by Byron on Jul 18, 2007 at 8:23 PM
by Byron on Jul 18, 2007 at 8:23 PM
by Kelli on Jul 17, 2007 at 9:45 PM
<img src=”http://kellidiane.smugmug.com/photos/random.mg?AlbumID=3160397&Size=Thumb&rand=2396” align=right”>After my half-assed approach to last year’s two-day ride, I wasn’t entirely convinced that the One Day Rider patch I coveted so much would actually be worth the time and training required. By the time spring came around, I had hung up my running shoes and decided that this was the year.
So how does one go about surviving two hundred miles on a bike? Glad you asked. Read on for the answers to the most common questions I’ve gotten throughout training and after the finish.
Overall, the ride was great and the patch well worth the effort. I entered this year’s season in far better shape than last year and felt pretty well trained in the last couple of weeks before the ride. That said, this is absolutely an approachable ride. With some commitment, training and discipline, nearly anyone can finish a one-day STP. It’s perfectly alright to not ever want to finish a double-century in one day. But wanting it badly enough is enough to take you the rest of the way.
by Byron on Jul 17, 2007 at 8:06 AM
The socks are in, as shown here by our sexy professional male model (ok, that’s actually just me), and are shipping now directly from Hugga HQ. In a week or so, Amazon.com will fulfill them for us.
SockGuy custom made the socks for us in one size fits most (sizes 7-11). They feature 75% Ultra-wicking Micro Denier Acrylic, 15% Nylon, and 10% Spandex for exceptional comfort and strength. The comfort was confirmed yesterday during a tough tour of the Olympic Pennisula.
by Byron on Jul 16, 2007 at 12:48 PM
Check the Masi Guy’s blog for preview photos of the new Masi fixie
by Byron on Jul 16, 2007 at 11:05 AM
(Photo credit Franck Robichon/European Pressphoto Agency)
by Byron on Jul 16, 2007 at 9:17 AM
Paris launched Velib, a bike share service, over the weekend. Velib is a combination of velo and liberty and for Parisians is another public transport option. Check our posts on Bike Share, Velib in the news, on Flickr, and blogs.
“This is about revolutionizing urban culture”
by Kelli on Jul 16, 2007 at 8:40 AM
The Hugga send wishes for a speedy recovery to Gerald Marvin, a 24-year-old cyclist hit on Hwy 30 on his way into Portland Sunday morning. More information at King5.com.
Also see Pedaling Portland for posts about STP.
by Byron on Jul 16, 2007 at 7:19 AM
Critical Mass is a paradox. In Manhattan, there’s nothing but turmoil and in Seattle a knife was pullled during the last one or arrests get made. In Brooklyn, for 3 years now, they’ve critically masssed with no arrests, no tickets, and the NYPD is even called “friendly.” StreetFilms just published a short film on the subject. I’ve only ridden a Critical Mass once, by accident (all kitted up with my race bike, feeling totally out of place) and it was fun and festive with tall bikes, longtail bikes, old schwinns, and everything else.
In Arizona, the next Critical Mass is on July 21st where they’ll meet around 6:30 pm at @ Tempe Beach park and ride to the Lost Leaf Tavern at 5th & Roosevelt. After the mass they’ll alleycat race with the winner taking all in the fixed race. Don’t know if they’re friends or foes with the police there.
Surprisingly, I saw a teaser for an Evening Magazine (of all places), on the alleycats, but it’s not linked yet. For more info on the alleycat in Arizona, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comment on the paradox between peaceful protests and ones that turn ugly?
by Kelli on Jul 15, 2007 at 10:30 PM
With my heart set on a One-Day Rider patch after last year’s STP, I rode into Portland last night to claim my prize. 204 incredible miles and I cannot believe that I survived without so much as a flat tire. Complete ride review will be posted in the next couple of days. For now, congrats to the many other STPers out there this weekend and many, many, many thanks to all the Cascade staff and volunteers.
by Byron on Jul 15, 2007 at 11:37 AM
Borat makes an appearance at the Tour de France motivating the riders to pedal a few strokes harder or at least forget their pain while laughing (where’s the Angel to purge that scene from our minds?). Here’s another shot.
What’s your favorite crazy fan? Spiderman from last year was good, as well as hook ‘em horns from 2 years ago – the guy with the long-horn hat that’d run next to Lance.
(Photo credit FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)