Pacific Northwest roadies know that winter training bike in this How To Be A Road Biker video wasn’t properly fendered at all AND no mention of Tuesday Worlds or Sanctioned Racing v. NON. Riding in the rain here cleanses your soul and destroys your drivetrain, that’s why we have bikes with fenders, like this and this
Spiteful Mark V wrote TWO rants about road disc brakes in Issue 08 of our Magazine available now on iTunes. He’s installing mechanicals on the Crux this week and I haven’t seen him this agitated since I declared I’d worn out a Ti bike from the massive miles I ride. A recent text from him said, “I sliced it off like a cancer, doubled-bagged b/c the tumor is bleeding DOT.”
Immediately attempting to change the narrative, I responded with, “where we riding next week? Iron Horse Trail?”
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Like a sorting hat for pop music
We last saw Pharrell with bikes, and freak bikes, in the Blurred Lines video. BMX isn’t new at the Grammy’s either, Hoffman was there performing with Arcade Fire. Like I said about Sundance, they need to roll a fat bike parade at these events.
And from my hometown, Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis won Best New artist. Earlier this month, he played at CES and I was there with Nokia and this photo was taken by pketron with a Lumia.
It was a good show, different style, but a similar positive change vibe from Franti’s show I shot with Glass. Best part, on the stage are fly girls dancing to each song with 20 dollars in their pockets.
Scwhinn at Sundance
Just as the traffic in Park City ground to a halt during Sundance and I thought, where are the bikes?, saw Scwhinn signs. After snow biking and returning to Seattle, I contacted their PR about that they were doing at a film festival, and this is what they said
The idea was to bring bikes into an atmosphere and event where they typically aren’t seen, so that Schwinn could encourage bike riding, show of new product models for 2014 and get the actors/filmmakers/fans at Sundance excited about the rejuvenated Schwinn brand while also doing something good for a charitable cause we care deeply about. It was such a great experience!
Right on and what I’d like to see is a Snow Bike Mobile Social there one year, like Bikedance, only fatter.
US Freeskiing at I Ride Park City
We were in Park City to cover snow sports and snow bike. Also walk main street during Sundance where all we got was waitlisted. See the biking photos on G+, freeskiiing, and the halfpipe through Glass.
12th man creme
Occasionally when we were riding in Maui during the holidays, we’d hear a “Go Hawks!” Curious I thought, how do they know Hugga is from Seattle? Then, oh wait, our kits resemble the Seahawks jersey colors! That’s an unintended, 12th-man football affinity from die-hard cyclists, but we’re going with it!
Sure, football isn’t our thing, but pride in a hometown is. Next week, I’m in NYC to celebrate with all the other Hawks fans at Superbowl parties in Times Square. For a thoughtful take on Seattle and the billionaires that live here, see Timothy Egan’s editorial, “Billionaires and Boasts”
My city is famous for its retail exports: coffee and Costco, Microsoft and Macklemore, Boeing’s jetliners and Jeff Bezos’s business model.
And now Richard Sherman’s rant. Back from Park City, I rode past our stadia, near the one where the 12th man roars, up an urban climb to the top of Queen Anne. Then descended past the Foundation where Bill G is changing the world and back with Starbucks logos in my line of sight most of the time. As complex as our city is, where the politics are passive aggressive and a giant boring machine is stuck below Pioneer Square, there’s one thing we can agree on, “Go Hawks!”
Green, gray, blue
And Sherman is that good, like the rest of the team.
Like that kit design? the Team Version was made for us by Nalini Custom Apparel.
Latte photo: Angela Wissmar