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Interbike 14 Recap from Jasen

Lake Boot

One thing I wanted from Interbike besides the adults in the industry to do their job was this boot.

Since Interbike been sharing photos and videos from CrossVegas and our Mobile Social. Working through another collection of photographs for new gear thnat caught my eye like this Lake boot, I was about to write an Interbike Show Floor recap and Jasen wrote this on his Facebook

For those of you who missed social media this week, a recap: During Interbike, at an e-cyclocross bike race in non-seceding Scotland, John Watson got rad™ with his iPhone 6+, and took a poor-quality pic of himself spraying beer on a Colombian woman dressed in the 12th ugliest skinsuit ever designed. Bike Rumor promptly stole the picture, crediting Patrick Brady, and somehow Byron got yelled at. Consider yourself caught up, and you’re welcome.

Word.

Huggacast Shorts: Why Are We Up?


7 AM Vegas time. Why are we up? Taking photos of bikes, Pure Fix Cycles….

Jen’s LIVE - Hour World Record Attempt


And his legs are being told to shut up already! If you’re not watching yet, here’s the live stream. Pretty sure there was a guy on the Burke this morning, on aero bars, also setting an HOUR record to WORK. Also…

Also On Square’s Marketplace

Square’s been good to us and been with them since the beta, selling Clip-n-Seals, Kickstands, and now just made available our Waxed Canvas Tool Roll available on their marketplace. The roll has been a hit for us and was recently reviewed in Wired

on Square Market

Until I had these made for us as a pet project, didn’t know how many other cyclists would agree that carrying tools and spare tube in your pocket is better than your saddle. Well, lots of you do and thanks! Now there’s another purchase option.

Mobile Social Photos

Tension mounts

Discussing the route, we think

Our 9th annual and 4 Mobile Social of the year brought the expected bike awesomeness, as seen in these photos.

diversity

A diverse ride

Arriving in Fremont

Arriving in Fremont

Male Model

We like to keep the Mobile Socials a bit mysterious, like where the exact meet spot is OR how we hire male models to sex it up.

The full gallery is on G+ and Facebook and when we roll through your town, suggest you ride with us.

Fabulous Pure Fix

As Jackson Lynch from PureFix said, “this year’s MoSo was again a lively, festive, embracing and incredibly diverse collection of pedaling souls intent on spreading cycling love in another city that doesn’t sleep.

More MoSo Please!

Yup. Next year is already being planned. Photos by Josh Hon, Brian K. Mark, and Byron.

Handbuilt in Seattle like Issue 16

Davidson


Back in Seattle, to the comforts of home after a trade show, and pulled a fav Davidson out of the shed for a ride. In Issue 16 of our magazine, Patrick Brady from Red Kite Prayer writes for us about the loss of another great American shop, like Elliott Bay Bicycles where this bike was made.

It’s the featured cover story and free to read.

There came a point when a handful of shop owners got smart and found frame builders who would work in-house. It was like a car dealer with its own in-house body shop, only better.

The bike is the Hotspur and the 3rd one designed for us by Bill and Mark V. It was handbuilt in Seattle, just like our mag is…

Another Mobile Social


After CrossVegas it was the 9th annual Mobile Social and our 4th one of the year. It brought the expected bike awesomeness. And until the galleries are ready and stories written, here’s an edit on YouTube. Special thanks to New Belgium, Terns, Knog, Pure Fix Cycles, Revolights, Green Guru, and you! Also Rapha.

Last Night CrossVegas and Tonight the MoSo

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You thought your race was hard…

Thijs Van Amerongen, bib #16, after setting up Nys on the final lap. Another hard flow course. In our race, Matt Hill was 3rd and I placed 12. I’ll have the rest of the CrossVegas story later. Tonight we’re riding the Mobile Social and watching the Crit.

Bikes and Kegs are Ready for the Mobile Social

Tern BBQ

Bikes staged and ready to ride on the Strip

Our 3rd Mobile Social in Vegas this year and the 9th annual Interbike edition is happening tomorrow. We’re riding the Strip on Terns to downtown to the Park for beer specials with New Belgium and then to Atomic liquors to watch the Crit. Joining us are Knog, Pure Fix Cycles, Revolights, Green Guru, and you! Also Rapha is back after we rode together in Austin, during SXSW.

NBB

New Belgium on Tap

Here’s a map and the ride starts at the South Convention Center Parking Lot, near the Daylight pool club entrance.

RSVP on Facebook and get yourself a free beer.

Tonight we’re at CrossVegas.

Issue 16: Back to School

Elliott Bay Bicycles is Closing

D-Plus

D-Plus at EBB

Here’s the thing, Elliott Bay Bicycles, an historic gem of bike culture, is closing and we’re flattened by the news, like losing all momentum. It was a shop with a resident builder — and the source of inspiration for much of our writing, including our travels with S&S bikes stuffed in suitcases. We’ll miss it but will have more stories to tell after Bob Freeman retires and Bill Davidson finds a new location. This issue started out with a Back to School theme. We have articles from Zanne, Shawn, and David about that, but also paused our regular programming to share what we remember the most about the shop, once we learned it was closing.

As Patrick wrote for this issue, it’s sad to lose another great American bike shop. This one was located in downtown Seattle between the Space Needle and Pike Place Market where they throw fish and buskers play street music. It’s where they made bikes with soul for 31 years, like the D-Plus, a bike built to fight. In the background of the photo is the machine shop. The bike represents the work of a master builder, bike stylist, machinist, welder, and creatives

As Patrick wrote for this issue, it’s sad to lose another great American bike shop. This one was located in downtown Seattle between the Space Needle and Pike Place Market where they throw fish and buskers play street music. It’s where they made bikes with soul for 31 years, like the D-Plus, a bike built to fight. In the background of the photo is the machine shop. The bike represents the work of a master builder, bike stylist, machinist, welder, and creatives.

Also a time to remember how things change.

This is my editor’s letter from Issue 16 that drops today on iTunes and the Web. Bike Hugger Magazine is ad-free and costs $16.00 for a subscription or $4.00 an issue.

Cover

Issue 16 Cover

Patrick Brady’s article about shops like Elliott Bay Bicycles is the cover story and you can read it for free with a sign in.






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