Rubber Side Up 11
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Dylan Buffington from Mash took a bit of a spill during this year’s Red Hook Crit Brooklyn after a racer went down in front of him. Luckily for Dylan, the metal barricades cushioned the blow and his hand took a majority of the damage. He was rushed to the ER and stitched up before being sent home.

This was Dylan’s first ever Red Hook Crit and it left him eager to get back out there again. Racing brakeless track bikes in a criterium-format race is a true testament to bike control, race tactics and straight up luck. Sometimes you have the latter on your side, sometimes you don’t.

Glad you’re back on the bike and already ripping brother. See ya soon!

May 3, 2015 No comments yet
Seabase is At it Again

“Gran Canaria on the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago, is one of the most diverse and beautiful places to go cycling. It offers spectacular roads and stunning views that put your mind at ease. In January 2015 Patrick Seabase explored the volcanic island in the atlantic ocean on his track bike (ratio 47/17). Preparing himself for an upcoming project – he covered 12000m of altitude throughout 25 hours of freeriding within 6 days.”

Nice one, Patrick!

May 3, 2015 No comments yet
The Radavist 2015 Calendar: May
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EDIT: Just re-upped the photo to high res, sorry for the initial low res download.

This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Marin’”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

Those SF locals will recognize this coastal road in Marin County with its swooping descent and gigantic switch back. I’m not sure what’s more beautiful, the scenery or the number of people cycling!

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2015 Calendar – May. Please, this photo is for personal use only!

(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

May 1, 2015 No comments yet
More Speedvagen Fit Tour Happenings
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Here’s a reminder for the Speedvagen Fit Tour ride and party happening tomorrow in SF, as well as the party at Golden Saddle Cyclery this Tuesday. We’re riding from the Rapha Cycle Club tomorrow morning, check out the details at Rapha and we’ll see you at MW later on that evening for an evening with Sacha White, Chris McNally and a quiver of Speedvagens…

May 1, 2015 2 comments
Firefly Bicycles: Repetitive Pattern
Firefly_Perspective

There’s something really striking about the pattern treatment on the back of this Firefly’s seat tube. The anodizing fade is spot on. For your daily dose of Firefly deliciousness, follow them on Tumblr.

May 1, 2015 1 comment
Twin Six’s Standard 29 Titanium Pre-Order
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As an introductory pre-order offer, Twin Six has some great pricing on their Standard 29 Ti hardtail frames. For $1700, you get a T6 Standard 3.25 titanium tubing, QR (135) or thru-axle (142) compatible, wishbone stays and other details. Check out more information at Twin Six!

May 1, 2015 No comments yet
Thank You, Paul Component!
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When you’re on the road, you get brief vignettes into people’s or company’s day to day routine, without fully immersing yourself in their operations. Or at least that’s usually the case. Yesterday, however, my preconceptions were shifted and I came to the realization that you can indeed, peer into a company’s soul in the right environment.

What Paul Component is doing in Chico, California is rad. Hands down. We all knew that but yesterday, I got to hang around their shop for an afternoon, not minutes and then, here’s the best part: I got to ride bikes with a few of their teammates, including Paul Price, the owner.

There’s a story to come, but I just wanted to thank the team at Paul Comp for opening their shop doors to us.

Apr 30, 2015 3 comments
On the Road This Week with Speedvagen
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Yesterday, after a morning of delays trying to get from Austin to Portland, Billy picked me up at the PDX airport in the Speedvagen tank, loaded with bikes, merch and other surprises. As you can imagine, riding in or driving an old armored money truck from Portland from SF will take a few days, so we’re making a few stops along the way to see friends.

I’ll be updating the site daily, and you can follow @TheVanillaWorkshop on Instagram for other, on-the-road updates.

We hope to see everyone at SF on Saturday night as well!

Apr 29, 2015 7 comments
Speedvagen Party at Mission Workshop this Saturday
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We’re en route to San Francisco in the Speedvagen tank, preparing for the Mission Workshop party this Saturday for a night of bikes, music and beer. If you can make it out, we’d love to have you! Here’s all that’s happening while we’re in town:

Saturday, May 2nd ride:
Ride with Rapha from the Cycleclub
Meet up 8AM, Roll out at 8:30
Coffee provided by Four Barrel.
Expect a 2-3 hour no drop ride.

Saturday, May 2nd party:
Mission Workshop from 6-10PM
Free Fort Point Beer and secured valet bike parking
There will be Speedvagens on display.
Drinks, and unseen art from Chris McNally from the Vanilla Collection
Bike parking will be provided by MW and Vanilla Workshop.

Apr 29, 2015 No comments yet
Climb

“Climb” is a short video featuring a mostly gravel road on the col des Chevreres in the Vosges mountains, where le Tour came last year. It also happens to be the home of 2014 Tour 3rd place guy, Thibault Pinot…

Apr 29, 2015 No comments yet
The Col Collective: Col Agnel

Like picturesque villages, clinging onto the sides of gargantuan beasts like the Col Agnel? Well, the Col Collective has just the thing you’re looking for…

Apr 28, 2015 1 comment
Derek Yarra’s Pre-Red Hook Crit Portraits
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Photos by Derek Yarra

Last Saturday was the 2015 Red Hook Crit Brooklyn and racers from all over traveled to NYC to take a stab at victory, or at least finishing in the main group. Photographer Derek Yarra met up with a few racers for portraits, prior to them taking off for NYC. Here are two, of Erica and Marc, see a few more at Derek’s Flickr.

The Radavist’s Red Hook Crit coverage is on the way this week!

