Blogging Shanghai by Bike

Bike Hugger is visiting Shanghai for the Intel Developer Forum. We’ll ride, meetup, and blog the mobile social. The plan is to meet at the Shanghai International Convention Center to start with routes, stops, and locations TBD.


Check below for the ride details and back here for updates.

Intel Developer Forums offer global access to technology, ideas, and people who will transform the future of technology and how the world is using it.

Urban Rides

Meet at the Shanghai International Convention Center and ride.


Tue, Apr 1, 08
12:30 - 3:00 PM
Wed, Apr 2, 2008
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Thur, Apr 3, 08
12:00 - 3:00 PM


Sign up for the meetups on Upcoming and watch for updates. Got some suggestions on where to meet, tell us in the comments.


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Riding Shanghai

We’ll ride all over Shanghai, as a bike hugga would do

  • Out for coffee
  • Around town
  • To the bars, food, and tourist attractions!

Hyland by Civia

IMG_3326.jpg My shop has one of the new Hyland Civia bikes sitting in the window, and I have to say that it is one clever commuter.

IMG_3327.jpg The frame is aluminium with sliding, modular drop-outs and 135mm spacing. The sliding portion also mounts the fender mount (but not the rack mount) and has provision for a post mount disc brake (easier aligning of the caliper). The fork is carbon fiber with a post mount caliper mount as well.


The frame thus can easily mount a standard hub, a Shimano or SRAM internal hub, or the famed Rohloff 14-speed internal hub. Be prepared to pay…the Shimno Alfine equipped model seen here should just squeak under $2k. Expensive? Yes, but the component spec is absolutely first quality.

The hydraulic disc brakes and metal fenders are standouts.

You can also buy the frame/fork/dropout set for a little over a thousand bucks.


Seattle Train Yard Bike Tour: Sundays in March

A friend just forwarded on Bicycle Tour of Seattle Train Yards, happening on the remaining Sundays this Month.

Details: Departs at Noon from the All City Coffee House in George Town Ride: 3 hrs/ 10 miles, lumpy pavement (bring a patch kit and a pump), stopping at 3 rail yards. Ends in Ballard. To do: Check the site the day before to ensure no cancellations.

I gotta admit, I love riding through the train yards. I’m really looking forward to getting a few details on what’s actually happening in them. I don’t know much about the outfit, but I think these guys do the Secret Seattle tours which are well regarded.

Tall bike at Austin during SxSW

tallbike.jpg I saw this guy the last day I was in Austin. This guy declined an “interview”, tossing a sorry-on-my-way-to-work our way as he searched his bag while negotiating traffic.

It seems tall bikes are not at all limited to the West Coast. Personally, that ain’t my bag, baby, but my head didn’t spin till just now when I looked at the photo trying to figure out how he stops the bike. He’s got bare brake bosses and no levers, so unless he welded that multi-speed freewheel to fix the wheel, I am totally baffled. Because that would seem like a really bad idea to be without some way to slow or stop.

Bike BBQ

We could’ve use a bike like this in Austin! Next time at the next event – also see the bike rotisserie and Juice Peddler. Uploaded by Nisa.

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