I am traveling for work the rest of this week, so it will take a while longer to announce the winner of the design competition. The jury is still discussing the merits of a couple of the finalists’ entries, but we will make a final decision soon. I can’t promise that it will be next week, but it won’t take nearly as long as it took to announce the six finalists. It is a tough decision, but we are working to come to an agreement as fast as we can.
For those of you who are on Facebook, I want to mention the Bicycle Design page that I just set up last night. So far, there is not a lot to it, but I am open to suggestions. For now, if you become a fan you can upload your own images (sketches, renderings, photos, etc), you can start a discussion topic, or you can comment on the Bicycle Design wall. It seems like a good way to help spread the word about the blog, so take a look and become a fan of this site if you are so inclined.
On the subject of Facebook and other social media sites, I want to point out the “Share this” icon at the bottom of each post. If you read something that you want to share, you can click that icon to email the post or share it on Facebook, MySpace, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, or a variety of other networks. If you enjoy reading a post on this blog, I encourage you to use the “Share this” feature to help spread the word.
Finally, I can’t close out this post without mentioning at least one thing related to the subject of bicycle design. Take a look at Mathew Zurlinden’s Legato GT recumbent bicycle concept, which appeared on the Core77 blog not long ago. Despite what I have said about hubless wheels in the past, I think it is a nice rendering and an interesting form. For some reason, it reminds me of some of Scott Robertson’s futuristic bike concepts.