Guide to Bike Culture

Bike Hugger’s Guide to Bike Culture was presented during the Best of Ignite Seattle session @Gnomedex 09. Complied with Mark V, Frank Steele, Jason Swihart, and David Schloss. Thank you to Brady Forrest for inviting me to present it.

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Note the guide isn’t complete. The Ignite format is 20 slides, every 15 seconds, for a total of 5 minutes. The extended, remix version would include slides like

  • Freeriders – would be faster if their clothes were tighter
  • Cross Racers – hirsute, superfit badasses, punish road weanies
  • Poseurs – into the scene, but don’t ride

and so on. Also note to avoid sexism at male-dominated geek conferences, we left out slides featuring well-heeled, attractive European women riding around Denmark or Seattle or Austin.

The intent of the guide is humorous and we kept it tame for the fun of it. Wide-ranging, Cultural Snark is in Bike Snob’s kitchen, and his seal of disapproval.