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Google Maps now has Cycling Directions for Canada

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google maps cycling directions canada   Google Maps now has Cycling Directions for Canada

Back in March, Google launched cycling directions for the United States. Now in November, nine cities in Canada will experience Google directions leading to local bike paths and lanes. The rest of Canada will have basic cycling directions that will direct you to roads with less traffic.

The nine cities with the better version of Google cycling directions are Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Ottawa, Gatineau, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Waterloo.

If you notice an error, Google asks for you to use the reporting tool so they can fix it. You can also suggest cycling routes to be included….

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Ecodrive Concept Bike

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The Ecodrive Concept Bike is the brainchild of designer Juil Kim, which incorporates signal lights on a bicycle. The bike was entered in the 2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition and stood out because of its ability to signal when turning. Currently when you are out riding a bicycle, you are advised to use hand signal when making turns to the left or right. However, this requires you to let go of your handlebars.

In order to avoid such situation, the concept of mounting signal lamps on a bike came about. A battery installed inside the aluminum frame of the bicycle does the trick. It provides power to the mounted signal lamps that can be controlled from the handlebar. The Ecodrive Concept Bike also has a smartphone mount wherein you can measure and track your ride through GPS.

Although still a prototype, many are attracted to the idea of creating integrated signal…

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Harlot Clothing Co. Scarlet-X Tech Knickers

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Looking fabulous while riding a bike is what Harlot Clothing Co. was aiming for with its Scarlet-X Teck Knickers. The fabric is made with 98% nylon and 2% spandex. The cycling wear comes with a water repellent finish to keep you looking dry and stylish. It has reflective piping details for night rides and safety, too.

The X in the Scarlet-X Tech Knickers is for the X-static silver fiber technology that’s incorporated to prevent body odor from seeping from the material. It is also anti-static and has thermodynamic properties to keep you warm in its soft fabric.

The Scarlet-X is stretchable with a low rise fit and cycling specific waistband that’s higher in the back than front. Durable with its seamless inseam construction and wicking, it has two back pockets and one front pocket closed by a zipper along the thigh portion. On the left leg, it has embroidered details.

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2011 Specialized Ariel Step Thru

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For those riders who prefer more of a transport/fitness bike, the Specialized Ariel Step Thru drops for 2011. With a women’s style step-through A1 Premium aluminum feature frame, the bike delivers easier accessibility and lightweight confidence for a more relaxed and comfortable riding position.

A 75mm travel coil-sprung fork with alloy lowers, the transport bike performs exceptionally well. The Ariel Step Thru also uses durable, double-walled 700c alloy rims covered by a Specialized Infinity Sport 700c tires, to help it cope with all unfit roads.

For better performance, a chainguard is added with a triple crankset that provides the rider the gear needed for a ride. Also offered here is the pain-free Women’s-specific BG Contour MTB grips designed for longer rides.

Specialized’s Ariel Step Thru comes in at $599 for the complete package.

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Fendi Abici Amante Donna Luxury City Bike

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Fendi has released two models of the Abici Amante Donna, a true luxury city bike.

The difference between the two Fendi Abici Amante Donna bikes are the accessories and colors. Both bikes are exclusively made for women. Due to both being a step through, getting on and off the Fendi Abici Amante Donna is made easy.

The first model uses Fendi’s Selleria leather accessories and retails for $5,900. The second model features fur and holds a MSRP of $9,500.

Both Fendi Abici Amante Donna bikes are available now at Fendi flagship stores.

Source: Her Blog

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2011 Raleigh Revenio 4.0

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The 2011 Revenio 4.0 is Raleigh’s all-day bike where comfort is met for racing or commuting. With its upright geometry, Raleigh markets the Revenio 4.0 for women and junior riders, as well as for cyclists who desires more versatility in a road bike.

To accommodate this dual role—race and city—the Revenio 4.0 has rack and fender mounts, a Cateye reflector set and clear coat. The aluminum frame is hydroformed with butted tubes; The fork is a customized carbon composite with alloy steerer; The Revenio 4.0 is equipped with the complete Ultegra drivetrain and Shimano 105 brakes.

Hosting Avenir 200, 300 Series for its handlebar, stem, seatpost and saddle, the Revenio 4.0 comes with an integrated headset 1-1/8 threadless and color scheme of white-red. MSRP is $1600….

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Steadyrack Bike Rack

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Steadyrack Bike Rack is an innovative way to keep your bike at home when you don’t have the space for it. Safe and easy to use, the Bike Rack is a wall mounted rack that lets you save space, secures your bike, simple to install and has a totally unique design.

The Bike Rack is not limited to residences, you can use them on any wall, post or column in parking areas to save floor space. To use the rack, just flip down the steel rack and push your bike, letting the front wheel rest on the rack. Below, there’s a wheel bumper for the rear wheel to rest on, keeping your bike in place.

Steadyrack has a patented swivel action that allows you to move your bike with a fold, keeping it closer to the wall and leaves you with more room. The Bike Rack can fit almost all standard…

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