Bikes and Electric Cars

Portland is certainly known for bikes, but also now for electric cars. In the background of this shot are three cars at an electric charging station.

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KCCX: Cyclocross Nationals off to a great start

KCCX_MENS30-39MARC_BAVINEAU.jpg The USA Cycling 2007 Cyclocross Nationals are well underway in Kansas City this week, with results from the first day already starting to roll in. Races continue today through Sunday, and over 2000 will be racing. Several of the Elite champions will be attending to defend titles. However the most interesting development will be something we all love to talk about: the weather – 2 to 4 inches of snow are expected on the course by Saturday morning. This will definitely make the later races more… exciting. Best of luck racers!

Brompton: High-performance folding

“High-performance folding” isn’t a combination of words that most cyclists would use; unless, they’ve ridden a Brompton. I was surprised by the positive feel, speed, and climbing ability of a bike that fits in an airplane overhead comparment. To see how Brompton builds their bikes, I toured the factory outside of London and learned much about a bike that’s in a constant state of engineering — for over 20 years.

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Clif Bar 2MC Wrapup

As you know, we followed the Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge on its maiden voyage. We liked their message, more bikes, less cars and increasing knowledge as to what is our personal ┼ôrideable universe┬Ł. They almost got run over by Bill Clinton’s security detail, met some zany bike characters (which is part of the reason we do what we do right?) and spread the word that riding, riding and more riding is the way to go. In Huggacast Episode Nineteen, we recap, you listen.

Kone Ute Ride

Took the Kona Ute out for a quick ride this afternoon with the family. A full ride and report to follow …

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