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Thursday, August 26, 2010

"On the Road to Shambala", a beautiful bicycle touring story: Sat, Sept 18th, 7 pm


The Broken Spoke and Jefferson Trails Coalition are pleased to host two amazing speakers, Bob and Claire, on Saturday September 18th at 7pm. $5 for tickets, proceeds go to building the Olympic Discovery Trail. Limited seats, please purchase early! $7 at the door.

Here is an excerpt from Claire:
"How appropriate that the term Shambala comes from roots of the Sanskrit words for self powered, or self propelled, just like a bicycle.

We continue to be self-fulfilled by being self powered. We’ve made a pact with each other that, for as long as we can, we’ll visit new lands first by bicycle. The experience of a place slowly revealing itself, at the speed of butterflies, is extremely rewarding.

Did we find our Shambala? Yes, in the Zen of our tandem’s spinning wheels. Whether you spell it, Shangri-la, shan-ge-li-la, Xiangbala, or Shambala, it’s all about the journey. Shambala is whenever you’re out there living it.

Today, Shambala has come to mean peace, tranquility or happiness — may you find your Shambala as well."

Please join us for a fund-raising multi-media presentation of our travels in Port Townsend at the Broken Spoke, 835 Water Street, on Saturday September 18 at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will go toward building the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Bob and Claire Rogers celebrated 40,000 cumulative miles of tandem touring on this tour and have no plans to hang up the bike any time soon; They’re open to suggestions: visit their website at NewBohemians.net

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sept 12th Family Ride

Join The Broken Spoke on our monthly FAMILY friendly bike ride.

We will meet at the Broken Spoke at 10am on Sunday the 12th of September and pedal past the Maritime Center, the Skate park and head up to the playground at Chetzemoka Park for a break. Then we'll head past the Library and down to Kah Tai Lagoon for a stroll with the birds, and we'll end our little jaunt through town where we started well before noon. There is a bit of a hill getting to Chetzemoka, so the pace will be very slow, on the shoulder and tag-along, kid bike, trailer, cruiser style friendly. Since it's Grandparent's day, invite your grandparents or your favorite elderly neighbors along!

Don't have a bike? The Broken Spoke has some for rent, inquire within.

Please tell your friends, neighbors and everyone else. We'd love to make this a great "end of the season" ride! Cancelled if raining or too windy!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ride up date....

So, if you just crawled out from under the rock that I road over on the trail today, this is a friendly reminder that the first of the Lost in the Woods series races is August 22nd at Gibbs Lake County Park. Locals need to represent and do us at the shop proud. The course is looking buff and as fast as I have ever seen it. We will be flagging this week so you will not get lost.


Next on the agenda. Labor Day we will be partaking in a large, Huge, okay massive ride. The final plans for the route are as follows we are only doing the Log Cabin Camp to Spruce RR to Muller to FS RD 3040 to Sadie Creek Ridge to Log Cabin Camp. This will be in the ball park of 50 miles. The hope is to do this at a slow pace and if you are saying to yourself I cant ride up Mount Muller, well neither can I so come hike-a-bike with me. There will be more info to come as we get closer to the ride. So stay tuned

Enjoy the sun while it is out.
Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Updates..

We have had so many days of warm and dry. The day of the Skate event it rains, go figure. We are looking into rescheduling the event so keep an eye on the blog for further information.

The Epic ride is starting to unfold. The ride will be on Labor Day, Monday. Leaving/Meeting times are not yet set. Nate and Pete along with any other crazy people will set out from the east Adventure Trail (AT) trail head early in the morning. Everyone else will meet those crazy people at the east end of the Spruce Rail Road trail/west end of the AT. This time will be approximated soon. From there we will all ride the middle 50 miles of the route. At the end of this 50 miles Mental capacity will be checked and the decision will be made weather to continue or not.

*****Route***** (all route mileage is estimated not actual)

Drop in to the shop or send me an e-mail if you have any questions or want to clam a spot in the shuttle vehicle.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Now offering Pick up and Drop off bicycle services

The Broken Spoke is proud to now offer pick up and/or drop off services for bicycles in need of repair. We will charge a $5 fee each way transportation fee within a 2 mile radius of the shop. A $10 fee each way for transportation within a 5 mile radius of the shop. For distances outside of this range, we will work out the details on a situational basis.

Don't let your busy schedule be the demise of your beloved bicycle! Please contact The Broken Spoke to set up appointments for pick up and drop off.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Section of Larry Scott under construction

JTC Supporters:
Jeff. Co. Pub. Works is working on the portion of the Larry Scott Trail along Edwards Rd., 1/2 mi. S. of the Cape George Trailhead parking lot, and the section of the trail south of Discovery Ridge Rd. to Green Way will be closed as of Monday, Aug. 3rd for construction. So there will be no access to these parts of the LST. Please respect the access of the contractor and his equipment and workers in these areas by staying off of the trail during construction. The fewer interruptions they have, the sooner we'll all be able to get back out there to enjoy the trail once again.
This activity is part of the planned upgrade of these sections of the trail in order to bring it up to the standard of the rest of the trail. As a requirement of the grants given for this purpose, it will be fully ADA accessible and also available for travel by road and touring bikes, as well as mountain bikes and equestrian use.
Thanks, all. Carry on ... .

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Epic rides

Is anyone into trying an epic ride with some of the folks at the broken spoke? The tentative plan is Labor day weekend to attempt a 100ish mile ride through the ranges north of Crescent Lake. If you are into a little bit a hurt and a lot of fun please let us know as soon as possible. We will share transport cost and eat many times during the ride. This is for fun please remember so no mashing till your brains squeeze out your ears.

This link is for the basic layout of the ride with maybe a few changes along the way.
URL for this route is: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3932878

Cheers
Pete

Monday, August 2, 2010

Our first ever SKATE and BMX event! August 7th, 2010.


This Saturday August 7th, 2010,
join us at our local PT Skate Park for a Skate and BMX Competition.
Competition starts at NOON, with registration beginning at 9am.

Prizes awarded for top competitors in each division: rookie, comp and expert.
$5 gets you entered for your 2.5 minutes of fame.

Gibbs Lake bike race

The Broken Spoke is sponsoring the upcoming Lost in the Woods MTB Race. You have twenty more days to register for the event on SUNDAY August 22nd at Gibbs Lake County Park. Check out their website at www.lostinthewoodsmtbrace.blogspot.com for full details. They are doing registrations on BikeReg.com, with full information at their website!

Check 'em out, it's going to be a great race.
Lost in the Woods

~See you there!
The Broken Spoke Staff