Lay Waste
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Photo by Morgan Meredith

LA has been rad for various reasons. One of which has been figuring out how to talk about this #UrbanRacer. So far Morgan has shot the best photo of the bike which I will discuss more in depth at a later date, but tonight we went up to a spot in Los Angeles to recreate it and came out with a completely different shot.

A shot that I’m still really vibin’ with. Lay waste…

May 11, 2015 4 comments
Velo Cult’s Custom Shop Jackets
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Portland’s Velo Cult appreciates products that will stand the test of time and for them, why mess around when it comes to selecting a shop jacket? Dickies makes a killer, durable jacket and the crew at Velo Cult have been using them for years. Hence the reason for this limited run of VC-branded jackets.

Head over to Velo Cult for more details!

May 11, 2015 1 comment
Mission Workshop Presents: These Girls are Machines!
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I love seeing brands working together for a greater good. Machines for Freedom and Mission Workshop are bringing a series of events and rides to San Francisco, beginning May 14th as a two-week long celebration of the female cyclist.

These Girls are Machines will feature a pop-up shop by women’s cycling brand Machines For Freedom, an art gallery presented by Fast Chance Collective showcasing pieces by five local women artists and cyclists, and many other events and group rides designed to help carve out a space for women riders in the Bay Area.

Check out the full schedule below!

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May 11, 2015 No comments yet
Geekhouse is Hiring!
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The team at Geekhouse are looking to expand their operations with a new position. If you meet the criteria and want to start off at a framebuilder’s operations in the Boston-area, now’s your chance. Head over to Geekhouse for more information.

May 11, 2015 No comments yet
Skratch Labs Fruit Drops
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In Skratch Labs’ pursuit of creating the healthiest, tastiest on and off the bike nutrition, they’ve developed a new treat for your jersey pocket. The Skratch Labs Fruit Drops come in either Raspberry or Orange flavor and are available as individual pouches or a pack of 10.

I can’t wait to try these out… Check out more at Skratch.

May 11, 2015 2 comments
The Emilio De Marchi
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At the end of the month, I’ll be in Italy, attending the Emilio De Marchi, a 90 kilometer, vintage bicycle ride put on by De Marchi apparel. If you’re in Italy and are interested in this ride, head over to the Emilio De Marchi website for more information.

May 11, 2015 No comments yet
Happy Mother’s Day
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I wish I could deliver flowers to my mom today like this. Happy Mother’s Day to all the women that raised us and are still raising us.

May 10, 2015 8 comments
Consuming Time
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It’s the weekend, that means most of you will be hitting the roads, paths, trails and tracks in your locale. You don’t need a motivational post here on the site to convince you to do so, but I just wanted to convey one thing: enjoy your time on the bike. Consume as much as you can. Over indulge. Engorge. Binge…

May 9, 2015 7 comments
The Life and Times of Shop Dog Stella
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Life’s tough when your day-to-day routine consists of a few behaviors, both innate and learned. For Stella, the resident shop dog at Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles, her mornings usually start out with a nap in the morning sun, followed by the inevitable first run to the corner store snack begging session, a quick piss in the alley, then more begging before greeting the afternoon clientele’s ascension to the back alley bench.

From there, it’s beg relentlessly for food to no avail, back to napping (this time in the middle of the doorway), maybe a sniff or a scoff here or there when you try to pet her, before finally scoring an avocado chip or a loose pepperoni. Yeah, for Stella, it’s all about sniffing messenger bags, licking sweaty legs and cold lamping on a chilly Los Angeles springtime afternoon… Until the next pair of unsuspecting legs waltz through the door of the shop.

Here’s to the cold lampin’ shop dogs.

May 8, 2015 3 comments
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Mission Workshop Presents: These Girls are Machines!
Machines

I love seeing brands working together for a greater good. Machines for Freedom and Mission Workshop are bringing a series of events and rides to San Francisco, beginning May 14th as a two-week long celebration of the female cyclist.

These Girls are Machines will feature a pop-up shop by women’s cycling brand Machines For Freedom, an art gallery presented by Fast Chance Collective showcasing pieces by five local women artists and cyclists, and many other events and group rides designed to help carve out a space for women riders in the Bay Area.

Check out the full schedule below!

(more…)

May 11, 2015 No comments yet
Geekhouse is Hiring!
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The team at Geekhouse are looking to expand their operations with a new position. If you meet the criteria and want to start off at a framebuilder’s operations in the Boston-area, now’s your chance. Head over to Geekhouse for more information.

May 11, 2015 No comments yet
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Skratch Labs Fruit Drops
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In Skratch Labs’ pursuit of creating the healthiest, tastiest on and off the bike nutrition, they’ve developed a new treat for your jersey pocket. The Skratch Labs Fruit Drops come in either Raspberry or Orange flavor and are available as individual pouches or a pack of 10.

I can’t wait to try these out… Check out more at Skratch.

May 11, 2015 2 comments
The Emilio De Marchi
Screen Shot 2015-05-10 at 6.12.08 PM

At the end of the month, I’ll be in Italy, attending the Emilio De Marchi, a 90 kilometer, vintage bicycle ride put on by De Marchi apparel. If you’re in Italy and are interested in this ride, head over to the Emilio De Marchi website for more information.

May 11, 2015 No comments yet
Happy Mother’s Day
ARKIV_Speedvagen-2

I wish I could deliver flowers to my mom today like this. Happy Mother’s Day to all the women that raised us and are still raising us.

May 10, 2015 8 comments
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Consuming Time
Ringtail_Strawberry-103

It’s the weekend, that means most of you will be hitting the roads, paths, trails and tracks in your locale. You don’t need a motivational post here on the site to convince you to do so, but I just wanted to convey one thing: enjoy your time on the bike. Consume as much as you can. Over indulge. Engorge. Binge…

May 9, 2015 7 comments
The Life and Times of Shop Dog Stella
000-ShopDogStella-1

Life’s tough when your day-to-day routine consists of a few behaviors, both innate and learned. For Stella, the resident shop dog at Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles, her mornings usually start out with a nap in the morning sun, followed by the inevitable first run to the corner store snack begging session, a quick piss in the alley, then more begging before greeting the afternoon clientele’s ascension to the back alley bench.

From there, it’s beg relentlessly for food to no avail, back to napping (this time in the middle of the doorway), maybe a sniff or a scoff here or there when you try to pet her, before finally scoring an avocado chip or a loose pepperoni. Yeah, for Stella, it’s all about sniffing messenger bags, licking sweaty legs and cold lamping on a chilly Los Angeles springtime afternoon… Until the next pair of unsuspecting legs waltz through the door of the shop.

Here’s to the cold lampin’ shop dogs.

May 8, 2015 3 comments
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Mash SF: Chas on Battery Street

All I can think watching this (and after navigating the ever-increasing congested streets of SF last week) is… suckers! Chas steers no-handed with ease through a sea of sedentary car commuters who’d be better off riding bikes in the great city of SF. Nice one Mash!

May 8, 2015 6 comments
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