Shimano Learns a New Language

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by Byron on Feb 20, 2007 at 8:46 AM

Shimano’s coasting line is profiled in United’s Hemispheres (of all places) and provides insight into the design and development effort they went through with Ideo. I met Shannon from Shimano and Anthony from Ideo at Interbike last year and like the article, they told me people wanted to enjoy the “simple pleasure” of cycling and modern bicycles were too complicated (later, I referred to the simplicity and ecosystem trend at Interbike as iPod influenced, where products are focused on solving problems and making something easy to do).

The coasting website has been updated, dealers still not there, but there’s def more to look at.

I’m not sure where coasting fits for the enthusiasts, or if it matters, but anything that gets more people cycling is good and Bike Hugger is down with that.

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Kona Media Darlings

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by Byron on Feb 16, 2007 at 7:37 AM

While way sexy to start, I’d expect the Kona Media Darlings team to not look so darling, after they finish the Kona 24 hours in the Old Pueblo this weekend. Our blogger Owen will post about the culture, event, people, and bikes. The other darlings include

Good luck all and watch for the posts and photos. Also, hugga-related, check Kona Bike Town, a blog about Kona’s AfricaBike.

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Girl shirts delayed

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by Byron on Feb 16, 2007 at 7:27 AM

Well … the Hugga Tees in girls and women sizes didn’t turn out so good – ugly in fact, so we’re delaying them until we can get it right.

We should have the next run in a week or so and what to do with all those defective tees? Shop rags!

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Riding the Silk Road

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by Byron on Feb 15, 2007 at 4:47 PM

Slate.com’s Dispatches includes Cycling the Silk Road, a bike log of *three knuckleheaded guys . . *

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Clif Bar blog, Pros, and tours

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by Byron on Feb 15, 2007 at 3:43 PM

On the Clif Bar blog, Le Sensation American posts about their Evening with Da Pros tonight. The event coincides with the Tour of California, which starts tomorrow.

Late in March, a few huggas will tour parts of California near Santa Barbara – lots of photos and posts (and Clif Bar eating) will follow.

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Not so patiently waiting

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by andrew_f_martin on Feb 15, 2007 at 2:01 PM

I head to Australia pretty soon for three weeks of sun, family, and hopefully bikeriding. Of course I have to wait for my new bike to show up in order to perform that last item. I previously posted about what’s the best. I’m pretty sure that waiting for new toys to show up is the worst.

As for the challenge, well it’s going to end soon. I’ll be in a flying tube of Aluminum for over a day.

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World’s Most Beautiful Fenders

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by Jason Swihart on Feb 13, 2007 at 9:46 AM

hacker.jpgI grew up coveting the classic wooden power boats of the 20s through the 50s. Chris Craft, Hacker Craft, and Master Craft are still icons to me. But those wooden hulls and bright work come at a cost.

Woody’s Custom Fenders has captured that aesthetic–and made it available for your bike. The photos speak for themselves.

Via Get Outdoors Blog

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Paths to Nowhere

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by Byron on Feb 12, 2007 at 3:02 PM

Ever find yourself at the end of a bike path and riding right into traffic, railroad tracks, or sidewalks or car doors? It’s a definite problem and the Seattle Parks Foundation has announced Bands of Green, an effort to make create more loops from existing paths and trails.

Hopefully they’ll coordinate the bands with the Bicycle Master plan and such topics as wayfinding.

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