Monday, September 26, 2011

Urban bike contest

Results are in for the Oregon Manifest, a contest to design an urban bike that would get people to stop driving and start riding.

via: ecovelo

Friday, September 23, 2011

Vintage Gios Cyclocross bike

I don't know what it is about vintage Cyclocross bikes, but I'm a fan. Heck, vintage in general is making a big comeback in America right now, and I think that's a good thing. Anyway back to bikes and this awesome Gios Cyclocross bike:

I've posted a vintage Gios cross bike on here in the past but this bike is seriously cool.

I'd probably put cross pedals on it and hook up the front brake! but otherwise she's perfect. Anyone ever own one, ride one?

Source: Flickr

Toot toot

Because I'm a marketing nerd, I've been tracking cyclocross related keywords and documenting where Plus One Lap ranks in Google search results.

Search term Google result
lightweight cyclocross 1
cyclocross faq 1
best cyclocross pedals 1
cyclocross blog 2
how to buy cyclocross bike 2
best cyclocross brakes 3
handmade cyclocross 3
best cyclocross wheels 6
colnago cyclocross 6
convert road bike cyclocross 7
cyclocross barriers 9
cyclocross pedals 12
convert mountain bike cyclocross 21
cheap cyclocross 31
cyclocross bike 54
cyclocross bikes 56
cyclocross not in top 64
cyclocross brakes not in top 64

What I find a little curious, is that "cyclocross brakes" I don't rank in the top 64 results, but "best cyclocross brakes" I'm third. Anyway, that's all for now. BTW --- the title refers to me tooting my own horn.

9/30/2011 edit: in the last week, usurped Mud and Cowbells for the #1 "cyclocross blog":