Saturday it wasn’t raining for a change, and I was heading tired and home from some errands near the Peddler Bike Shop when I saw a group ride approaching. I inquired what it was about, and one woman said, “Join us!” Always looking for more miles to ride and new people to meet, I obliged. Turned out, it was a women’s group ride, but since it was a special occasion, they made it co-ed. And since most group rides tend to be other dudes, and while I enjoy hanging with other bros, I saw it as a rare opportunity to “ride like a girl.” By that I mean just as awesome as a guy but backwards in heels, like Ginger Rogers. Just kidding. Continue reading
Retired Pro Tour Cyclist Ted King on “We Got to Hang Out” Podcast at SXSW Day 6!
Hanging Out with Cool Cycling Celebrities
Today at the South by Southwest convention / festival / happening / big mess o’ people, I lucked into a podcast by three cyclists from Portland, Oregon. Anna Grace Christiansen, Annalisa Fish, and Abby Watson at www.WeGotToHangOut.com (which you should totes check out) have a funny and informative podcast about bicycling. Today’s guest was retired professional bike rider and now entrepreneur Ted King. He raced in the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana and was a domestique for star Peter Sagan, so he’s the real deal. So lucky for me, I got to ask a question on air and then meet and chat with all of them afterward. That made it a pretty easy decision to feature them in today’s A Dude Abikes blog! Readers: you’re welcome. Continue reading