The Bike Hugger Photostream has been updated with a new album that include recent shots from Portland
France’s Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli, the winningest female bicycle racer of all time, extended her legend over the weekend, taking both the French elite women’s road championship and women’s time trial championship, at 47!
They’re her 50th and 51st national titles. Can’t find any stories about it in English, but the French blogosphere took notice: La Flamme Rouge: Absolument incroyable. Le Blog de Sohra: …au fait, bravo à Jeannie Longo qui a 47 ans a signé le doublé (course - contre la montre) au championnat de France de Cyclisme. Belle preuve de longévité!
Above is Longo taking time trial gold at the Atlanta Olympics, where she also took silver in the women’s road race.
We rode the nearly complete Sweetwater bike trail in Portland on Sunday. We were almost lost until we met a local that showed us the way back to town and rode with us through the Hawthorne district, Mt Tabor neighborhood, and more.
When it’s complete, the Sweetwater corridor will offer a 40 mile loop to a town that’s already as bike friendly as you can get.
Yesterday marked the first ride without arm and leg warmers or a vest! Summer arrived with an absolutely beautiful day in Seattle. A breeze kept the temps in the low 80s and we rode a relaxed ride around Lake Washington.
Today it’s going to be even hotter and we’re headed to Portland to ride, meet with clients, and race on Monday night.