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Paris-Roubaix—The hell of the… ducks?


by Dave R. on Apr 15, 2008 at 10:50 PM

Truth be told, I don’t follow much bike racing, but there are a few I watch out for every year. Paris-Roubaix The Hell of the North is on the list. I hold the racers up along side the sailors in the Vendee Globe solo ocean sailboat racing in terms of sheer lunacy, bravery, and effort. Check out this classic finish from 1985 to see what i mean – Greg Lemond looks like he’s lost a mud wrestling match at around 6:30 minutes. Tom Boonen won this year, showing some powerful sprinting in the velodrome, some pictures here.

American and NYC product George Hincapie unfortunately did not, having a mechanical with only 56km to go. Bikesnob NYC replays the entire drama for you, with ducks. Seriously. Go check it out, I nearly fell out of my chair.

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New Shop on the Block: uBRDO


by andrew_f_martin on Apr 15, 2008 at 8:46 AM

I have found my new favorite LBS. On my commute home through Kirkland, I found this small little shop that just opened its doors: uBRDO! From the site, U brdo is Croatian for “in the hills, or mountains”. I stopped by when I first noticed the shop was open and talked to the owner Scott Richardson. As soon as I walked in - it was pretty apparent that this shop’s identity is right in the BikeHugger niche. Swobo bikes, lots of commuter-specific gear, simple, elegant - lots of stuff just focusing on the beauty of the bike.

Hey - they’re open past 6! Most nights Scott is open until 8! We are open sign

I’ve been in a handful of times with my son and each time Scott has something new to show me. It’s truly an adult bike-candy store. He uses all the stuff he sells, and so there is some crossover into the backpacking market.

Scott is really kicking off his relationship with the community with a bang. He’s organized a tour-bus trip to Whistler for some opening weekend mtn biking. I’m not a mountain biker, so I won’t be going this time, but if he pulls it off again later in the summer I’d be interested in bringing up the road bike and do the ride the Pemberton. The trip is pretty much all-inclusive, plus he’s throwing in a bunch of swag. He’s still got some spots so get on the bus! Big Bus trip to Whistler

I love the statement on who they are:

We strongly believe in human powered pursuits. We believe that you can do anything you set your mind too. We believe in challenging ourselves wether it’s pushing the limits of endurance over several hours in a local race or bigger projects like cycling the Western Hemisphere, paddling across the Northern tier of Canada, or circumnavigating the pacific states by foot and pedal (all things on our list!).. We hold firmly to the mantra: “Get Yourself There”.

He’s doing what he can to help people get out of their cars, and onto bikes. He’s got a captive market with Microsoft and Google campuses near by. Let’s hope he’s able to help cure the traffic mess that is Kirkland each weekday.

Go check him out. He’s working on my troublesome road disc wheelset now and will be helping me setup my Nexus wheel next.

Some Pictures from the shop are on my Flickr set.<br/> <br/> Scott’s commute to work is pretty quick on his Surly.<br/> Surly Commuter <br/><br/> Scott Richardson is the man behind the uBRDO shop.<br/> uBRDO owner Scott <br/><br/> Comfy Swobo bike wear.<br/> Comfy Swobo bike wear <br/><br/> The Shop area is coming along - that’s my rear wheel in for some love.<br/> Shop area is coming along <br/><br/> Ahearn goodies are available here. I may go for that coffee cup setup on my townie.<br/> Ahearn goodies <br/><br/> Bob Trailer<br/> Bob Trailer<br/>

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Road Find: a bra!


by Byron on Apr 15, 2008 at 6:26 AM

Of all the things I’ve found while riding (a garden gnome, various screwdrivers, a yoyo, etc.) this bra is one of the best and I thought it made a nice adornment to Mark’s frame…


It was found on Western Ave in downtown Seattle.

What have you found? I heard about a cyclist finding an XBox once and one of my teammates found enough cash to buy us all pizza.

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World’s Best Bike Paths


by Byron on Apr 14, 2008 at 6:34 AM

At Bike Hugger we’ve become connoisseurs of bike paths and think that Santa Barbara has the best ones in the world. Huggacast Thirty Eight features two sections of the Pacific Coast Route.

What bike paths do you think are world class?


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Commuting in Shanghai


by Byron on Apr 12, 2008 at 7:53 AM

Huggacast Episode Thirty Seven, we commute in Shanghai by bike, ferry, and on a Maglev train.

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  • Audio Sample is Dirty Harry (Schtung Chinese New Year Remix) – Gorillaz - D-Sides.
  • Maglev was running at lower power to save energy during non peak hours – it’s goes 408/kmh
  • The ferry boarding procedure was “intense”

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Simple, Elegant, Ti Bike


by Byron on Apr 12, 2008 at 7:06 AM

Lynskey built this bike for Sgt. Lee Robbs of the Chattanooga Police Department who will take part in the 2008 Police Unity Tour: a ride for those who died.


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Sunny Santa Barbara


by Byron on Apr 12, 2008 at 6:38 AM

Pam and I joined our cycling team this weekend for some miles in Santa Barbara and rode along what I called the best bike path in all of the world …

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Video on riding safe and civil


by Dave R. on Apr 10, 2008 at 7:43 AM

Kent pointed out this video on his site earlier this week. It’s a great reminder about how to ride in traffic safely. We’ll be using techniques like these on this month’s RideCivil, but we won’t be throwing around terms like Lane Control Position. Instead we’ll be focusing on riding safe and civil, having a good time, and spreading some good vibes around to our fellow road users. Hope to see you there.

p.s. The weather’s shaping up, so I won’t be too surprised if you leave your swim-fins at home.

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