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CES

A moment from the CES Ride earlier this year

We’ll ride the Strip 3 times this year and after CES, the second one is with SXSW V2V. We’ll meet at the Bellagio Fountains and end up at the Tuesday Night Networking Mixer. RSVP on Facebook or Google Plus.

Note that riding with us gets you into the party even if you’re not registered for V2V, but you got to RSVP.

Issue 13: Superstitions and Strange Rituals

Tyler Farrar following tradition by turning his #13 upside down for this weeks race. Photo: Slipstream Sports

There’s a practice in the pro peloton of turning the number 13 upside down. They do it to undo the bad luck that comes with wearing the number 13. Euro pros are as superstitious as gypsies. And for us amateurs, the food must be just right too. While some cyclists may eat a chunk off of a giant loaf of bread, eat tater tots or a taco before the start of a race, or a taco, my routine includes a couple eggs on toast and a pre-race or ride Mexican coke.

Coke in a musette bag, ready to go

Then just a bit of sugar in the bottle and a bar in the pocket.

Gluten-friendly racer

It’s the superstitions and strange rituals that accent our culture like flavorful, crunchy salad condiments.

Our 13th issue drops in a month with a Friday the 13th, so that was an obvious theme to discuss lucky socks, embrocation routines, shaving legs, and so on.

I’ve saved these Mavic socks since I got them in ‘95 and not sure for what, but when the time is right, I got a clean pair!

Lucky socks stashed away for a 19 years

Joining us for the first time too for this issue are Timothy Jackson and Jim Merithew, both industry insiders and contributors with the voices we prefer to publish. Also a Jamaican “pepper” ride report from Patrick Brady of Red Kite Prayer.

Issue 13 dropped on iTunes and browsers everywhere last Friday.

The 13th.

Every Light in the House is On!

Lights are on

Lights are on and they’re not home

On this day, Father’s Day, I don’t think I should have to walk around the house turning off lights that everyone else left. Before I leave for a bike ride.

GT Grade


A triple triangle for gravel and just about anything else from GT bicycles. I’ll ride the Grade next week in Park City during PressCamp.

Met the MSFT Lumia Team

Lake Bill

Lake Bill

Everyone I knew at Nokia now works for Microsoft after the merger and with some new staff too. So for the past few days, hung out with the Lumia crew and a group of bloggers/photographers in Seattle.

down at the docks

Down at the docks

We took photos, did touristy things, and heard about the Cortana road map from Marcus. I used to work on the MS campus and hadn’t seen Lake Bill before or heard those stories or seen the walk of fame, so that was fun. Passed on the Chihuly experience, because my local cup was filled to the brim last year with glass art.

Brompton to Tilicum

Rode the Brompton to the Seattle Waterfront for a trip to Blake Island

Meanwhile Issue 13 dropped with an article from Dan Rubin on how he shoots with a Lumia RAW workflow

As my intro to Dan’s notes on mobile photography says, “We’re back with Tern in Vegas for another social ride during SXSW V2V next month.” We’ll have Lumias with us and I expect some of the new MSFT crew will ride too.

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