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Trek, “Designing the Ride”

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Starting this Wednesday, November 15th and running through June 30th, 2007, The Eisner Museum will present an exhibit about design at Trek Bicycle Corporation. Visitors will be able to, according to the museum’s website, “follow the process from initial sketch to final product and see how research, imagination and technology come together to create a state-of-the-art machine.” This sounds like a great exhibit. Thanks to Paul for the tip. Now I just need to find an excuse to run up to Milwaukee sometime before next summer.

In other bicycle design news, I saw today on BraIN that Rob Vandermark, founder and president of Seven Cycles, spoke at Parsons School of Design recently about the challenges of designing within the constraints of different materials. The article has a few quotes, but doesn’t go into specifics about the content of his speech. I would be interested to hear from anyone out there who was in the audience.

The last link I’ll mention today is Faster Mustache. According to the website “Faster Mustache is an independent organization made up of a diverse group of Atlanta residents with one thing in common: riding bicycles. Fixed or free, geared or single, cruiser, chopper, racer, clunker, we ride ’em.” I first saw this site about a month ago when I followed a link from Cyclelicious. Having lived in Atlanta for many years, I was interested in reading about the local cycling scene, but I didn’t spend too much time on the site the first time. I just found out yesterday that one of the founding members is an industrial designer who works for a good friend of mine. Very cool! You can find design content on the site if you search around a bit, like this link to an event at SCAD Atlanta. There are some cool t-shirt designs in the gallery as well. Too bad nothing like this was going on when I lived in Atlanta. Next time I’m down there for a weekend, I’ll have to hook up with these guys for a ride.


  1. Dfunkman November 13, 2006 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

    Thanks for the plug! Don’t hesitate to post when you’re going to be around. We have group rides most days of the week. You’re invited!

  2. Fritz November 14, 2006 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    “It’s a small world after all…” 🙂

  3. James November 15, 2006 at 1:06 pm -  Reply

    its a world of laughter a world of fun…

    Oh great Fritz. Now I am going to have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day 🙂

  4. Gaidig November 15, 2006 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    At least you know more than one line of the song, which is better than me!

    Come & ride with us if you’re ever in town!

  5. James November 15, 2006 at 5:39 pm -  Reply

    dfunkman and gaidig, Thanks for the invitation. I’ll definitely hit an FM ride one of these days.

    The Friday midnight ride from the Margaret Mitchell house sounds cool. I kind of miss riding around midtown Atlanta at night.

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