Mission Workshop: Stahl Shorts Restock

Just in time for the heat! Mission Workshop has restocked my favorite summer mountain bike, camping, touring and all-around short in three colors. I’ve put these things through the ringer and only now, after over three years of heavy use have they been deemed unrepairable by my clothing-repairing wizard of a girlfriend. Good new is they’re in stock and shipping now from Mission Workshop.

Jun 19, 2017 3 comments
Following the Horsemen

This looks incredible!

“There are few roads in Lesotho. There are even fewer mountain bikers. Here the horse is supreme and the myriad horse trails that have been carved through its steep and rugged mountains are its lifeblood. Horsemen ply these trails, just as they have for generations, riding between villages that have remained unchanged over centuries. Amidst this scene frozen in time is Isaac, a twenty-two year old horseman who is bridging the gap between old and new. For a week in April 2017, Isaac – or Leputhing Molapo to use his Basotho name – rode a 180 Kilometre traverse of the mountains of his home country. It was a ride like his father had done before him, but this time he was leading two mountain bikers.”

Jun 19, 2017 3 comments
All Jersey Orders Have All Shipped!

Thanks for your patience. All orders have shipped as of today. You should have received a shipping confirmation email, keep in mind, the USPS tracking system kinda sucks, so by the time shipping information is on the site, you’ll probably already have your jersey.

Enjoy the weekend!

Jun 16, 2017 5 comments
Freehub at the NZ Enduro

Making a weekend out of a race, taking the time to explore and soak in the local culture is what makes bike races so special. Here’s Freehub’s latest from the NZ Enduro.

Jun 16, 2017 No comments yet
Cycle Lane

In cities like London, the battle for space unfortunately takes place between automobiles and cyclists. While it’s not a laughing matter, this film by a team of 16-19 year olds, is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Jun 16, 2017 1 comment
100 Laps

… is a good way to spend the day at the San Giovanni al Natisone Velodrome in Italy.

Jun 16, 2017 No comments yet
Rachel Atherton: Like a Boss

We’ve all been there at some point, but how many of us would pop our dislocated shoulder back in and then finish the race? Rachel Atherton is a boss.

Jun 15, 2017 2 comments
WTB’s New Resolute 42 Tire Comes in 650b and 700c

For those looking for a little more rubber on their 700c / 650b cross or all-road bike, can check out WTB’s new Resolute tire. Designed for all-weather riding, the small square knobs will roll smoothly across asphalt and then offer traction on even the loosest of roads. In stock now at your local WTB dealer.

Jun 15, 2017 62 comments
Derborence

Filmed with 35mm, Super 16 and Super 8 cameras, the latest from Patrick Seabase also includes my favorite band…

Jun 15, 2017 3 comments
XPDTN3 in Northumberland

XPDTN3 join Paul Errington and Olly Townsend on a 3-day trip in beautiful Northumberland, close to the Scottish border in the UK.

Jun 14, 2017 2 comments
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The New Niner Sir 9 Hardtail MTB is made from Reynolds 853

Niner just resurrected the popular SIR 9 hardtail MTB and it was well worth the wait. Use this bike as a 29r or 27.5+ shred sled, or load it up with bikepacking bags, by utilizing its 18 mounting options. These boosted bikes are available as completes or as framesets. Holler at your local Niner dealer for ordering and see more information at Niner! If you’d like to see the fully gallery of images, check them out below.
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Jun 19, 2017 19 comments
A Sunrise Hike Up Mount Baldy in Los Angeles


Slip / Scale

Having visited Los Angeles – quite frequently, I might add – for a decade before moving here in 2015, I’ve heard how awesome of a hike Mt. Baldy is. A few years back, we rode to the Ski Lifts at Baldy Village and it was one of the hardest things I had done at the time. Maybe it was the painful memory, or perhaps it was the distance the mountain is from my home but for whatever reason, I hadn’t really desired to hike the 10,000′ beast. Well, on Saturday morning, I woke up just before 4am with Cari and met a few of her friends at the trailhead to take on the hike.

We – along with an insane amount of people for that early on a Saturday – climbed 4,000′ vertical in 5 miles and as we began to descend to Baldy Notch, all my preconceptions of the mountain’s difficulty subsided. Perhaps it’s because as cyclists, we seek out elevation frequently, both on and off-road, often pushing or pulling a good amount of gear with us, so the notion of strapping on a hydration pack with some food and camera equipment seemed like an easier feat when compared to riding.

Whatever the reason, I had a great afternoon, soaking in an area of Los Angeles I’ve never experienced. Check out a few more photos below.

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Jun 19, 2017 3 comments
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Mission Workshop: Stahl Shorts Restock

Just in time for the heat! Mission Workshop has restocked my favorite summer mountain bike, camping, touring and all-around short in three colors. I’ve put these things through the ringer and only now, after over three years of heavy use have they been deemed unrepairable by my clothing-repairing wizard of a girlfriend. Good new is they’re in stock and shipping now from Mission Workshop.

Jun 19, 2017 3 comments
Following the Horsemen

This looks incredible!

“There are few roads in Lesotho. There are even fewer mountain bikers. Here the horse is supreme and the myriad horse trails that have been carved through its steep and rugged mountains are its lifeblood. Horsemen ply these trails, just as they have for generations, riding between villages that have remained unchanged over centuries. Amidst this scene frozen in time is Isaac, a twenty-two year old horseman who is bridging the gap between old and new. For a week in April 2017, Isaac – or Leputhing Molapo to use his Basotho name – rode a 180 Kilometre traverse of the mountains of his home country. It was a ride like his father had done before him, but this time he was leading two mountain bikers.”

Jun 19, 2017 3 comments
All Jersey Orders Have All Shipped!

Thanks for your patience. All orders have shipped as of today. You should have received a shipping confirmation email, keep in mind, the USPS tracking system kinda sucks, so by the time shipping information is on the site, you’ll probably already have your jersey.

Enjoy the weekend!

Jun 16, 2017 5 comments
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Freehub at the NZ Enduro

Making a weekend out of a race, taking the time to explore and soak in the local culture is what makes bike races so special. Here’s Freehub’s latest from the NZ Enduro.

Jun 16, 2017 No comments yet
Cycle Lane

In cities like London, the battle for space unfortunately takes place between automobiles and cyclists. While it’s not a laughing matter, this film by a team of 16-19 year olds, is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Jun 16, 2017 1 comment
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100 Laps

… is a good way to spend the day at the San Giovanni al Natisone Velodrome in Italy.

Jun 16, 2017 No comments yet
Rachel Atherton: Like a Boss

We’ve all been there at some point, but how many of us would pop our dislocated shoulder back in and then finish the race? Rachel Atherton is a boss.

Jun 15, 2017 2 comments
WTB’s New Resolute 42 Tire Comes in 650b and 700c

For those looking for a little more rubber on their 700c / 650b cross or all-road bike, can check out WTB’s new Resolute tire. Designed for all-weather riding, the small square knobs will roll smoothly across asphalt and then offer traction on even the loosest of roads. In stock now at your local WTB dealer.

Jun 15, 2017 62 comments
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Derborence

Filmed with 35mm, Super 16 and Super 8 cameras, the latest from Patrick Seabase also includes my favorite band…

Jun 15, 2017 3 comments
XPDTN3 in Northumberland

XPDTN3 join Paul Errington and Olly Townsend on a 3-day trip in beautiful Northumberland, close to the Scottish border in the UK.

Jun 14, 2017 2 comments
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