April’s ride went well, starting off with some bicycle diversity – me on the folding fixie, Eric on the dutch bike + schlumpf mountain drive, and a nice gentlemen who showed up to on is 192 speed tricycle (sorry, missed your name!) and Michael representing for the rest of you on a non-folding, 2 wheeled, non-internally geared bike. Micheal and Eric and I had a great ride around the city, including Bikestation, the water front, and eventually all the way up Capitol Hill for a meal and some suds at the Elysian. Many good vibes were spread, including to the tow-truck drivers with the moutain bike on the back. The weather did not cooperate for the aquatic theme – it was gorgeous, sunny, and warm. All future RideCivils will bear the aquatic banner in hope of similar conditions.
Met this commuter riding home on Beach Drive, near Alki Beach in Seattle. We talked about his Novara Big Buzz and how he rides it everyday. He dug it and also wished it had a bigger climbing gear and a longer seatpost.
We’re putting together the details now for our next Hugga event in Portland, the land of bike culture and Creative Capacity. The event is scheduled for May 21st to coincide with Webvisions. Just like we did at SXSW, we’re going to ride and then meetup at a pub for a reception with a raffle, giveaways, and schwag o’ plenty.
Photo: DEEP SEA HARDHAT DIVER #8 "NO EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH", originally uploaded by zero g.