After the Mobile SocialComments
by Mark V on May 24, 2008 at 11:54 PM
by Mark V on May 24, 2008 at 11:54 PM
by Byron on May 24, 2008 at 8:13 AM
Later that night at Hopworks … beer, bikes, pub food.
by Byron on May 23, 2008 at 1:15 PM
A reader wrote to say
I was riding to work today heading south on Beacon near the VA hospital when I think I saw a police officer pull over a rider for not wearing a helmet. As I rode by, I asked the rider if he was okay (thinking maybe he had gotten hit), and he just looked mad. Has anyone else heard reports of this today?
And I just heard from another cyclist that they got a 103 ticket for no helmet.
Just like the periodic stop-sign crackdowns on Mercer Island, sounds like the po po are looking for helmet scofflaws.
Anyone else seen cyclist getting tickets or got one themselves?
by Jason Swihart on May 22, 2008 at 5:05 PM
The first day was a mixed success–our winners seemed genuinely excited, but Twitter made the process very difficult by inexplicably swallowing any messages that contained an @ symbol. Our first batch of winners came out like this:
|bzo||Ibex Wool Arm Warmers|
|joshgray||Ibex Beezer Full Zip Jersey|
|wrenchpilot||Crumpler Textbook Point|
|hnordeen||Crumpler Textbook Point|
|viciousalloy||Ibex El Fito 3/4 Bike Knickers|
|wazdog||Famous Winebar Raygun|
|penguin||Ibex Fausto Jersey|
|wryanturner||Ibex Arrivee Bib Shorts|
|danielo||Ibex Women’s Spin Jersey|
|wnalyd||Keen Everett daypack|
Tomorrow, all the stuff we’re giving away can be mailed to you, so you don’t have to be at Webvisions to get it. We’ve got a SXSW Interactive pass, a bunch more Ibex stuff, some Bike Hugger shirts, and more. Stayed tuned–follow us on Twitter because you WILL need to meet certain deadlines if you’re a winner.
by Byron on May 22, 2008 at 7:53 AM
good times all … good times.
by Dave R. on May 21, 2008 at 8:24 PM
The riders in tonight’s Ride of Silence in Seattle were like velocipede monks, rolling silently from Gasworks, down Eastlake through downtown and Belltown, then finally out Denny back to the park. I didn’t see an official count, but I’d guess there were 200 riders, a sizable crowd but not quite the volume I saw last year. The ride was well organized, with cue sheets, guides at every turn, and incredibly good control over the pacing and grouping of the whole group.
The ride is international with rides in almost every state in the U.S. The point of the ride is to memorialize riders who have been killed or injured on the road, like my friend Matthew Sperry. I try to make the ride every year because Matt was killed doing what I do ever day – riding to work.
I don’t think Matthew would have organized this ride. He would have put together a Jazz Funeral on bikes at the very least. Personally, I struggle with the concept of the ride. The last thing I want to do is be quiet about cyclists being killed. The silence also makes it hard to get the message out. Even though I’m ambivalent about the ride, I’ll keep riding it every year until the Bicycle Wakes get large enough to make an impression on the public at large.
by Byron on May 21, 2008 at 1:27 PM
We’re in Portland, chilling before the Urban Ride and Reception at Lucky Lab. See you all there.
by Byron on May 20, 2008 at 4:49 PM
Tomorrow night is the annual Ride of Silence. We’ll toast the ride during the Mobile Social reception and pay our respects. Our event ends just as the Ride of Silence begins at 7:00 PM in Portland. And we encourage all to ride silently from Lucky Lab. We will.
by Jason Swihart on May 20, 2008 at 2:13 PM
by Byron on May 20, 2008 at 6:49 AM
Following the Mobile Social @ Webvisions, we’re giving away even more schwag via Twitter. Check how we’re doing it on the Twitter Giveaway details page. All you have to do is follow us on Twitter, tweet us, and pick up your prize if you win.
The instructions and how to with visual aids are on the Twitter Giveaway Details page.