Sometimes the marketing gods bless you for all your hard work with a win or a competitor’s failure. Competing with Shimano is in SRAM’s DNA. The rivalry is probably deeper and more visceral than the bad blood between Trek and Spesh. And, in case you missed it earlier, Wiggo just tossed a bike their way. This after me and other media rode SRAM’s answer to electronic shifting: you don’t need that, it’s better brakes that you want.
To the toss, one of our Twitter followers said
Indeed! For another legendary toss, see Bjarne Riis in the 97 Tour.
I should chill like him, I realized. Then thought about his ride the rest of the way home. Also how well that hat and backpack kept him warm and dry in the rain.
For another take on the state of humanity, see Sal’s post on Paved
Don’t laugh about the goat. Just think what a bunch of spandex-clad guys on mountain bikes must look like to them. Anyway, we are all “them.” We are people who like to play our games in public, just like the runners in the Boston Marathon and the goat smackers in Afghanistan.
A time-lapse of Edinburgh’s cycle paths that seems like a timeless project, a movie maker could produce anywhere. The movie was made for the Innertube Map project that promotes usage of the paths.
Edinburgh’s off-street cycle paths run through the city like rabbit warrens - their entrances often difficult to find, taking you down tunnels and paths to unexpected parts of the city. A path that starts at Haymarket might spit you out at Granton, Leith or Cramond, or you may find yourself whizzing down the Union Canal right out of town.
Pedaler’s Fair is an annual marketplace for Washington based, bicycle-inspired small businesses to exhibit their goods. In its first year, Pedaler’s Fair hosted 23 exhibitors and received over 1,000 guests. In addition to exhibitor booths we had live music, workshops and presentations.
In town this weekend and plan on stopping by.