Snow Days

The snow day that wasn’t in Seattle, is now one today and while that’s slowing down our blog productivity (kids at Hugga HQ bouncing off the walls), it’s also generating much discussion on riding with studded tires, cleats, and riding indoors, especially with euro hotness.

Update

Seattle PI in their ongoing coverage has this shot of a cyclist riding his bike in the snow, here’s another, and the Seattle Times has this video with a cyclist at 01:43.

Media defends cyclist

Ken Schram defends cyclists against license fees. Last year we called out Ken Schram for stirring up Seattle’s Bike Haters, so we found that report interesting.

World Bicycle Relief

A Double Bike Match fund raiser is going on right now through Friday with a goal of getting 200 bikes and helping 4,000 people. We gave to World Bicycle Relief last year.

Versus Survey

Following up on our post about Tour de France coverage in the States, Versus has a survey out. They also announced that they’re covering the Giro and Lance’s return to racing.

Bike Burrito

Dig it …

Bicycle Film Festival

The festival’s last stop was in Portland last week and 09 submissions are open.

Bright Bike Big City

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With this material, ELVS, and LEDs, one could go out and ride at a thermonuclear level of brightness.

Snow bikes Uploaded by Bike Pilot | more from the Bike Hugger Photostream.



3 Comments

This snow day is a joke. People on the East Coast and Midwest must be laughing at us. I’ve never seen so little snow cause so much panic. The whole thing is just plain silly. It’s not that big a deal, people in Seattle need to man-up, grow a pair, and learn how to deal with it. It’s snowed in Seattle every year I’ve lived here yet each year people treat it as if it’s never happened. I don’t get it. Now back to the rollers…

Well at least it snowed! I blame the media in part and yes unprepared drivers, but since I’ve lived in Seattle, we’ve had at least 5 big storms. Gone are the days when we had a temperate climate. Did you read the craziness that drivers were turning around on the highway and driving the wrong way?

The Versus survey is still as hung up on the TdF as it is on the air.  I realize there isn’t much programming to fill the summer midday schedule, but I would settle for just the “enhanced prime” coverage on days when there are flat stages if it would get us more current and higher quality coverage of the other grand tours.  Phil and Paul have phoned it in (literally, I’m sure) for better coverage of lesser races than the Vuelta.

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