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Mobile Social SXSW 15 Photos

Ready to Ride

Ready to ride around town

Select photos from our ride in Austin…we hosted Bikes v. Cars and rode to the world premier.

Chris Pain and Fredrik Gertten

Chris Paine, Who Killed the Electric Car and Fredrik Gertten, director of Bikes v. Cars

A stop at the Roy Montelongo Scenic Overlook

See the rest on G+ and Flickr. Also the annual capital steps photo in [this post](SXSW 15: Standing In Line) from last week.

SXSW 15: Best in Show

Timberline

Of all the bikes seen in Austin, including the ones we rode during SXSW, this Huffy Timberline wins Best in Show. It even matches your cords! The vintage bike from the 70s maybe worth a hundred dollars or so, but much more in style points.

UPDATE

Since we posted this photo here and on Instagram, Cycleast commented

We rescued this bike from destruction, rebuilt it and rented it out during SXSW. It is now sitting at the shop waiting for someone to come and adopt it and give it a forever home.

If you’re still in Austin, go get it!

Issue 22 Sounds Like Dogs

Dogs

Setting up the wide-angle shot

These dogs photobombed our shoot with their own ideas about disruption and getting our attention during SXSW.

dogs

And this dog photobombs us.

And his buddy

With his buddy.

The sounds they made – sniffing, snorting, and cavorting – is what the latest issue of our Magazine is about. What we hear when riding our bikes. Available now on iTunes and the Web, Issue 22 Sounds cost $4 or $16 for an annual subscription.

SXSW 15: Standing In Line

“Who you standing in line for?”

“Nice bike,” she replied.

The complaints you may hear about SXSW are mostly valid: Too corporate and too crowded, but if you seek out venues like the Sweden showcase, there you’ll find music like this…


I hope that’s who, or what, she was in line for. After hosting the Swedes and riding with them to the world premier of Bikes v. Cars, I know they’re in Austin for the art and culture. They brought their bikes, meatballs, and music.

anotehr moment

Another Mobile Social Moment

Sure SXSW is a hectic, crowded, oversold and a hyped cultural happening where Miley makes a surprise appearance; there’s a secret P-Diddy party with Lil’ Wayne, and long lines to get wristbands for parties. But Tim Johnson hosted a CX meetup, with a dozen more bike-related panels, and events like ours too.

Tim Jackson Meetup

A CX Meetup

As I wrote in the Medium Bicycles Collection before arriving in Austin, SXSW is what you make it, and we continue to make it about the bike.

Here we are riding through the thick of it, as we’ll do next year.

And what bike was I riding? This Verge.

verge

Hidden City: Merge

merge

Even during SXSW, get up real early to ride and the streets are this quiet. In Austin’s Hidden City, away from the tourists, we didn’t see many cars, just a handful during the ride.

PowerTap History of Innovation


In what’s expected to be another flat year for bike developments, Saris is getting buzz for their new, updated line of Power Meters. We’ll have them in to ride, as soon as they ship. The updates included, chain-ring based and pedals.

Hashtag Americana at the ABGB

the ABGB

A fav image from Austin this weekend and Americana in Texas at the ABGB, also featured by Sony Mirrorless Pro via our photography editor David Schloss. Besides all the riding and the bike, the assignment was to find the Hidden City during SXSW and we did just that.

More to follow with words in the upcoming issue 23 of our magazine. For the camera nerds, that photo was shot with the new Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 lens. And, there’s a problem in Austin with some many young parents – children and bars, pubs, and breweries.

SXSW 15: River City Camo Kit

camo

The timing is such that I rode with Wiley in his cameo River City kit in Austin and then back home in Seattle, noticed this new edit from that famous shop.


Small world, huh?

It is and still getting through gigs of photos to share from our rides during SXSW with people from all over.

SXSW 15: El Gato Burped


On the trail with El Gato, during a MTB meetup at SXSW in the Barton Creek Greenbelt, he said

I’m still smooth, but fatter, so I think burped it.

He did AND showed me the new Giant Bicycles​ Anthem Advanced SX.

Issue 22 is available now and is about sounds.

Tires on the road, shifting, excuses, praise, music; the sounds we hear when ride.

And a tubeless burp, the sound of a swollen creek as you cross it….

SXSW 15: Heard A Ruckus

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Hill intervals

That ruckus yesterday during SXSW was our social ride and then the Flaming Lips!

Before riding around town, rode up into the hills of the 04 neighborhood. And one thing I can def ‘till you about “road,” is if you’re riding to a “dam” for a photo, that inevitably means climbing. Sharp, punchy, steps up, and then back down…

Social ride

Fair weather brought the cyclists out and we enjoyed a loop that included our annual Capital steps photo.

big bike boom

Needed a wide angle to fit them all in

A world premier of a film too… I asked @deathandfood who attended the Bikes v. Cars screening for a quick review and got this text back

I liked it. Happy it wasn’t all white guys. Would have like more cities shown. Still too much talking heads, but they did well with the graphics.

The presentation in the park with the bike powered screen added to the energy. Despite the late start, the crowd was invested, cheering, booing Rob Ford and good applause at the end.

Rob Ford getting booed in Austin! That’s a good ruckus.

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