasants skitter across the vacant lots while songbirds, from bright red cardinals to brilliant yellow finches, fill the trees and bushes with their cheerful sounds. http://sf.streetsblog.org/2010/06/29/detroit-the-return-of-the-repressed-bicycling-culture/
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Hand slips

While in Hount Hood al though it would be fun to jump off the balcony into a snow bank...  He soon found out that it was an ice bank when his hand slipped and landed sideways LISTEN CLOSELY for the painful reaction.
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Truck work.

Al working on repairs on a sunny day behind BigYellow.  The great think about working at the shop is if its nice out you can pack up some tools and do repairs outside, Big Yellow makes a great work bench, lets see you do that with a cubicle space...

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Cavendish back from the dead.

Mark cavendish makes his return to winning form today winning stage five in the Tour de France.  He cried on the podium...

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CLASSIC.

I found this picture on thereifixedit.com, this man is apparently in need of riser bars. If you have ever used makeshift parts or jury-rigged your bike to get the job done, we would like to see it.  Send your pictures to us via repairs@homegrowncycle.com and we gladly post to our site.

Pure Michigan! to our vegan friends no anamials were harmed in the taking of this picture.

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There I fixed it

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Mr. Simpson

Be like Homer buy a t-shirt

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Purely Redick "The Bike"

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Happy Tour Day

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HGC on the road

Hgc has invaded Nebraska

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Paper Street Motors Again

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Truck Hoodie

Our new hoodie is here get it at the online store

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Critical Mass Detroit June 25th

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Cupon

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Homer

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Ice Cream Truck

If dave would have ridden his bike he would have had his Ninja Turtle ice cream in less than one block, never the less he got it good for him.

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White Industries

Looking for White Industries bike parts? We have them give us a call and we will get you set up.