Of all the bikes seen in Austin, including the ones we rode during SXSW, this Huffy Timberline wins Best in Show. It even matches your cords! The vintage bike from the 70s maybe worth a hundred dollars or so, but much more in style points.
These dogs photobombed our shoot with their own ideas about disruption and getting our attention during SXSW.
And this dog photobombs us.
With his buddy.
The sounds they made – sniffing, snorting, and cavorting – is what the latest issue of our Magazine is about. What we hear when riding our bikes. Available now on iTunes and the Web, Issue 22 Sounds cost $4 or $16 for an annual subscription.
The complaints you may hear about SXSW are mostly valid: Too corporate and too crowded, but if you seek out venues like the Sweden showcase, there you’ll find music like this…
I hope that’s who, or what, she was in line for. After hosting the Swedes and riding with them to the world premier of Bikes v. Cars, I know they’re in Austin for the art and culture. They brought their bikes, meatballs, and music.
Another Mobile Social Moment
Sure SXSW is a hectic, crowded, oversold and a hyped cultural happening where Miley makes a surprise appearance; there’s a secret P-Diddy party with Lil’ Wayne, and long lines to get wristbands for parties. But Tim Johnson hosted a CX meetup, with a dozen more bike-related panels, and events like ours too.
In what’s expected to be another flat year for bike developments, Saris is getting buzz for their new, updated line of Power Meters. We’ll have them in to ride, as soon as they ship. The updates included, chain-ring based and pedals.
A fav image from Austin this weekend and Americana in Texas at the ABGB, also featured by Sony Mirrorless Pro via our photography editor David Schloss. Besides all the riding and the bike, the assignment was to find the Hidden City during SXSW and we did just that.
More to follow with words in the upcoming issue 23 of our magazine. For the camera nerds, that photo was shot with the new Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 lens. And, there’s a problem in Austin with some many young parents – children and bars, pubs, and breweries.
That ruckus yesterday during SXSW was our social ride and then the Flaming Lips!
Before riding around town, rode up into the hills of the 04 neighborhood. And one thing I can def ‘till you about “road,” is if you’re riding to a “dam” for a photo, that inevitably means climbing. Sharp, punchy, steps up, and then back down…
Fair weather brought the cyclists out and we enjoyed a loop that included our annual Capital steps photo.
Needed a wide angle to fit them all in
A world premier of a film too… I asked @deathandfood who attended the Bikes v. Cars screening for a quick review and got this text back
I liked it. Happy it wasn’t all white guys. Would have like more cities shown. Still too much talking heads, but they did well with the graphics.
The presentation in the park with the bike powered screen added to the energy. Despite the late start, the crowd was invested, cheering, booing Rob Ford and good applause at the end.
Rob Ford getting booed in Austin! That’s a good ruckus.
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