Apr 28, 2015 No comments yet
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Rubber Side Up 11
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Dylan Buffington from Mash took a bit of a spill during this year’s Red Hook Crit Brooklyn after a racer went down in front of him. Luckily for Dylan, the metal barricades cushioned the blow and his hand took a majority of the damage. He was rushed to the ER and stitched up before being sent home.

This was Dylan’s first ever Red Hook Crit and it left him eager to get back out there again. Racing brakeless track bikes in a criterium-format race is a true testament to bike control, race tactics and straight up luck. Sometimes you have the latter on your side, sometimes you don’t.

Glad you’re back on the bike and already ripping brother. See ya soon!

May 3, 2015 No comments yet
Seabase is At it Again

“Gran Canaria on the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago, is one of the most diverse and beautiful places to go cycling. It offers spectacular roads and stunning views that put your mind at ease. In January 2015 Patrick Seabase explored the volcanic island in the atlantic ocean on his track bike (ratio 47/17). Preparing himself for an upcoming project – he covered 12000m of altitude throughout 25 hours of freeriding within 6 days.”

Nice one, Patrick!

May 3, 2015 No comments yet
The Radavist 2015 Calendar: May
RAD_MAY2015_1000

EDIT: Just re-upped the photo to high res, sorry for the initial low res download.

This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Marin’”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

Those SF locals will recognize this coastal road in Marin County with its swooping descent and gigantic switch back. I’m not sure what’s more beautiful, the scenery or the number of people cycling!

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2015 Calendar – May. Please, this photo is for personal use only!

(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

May 1, 2015 No comments yet
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More Speedvagen Fit Tour Happenings
GSC_SV

Here’s a reminder for the Speedvagen Fit Tour ride and party happening tomorrow in SF, as well as the party at Golden Saddle Cyclery this Tuesday. We’re riding from the Rapha Cycle Club tomorrow morning, check out the details at Rapha and we’ll see you at MW later on that evening for an evening with Sacha White, Chris McNally and a quiver of Speedvagens…

May 1, 2015 2 comments
Firefly Bicycles: Repetitive Pattern
Firefly_Perspective

There’s something really striking about the pattern treatment on the back of this Firefly’s seat tube. The anodizing fade is spot on. For your daily dose of Firefly deliciousness, follow them on Tumblr.

May 1, 2015 1 comment
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Twin Six’s Standard 29 Titanium Pre-Order
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As an introductory pre-order offer, Twin Six has some great pricing on their Standard 29 Ti hardtail frames. For $1700, you get a T6 Standard 3.25 titanium tubing, QR (135) or thru-axle (142) compatible, wishbone stays and other details. Check out more information at Twin Six!

May 1, 2015 No comments yet
Thank You, Paul Component!
Speedvagen_Fit_Tour-8

When you’re on the road, you get brief vignettes into people’s or company’s day to day routine, without fully immersing yourself in their operations. Or at least that’s usually the case. Yesterday, however, my preconceptions were shifted and I came to the realization that you can indeed, peer into a company’s soul in the right environment.

What Paul Component is doing in Chico, California is rad. Hands down. We all knew that but yesterday, I got to hang around their shop for an afternoon, not minutes and then, here’s the best part: I got to ride bikes with a few of their teammates, including Paul Price, the owner.

There’s a story to come, but I just wanted to thank the team at Paul Comp for opening their shop doors to us.

Apr 30, 2015 3 comments
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On the Road This Week with Speedvagen
Speedvagen_Fit_Tour-2

Yesterday, after a morning of delays trying to get from Austin to Portland, Billy picked me up at the PDX airport in the Speedvagen tank, loaded with bikes, merch and other surprises. As you can imagine, riding in or driving an old armored money truck from Portland from SF will take a few days, so we’re making a few stops along the way to see friends.

I’ll be updating the site daily, and you can follow @TheVanillaWorkshop on Instagram for other, on-the-road updates.

We hope to see everyone at SF on Saturday night as well!

Apr 29, 2015 7 comments
Speedvagen Party at Mission Workshop this Saturday
MW_SV_Party

We’re en route to San Francisco in the Speedvagen tank, preparing for the Mission Workshop party this Saturday for a night of bikes, music and beer. If you can make it out, we’d love to have you! Here’s all that’s happening while we’re in town:

Saturday, May 2nd ride:
Ride with Rapha from the Cycleclub
Meet up 8AM, Roll out at 8:30
Coffee provided by Four Barrel.
Expect a 2-3 hour no drop ride.

Saturday, May 2nd party:
Mission Workshop from 6-10PM
Free Fort Point Beer and secured valet bike parking
There will be Speedvagens on display.
Drinks, and unseen art from Chris McNally from the Vanilla Collection
Bike parking will be provided by MW and Vanilla Workshop.

Apr 29, 2015 No comments yet
Climb

“Climb” is a short video featuring a mostly gravel road on the col des Chevreres in the Vosges mountains, where le Tour came last year. It also happens to be the home of 2014 Tour 3rd place guy, Thibault Pinot…

Apr 29, 2015 No comments yet
The Col Collective: Col Agnel

Like picturesque villages, clinging onto the sides of gargantuan beasts like the Col Agnel? Well, the Col Collective has just the thing you’re looking for…

Apr 28, 2015 1 comment
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Derek Yarra’s Pre-Red Hook Crit Portraits
Derek_Portraits_01

Photos by Derek Yarra

Last Saturday was the 2015 Red Hook Crit Brooklyn and racers from all over traveled to NYC to take a stab at victory, or at least finishing in the main group. Photographer Derek Yarra met up with a few racers for portraits, prior to them taking off for NYC. Here are two, of Erica and Marc, see a few more at Derek’s Flickr.

The Radavist’s Red Hook Crit coverage is on the way this week!

Apr 28, 2015 No comments yet
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