Kevin Black Vigil

Alki-Rubicon Racing notified us about the Kevin Black Vigil tonight and Memorial ride being planned for this weekend. Meet at 5:30, 24th and 65th in Ballard.

A candlelight vigil will be held for Kevin Black tonight at 5:30, not a memorial ride A memorial ride will be organized. Details will be posted soon on


From North Texas

Oh hell yes: motorpacing with a derny in Fort Worth, Texas from Arundel Bike.


The Skycycle, a pedal-powered rollercoaster, is perched precariously on a hill in Okayama and offers fitness and thrills …


Note the hand brakes and pink baskets.


Also see this attempt for man to fly with a bike; especially the photo series from 1975.

Cyclist Killed in Ballard


Kevin Black, an Alki-Rubicon team member, was killed today in an accident. My Ballard has an eye-witness account; the Seattle Times and SeattlePI both reported the incident.

Sadness and our thoughts to the family and Seattle cycling community.


The SeattlePI updates it coverage with more details about the accident and Kevin. There was an impromptu memorial last night and it made the local TV news.

New reports and comments indicate that Kevin was possibly right-hooked while passing a van. The van driver was not identified and reportedly distraught. The local community rushed to help Kevin.

Kevin previously raced on Wines of Washington, the team Bike Hugger races with, and will be greatly missed. Bike Hugger received many reports on Twitter and in email about the accident and heard the Seattle-area racing community’s distress.

A fellow cyclist and racer leaving behind 2 daughters is especially difficult and we’re all feeling it and sharing condolences with the family.

Memorial Ride

Being Planned for this weekend – check Alki-Rubicon Racing’s site for updates.


02.05.09 – Meet at 5:30, 24th and 65th in Ballard.

Huggacast 87: Roadside Assistance

Pam broke a spoke and required some roadside assistance.

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