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Bike Hugger Covers Globe Bike Brand Launch

Globe bike launch as seen on Hugger Industries on Flickr.
Globe bike launch as seen on Hugger Industries on Flickr.

Most of the time, my attention is not diverted by the lauch of a new bike, or series of bikes. Most of the time it seems as though one of the majors has just put a new coat of paint on a previous years model, or made such a minor change, that it’s just not that exciting. Don’t get me wrong, I totally geek out over bikes and own more than one man probably should. I’m just not usually all worked up over a new line of bikes.

Over at BikeHugger, they’ve been dropping a bunch of photos and reviewish information on the new Globe line of bikes, and I’ve found myself pokin’ around the photos more than I normally do. The Globe line is Specialized’s new effort into the up and coming ‘urban bikes’ market. I’m sure there are still many purists out there who’ll thumb their noses at these bikes, but I’ve really had a thing for nice front racks, baskets and wood crates. Click on the Bike Hugger links above for a really thorough write up and a whole slew of photos. It’s worth a few minutes of your time if you’re interested in some great city bike photos and info.

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More Info About Phil Keoghan’s Big Ride

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A couple weeks ago, I blogged about Phil Keoghan’s upcoming ride across America for MS. Phil is the host of the Amazing Race show – one of the original reality competition series. Well Phil and crew have launched off, and in big fashion. On his site, philridesacrossamerica.com, you can check out the daily travel routes, photo journal, video blog, and a bunch of other information. They have 39 days of 100 or more miles planned. On the first day they rode 127 miles, with 7500 feet of elevation, in 11 hours, and it was the longest ride Phil had done to that point. He’s flipping back and forth between a Specialized Transition and Roubaix, and loading up on plenty of strategically placed nutrition products.

Anyway, I love Phil, and the Amazing Race. Here’s to a safe and amazing ride!