Bikehugger’s SxSW Ride and BBQ a success!

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by Mark V on Mar 09, 2008 at 9:52 AM

Thanks to local guides Mark and Kirk and the rider turnout from atxbs.com (thanks Jason!), yesterday’s ride was a total success. It was a beautiful day for riding, and whoever decided that we should stop at that pub before the Blanton art museum deserves a promotion. I could have stayed longer at the museum but we needed to get to the BBQ.

Then at the BBQ, we reached the 300 person capacity for the location and gave out a lot of cool stuff. I ended up handing out 200 bag of schwag personally, and then mc’ing the raffle.

Afterwards, the atxbs.com crew led Byron and me to some freakin’ awesome tacos at some local joint. I think it was called Chilitos? Someone post the name of the restaurant.

Thanks again Austin! bbq%20group%2002.jpg

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Fixed Folder in London

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by Dave R. on Mar 08, 2008 at 7:11 PM

cham_folder.jpg I recently came across this article from a bloke from London (my adopted city!) about his search for a folder that he could fix up, fixie style. It’s is a topic close to my heart, being a fellow fixer on a folder.

Finding a fixable folder isn’t an easy task, there are all kinds of considerations to make, including the fact that many folder use non-standard parts. Andrew’s found a UK based road bike running 24 inch wheels that folds, folds, folds down into an airline check-in bag (given enough patience). The Airnimal Chameleon is a suspended, unified rear triangle design apparently suitable for winning a triathlon or two while still folding up quickly for your average bus trip. Andrew’s got his suited out with an ENO eccentric hub to handle chain tension. His epic journey across Dahon, Brompton, the Swift folder and others is educational to say the least. All things considered, I’m glad to hear even the higher end frames have an occasion creak and squeak, at least I’m not the only one.

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Thank you Austin & SXSW

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by Byron on Mar 08, 2008 at 7:07 PM

At the Bike Hugger BBQ, there was a capacity crowd that ate all the food, drink all the beer, had a good time, and won prizes from our sponsors. We counted 300 people. 30 cyclists showed up for the Urban Ride on a beautiful Spring day. I made it just in time for the BBQ, but missed the ride, after being stuck in Memphis.

Thanks Austin and SXSW.

Tomorrow we’ll ride again with the locals, fly back to Seattle, and post more.

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Austin by way of Memphis and Montreal?

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by Byron on Mar 08, 2008 at 4:28 AM

At one point, during the hectic flight-cancellation, rebook process, I was routed through Montreal, Detroit, and onto Austin! Who knew that Memphis would go into a panic with an inch of snow? Well, a fellow business traveler did. As we landed, he said, “if there’s snow in Memphis, they shut down all the flights.” I flew from Seattle to Memphis, and wham, all flights cancelled.

A few hours of sleep later in a Doubletree, and I’m back to the Airport to see if a regional airline will fly today to Austin.

If I’m there or not, the other huggas will make sure the Urban Ride and BBQ go well.

Have a good ride all.

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See you at the Urban Ride and BBQ

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by Byron on Mar 07, 2008 at 8:56 AM

sxsw_blogging_08.jpg Back from Vegas and onto Austin for the Urban ride and BBQ. See you all there. We’re easy to spot in our hugger gear and we’ll blog all the Austin urban cycling here, in our photostream, and huggacasts.

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Schwag-bag Shades

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by Byron on Mar 06, 2008 at 10:12 AM

Got these shades in an IE8 schwag bag and have adopted them temporarily as my “Vegas Look.” Got me thinking, what’s the coolest or in contrast stupidest schwag you’ve ever got? For me, Mavic has the best clothes giveaways in the business.

Update

I gave Pam the schwag-bag shades after realizing that they were women’s – couldn’t argue with that – they have a little IE logo laser-etched on the lens.

from the Bike Hugger Photostream.

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Vegas Coffee Run

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by Byron on Mar 05, 2008 at 3:11 PM

So I’m at Mix 08, went out for a quick ride, and found the Hottest Coffee in Vegas

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A couple notes:

  • I forgot my helmet, back at home
  • Sexxpresso is an “only in Vegas” and probably better that it Stay in Vegas
  • Only a coinkadink that we’ve had back-to-back PG-13 posts

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