Bike Shorts Pattern. Best Road Bike 2011. Used Surrey Bike.
Bike Shorts Pattern
- Cycling shorts (also known as bike shorts, bicycling shorts or knicks) are short, skin-tight legwear designed to improve comfort and efficiency while cycling.
- A repeated decorative design
- A regular and intelligible form or sequence discernible in certain actions or situations
- An arrangement or sequence regularly found in comparable objects or events
- model: plan or create according to a model or models
- form a pattern; "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
- form: a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
Start Constructing The Drawstring Bag Free Pattern Series
Cut a rectangular piece of fabric to your measurements. The Formula follows: Finished Length of bag + 2 1/2 inches ( for casing allowance) x 2 Examples (View A is measured for my own bikes, that may not reflect your bike's own measurements-so measure yours for the best results!): View A: 40 + 2 1/2 (Casing Allowance) x 2 View B: 20 + 2 1/2 (Casing Allowance) x 2 Note: Be sure to prewash fabric if intended to wash the finished bag. Cut off selvages after measurement of the dimensions. Width Of Bag: Finished Width of bag + 1 inch (for seam allowances) View A: 40 + 1" = 41" wide View B: 16" + 1" =17" wide Other parts: View A: About 3 yards of 1/4 inch in diameter cable cord for drawstring and View B, About 4 1/4 yards of 1/8 inch in diameter diameter cable cord (in fashion colors to match or contrast if desired), 2 fabric loops straps each 1 1/4 inch long when finished (or raw edges placed together forming the loop) or use 1/4 yard 1" webbing, all purpose thread. To make fabric loops yourself: Cut a long strip of cloth 5" in length and 2" wide and sew a 1/2 inch seam on the Wrong Side of the long lengthwise part, leaving the short ends open for turning. Press seam to one side, then open-centering it in the middle of the strip. Turn inside out and press, keeping the seam in the center of strip. Cut strip in two equal parts which should be about 2 1/2 inches each. Fold each strip to meet the raw edges together, keeping the seam on the inside of the loop. Place the loops on the Right Side of the bag as shown in the photo. Or cut 2 pieces of the webbing 3 inches long each, fold under each raw edge 1/4 inch and stitch to finish the ends, prepare the same way as above except there is no middle seam to worry about and baste in place. Just remember not to use a hot iron on webbing (it will melt). For the View B bag (shown), I attached and sewn in the pocket, satin ribbon, and machined basted the fabric loops to the main bag on the Right Side of the fabric before I sewn in the side seams . It makes construction much more accurate and easier like this-especially if both sides look very similar in color or pattern. Look closely at the fabric loops pictured (they have white paper underneath to help you see them better). Mark the fold for the bottom of the bag and placed each one on the Right side, matching raw edges and lining up the finished fabric loop edge to the fold line. Aim the loops toward the CENTER of the bag and hand or machine baste them in place.
ramping onto the road 041 +34
The approach to the Johnson Street Bridge that connects west side neighbourhoods with downtown Victoria, BC is now undergoing rapid change. There are two bridges in the background. One, a rail bridge, is so badly deteriorated that it was closed no more than an hour or two after this picture was taken. The immediate response of the city of Victoria, that owns and maintains the bridge, was to implement a number of supports to help cyclists navigate their way across the road bridge using signage and treatments like this ramp from a path behind me that connects, albeit through a convoluted pathway, back to links to the Galloping Goose regional trail. The trail is used by thousands of bicycle commuters, touring cyclists, pedestrians and others to travel between downtown and points around the Capital Region around Victoria. The rail bridge was popular with cyclists and pedestrians who used the platform space to cross away from traffic, a shorter route than detouring around to this pathway but never a completely satisfactory solution. Shared with pedestrians, the rail bridge platform is only 2.5 metres wide and has been a constant source of complaint and friction between cyclists and other users. Both bridges are badly deteriorated after nearly 90 years of service in a harsh salt water environment. Saying goodbye has been difficult for the community, but a new bridge will be completed sometime in late 2015. The closure of the rail bridge deprives cyclists of a more convenient crossing, but its time had come. The city continues to monitor traffic patterns and issues for cyclists in particular and pedestrians who also cross the bridge in large numbers. The "Goose" carries more than 7,000 users a day and the bridge can see as many as 4,000 cyclists a day crossing to and fro. Providing interim solutions for cyclists and pedestrians awaiting a new, and much improved, bridge crossing, will require some patience and some evolving strategies to keep cycling numbers up and safety challenges to a minimum.