I get pretty excited when I see a map with three languages – none of which I speak!
Zand Martin was at Seven Cycles today for his final bike fitting before heading out on his his latest Adventure. Yes, with a capital A.
We’re excited to be working with Zand. He’s doing some really interesting riding – and he’s a very interesting person; for example, he was Outside Magazine’s Adventurer of the Year in 2011. Since then I think he’s been too busy to accept any awards.
He’s the newest member of Team Seven Cycles, too. I’ll post more about what Seven and Zand are up to soon.
Karl, Matt, and Zand discussing adventures past and present
It’s going to be a wild ride!
Ride Studio Cafe just wrapped up a great fundraising party for Bikes Not Bombs. It was the most successful BNB event the Studio has held. Standing room only – I’m guessing 70+ people – based on how fast the food and beer disappeared. The Studio met its fundraising goal, thanks to lots of generous people and a fairly creative – and apparently confusing – set of raffle items.
I’m really happy with how this event went. Particularly given what was happening behind the scenes – so many events and projects overlapping, and just before the event I was traveling in Seattle, and I then was out of action for a few days. The team at RSC, Lily R., and BNB all worked hard to make this a huge success!
What an amazing group of people with which I get to work!
Pretty much yesterday and today. Tomorrow will be ‘A+’
As is not uncommon for Stevil of All Hail the Black Market, today he posts about a lot of important stuff all at once. And somehow, Honey Bikes snuck in there – thanks to Thom Parsons. Most important in the post called “Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right” is Stevil’s appreciation for Chip Baker and Thom!
Stevil writes, “Down to its finest details, everything about this photograph sings the song of my people. Especially the fact that there appears to be a beret wearing Redd Foxx enthusiastically observing from the sidelines.” And, oh yeah, he mentions Honey, too.
Looking out the airplane window, my first thought was, “So many places to ride. The dark areas must mean woods with trails. Ding dang!”
I must have been sleepy.
Bike riding in 1891; 124 years ago. My sense of reality is forever altered.
When I was at the Seattle Bike Expo I got to see David Herlihy talk about one of his recent projects.
David showed a few of the hundreds of recently discovered Kodak negatives of Allen and Sachtleben’s European and Asian adventure including Greece, Turkey, and Persia. These images are astounding to me. David has done a tremendous amount of work to pull these images together, get them cleaned up, and have them digitally clarified and reproduced. The detail and visual story is beyond words for me.
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I just wrapped up my talk at the Seattle Bike Expo today. It was a lot of fun. I’m guessing about 100 people sat very patiently and listened to some of my thoughts about custom bikes and why this type of bike is just about the best thing on the planet.
After my talk people had a lot of questions so I hung out for a while and chatted about everything from how to manage carpel tunnel issues – without altering the fit of the bike, to optimal tire and wheels size choice for specific types of riding.
One of my opening slides helped frame the conversation:
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