This Was Aero

Before integrated time trial bars, custom builders would make you a TT bike like this. They were called funny bikes and had discs in the back with little wheels in the front.

This Was Aero

Collision

Everyday headlines about bike accidents are in my newsreader. That doesn’t make for an upbeat, positive blog to post all of them, but I’m certainly aware of the trends and the deaths. This photo from the AP is a reminder of the somber fact that cyclists and cars collide.

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Photo from AP Photo via Daylife.

It’s not always the driver’s fault either. Accidents happen and too often. We forget at times how dangerous what we do is and the challenge for cycling, as a whole, is to make it safer.

Water Taxi Commute

Multimodal commute today on the bike to the Water Taxi and arriving at An Event Apart in 35 minutes from Hugga HQ to conference.

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The Water Taxi has been around for a few years in Seattle, as a test, and now more formal with an updated docks and support from the County.

The route is between West Seattle and the Seattle Waterfront across Elliott Bay.

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They accomodate bikes with two racks on either side of the boat.

Staying On Top of the Gear Like Cancellara

There are cobbles here in Seattle. Mostly paved over, but some streets have them for a block or so. There’s a right turn straight up from Western, where I expect a commuter is waiting to do a Cancellara. Turning over the gear and just riding away from another cyclist on their way to work will prove most satisfying.


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They’ll do it by staying on top of the gear, seated, and with a Body Geometry-type fit; while their competitor throws themselves all over the bike to try and catch up.


Lazer Aero Shell

crawl_walk_play.jpg Ya know those helmet covers that Freds wear? That look like this Thudguard in various forms, including Goretex

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and 1-Up Mushrooms

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Lazer wants you to think about them as the newest new accessory. You likely noticed the Aero Shell during the Tour of Flanders and we asked each other, “what’s that on his head?” It’s

a plastic cover, designed to fit perfectly over the Lazer Helium road helmet. The Aero Shell snaps into place and protects the riders head from wind and rain while still allowing for some air movement under the front of the helmet and out the rear vents. The Aero Shell is unique in that it is easily removed from the Helium helmet when riding conditions are such that additional ventilation is desired.

Mikhail Ignatiev (right below) spent nearly 200 kilometers in a breakaway during the race.

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Lazer will roll out another shell for Paris Roubaix and we’ve got a call in for a Bike Hugger edition. We also dug the Urbanize and the O2 RD.

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