Mercer, Wisconsin is trying to get their kids to school - by bike. I remember riding to school a couple times a year, but never made much of a habit of it. It’s a great opportunity to open kids up to the sport and better yet - to a healthy lifestyle. Anything we can do to help pull them away from the XBox or PS3 is good by me.
Tomorrow evening, join Seattle Likes Bikes, FeetFirst and PedInRoads for another event protesting the elimination of an uphill bike lane on Stone Way North. Meetup at Gasworks @ 5:00 pm, ride from 5:30 - 6:30.
Here’s the guy that made your Control-Tech stem, back when Control-Tech wasn’t just a brand name on an import. He told me that when we first met, he was checking out Bettie, and our stoker stem and said, “I made that stem.” Cool.
He’s now welding titanium frames for Davidson and I bet has lots of industry stories.
Back I think in 97 or 98, I bought a tri-color messenger bag from Alki Bike in West Seattle from a dude named Marcus. The bag was a shop sample, I got a bro-deal on it, and more importantly started a long-term friendship with Marcus. He wrenched my bike for years and also drank lots of beer with me. I rode with that bag just last week and today is Marcus’ birthday.
Tonight at Beveridge Place, we’ll drink with beers from Schooner Exact, his craft brewery and celebrate.
NAHBS 2008 is set to roll into Portland next February 8-10. I’ve wanted to attend the show that has been in San Jose in recent years. Now that it’s only 200mi away, I have no excuse. Maybe we’ll need to organize a ‘Hugger ride down - our own STP (and back) in February. Fenders would be a must.
In light of the news from Tailwind Sports and the end of Discovery Channel, thought we should just put it out there to the ex-Disco pros that don’t have a job, that we’ve got Team Bike Hugger. The team deal is shirts, socks, kits (on the way), and you get to blog all about your racing plus ride around on the Bettie!