Scenes from the Chris King Gourmet Century in Bend
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Photos by Dan Sharp

The Chris King Gourmet Century brings the wonderful world of food together with bikes, in a whole new way. Recently, the event landed itself in Bend for a day of MTB riding and gorging on delicious food, as prepared by Chris King chef, Chris Diminno. Having been on the receiving end of Chris’ cooking many times before, I’d say the attendees got their share of gourmet snacks as well as plenty of Bend dirt.

Check out a few more photos below and see the full report at Chris King’s Blog.

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Jul 6, 2015 No comments yet
Grinduro Confirms Ray Barbee and Mike Watt For Music

Hopefully by now you’ve heard of Grinduro, Giro’s two-day event in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Part gravel grinder, part enduro and all fun. Co-sponsored by SRAM, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. Thanks to Ray Barbee and Mike Watt, the October 10th event just got a lot more rockin’…

In addition to the music and the racing, Grinduro will feature displays of art and hand-built bicycles, and excellent food from former Clyde Common chef Chris DiMinno of Gourmet Century fame. Featured builders include Black Cat, Blue Collar Bikes, Caletti, Falconer, Retrotec, Steve Rex, Soulcraft and others. There will also be displays of handmade creations from Paul Component Engineering, White Industries, Strawfoot and Traugott Guitars alongside art from Geoff McFetridge and others.

Registration is open now and is $200 for the weekend including race entry, camping, music and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday. The concerts and bike/art expo will be available to general admission on Saturday evening for $5/person.

Head over to Giro for more information. Yes, spots are still available!

Jul 6, 2015 No comments yet
Santa Cruz Bicycles’ New 2016 Colors
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If anything can be said about the Santa Cruz Bicycles lineup, it’s “dialed.” So dialed that geometries rarely need to be tweaked, instead each season their tried and true models get new paint designs. The general rule seems to be “one loud, one quiet.” Preferences aside, taste the rainbow over at Santa Cruz Bicycles now…

Jul 6, 2015 No comments yet
FYXO: The Campagnolo Project
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Photo by Andy White

Andy over at FYXO has been altering modern Campagnolo components for some time now. First stripping the clear anodizing, then sending them off to an engraver, before polishing them up. FYXO’s handywork has been featured here on the site so much that even Campagnolo took note and contacted Andy to see if he’d feature Athena 11 in a similar manner.

All he needed was a frame and a client… and boy did he ever. Head to FYXO for the full scoop!

Jul 5, 2015 1 comment
Ride Bikes on the 4th of July
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Celebrate this weekend, get rowdy on the trails, rip apart the roads, throw some skids and even some #RubberSideUp. Happy birthday, America. See you guys on Monday!

Jul 3, 2015 2 comments
The Radavist 2015 Calendar: July
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This is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Glacier”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

These mountains are unmistakable. They’re icons, sculpted by ice. Spanning from Canada and into Montana, Glacier National Park is one of the iconic national parks that borders the Tour Divide. Before dropping down into Polebridge for pastries and coffee, I had to stop to soak in this view as my fellow cyclists zoomed past, surfing ribbons of dust and gravel.

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

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

Jul 2, 2015 No comments yet
Martyn Ashton is Back On Track

We’ve all been there before. A wreck keeps us from riding our bikes, yet few of us have sustained injuries like professional mountain biker Martyn Ashton. Back in 2013 Martyn took a spill while shooting video for Road Bike Party, damaging his spine and has finally gotten back to riding shape. Here’s his triumphant return…

Jul 2, 2015 5 comments
#HardstyleWednesday
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Artist Richard Pool brought two of his favorite websites together for a #HardstyleWednesday pose. We’re blushing over here and I’m sure Tracko is too… Check out more of Richard’s work at his Instagram account @alpha_lazer.

Jul 1, 2015 4 comments
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Scenes from the Chris King Gourmet Century in Bend
Bend-Featured

Photos by Dan Sharp

The Chris King Gourmet Century brings the wonderful world of food together with bikes, in a whole new way. Recently, the event landed itself in Bend for a day of MTB riding and gorging on delicious food, as prepared by Chris King chef, Chris Diminno. Having been on the receiving end of Chris’ cooking many times before, I’d say the attendees got their share of gourmet snacks as well as plenty of Bend dirt.

