NO SKIPSIES

IT IS IN AUSTIN; what more could you ask for? There will hardly be a better way to spend a cold-ass February weekend

Night Polo

Found this sweet little story about bike polo. Well designed and fun to read!

Another neck of the woods…

A member of Dub Hub (me) will be traveling around the country for the next several weeks. I will hit up Dallas, Houston, South Padre Island, and Chicago. In the meantime, I will be gettin’ the fixed scoop from Texas and the Windy City. Meanwhile our fearless progenitor will be in Lubbock workin’ from the homefront. If you have any suggestions for bike shops, shows, rides, or scenes to check out over the next few weeks let us know!

Image from here.

Culture Challenge

Arguably, the purpose of our blog is to act as a digital supplement to a burgeoning local culture–the Lubbock fixed gear/single speed culture. We take bike enthusiasts of all breeds, but we will admit that we aim at a particular audience. So as bike culture grows and develops here in town there are going to be a few mile markers that we need to take note of:

1) At least one organized event. Sure weekend rides are fun but we need to get something together where folks can meet, greet, and compete. Think Tour de Tech Terrace spirit with bike commuter/racer/mechanic enthusiasm. An event with some events like foot down, skip comps, and track stand comps would be a good place to start. Hell, even a good old fashioned ass-buster through town would be fun (aka an “alley cat,” but really, with no real messenger service/culture in town, what’s the point of stealing the name if for no reason than vanity).

2) A common ground. Where do you head to meet your bike folks? J&B? Starbucks? Bash’s or Schooner’s? Why not create a draw like what Rapha has been doing in England with their own bike-geared (no pun intended) coffee shops? Just because we live in a small-ish town doesn’t mean that we need to act like all the action is out of reach and reserved for larger metro areas. A big pull for this is the pretty vivid observation that a lot of us who ride fixed/ss or have a notable passion for it stay in town year long almost ensuring a consistent customer base.

3) Let’s see where it goes. A polo club? How about some bike soccer? Maybe a co-op or tool collective? A custom bike shop or even a fixed/ss/bmx bike shop would be pretty killer too. Who knows. All of these sounds like legitimate future possibilities.

None of these things are going to happen on their own. Someone needs to think, organize, and act. So. Get going. Let’s see what you can do Lubbock. We challenge you to give this culture some shape and direction.

Hotter Than Hell

I have heard a lot about this lately and I know of at least 2 people that are considering doing it. Broadway Bikes will be there too. Seriously considering doing it…fixed. Have you done this before? Heard anything about it? Let us know.

Check it out here.

Happy 4th! Let’s go Lance!

It might be a bit too wet for fireworks but the weather was still pretty nice in northern France today. With the first stage of Le Tour de France complete, Lance Armstrong is leading Team Radioshack and the Americans in 7th place. After a big crash within a mile of the finish in Bruxelles, Fabian Cancellara for Team Saxo Bank is in the lead. There are still 19 stages and a little over 3,000km (~1900mi) left in the tour; plenty of time for Lance to kill it or be killed by it. Let’s hope there is one more yellow jersey in Texas by the end of the month.

*I couldn’t get the picture of this to insert, but its some dude doing bar spins in front of an epically huge American Flag.

Someone NEEDS to represent

Someone from Lubbock NEEDS to get down to S.A. town this weekend and represent a little of the Lubbock scene. Wish I didn’t work; looks like it’s guna be a blast!