Shawn’s cargo bike
Shawn O’Keefe was explaining to me how he bought a cargo bike to take his kids to school, but the convo was really about getting old, being responsible, and two friends that don’t ride together as much anymore.
“It’s like your minivan,” I said.
I think he secretly hated that bike, like you hate a minivan for being so practical, and the right thing to do for the wife and kids.
“When you kids get older, they’ll weight too much for it, so you can retire it then.”
That’s what I did and got a race bike, like this one.
An unrelenting bike
Getting your groove back on the bike, experiencing that momentum once again, and immersing yourself in the ride is the theme for the next issue of our magazine, number 23. Our back catalog is on iTunes and the Web and cost $4 or $16 for an annual subscription. The current issue, number 22, in is about Sounds, like the one the chains and huge lock made when Shawn unlocked his cargo bike from that tree.
Had a lot of fun riding Scott bikes in Austin a couple weeks ago, like these two Sparks. During Scott Week last year, rode a Tuned Genius LT too, and their downhill bike. Scott PR shared these photos of the Genius LT 700 Remy Team Edition, as seen at the Enduro World Series stop in New Zealand.
A “DH” configuration with big pedals, tires and wheels: Without the carbon rims, it weighs in at only 13.4kg (size large). Syncros 760mm bars and 50mm stem are colour matched to the frame. Shimano Di2 lets Remy customize his shifting to his own preferences and the demands of the course. Smart integration of the Di2 cables: the hoses and wires are neatly integrated into the frame.
The rest of the Remy bike photos are on G+.
Ready to ride around town
Select photos from our ride in Austin…we hosted Bikes v. Cars and rode to the world premier.
Chris Paine, Who Killed the Electric Car and Fredrik Gertten, director of Bikes v. Cars
A stop at the Roy Montelongo Scenic Overlook