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Photo Friday: No Flag? No Country!

The Oaks and Spokes flag flies high in Downtown Raleigh.  We just hope no one captures it.

Oaks and Spokes vies for downtown in this game of flags.
Oaks and Spokes vies for downtown in this game of flags at SPARKcon.

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Tech Tidbit: Tire pressure and you

We all know that we need to inflate our tires to prevent flats and to make riding easier. Do you know why? Why does a fully inflated tire resist flats more than a soft one, shouldn’t it want to pop? Bicycle tires are a wonderful thing and we don’t realize how much they affect our riding experience. You don’t have to be a seasoned racer to appreciate what a difference proper tire inflation can have.

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Ride and Picnic with Raleigh Bike Polo

If your ears have stopped ringing and you’ve been able to catch a few hours of sleep after Hopscotch this weekend, come out Sunday afternoon and ride with Oaks and Spokes to a bike polo picnic party!

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Meet at the Capitol steps (where Fayetteville Street hits the Capitol building) in Downtown Raleigh at 1:30pm on Sunday for a seven mile ride.  We will be cruising en masse to Marsh Creek Park where we’ll meet up with Raleigh Bike Polo and attend the Passin’ Snax and Passin’ Balls picnic. Continue reading Ride and Picnic with Raleigh Bike Polo

Photo Friday August 30, 2013

Hargett Street at Wilmington in Front of the Raleigh Times and Stitch in Downtown Raleigh.

Oaks and Spokes partnered with the City of Raleigh to install a Bicycle Corral at this location in May 2013.  Here are the before and after photos.

 Looking good, Raleigh!

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Before and After the Hargett Street Bicycle Corral was installed. May 2013 (top) / August 2013 (bottom)

How do you like your DZRs?

DZR offers a stylish, subtle way to take advantage of your clipless system with their SPD-compatible shoes. They offer several different styles, in both men’s and unisex formats. While they are designed for use on the bike, they come with a bolt-on plastic piece that you can leave on in place of the cleat, if you just happen to really dig their style and want them for off the bike use.

In this review, we cover a few different models, and their performance as a cycling shoe, a  casual sneaker, and a “transition to work” shoe.
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