The Number Lance
by Byron on Nov 05, 2006 at 8:58 AM
Pam was checking out the NYC marathon and noticed that Lance’s number is “Lance,” not like 1 or 00, just “Lance.” She also thought he sort of ran like a girl (on that, I’d win an award for running like a girl).
by Byron on Nov 05, 2006 at 5:43 AM
The first rain ride of the Fall is usually dirty with all the grime, oil, grit and dirt built up from the summer bubbling across the road. This year, because it’s already rained so much, the grime was much less after the ride.
That was great, but I think this much early Fall rain means it’s going to be a very wet winter.
New uses for old parts
by Frank Steele on Nov 04, 2006 at 10:37 AM
Treehugger | Bike Lamps from Treeline Designs
Treehugger offers up Treeline Designs, which offers lamps built around suspension forks.
Among the coolest features are the way the lights get activated: On some, you flip the canti brake to turn the lamp on or off, and on others you do it by compressing the fork itself.
If you’ve got a sentimental attachment to an old unused RockShox Judy, this is the perfect way to keep it around and drive your spouse crazy at the same time. Just tell her it’s a major award.
Xtracycle Ride, Party and Concert
by Byron on Nov 04, 2006 at 7:10 AM
Kipchoge Spencer of the Ginger Ninjas (and Xtracycle fame) is in town playing his guitar and Aaron is promoting a bike ride for the occasion. On Friday November 10th, 2006 at 6 PM depart from Aaron’s Bicycle Repair
and ride to Westlake Plaza to meet more riders. Heavy rain plan is to meet at the Bat Cave. Check the discussion on the .83 forum for more details.
A Better Hugger
by Byron on Nov 04, 2006 at 6:38 AM
For the past few days, we’ve been quietly working in the background to make Bike Hugger lighter, faster, and an all around better hugger (what cyclist wouldn’t want to be lighter and faster!)
We’ve also got more huggers coming and we’ll post on that soon.
Another season begins
by Byron on Nov 04, 2006 at 6:20 AM
Today, in the pouring rain, the 2007 racing season begins. I’ll ride the south end of the lake with the Wines of Washington team for about a 3 hour ride. On Sunday, another 3 to 4 hours with Mike Rogers.
This year is already promising with more of the older guys racing masters and I’m upping the training ante with a Tacx Cosmos. I’ll blog more about that once I’ve spent some painful, sweaty time on it.
Photo of the day
by Frank Steele on Nov 02, 2006 at 12:29 PM
Recumbent bicycle, by manganite.
New Google Custom Search
by Byron on Nov 01, 2006 at 5:27 PM
We just added a new Google Custom Search to the site. The custom search is available in the right sidebar and here and allows users to search just cycling sites. We’ll refine the search over time and hope to make it much more of a “social search” for all things cycling.
For more on Google’s Custom Search, see the Google Co-op, and articles from SFGate.com and the BBC.
Tesco Bike Active Bath
by Byron on Nov 01, 2006 at 5:23 PM
Check this event report from British Cycling with kids races, choppers, and all on a gloriously autumnal day.
Bicycle New South Wales
by Byron on Nov 01, 2006 at 5:12 PM
Bicycle New South Wales wrote to say they loved the hugga and we said, “cool … thanks!” When I checked their site I found a group that promotes, advocates, and support cycling in all its forms and they’ve got all sorts of programs, including Free Bikeability Seminars.
We’d love to ride in New South Wales and if we find our way there, we’ll definitely ride with that group.
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