Any Given Saturday on a Bike1
by Byron on Jun 18, 2006 at 10:21 AM
by Byron on Jun 18, 2006 at 10:21 AM
by Byron on Jun 17, 2006 at 8:22 AM
The Flying Wheels Summer Century is on today. Right after the wheels stop flying, you can cheer on your favorite Cutter at the Marymoor Little 100. Best part about the Little 100 is that you can drink beer, while subjective voting occurs on categories like, “best team costume concept, smoothest switch out, most aggressive prime lap, best shaven legs …”
Bike Huggers will be there, in effect, taking photos and dunking someone in the dunk tank.
by Frank Steele on Jun 16, 2006 at 1:19 PM
Kryptonite, makers of the ubiquitous U-Lock, named New York its worst city for bike theft (no surprise, there).
They don’t explain their methodology, just “its own proprietary data,” but here’s the full list:
They also suggest a number of fairly common-sense tips (lock to a secure object, lock in a visible, well-lit area), and at least one I’ve never done: “Always lock your bike, especially when at home.” Couldn’t hurt; I may start.
And what city sticks out like a sore thumb from that list? That’s right – Eugene. All the others are big population centers. I guess that’s the downside to being one of the best cities for cycling: If you can get anywhere by bicycle, everybody’s gonna want one.
by Frank Steele on Jun 16, 2006 at 12:13 PM
Good luck to the 2000 lucky lottery winners kicking off “Ride the Rockies” on Sunday in Cortez.
This year’s route travels through Durango, then down into New Mexico, before turning almost straight north to Salida and Cañon City. We’ll be linking to weblog entries and photos from along the ride next week. If you find any, please send them along; our suggestions e-mail is “huggable” at this domain name.
by Frank Steele on Jun 16, 2006 at 11:37 AM
Bicicle2, by valpopando.
by Byron on Jun 16, 2006 at 9:14 AM
Last year, just about this time of year, I was riding in Colorado, up to Lizard Head Pass and just as my head started to clear from work stress, I was focusing on surviving the hail, cold, wet and precipitous drops off and thought, “this is it.” This is what I want to do and blog about. This is my lifestyle. It is about the bike and I’m lucky enough to work with designers and clients that made this blog happen.
We’ve still got some work to do. Get a blog roll up, photos, affiliates and mostly post about riding, commuting, and cycling.
by Byron on Jun 14, 2006 at 1:43 PM
Bike Hugger is a blog for the cycling enthusiast, for the commuter, and people getting into the cycling lifestyle. We’ve also got product reviews in the works, ride reports, and more. Bike Hugger is about riding your bike and we’re glad you visited. Today we’re soft launching, in the coming weeks, we’ll post more features, and later today we’re going out for a long ride.
by Frank Steele on Jun 05, 2006 at 2:35 PM
The author test rides each around Washington, DC, and rates the Brompton smallest folding and cleverest, the Birdy, with its front suspension system, the smoothest, the Xootr as “most like a real bike,” the Dahon Speed Pro the fastest, and the Speed D7 the best value ($330 list).
by Frank Steele on May 30, 2006 at 11:18 AM
Toronto residents woke up yesterday morning to a general transit strike. As a result, bikes ruled the day, with Treehugger reporting:
The bicycle proved itself to be the most efficient means of transport and, next to walking, the only thing that moved. We hope many of these new riders find that they like it and keep it up!
by Frank Steele on May 21, 2006 at 12:44 AM
Bright Night has introduced a line of jackets for runners and cyclists that take visibility to the next level.
Reflective jackets have been available for a few years, and do a good job of reflecting light from approaching cars back to their drivers’ eyes. The new jackets don’t require any source light, because they have built-in lights that provide 360 degrees of visibility and that blink periodically.
2 AAA batteries provide 300 hours of use, and the lights are reportedly visible from a quarter-mile.