Yeah, I know, you should be out riding instead of sitting in front of the computer. Me too.

But if you find yourself indoors this weekend, you've absolutley got to check out Darren Alff's historic event, "Bicycle Travel as a Modern Lifestyle Choice." Basically he's gathered a group of big names and brands in the biking world, and this weekend, November 22nd and 23rd, they're going to offer up their expertise through videos, interviews, and Live Q and A sessions. Here's an impressive short list of some of the people and organizations he's brought together:

  • Joe Kurmaskie (athor of The Metal Cowboy)
  • BikeCommuters.com
  • Bike Friday
  • CycleAware
  • MomentumMagazine
  • CrazyGuyOnABike.com
  • The Adventure Cycling Association
  • WarmShowers.org

This is a really cool idea, and as far as I know, nobody has ever done anything like it before. If you want to know anything about bike touring, bike commuting, or just generally just building a lifestyle around biking, you'll probably get some good advice and ideas here.  Go to www.bicycletouringpro.com to get the schedule.

By the way, I haven't been posting much lately because I've been working on the survey and biking tips, and organizing an Italy tour for a group of teachers next summer. If you live near Los Angeles and you want to add your input for a new biking group that's starting soon, take the 5-minute survey.