Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Little Civil Disobedience Feels Right Sometimes

Just read a great article in Cycle World online about Malcolm Smith, the offroad legend turned retailer, having enough with the new CPSC guidelines that prevent him from selling minibikes, ATV's, etc. to families for their children's use and deciding its time for a little civil disobedience. In Malcolm's view, the questionable legislation behind the new guidelines was rightly intended but not well designed, leaving the public frustrated and businesses burdened. (I don't disagree). Malcolm's not done expressing his distaste for how this is affecting a sport he dearly loves...For the rest of the story, check out

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Someone's Bin Thinkin'

Saw a reference to this new bike pannier concept and had to share it because it is great! One more thing that will make commuting and shopping by bike a little bit easier this year. Get all the details at And, when you do start to use your bike more regularly for transport, don't forget your Kryptonite lock. (shameless commercial) :-)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Run Naked

by Roby Holland, National Sales Manager, Commercial

Last night I got home from work and took off for a run. There was just enough daylight to get in my loop that brings me down to a lake where I usually find some people fishing or hanging out with their dogs. This run was different, there was an unusual flow to it and as I continued along the way digesting and dissecting the day's work, it hit me. I was running naked! Not literally, but in my rush to get out the door I did not have my heart monitor or my I-pod with me. This run was different, my breathing was more consistent and my pace more even and I was able to hear my body again. I know that sounds quirky but before there were I-pods, heart rate monitors and GPS devices we ran naked in a sense. I think most of these devices serve a good purpose, but GPS? I'll save that for a later post. The reason I think the run went so smoothly is because I was unplugged and I was running to my own internal beat and not the Black Eye Peas or Red Hot Chili Peppers. I forgot what that felt like and at the end of the run I turned in my best time for this short loop. Too deep a thought to go any further with this at this time of the morning. Well enjoy whatever you are doing and once every so often try it naked.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Spring Is Here!

Despite what that furry little Punx, Phil may have wanted us to believe, we've turned the corner to Spring! How do I know? A good friend of Kryptonite, saw his shadow, while taking a ride this weekend. Rejoice! We made in through another winter!!!

(photo courtesy of Neil McDaid)

Monday, March 09, 2009

Gentlemen Start Your...Pedal Stroke??

Was just reading about how Roller Racing is gaining momentum (no pun intended)! For those of us in chilly, clammy climates, more bike shops and riding clubs..and bars looking to sell more beers...are hosting regular roller racing events for good causes (Kryptonite's been there) or good laughs watching some poor individual turn purple going nowhere fast. There are a bunch of software options to give racers choices of ride experiences. So, who needs CO, AZ, CA scenery to enjoy riding?

Friday, March 06, 2009

Message to Thieves...Fahgettaboudit!!!

Pardon me while I brag for a moment...Kryptonite's New York Faghettaboudit U-Lock just received expert's pick (no pun intended) in Commuter Conversion article in latest issue of Men's Journal Magazine. The lock was put through its paces by world-champion safecracker Dave LaFarge and passed with flying colors.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

High Rollin' Weekend

For all you scooter owners/lovers in the vicinity of Las Vegas on weekend of March 19th, join the fun of the 10th Anniversary High Rollers Weekend bash! This promises to be a wild weekend with a scooter build-off and plenty of other ways to show off or get into a little innocent trouble. You might even be one of the lucky folks to go home with a shiny new Kryptonite lock for your scooter, being raffled to support the event.

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