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A Model for Predicting Performance in Race Across America
Submitted by Jim Parker on Thu, 11/06/2015 - 13:59
RAAM 2015 is coming up and I have to admit I am excited. This is a very fun event to follow from a comfortable distance, especially if you like cycling and playing with numbers. The advent of GPS-satellites, power meters, and software that tracks the speed, position, and elevation of a cyclist ha
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Florida HPRA Results
Submitted by Jim Parker on Thu, 12/02/2015 - 22:15
Fresh off the race courses in Ft. Lauderdale last weekend, we now are in the final prep for Bike Sebring, another Florida bicycle racing classic. Before the starting gun fires on Saturday morning, I wanted to report on the HPRA races, which were quite noteworthy for Cruzbike. The first day of the
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Tilting Trike Prototype Testing
Submitted by Jim Parker on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:45
One of the exciting projects on the Cruzbike horizon is a tilting trike (code name TTRIKE). For many years, this has been a dream of mine. The ultimate version of that dream was a trike that would use the same drivetrain and frame as our popular bicycles, thus allowing Cruzbike owners to easily sw
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The Meaning of the new Cruzbike logo
Submitted by Jim Parker on Sun, 01/02/2015 - 22:19
We spent months discussing what our new logo should mean, what feelings it should evoke. Finally, we hired a professional graphic artist, Jon Ketchum. Mr. Ketchum studied the Cruzbike website and forum to become familiar with our customers and products. He interviewed us to learn where the company
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Cruzbike Academy Award for Best Movie of the Year: The LEGO Movie
Submitted by Jim Parker on Mon, 08/09/2014 - 15:05
Warner Brothers deserves a big hit with their first feature-length LEGO movie (PG, 1h 40m).  Whether or not you have LEGO-aged children or grandchildren, this movie has plenty of humor and political satire to satisfy adults. The protagonist is Emmet, voiced by Chris Pratt.  Emmet tr
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