Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Moon Tower Ride Particulars

Just finished the route for Friday night:

18 miles, as advertised. A few brief hills, less than a thousand total feet of climb. In other words, less than 1/5th of a mile's worth of hill action, way spread out. So, no excuses.

...And did we mention free beer and FRS?

Hope to see you there!

VM Project Teaser Video

Bikes and Coffee go hand in hand so I thought I would post this great teaser video on an upcoming bike movie/video. The cinematography is pretty sweet in this video.



VMP/Birght move plan TEASER#1 from VMP on Vimeo.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Our Next Ride!

Announcing our Second Ever Moon Tower Ride!

The first one offered free coffee and had about 80 people at the start. This time there's free FRS and free beer at the end. So we'll see what that does.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Austin's Moon Towers, which are 120-year-old municipal arc lamps, here's a great article from Low-tech Magazine on their use and origins.

My first deep encounter with Austin's towers was two and half years ago, when I wrote about them for

We'll meet at 8pm this Friday the 18th, under the Moon Tower in Zilker Park (yes, Austin's perennial 'Christmas Tree'). We'll hit the road at quarter past, cruising under each tower as they glare through the night. Then back to the cafe for beer, coffee, and good times.