Check out a few more photos below and see the full report at Chris King’s Blog.

(more…)

Jul 6, 2015 No comments yet
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Grinduro Confirms Ray Barbee and Mike Watt For Music

Hopefully by now you’ve heard of Grinduro, Giro’s two-day event in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Part gravel grinder, part enduro and all fun. Co-sponsored by SRAM, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. Thanks to Ray Barbee and Mike Watt, the October 10th event just got a lot more rockin’…

In addition to the music and the racing, Grinduro will feature displays of art and hand-built bicycles, and excellent food from former Clyde Common chef Chris DiMinno of Gourmet Century fame. Featured builders include Black Cat, Blue Collar Bikes, Caletti, Falconer, Retrotec, Steve Rex, Soulcraft and others. There will also be displays of handmade creations from Paul Component Engineering, White Industries, Strawfoot and Traugott Guitars alongside art from Geoff McFetridge and others.

Registration is open now and is $200 for the weekend including race entry, camping, music and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday. The concerts and bike/art expo will be available to general admission on Saturday evening for $5/person.

Head over to Giro for more information. Yes, spots are still available!

Jul 6, 2015 No comments yet
Santa Cruz Bicycles’ New 2016 Colors
bronson-green-web_2

If anything can be said about the Santa Cruz Bicycles lineup, it’s “dialed.” So dialed that geometries rarely need to be tweaked, instead each season their tried and true models get new paint designs. The general rule seems to be “one loud, one quiet.” Preferences aside, taste the rainbow over at Santa Cruz Bicycles now…

Jul 6, 2015 No comments yet
FYXO: The Campagnolo Project
FYX_2101


Photo by Andy White

Andy over at FYXO has been altering modern Campagnolo components for some time now. First stripping the clear anodizing, then sending them off to an engraver, before polishing them up. FYXO’s handywork has been featured here on the site so much that even Campagnolo took note and contacted Andy to see if he’d feature Athena 11 in a similar manner.

All he needed was a frame and a client… and boy did he ever. Head to FYXO for the full scoop!

Jul 5, 2015 1 comment
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Ride Bikes on the 4th of July
4th-1

Celebrate this weekend, get rowdy on the trails, rip apart the roads, throw some skids and even some #RubberSideUp. Happy birthday, America. See you guys on Monday!

Jul 3, 2015 2 comments
The Radavist 2015 Calendar: July
RAD_JULY2015-1000px

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

These mountains are unmistakable. They’re icons, sculpted by ice. Spanning from Canada and into Montana, Glacier National Park is one of the iconic national parks that borders the Tour Divide. Before dropping down into Polebridge for pastries and coffee, I had to stop to soak in this view as my fellow cyclists zoomed past, surfing ribbons of dust and gravel.

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

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

Jul 2, 2015 No comments yet
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Martyn Ashton is Back On Track

We’ve all been there before. A wreck keeps us from riding our bikes, yet few of us have sustained injuries like professional mountain biker Martyn Ashton. Back in 2013 Martyn took a spill while shooting video for Road Bike Party, damaging his spine and has finally gotten back to riding shape. Here’s his triumphant return…

Jul 2, 2015 5 comments
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#HardstyleWednesday
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Artist Richard Pool brought two of his favorite websites together for a #HardstyleWednesday pose. We’re blushing over here and I’m sure Tracko is too… Check out more of Richard’s work at his Instagram account @alpha_lazer.

Jul 1, 2015 4 comments
Search and State S1-A Jersey Bundle
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The Search and State S1-A jersey is one of my favorites. If you’re into no-label simplicity, chances are it’ll be one of yours too. The S1-A jersey is a durable, technical garment made in New York City with an impeccable fit and a classic look that will last for seasons on end. Need a different jersey for (almost) every day of the week? SAS has ya covered with a four-jersey bundle at a savings. Four jerseys, for $400.

Check out the SAS S1-A Jersey Bundle.

Jul 1, 2015 No comments yet
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SRAM ups the flow ante with Troy Brosnan as he blasts through some wicked steep trails with ease and style.

Jul 1, 2015 No comments yet
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