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Watson Cycles: NAHBS 2011

February 26, 2011
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Watson Cycles: NAHBS 2011

It’s hard to single out just one of the builders with all the incredible bikes and displays at the NAHBS…but for some reason Watson Cycles caught my eye. They had a super fat tire bike on display that was very sweet, along with a bunch of other custom frames.  The company does an incredible...
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NAHBS Eye Candy

February 25, 2011
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NAHBS Eye Candy

I’m still in awe of all the bicycle goodness seen at this year’s NAHBS….here are a few pictures to show you what the day was like through my eyes.  More posts, pictures, and video coming over the next few days. One of the few crazy concept bikes Hot Pink is a popular color at...
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Behind the Scenes at NAHBS 2011

February 25, 2011
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Behind the Scenes at NAHBS 2011

I’ll be having a bunch of posts and updates from the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show happening in Austin this weekend, but here is your first look at all the goodness.  I was lucky enough to hang out during yesterday’s set up of the show and get a behind the scenes look at...
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Boo Bicycles Looking to Get the Word Out at NAHBS

February 23, 2011
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Boo Bicycles Looking to Get the Word Out at NAHBS

The 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is only two days away, and you can already feel the anticipation in the Austin air.  This year’s show will be a record breaker for number of exhibitors…and with Austin being such a bike friendly city, I’ll bet we break some attendance records as well. I...
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Let’s Celebrate

February 9, 2011
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Let’s Celebrate

There is a whole lot to celebrate today, and I’m happy you could stop by to join in on the party. Celebrating Sweetness First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who submitted their video entry for the “Sweet” contest we ran with our good friends over at Sweet Leaf Tea.  Based right here...
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Diesel and Pinarello challenge the urban streets

February 3, 2011
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Diesel and Pinarello challenge the urban streets

Okay, so just recently, the clothing brand Diesel teamed up with Pinarello cycling to create what they have labeled, “Only the Brave – a brand-new urban bike to ride the world’s streets”. I’ll give you some more specifics of the bike in a second…and I’ll leave it up to you to decide how cool or un-cool it...
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NAHBS Brings Bike Beauty to Austin

January 28, 2011
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NAHBS Brings Bike Beauty to Austin

It’s still four weeks away, but I’m totally stoked to be attending my first ever NAHBS (North American Handmade Bicycle Show) held right here in Austin, Texas this year. This is the 7th year for the NAHBS and it’s taking place in the ATX from February 25 to 27. The show began as, and...
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The Longest Lasting Tube Ever

January 19, 2011
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The Longest Lasting Tube Ever

You aren’t going to believe this one….on Monday I had my first flat tire in two years.  Yeah, it’s been at least two years and over 20,000kms on the road since I last had to change a tube.  That’s like an eternity for a road bike tube.  I can’t even believe it myself. The...
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Turn Right to Go Left

January 12, 2011
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Turn Right to Go Left

Once I get on my bike, crank the pedals, and hit the open road….the last thing I want to do is stop.  I like riding like a mad man for my entire route without having to take my feet off the pedals.  I really, really, really dislike it when I have to stop for...
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Just Say Ho

December 23, 2010
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Just Say Ho

I really do hope that you all get everything off your #CyclingWishList this year….I know you deserve it.  But most of all, I hope you enjoy the day with your friends and/or family and have the best celebration ever. Merry Christmas, Darryl from Loving the Bike
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Flatter Than Saskatchewan?

November 29, 2010
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Flatter Than Saskatchewan?

Have you ever ridden in Florida?  Well, up until last week I hadn’t….but I’d heard a lot about it. The one constant theme that would echo whenever I’ve heard people talking about riding here is “It’s really flat”. Hey, I grew up in the Prairies of Canada and I know all too well what...
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MJ Swap and Gypsy Weekend

November 8, 2010
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MJ Swap and Gypsy Weekend

Since starting this blog, I’ve wanted to dedicate a post solely to great photos.  Well, that day has come.  Thanks to my new buddy, Chris from Chris Gomez Photography I’m posting some of his original photos from this past weekend in Austin.  I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for a while now, as...
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