*for the low low price of $199.95, or just your dignity
Just a quick link to a well written article from Fat Cyclist ripping a brand apart for their godawful marketing to female cyclists. Take note, cycling gear companies, just because we have breasts and ovaries doesn’t mean that you need to slather your products in pink floral, or advertise it as over the top sexy to get our money. Why don’t you make well made products in basic colors, and market them just the same as you do the rest of your stuff?Read More
The last time I traveled anywhere, I swore up and down that I was going to bring with my bike the next time that my work sent me anywhere, so long as it was a bike friendly-ish destination. To my damn delight, a few weeks ago, my boss asked that I travel to Austin for a few days at the beginning of March; SAD (the most descriptive acronym for the main symptom of the condition) had kicked in about a month after I returned from Las Vegas, and just the idea of being somewhere warmer than 40 degrees and sunny definitely lifted my, well, sad spirits. After confirming that I would indeed be going on this work trip, I posed the question on Tiny Fix’s twitter of whether or not I should go through the effort of bringing my bike (traveling with it for the first time) the 1000 miles even if I couldn’t guarantee that I’d have more than an hour or two of free time in the whole 4 days I’d be there. The response was unanimous: bring the bike!
As a part of our brand new Niko Camera Bag collection & Streets Of Chrome photo contest to find the world’s next great street photographer, we’re hosting a Photo Exhibition with work from legendary street photographers Ken Goto, Ricky Powell, & Tod Seelie.
Come out to Chrome CHI to check it out and also enter the contest yourself! Go to streetsofchrome.com to enter.
As usual come out for a good night! We will be having a live DJ and hosted bar!
18+ With ID To Get In
21+ With ID To Drink
Also get a chance to win one of the new NIKO bags for yourself!!
Check out the Facebook event page here, and maybe you’ll see one or two of us there. If you haven’t been to a Chrome party before, dude just go brave the cold and go.Read More
So once a year, right around Christmas, I pack my suitcase about as full as possible in accordance to the laws of physics, and head out to spend 2-3 weeks at the Las Vegas Convention Center working on the setup for CES (Consumer Electronics Show, for those of you not really concerned with the tech world, or who’ve been under a rock the past week). I work for a company that makes some really amazing structures for trade shows and events, and from time to time, I get scuttled off across the country to go make sure that everything we’ve constructed comes out perfect.
Now what the hell does tension fabric display installation (seriously, that’s my job when I go on these trips) have to do with bicycling, specifically of the petite female fixed gear riding kind? Well for the past 2 years, this being my 3rd time going out to CES, I’ve had to kiss my baby goodbye for several weeks and endure the groundhog day type conditions of Las Vegas, while I have to see the stream of social media of my nearest and dearest friends, which consists of 80% bike related content, during that whole time. There is a special tier of hell reserved for this sort of mental torture.
But not this year!
I just wanted to share my experiences of biking in a city that isn’t as bike friendly as Chicago, at a much higher elevation than my Midwestern lungs are used to, and why I plan on using a chunk of my pay from this trip to start building a really really nice bike.Read More