Fresno and San Francisco Bicycle Mail Route Patches
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This is so awesome:

“1894 found the United States in a deep depression. Unemployment was rampant, businesses were collapsing and crop value was dissolving back into earth.

Summer wage cuts at the Pullman rail car plant in Chicago, IL ignited the infamous Pullman Strike. Its battles and sympathizers echoed out across the plains, drawing in Eugene Debs, President Grover Cleveland, and the US Military, eventually reaching California and crippling rail service. No trains meant among other things, no mail.

In response, in July of 1894 a bicycle mail route was organized from Victor Cyclery in Fresno, CA north to the Overman Wheel Co. of San Francisco, CA. Totaling 210 miles, divided into 8 relays, and occupying 18 hours the route offered to carry a letter via bicycle from one end to the other for $0.25. “The only delay was an occasional punctured tire.”

We have created a commemorative patch, a replica of the original stamp present on each letter carried. We retained the misspelling of “San Fransisco” for authenticity.”

If you’re into random California history, pick up one of these replica patches.

Jul 15, 2014 No comments yet
Merckx Mondays
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This is, without a doubt, the best Eddy Merckx Professional restoration I’ve ever seen. Andy really took this job above and beyond, both in final build and historical documentation. Head over to FYXO for this insane Professional photoset!

For reference, see the catalog photo below.

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Jul 14, 2014 3 comments
Strawfoot: Summer Weight Wool Sock Restock
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Summer weight wool is pretty much the best thing you can put on your feet during the hot months. They dry super fast, are durable and you can wear them multiple days without having to wash due to excessive stank…

These Strawfoot socks are all that and they look great. Highly recommended.

Jul 14, 2014 No comments yet
Traveling Tip: Dry Your Kit in a Hotel Towel
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I spend a lot of time on the road, with my bike and over the past few months, I’ve dialed in just how many kits I need in that time. Say, for instance, I’m going to Santa Cruz for four days. I’ll bring one kit and never have to wear it dirty because of this one trick I’ve learned over the years of life on the road.

Check out the details below!

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Jul 14, 2014 19 comments
Deux North Hunt 4 Trailer

Here’s the trailer from the forthcoming Deux North Hunt 4 video…

“Riding up the coast of California from Santa Cruz, Deux North’s 8 riders test a new bike built for every kind of road. After 2 days and 200 miles, the group meets the story’s narrator, El Chapulin (The Grasshopper) to listen to his story, tell their own, and compete in an event that he created over 15 years ago. On the final day. the 100-mile Grasshopper Adventure Series race serves as the finish line for Deux North’s Hunt 4. #SeekandDiverge”

Jul 14, 2014 2 comments
Matt’s RetroFat SS with Whisky’s 70w Fat Tubeless Rims is Insane!
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Matt just fired over some photos of his 2009 NAHBS RetroTec Cycles RetroFat SS, retrofitted with the new Whisky 70w Fat Tubeless Rims to Industry Nine hubs… the consensus? I dig it, especially the color, the Cambium and those Surly Nate gumwall tires.

I think it looks like a ton of fun and if you’re going to Saddle Drive this year, you’ll probably see it mobbing around.

Check out a few more photos below!

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Jul 13, 2014 19 comments
2014 Wolfpack Hustle Civic Center Video

Last night I rolled out to the 2014 Wolfpack Hustle Civic Center Crit to shoot some photos, hang out and see what it was all about. I’d never been to a Wolfpack event before, so it was all new to me. Having said that, this video captures the vibes quite well.

Don’t miss that podium scene and Erin’s unfortunate collision with a champagne bottle!

Jul 13, 2014 1 comment
Thank You Mavic!
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Man, I know I get to shoot some pretty balleur rides, but I had a blast documenting the Mavic 125ans bikes… And it brought me back to my favorite city in the world for riding bikes: Los Angeles.

I’ll be reviewing a set of these Ksyrium 125 wheels, for those who have been emailing me, asking what I thought of them.

For now, thanks to Chad and Zach for bringing me to my favorite city, to ride and photograph bikes.

Jul 12, 2014 No comments yet
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Strawfoot: Summer Weight Wool Sock Restock
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Summer weight wool is pretty much the best thing you can put on your feet during the hot months. They dry super fast, are durable and you can wear them multiple days without having to wash due to excessive stank…

These Strawfoot socks are all that and they look great. Highly recommended.

Jul 14, 2014 No comments yet
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Traveling Tip: Dry Your Kit in a Hotel Towel
Towel and Bibs-1

I spend a lot of time on the road, with my bike and over the past few months, I’ve dialed in just how many kits I need in that time. Say, for instance, I’m going to Santa Cruz for four days. I’ll bring one kit and never have to wear it dirty because of this one trick I’ve learned over the years of life on the road.

Check out the details below!

(more…)

Jul 14, 2014 19 comments
Deux North Hunt 4 Trailer

Here’s the trailer from the forthcoming Deux North Hunt 4 video…

“Riding up the coast of California from Santa Cruz, Deux North’s 8 riders test a new bike built for every kind of road. After 2 days and 200 miles, the group meets the story’s narrator, El Chapulin (The Grasshopper) to listen to his story, tell their own, and compete in an event that he created over 15 years ago. On the final day. the 100-mile Grasshopper Adventure Series race serves as the finish line for Deux North’s Hunt 4. #SeekandDiverge”

Jul 14, 2014 2 comments
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Matt’s RetroFat SS with Whisky’s 70w Fat Tubeless Rims is Insane!
_Y9B9763

Matt just fired over some photos of his 2009 NAHBS RetroTec Cycles RetroFat SS, retrofitted with the new Whisky 70w Fat Tubeless Rims to Industry Nine hubs… the consensus? I dig it, especially the color, the Cambium and those Surly Nate gumwall tires.

I think it looks like a ton of fun and if you’re going to Saddle Drive this year, you’ll probably see it mobbing around.

Check out a few more photos below!

(more…)

Jul 13, 2014 19 comments
2014 Wolfpack Hustle Civic Center Video

Last night I rolled out to the 2014 Wolfpack Hustle Civic Center Crit to shoot some photos, hang out and see what it was all about. I’d never been to a Wolfpack event before, so it was all new to me. Having said that, this video captures the vibes quite well.

Don’t miss that podium scene and Erin’s unfortunate collision with a champagne bottle!

Jul 13, 2014 1 comment
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Thank You Mavic!
MAVIC-2

Man, I know I get to shoot some pretty balleur rides, but I had a blast documenting the Mavic 125ans bikes… And it brought me back to my favorite city in the world for riding bikes: Los Angeles.

I’ll be reviewing a set of these Ksyrium 125 wheels, for those who have been emailing me, asking what I thought of them.

For now, thanks to Chad and Zach for bringing me to my favorite city, to ride and photograph bikes.

Jul 12, 2014 No comments yet
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The Footdown: El Diablo Prints
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In the spirit of the Tour, Ty at the Foot Down made a run of El Diablo prints and shirts.

“Didi Senft has been a regular fixture on the slopes of the greatest climbs of the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia since 1993. More commonly known as El Diablo he appears dressed as the devil running and jumping alongside the riders and bringing an extra spark of excitement to any stage. Everyone loves Didi!”

Score one at the Foot Down.

Jul 10, 2014 1 comment
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