This is a great list. But it *is* somewhat of a moving target. Team CBC has already spoken up. As far as the Tarwheels, I am no longer the primary contact, but I would be sure to direct people to the right contact. I am now also affiliated with the Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill, a group similar the the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition (CBC) , but operating in Chapel Hill.
My point is this: This is a great list, and I thank your for publishing it, these are all good groups and resources. But maybe, to make it even more awesome, you need to work out a scheme to make it easier, and perhaps more efficient for all the groups, rides etc.. you list to help YOU keep it up to date.
Oh. and yeah, a big shout out to Oaks and spokes, who has nailed it for another 10 days bike extravaganza. If I lived in Raleigh, I'd have been to nearly every one of their events!
Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill
Not quite an unqualified rant bemoaning the demise of a " Tobacco Road " alignment. Our schools are much more prominent nationally in professional and academic areas as well as athletic dimensions .
GO TAR HEELS!!!!!!!!
I love how former BIG EAST teams kick all the ACC ass.
Interesting piece, it really resonates with Jeff Currie's essay in this story on fans of tobacco road: http://www.bitandgrain.com/
Yeah, the ACC survives in name only. So? Same could be said of most conferences. Times change. People in NC should leave the 1960s-1980s behind. The three Triangle schools notwithstanding, without expansion the ACC would have been squeezed into the insignificance of the Atlantic 10 or the Big East.
By the way, since joining the ACC my alma mater Georgia Tech has cracked the football AP Top Ten 3 times and has made it to the Sweet Sixteen 6 times. Don't tell me that expansion has watered down the conference.
The job title that accompanies my previous comment is out of date. I have updated my INDY profile.
Nice job, Curt. I always enjoy reading your work. However, I can't summon much outrage over Chizik and the Cam Newton affair. Even if Newton's father was handed $200,000 to ensure that his son went to Auburn, the fact remains that Newton played for far less than he is worth.
The scandal isn't the "cheating." The scandal is what's legal: the continued exploitation of talented young athletes by the NCAA.
Good article. Sums up the nation's collective "wtf" and "smh".
It's obvious that if the tarholes had done half as much "vetting" and background investigation of Area-Code-216 Butch and his Black Santa, there likely never would have been Anchorman Austin's tweets, Jennifer and Greg's parking tix scam, etc,etc and they'd still be blissfully ignorant football "sleeping giants".
This is a great opinion piece, but it is just that: your opinion, which happens to be crap. Thankfully, no one reads these crap articles. You're welcome for the page-click.
Your article, like your view, is total bs.
Like some others in your profession, you prefer to publish innuendo rather than facts.
Too bad for you and too bad for your handful of readers.
Science Friday (NPR) did a great feature this past friday getting deeper into the sport. Check out the video -- http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/12/26…
August, this article is part of our Fall Arts and Culture preview, which is why it doesn't mention big soccer events in the winter.
You could have mentioned that the NCAA Men’s College Cup, 2014 Division I Men’s Soccer Championship, will be held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC, on December 12 and 14.
I can't stress enough how intimidating Peace St. is, to the point I avoid the final stretch of Clark despite the bike lanes! It is the easiest route for me to take to work but I take a detour the stretches to part of downtown so I can commute safely.
Best advice I can give on the subject is to find a physical map of the area (sorry internet) and study up on which areas are safest. Some maps are geared towards cyclists so I would seek those out.
I commend the Indy for their feature on bicycling in the Triangle. Multimodal transportation, including bicycling, is a cornerstone to the growth and maintenance of healthy urban areas. Bicycling can be both a practical means from point A to point B and a great source of recreational joy. Thank you for the encouragement to travel and have fun sans car.
I do, however, question the depiction of cyclists in the Indy's spread. Why is the cover image of a middle-aged white man in full kit posing alone with a several thousand dollar road bike? Is this image truly representative of the Triangle's cycling population? For example, why not use a photo depicting one of the area's many successful group or social rides, an image that would reflect the diversity of ridership that any urban community would be proud of?
Further, why do all the feature articles within the spread depict only men, and the "How to Bike" insets feature only women? What sort of message are the authors and the publication trying to send? That the competent and valued cyclists in the area are all men, and the women are the beginners?
The Indy's bike feature is a good start, but, as one of the authors readily admits, it is only a limited look at a much more multifaceted Triangle bike community. I look forward to the Indy's next attempt.
You completely missed on of the largest clubs in the Triangle: TeamCBC. We are a non-profit and very involved in the cycling community and the community at large. . Four weekly rides. All are open to anyone. Paces and distances vary and we welcome all levels of expertise. We design our rides to help folks go from beginner to expert. There are two Tuesday rides starting at 6 pm. One in North Raleigh which starts at the Soapstone Church and one in conjunction with Lifetime Fitness from the Wal-Mart in Apex. One Thursday night ride (6pm) in conjunction with Lifetime Fitness from the Wal-Mart in Apex, and a Sunday ride that goes year round, usually from the Carolina Brewing Company in Holly Springs. Multiple distances and paces.
We also put together a comprehensive benefit ride calendar every year that is on our website at http://www.teamcbc.com. it has all the scheduled benefit rides we could find or have heard of through the end of the year. We do this every year in January and update it in the Summer. It tells you waht the rides are, when, who benefits and the websites if available. It focuses on the Triangle but does include some NC mountain rides. It is a great resource for those who want to know what benefit rides are coming up.
There are other weekly rides that weren't on the list. If you need the info, please let me know.
A good, well-written article on a subject I wish was taught in schools so that the many mistakes I see by new cyclists (or students first coming to college) might be avoided. Thankfully I was always following the rules when I biked. Unthankfully I still got hit by cars twice and have had to stop biking. Point-of-fact: both times I was hit were sunny, Sunday afternoons around lunchtime when drivers just simply zoned out and hit me from behind (Cary) or pulled in front of me (Raleigh). I don't roll as well as I used to and pavement makes for a bad landing mat.
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