Surviving A One-Day STP

<img src=”http://kellidiane.smugmug.com/photos/random.mg?AlbumID=3160397&Size=Thumb&rand=2396” align=right”>After my half-assed approach to last year’s two-day ride, I wasn’t entirely convinced that the One Day Rider patch I coveted so much would actually be worth the time and training required. By the time spring came around, I had hung up my running shoes and decided that this was the year.

So how does one go about surviving two hundred miles on a bike? Glad you asked. Read on for the answers to the most common questions I’ve gotten throughout training and after the finish.

Super Stylin’ Socks

The socks are in, as shown here by our sexy professional male model (ok, that’s actually just me), and are shipping now directly from Hugga HQ. In a week or so, Amazon.com will fulfill them for us.

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SockGuy custom made the socks for us in one size fits most (sizes 7-11). They feature 75% Ultra-wicking Micro Denier Acrylic, 15% Nylon, and 10% Spandex for exceptional comfort and strength. The comfort was confirmed yesterday during a tough tour of the Olympic Pennisula.

The socks sell for 9.95 and join our shirts in the Hugga Comfort line. Next up are jerseys and kits …

Masi Speciale Fixed

Check the Masi Guy’s blog for preview photos of the new Masi fixie

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Mama Chari rides on by

Not specifically bike-related news, but check the striking photo of a mama chari passing a minivan crushed by a house in the NYTimes today.

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(Photo credit Franck Robichon/European Pressphoto Agency)

Bikes in the City of Lights

Paris launched Velib, a bike share service, over the weekend. Velib is a combination of velo and liberty and for Parisians is another public transport option. Check our posts on Bike Share, Velib in the news, on Flickr, and blogs.

“This is about revolutionizing urban culture”

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NYTimes also reported on the story.

… and that makes Seattle’s Master Plan even more depressing. Photo credit malias.

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