Lincoln Park Trials

trials_thumb-3.jpg I was down at the beach walk at Lincoln Park this lovely weekend when I ran into not one but 3 separate folks on trials bikes, perfecting their skills in the area.

The photo’s of KC who hails from Denver. He rode trials back in CO for quite a while, but hasn’t been so active since coming out to the Pacific North West. No better excuse than a sunny Saturday to take your seatless wonder down to the beach and practice side hopping on some old beach logs.

Apparently Seattle’s not a hot bed of trialing activity, but our neighbors to the north in Vancouver seem to have it going on. Mike Bentham ‘s great video featured a while ago is just one example.

More details about KC’s ride, riding and trials inside…

Bike Hugger Urban Ride

Join Bike Hugger for an urban ride around Austin with stops at REI Austin Store (get some schwag!), then to the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art for a tour, and back to the park for the BBQ.



Meet at the Susanna Dickinson Housemap – North end of Brush Square Park, at the corner of 5th and Trinity Street.
Saturday, March 8
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

After meeting, we’ll ride to the REI Austin Store (get some schwag!), then to the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art for a tour, and back to the park.

All ride attendees are put on the BBQ guest list. Join the Urban Ride on Upcoming.

Note that the REI Schwag and Museum passes are limited to the first 20 SXSW badgeholders.

For more event details and updates, check the BBQ page.

Fixed on Honolulu

Sunny day, 80 degrees, the beach, and a fixed gear …


Serial Bike Thief Caught

928%20sl.jpgIn the Seattle Times today, there was a report about a guy who conned a string of NW bike shops into letting him take wicked expensive bikes out on test rides that he intended to be…let us say…extended. Basically, he posed as a medical professional who was ready to lay out some serious cash for a top dollar bike, and the shops blissfully let him ride out the door on multi-thousand dollar carbon bonbons with little more than his (fictitious) first name and his reassuring smile. But in the end, he got caught.

Tidal Force E-bike on Maui

I was riding in Maui, near Napili when this bike zoomed out, across the highway and ahead of me. I wouldn’t have caught it if she hadn’t stopped to get her mail. Later, she wrote us and said

“It was fun meeting you yesterday here on Maui.I just started riding my electric bike to my business, West Maui Wellness Center, and I have to be so careful. The issue here on the island is the lack of bike lanes. The lower road here on West Maui not only is sketchy, there aren’t sidewalks for the pedestrians and the bike lanes come and go. Everyone drives over the speed limit here, too.

The bike is a Tidal Force with a Wavecrest Lab’s electric motor hubs. Googling the bike resulted in news that it’s no longer imported into the USA, but from talking with Laura it sounded like it was new.

More from the Bike Hugger Photostream.

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