Ready to ride around town
Select photos from our ride in Austin…we hosted Bikes v. Cars and rode to the world premier.
Chris Paine, Who Killed the Electric Car and Fredrik Gertten, director of Bikes v. Cars
A stop at the Roy Montelongo Scenic Overlook
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.
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!
Setting up the wide-angle shot
These dogs photobombed our shoot with their own ideas about disruption and getting our attention during SXSW.
And this dog photobombs us.
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.
“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.
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.
A CX Meetup
Here we are riding through the thick of it, as we’ll do next year.
And what bike was I riding? This Verge.