The Flying Wheels Summer Century is on today. Right after the wheels stop flying, you can cheer on your favorite Cutter at the Marymoor Little 100. Best part about the Little 100 is that you can drink beer, while subjective voting occurs on categories like, “best team costume concept, smoothest switch out, most aggressive prime lap, best shaven legs …”
Bike Huggers will be there, in effect, taking photos and dunking someone in the dunk tank.
Kryptonite, makers of the ubiquitous U-Lock, named New York its worst city for bike theft (no surprise, there).
They don’t explain their methodology, just “its own proprietary data,” but here’s the full list:
- Kryptonite’s Top 10 Worst Cities for Bike Theft:
- New York, NY
- San Francisco, CA
- Chicago, IL
- Washington, DC
- Boston, MA
- Eugene, OR
- Philadephia, PA
- Oakland, CA
- Seattle, WA
- Miami, FL
They also suggest a number of fairly common-sense tips (lock to a secure object, lock in a visible, well-lit area), and at least one I’ve never done: “Always lock your bike, especially when at home.” Couldn’t hurt; I may start.
And what city sticks out like a sore thumb from that list? That’s right – Eugene. All the others are big population centers. I guess that’s the downside to being one of the best cities for cycling: If you can get anywhere by bicycle, everybody’s gonna want one.
Good luck to the 2000 lucky lottery winners kicking off “Ride the Rockies” on Sunday in Cortez.
This year’s route travels through Durango, then down into New Mexico, before turning almost straight north to Salida and Cañon City. We’ll be linking to weblog entries and photos from along the ride next week. If you find any, please send them along; our suggestions e-mail is “huggable” at this domain name.