While I’ve been in the trench warfare of flat tires and greasy chains, I’ve been wondering about the larger picture, keeping a look out for industry, market, and technology trends. I’m not talking about wishful thinking about what I’d like to see happen; I mean, I’d like to wake up to Jessica Alba in a thong cleaning my drivetrain, but that’s not very likely. I’m talking about forecasting what will happen in the next two years.
The wheels of progress never stop turning at SDOT, who managed to get some green gravely material down in a couple of locations this week after months of anticipation. We’ve posted about the green lanes before, it’s great to see they’re making their way into the real world. I rode down to take a look this morning, and I can confirm it’s really, really green.
Any of our Austin readers plan on attending Mellow Johnny’s opening and can report?
After our Urban Ride in Portland, we’re meeting at Lucky Lab and giving away schwag from
with a raffle for Crumpler’s Headaitchs and a Raygun Famous Winebar. Free beer, food food, bike talk, Mark’s V club-life MC’ing skills, and I’m predicting a damn good time.
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I managed to cajole a friend into taking some snaps from the Sustainable West Seattle fair this Saturday. It’s clear from the evidence that West Seattle is sustaining more than it’s fair share of cycles, including of the cargo, electric and kid variety, let alone the electric cargo fuzzy dice category. Great day for a fair, sounds like wonderful time was had by all.