Bike Huggers Ride the Rockies

A group of our readers just purchased Hugga Jerseys and will wear them during Ride the Rockies later this month. We’re are running low on stock (back-ordering mediums directly from us, still available at Amazon) and new club fit jerseys are on the way. The Club Fit jersey from Hincapie offers more room for commuters, urban cyclists, and beer drinkers. We’ve also got new socks on the way and some surprises.

Fat Ass Bar Tape

Those looking for new bar tape, may consider this option from Liz Hatch (seen in Maxim and Bicycling).

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Portland Urban Cycling Style

We didn’t get enough photos of all the Portland Urban Cycling Style, but did notice much dapperness, like this cycling gentleman with his shoes that matched his shirt.

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Also saw several women cyclists in cowboy boots. Saw a couple of those fashionable horse-riding helmets, but no beret helmets.

PBR & Planes

If I could only work on Bike Hugger full time, I’d photo blog all of the industrial areas we ride through. While Seattle is known for it’s software, tech, and biotech, it’s actually an industrial port city.

Built during the Klondike Gold Rush, the town thrives on boats, planes, trains, and beer like PBR.

These murals are painted on a building in the Georgetown Neighborhood, across the street from the old Brewery.

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Bianchi Mini Velo: I still want one!

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I’ve had a Bianchi fetish forever. Bianchi makes all manner of bikes internationally, but some bikes are limited to a single market. The Bianchi Milano used to be a US-only model, but now several other countries offer something similar. However, the Bianchi Mini Velo is only available in Japan. I’ve wanted one for years. Maybe next spring I’ll have to make another Japan trip but this time come back with a really nice momento.

Last year I wrote from Japan about the “mini velo” genre of bike in Japan. Bianchi’s looks like a retro racer with ridiculously small wheels.

I’ve wanted one for years before I had ever been to Japan. God, these things are so cool. I’ll buy the cheaper 8sp model, strip the parts, and build it up again with Suntour Superbe Pro. It’ll be so hot.

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