Tour de Blast
by Byron on Jun 24, 2007 at 8:32 AM
Pam and I rode the Tour de Blast on Saturday. Still not feeling well, we backed the pace off after I blew on the first climb and rolled it recreationally with the thousands of cyclists.
Tour de Blast is a well-ran, fun event with stunning scenery of Mt. St Helens.
Tour de Blast photos in the Bike Hugger Photostream.
Nature Valley Grand Prix
by Byron on Jun 24, 2007 at 7:26 AM
From the Team Bike Hugger blog, that’s a photo of Team Group Health at the Nature Valley Grand Prix, where they took a podium spot.
Vans, SUVs, Cars, and Bettie
by Jason Swihart on Jun 22, 2007 at 4:42 PM
Byron just rolls up on Bettie and parks right next to the Vans, SUVs, and Cars.
Bike Hugger Photostream
Microsoft’s Monster Garage
by Byron on Jun 22, 2007 at 8:10 AM
Maybe Microsoft will add HOV lanes, bike lanes, and showers for bike commuters to a hugongous parking garage that’s “four stories deep, four football fields long and 1.5 football fields wide, with room for nearly 5,000 cars.”
Getting press on this, I wondered if MS is proud of that monster garage. How do you possibly offset that much carbon?
Photo of the Day: Adventure Travel Bike
by Byron on Jun 22, 2007 at 6:28 AM
Built for a tour of Denali National park, this Adventure Travel Bike features S&S couplings, the biggest knobbies ever made, lots of room for fenders, campy shifters, and an XT drivetrain. Bonus is the retro paint. More photos in the Hugga photostream
Tripping the Bike Fantastic
by Byron on Jun 22, 2007 at 5:43 AM
Resurrected from the dregs of someone’s basement, is this early 90s Davidson Impulse – that’s just one of the frame models that gave Bill his frame-building cred and he’s been at it for 38 years. Bike trivia: “Davidson Impulse” can be re-arranged to “Damn Livid Spouse!” and Impulses are still trading today amongst collectors, on eBay, and that’s damn lucky to find one in a basement.
Check this Bicycling magazine review of Custom Bicycles for Specific Needs, written by Gary Fisher, in March 1978.
Sadiq Gill built the frame up with older Mavic SSC stuff, Phil Tubular wheels, and wrote that she “rides fantastic” … tripping the bike fantastic.
Cycle Fashion: Vital
by Jason Swihart on Jun 21, 2007 at 12:35 PM
It’s no Bike Hugger T, but I just picked up this Blue and Hot Pink shirt from Denver-based Vital and am loving it. The lightweight cotton Alternative Apparel t-shirt is comfy and runs fitted. Check out their assortment of other cycle-themed t-shirts.
via the Goat
Interbike 2007 Registration Open
by Byron on Jun 21, 2007 at 7:40 AM
Bike Hugger is already planning our Interbike trip this year, where we’ll cover even more of the show, cycling in Vegas (you’d be surprised), and announce product from some supa-secret projects we’re working on.
Bonus this year is the Las Vegas World Criterium Championship with it’s Industry Cup division, the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, and check this out: At the Red Rock, you can test ride Cannondale’s System Six or Synapse Carbon SL 1 with a set of Lew Racing’s PRO VT-1!
Where Interbike is usually criticized for being in Vegas, including by us, they’re working with the city and responding with more bike events, new bike paths, and encouraging visitors to ride.
Before Bike Hugger, way back, in 04, Pam and I rode Vegas and I had this to say
“You don’t know a town ‘till you ride through it. Vegas was a miserable ride of strip malls, side streets, heavy traffic, horrible tasting water and urban decay until we got out of the city and into Red Rock Canyon. “
Check Road Mag’s Tales from the Road on Red Rock Canyon.
The Hottest Stingray of them All
by Byron on Jun 21, 2007 at 7:18 AM
When writing the post on Coudal’s Swap Meat, I googled Orange Krate and from various forums, fan sites, and collectors arrived at this ad from 1968 posted to the Schwinn collector forums.
And it don’t stop there … check the Krate-designed rooms, the 32 Ford Sedan that inspired the Krate, and the chopper controversy about the Raleigh design on the back of an envelope.
Sweet Swap Meat
by Byron on Jun 21, 2007 at 7:15 AM
Cross-posted from Textura Design … for all you DIYs out there in the big ‘ol blogopshere, check Swap Meat, where you send Coudal (a creative agency) the cool thing you’ve made and get a cool thing in return, like a book about a guy that wore red pants for 30 days straight, a lovely Box of Documents, or this Cat on a Bike print (since sold out).
We just sent a Bike Hugger Tee and a box of Clip-n-Seal Mondos.
Tip: Jim Coudal owned an Orange Crate back in the day and Chicago is a bike town.
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