Built at NXNEi Speakers

Next week Built is live with two shows in Toronto during NXNEi in the NXNE Lounge. Like SXSW earlier this year, we’ve got another helluva lineup. We’ve got talks, music, a short film, and an appearance by a genie.

Wednesday June 13th

Thursday June 14th

Built is our series of talks by people who create. Both shows start at 1:20PM.

Fast Moments on the Bike

Shot for a couple years with Dennis on the side of the road and in the mud at Cross. I often glom onto his strobe setup. At Ballard, he was on and capturing moments.

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Connor Klupar who won the Cat 3 race and a style of shot Dennis has been working on

He sent me these photos to share because I wasn’t there this year. He also took the photo of Pam I published earlier today.

Women and the Sport 2012

pam

Photo: DBC Photography

That’s my wife Pam. I know this look. Seen it in person and it’s one of intense determination and she’s thinking, “gonna finish this f’ing race.” Props too cause we both got sick the day of Ballard, the PNW’s toughest crit. Pam raced it while I was at home in bed watching TV feeling sorry for myself. Pam and other women like her are who I ride with and have for decades. They’ve dropped me, me them, and we’ve had wheels for each other on those long, cold, wet days. I’m posting this here because of recent discussions regarding women and the bike industry.

For the related timeline, Rick Vosper wrote about the flatness of the bike industry that some say has continued for 15, 20, even 35 years. Then special to Bicycle Times, Gear Gal Jil Missal, wrote an editorial that said the industry didn’t make women a seat, bike, or cater to her/them. I got tipped to it and asked repeatedly for a reply. Then posted this rant on G+. Cyclelicious reposted it here.

See above photo of Pam again. Also look at a team like LuLulemon, the Exergy challenge or your local race scene. Not into pinning a number on your back and lining up at a sanctioned race? Well, I’m sure women are at Fondos, charity rides, and setting personal bests commuting to and from work. Also more women then I’ve ever seen at a MTB race were at Sea Otter, including this World Champ or BMX World Champ Magalie Pottier in Birmingham, England.

Zym Sport Drink Tablets in Our Bottles

As the usage of fizzy tablets in my bottles increases, I want some variety and Zym competes with Nuun and CamelBack. They all do the same thing – like flavored Alka-Seltzer with electrolytes or fizzy Pedialyte, if you prefer.

I like Zym for the long-lasting flavor compared to Nuun, which tastes terrible a few hours into a ride. Also tried CamelBack’s tablets, but found them too sweet.

All of them qualify as hangover cures. The reason I use Nuun and Zym is for a sensitive stomach; especially, in the heat. If you’ve topped off on calories before a ride and just need to hydrate, these work well.

I’ve got no use for any of the additives like caffeine of guarana in the tablets, just the salts and flavor please.

3 tubes of Zym, 30 tablets, are available online and your LBS for $29.97.

The bottle shown in the photo is a Purist with our logo on it and referred to as the magical sports decanter. As with most of the gear we sell, liked that bottle so much after testing it, that I had a run made for us.

The Purist is available on Amazon.com for $14.99.

Kinetic Grand Championship 2012

How did we not get the memo on this race? Also see the water entry from the triathlon of the art world.

water entry

Photo: whymcycles

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