I asked first and she said, “sure.” And then said, “yeah, that’s a good shot … drunk, no makeup, 11:00 am, riding to work.”
Thanks to local guides Mark and Kirk and the rider turnout from atxbs.com (thanks Jason!), yesterday’s ride was a total success. It was a beautiful day for riding, and whoever decided that we should stop at that pub before the Blanton art museum deserves a promotion. I could have stayed longer at the museum but we needed to get to the BBQ.
Then at the BBQ, we reached the 300 person capacity for the location and gave out a lot of cool stuff. I ended up handing out 200 bag of schwag personally, and then mc’ing the raffle.
Afterwards, the atxbs.com crew led Byron and me to some freakin’ awesome tacos at some local joint. I think it was called Chilitos? Someone post the name of the restaurant.
Thanks again Austin!
I recently came across this article from a bloke from London (my adopted city!) about his search for a folder that he could fix up, fixie style. It’s is a topic close to my heart, being a fellow fixer on a folder.
Finding a fixable folder isn’t an easy task, there are all kinds of considerations to make, including the fact that many folder use non-standard parts. Andrew’s found a UK based road bike running 24 inch wheels that folds, folds, folds down into an airline check-in bag (given enough patience). The Airnimal Chameleon is a suspended, unified rear triangle design apparently suitable for winning a triathlon or two while still folding up quickly for your average bus trip. Andrew’s got his suited out with an ENO eccentric hub to handle chain tension. His epic journey across Dahon, Brompton, the Swift folder and others is educational to say the least. All things considered, I’m glad to hear even the higher end frames have an occasion creak and squeak, at least I’m not the only one.
At the Bike Hugger BBQ, there was a capacity crowd that ate all the food, drink all the beer, had a good time, and won prizes from our sponsors. We counted 300 people. 30 cyclists showed up for the Urban Ride on a beautiful Spring day. I made it just in time for the BBQ, but missed the ride, after being stuck in Memphis.
Thanks Austin and SXSW.
Tomorrow we’ll ride again with the locals, fly back to Seattle, and post more.