Frozen Tri-Flow and other 07 observations

Back from Maui, and unpacking the Modal, I learned that way below zero degrees Tri-flow freezes into a gelatinous mass. I guess the Modal was put in the unheated cargo hull of the plane, cause it came back cold and stiff, with a gooey-bottled-blob of dry lube.

That interesting lesson was one of many this year for Bike Hugger. Traveling all over the world with a bike certainly changes one’s perspective and also reaffirms a common thread of cycling everywhere. In all my travels, I’d meet someone that wanted to talk bikes with me and that includes broken English at a Beijing bike pit stop.

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Bike Hugger started because we noticed

a surge in bike-to-work riders, a change in the air, a wisp of urban bikes, and spotted a long-tail, sport utility bike. I thought, ‘huh, something’s going on’

and didn’t exactly expect to sell retail goods, sponsor a team, features in Dwell and men.style.com; or building this large of a community with steady, healthy traffic.

Thanks for being part of that and considering the community, please tell us what mattered to you in 07 … what do you think was the best of bike culture?



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2007’s Best Hugger Industries photos:

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Handlebars with a smile[/url]

Riding towards banana bread in Maui

Bike in Taipei alleyway

Where will Bike Hugger end up next?

Byron looks back over 2007

Um…how about racing with freaking Cipo in the ‘Hugga kit!?

Ah yes, great photos and racing with Cipo is probably the best ever.

Cipo’s nice but I gotta give us Hugga girls some kudo’s. 3rd Place in Women’s Prestige Series & 2nd in Team GC in Bermuda.

my top memory with bikehugger is staying at the crazy hostel on the way to Gifu during my tour of Japan. 

That’s right, that was the “blow out your knees” tour.

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