I doubt he’s even seen this yet, but fellow Bike Hugger author Frank Steele’s blog - <a href=http://www.tdfblog.com/”>tdfblog.com was noted in the July 2007 issue of Men’s Journal Magazine. Nice work Frank!
Slipstreamz are cycling earwear for iPods to “fine tune your ride.” The product attaches to your helmet strap, covers your ears, blocks wind noise and you slip the iPod earbuds in for a ride. Most of the people I ride with listen to music when training and in a noisy city I can see the advantage. Slipstreamz also markets a spoiler that just blocks the wind.
When I ride, I like to listen to the world, the wind, and what’s going on around me so this isn’t for me, but Andrew is going to test the Slip during his commute.
To increase awareness in the US market, Slipstream just announced they’re sponsoring the Inferno Racing Cycling Team. The team is using them for training and racing with team radios.
so i’m writing from an inn in kyoto after taking the bullet train from tokyo. we’re a day behind already on the planned ride back to tokyo thru the mountains of central japan. just me and an old roommate are gonna ride thru the nastiest passes on honshu, the main island in the japanese archipelago. i’m beginning to think that this may have been the dumbest idea i’ve ever had. the profiles for the climbs later in the trip are just vicious.
goodbye to cushy stays at the u.s. embassy residences, hello to paying thru the nose for hotels and probably sleeping on the ground without camping gear once we get to the mountains proper.
we’re debating whether to jump on the bikes tomorrow and hammer out 90 miles to gifu, just to get us out of the hole. we haven’t been riding all that much since we got to japan, so that would be pretty harsh. i guess we’ll decide tomorrow.
Saw these guys while walking in Shibuya. Shibuya feels like Disney World meets Manhattan’s 5th Ave. These guys were just kicking back in a sea of people. Uichi (left) is rocking a yellow Nagasawa keirin bike. Eiske (right) happened to be wearing a Cadence shirt handcrafted just 3minutes from my apartment in Capitol Hill, Seattle. It’s a small world after all….
Doubtful anyone rode naked here in Seattle (if they did, we didn’t see ‘em, but they will later this year) on World Naked Bike Ride day, but they did around the world. While Seattle was wet and cool, elsewhere
“the protest stretched beyond Europe, with protests also planned over the weekend in Mexico City, eight locations in Canada, and a multitude of cities in the US. Southern hemisphere nude riders could strut their stuff in March of this year”
The AP reports on the nude event in the U.K with this quote, “Bikes and naked bodies harm nobody. Car fumes and accidents kill tens of thousands every year in the UK alone and are driving us all to climate chaos.”