Bike with Wii

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by Byron on Feb 24, 2007 at 7:06 AM

From Bike Biz, I learned about the Fisher-Price Smart Cycle and the gadget blogs also noticed – rolling out a product with Richard Simmons is an invitation to snark. Not only have I thought, “hey my trainer could charge my cell phone battery or something when I’m doing intervals” I also thought it’d be cool if the chitlins could ride along with me. Now, junior needs some little bike shorts, legs are already smooth, and I’m guessing the Fisher-Price program is way more fun than anything Tacx or other VR trainers.

I’m hoping that Wii offers a bike attachment somehow for the older kids and they can at least pretend their riding around by like sitting on the coach and moving their legs up and down or something.

While you could set up an obstacle course in your garage for the kids to run their bikes into, or even just ride with them on a bike path, anything that address the fatness of the US, Bike Bugger hugs.

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Recording the Tour of California

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by Byron on Feb 24, 2007 at 6:52 AM

Has anyone actually recorded and watched the Tour of California? OLN/Versus/Golf the Rodeo Channel or whatever they call themselves has the most maddening schedule, or lack thereof. I don’t understand how you can operate a channel with a fluid schedule and I dislike rodeo even more, when I expect to see Levi riding a breakaway into the ground and instead see a cowboy falling of a cow!

I’ve set and reset the dvr repeatedly and it never records and the TOC isn’t there. I found the time trail last night by chance. Maybe their channel codes are messed up or something.

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Bike Bouncer

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by Byron on Feb 23, 2007 at 5:37 PM

bike bouncerHaving garaged a bike, and everyone I know has done the same thing, the Bike Bouncer is interesting and could possibly save you a replacement frame. (That is if you remember to hook it onto your garage!)

Update

And from the bizarro world, is the bouncer bike, which is . .. well, just have a look for yourself.

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iceBike UK

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by Byron on Feb 23, 2007 at 5:32 PM

For our readers across the pond, iceBike, a cycling trade event, is next week. My favorite in the seminar choices? “Make your own tyre.”

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Never a better time to ride to work

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by Byron on Feb 23, 2007 at 5:19 PM

With the WA DOT announcing two lanes of I5 this summer, I’m sure we’ll see record numbers of cyclists riding to work. From the necessity, hopefully more of them we’ll keep on riding.

Will your ride to work more this summer?

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Shimano Learns a New Language

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by Byron on Feb 20, 2007 at 7:46 AM

Shimano’s coasting line is profiled in United’s Hemispheres (of all places) and provides insight into the design and development effort they went through with Ideo. I met Shannon from Shimano and Anthony from Ideo at Interbike last year and like the article, they told me people wanted to enjoy the “simple pleasure” of cycling and modern bicycles were too complicated (later, I referred to the simplicity and ecosystem trend at Interbike as iPod influenced, where products are focused on solving problems and making something easy to do).

The coasting website has been updated, dealers still not there, but there’s def more to look at.

I’m not sure where coasting fits for the enthusiasts, or if it matters, but anything that gets more people cycling is good and Bike Hugger is down with that.

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Kona Media Darlings

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by Byron on Feb 16, 2007 at 6:37 AM

While way sexy to start, I’d expect the Kona Media Darlings team to not look so darling, after they finish the Kona 24 hours in the Old Pueblo this weekend. Our blogger Owen will post about the culture, event, people, and bikes. The other darlings include

Good luck all and watch for the posts and photos. Also, hugga-related, check Kona Bike Town, a blog about Kona’s AfricaBike.

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Girl shirts delayed

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by Byron on Feb 16, 2007 at 6:27 AM

Well … the Hugga Tees in girls and women sizes didn’t turn out so good – ugly in fact, so we’re delaying them until we can get it right.

We should have the next run in a week or so and what to do with all those defective tees? Shop rags!

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Riding the Silk Road

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by Byron on Feb 15, 2007 at 3:47 PM

Slate.com’s Dispatches includes Cycling the Silk Road, a bike log of *three knuckleheaded guys . . *

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