Bike Your Drive!

Excuses, Excuses…

From the 3 co-workers that committed themselves to riding to work today, NONE actually did it. Here are their excuses:

3. I had too many things to do and I didn’t have a chance to get my bike ready.
2. I have to go to the bank during lunch.
1. How can I live without out my car???

I can hear the oil executives laughing their asses off….

Me? I rode the DiamondBack Transporter with the Maxxis Overdrive tires. I will post an update on how the change of tires has made the Transporter ride MUCH better.

CRaZy (BLANK) DrIvErS!!!!!

I’m sure there are many times when a car honks at you, a car full of idiots yell, or throw something at you.

When this happens, what word do you use to fill in the blank…

CRaZy (BLANK) DrIvErS!!!!!

Seattle Bike Supply employees are Bike Commuters

I spoke to our good friend Tim Rutledge, Performance Bicycle Marketing Manager of Seattle Bike Supply (Redline) and asked him about the folks that are bike commuters in the company. So he gave me a break down on the info, here’s what he had to say:

With May Bike to Work month, and Bike to Work Day both the 17th—for the commuter cup, and the 18th for the official city of Seattle bike to work day we are really focusing on riding to work this whole month. Our historic Bike to Work Day numbers are as follows:

2001=28 employees

2002=22 employees



2005=42employees 72% participation, winner of the Specialized Commuter Cup for our size.


Overall SBS has plenty of daily commuter’s verses just “Bike to Work Day.? On average 10 people ride to work everyday.

Of course this is really challenging when you have a month like this past November where we had 13 inches of rain in one month. I would say even though it is more challenging to ride here in the Pacific Northwest due to the weather, the weather is at least moderate enough to make it possible to ride.

Inside joke living in the Seattle area—“Don’t take your fenders off your training bike until July 5th—cause it always seems to rain on the 4th.?

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Here are some pictures of the bikes at SBS.

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We’d like to say thanks to Tim as well as the rest of the SBS crew for being great examples of what a Bike Commuter is.

Ride of Silence Fullerton 2007

Last night the Ride of Silence took place in our town, Fullerton. If you’re not familiar with what the purpose of this event is…

* To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
* To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
* To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD

We met up at downtown Fullerton with some of the locals.
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Group shot right before the ride.

We even saw one of the guys from Banning’s Bikes riding the new Swobo Sanchez.

Moe rode his customized Ibex B27 commuter with the Sweetskinz Tires.

We took up a whole lane during the ride. There were at least 7 different fixies out there from home brewed bikes to brands like Swobo, Redline, IRO and many others that had fancy names.

This was Priscilla’s firs Ride of Silence and it was actually pretty fun.
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The event organizer, “Mike” did a great job in picking a route. We had a few motorists that still drove like idiots even though there were so many of us on the roads. Other than that, the event was great. Though I’d hate to keep riding in honor of fallen or injured cyclists, but I think the event lets the driving public know that we’re as cyclists are not going anywhere.

Check out our Gallery for more Pictures of the Ride of Silence!

More Free Stuff

Our partners and Sponsors, KHS Bicycles have provided us some stuff to give away at the Bicycle Commuter Expo this Saturday. We will be giving away ‘Gas Sucks Posters’, water bottles, T-shirts and stickers.