Even if you don’t know Cat, you might have seen his old Blackbird Super Cruiser around town. He recently completed an all new redesign that’s more better than the original.
About five years ago, Cat bought an electric conversion kit for his cruiser style bicycle. That bike broke after about 2000 miles of hard-commuting miles, but he had such a ball he decided to build a new cruiser from scratch. Most people who see Cat and his bike just call it “The Bike,” but he calls it the Blackbird Super Cruiser. I first saw the Blackbird in 2010.
I was just riding along this morning when a guy whizzed past at about 25 MPH on his red Specialized Turbo on the Guadalupe River Trail this morning. You can just see the rider and his bike in the enlarged inset.
Green shirt pulled out the stops to chase Turbo Guy down. I tagged along in this little chase until I dropped my camera immediately after shooting this photo 🙁
The Turbo is Specialized’s entry into the electric bicycle market.
I saw hints of this from Specialized’s job postings and heard rumors of a Specialized branded e-bike spotted around the area, and now it’s official: Specialized has launched the Turbo, a hot looking electric bike for sporty commuter use.
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