Distance Over Time

I’m stoked to see this as a Vimeo pick!

“Distance Over Time follows the truly inspirational story of James Golding, a man who has beaten incredible odds to achieve extraordinary things. From weighing 6 stone and being too weak to walk 5 years ago to taking on one of the most savage cycling records ever undertaken, Spindle Productions followed James’ remarkable journey.”

Jul 17, 2014 2 comments
The FYXO Allez Oop Kit and Air Jordan Shoe Covers
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I’m a North Carolina boy, raised in Michael Jordan’s hometown and I even attended his grade and high school. I don’t think anyone will debate that Jordan is the most iconic basketball player to date and his career has influenced people for generations. Not to mention, his style. The AIR Jordan V’s are iconic, as is the original Bulls kit, both of which have inspired the latest “Allez Oop” kit from FYXO.

Head over to FYXO to see the AIR Fyxo Shoe Covers and Allez Oop kit.

Jul 16, 2014 6 comments
The Tour de France Opts for Corndoggin’

Look, racing is fun, both as a spectator and a competitor, but sometimes, even the most PRO cyclists in the world have to give way for a little bit of ‘corndoggin’.

This just sounds like every ride I’ve ever been on. Now if we can just convince people to put more mountain pedals on their road bikes.

Jul 16, 2014 2 comments
Mash: Boreas Gear Bags
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Mash has teamed up with SF-local portage company Boreas on two models of backpacks, the Day Pack and the Race Pack. I’ve seen Boreas gear in person and it’s a solid option for those looking for more technical backpacks.

Jul 15, 2014 1 comment
Deux North Hunt 4 Video

Here’s the full length to Deux North’s latest Hunt 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”

Don’t miss Andy Bokanev’s photos from this fun looking ride.

Jul 15, 2014 1 comment
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
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The FYXO Allez Oop Kit and Air Jordan Shoe Covers
Overshoes

I’m a North Carolina boy, raised in Michael Jordan’s hometown and I even attended his grade and high school. I don’t think anyone will debate that Jordan is the most iconic basketball player to date and his career has influenced people for generations. Not to mention, his style. The AIR Jordan V’s are iconic, as is the original Bulls kit, both of which have inspired the latest “Allez Oop” kit from FYXO.

Head over to FYXO to see the AIR Fyxo Shoe Covers and Allez Oop kit.

Jul 16, 2014 6 comments
The Tour de France Opts for Corndoggin’

Look, racing is fun, both as a spectator and a competitor, but sometimes, even the most PRO cyclists in the world have to give way for a little bit of ‘corndoggin’.

This just sounds like every ride I’ve ever been on. Now if we can just convince people to put more mountain pedals on their road bikes.

Jul 16, 2014 2 comments
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Mash: Boreas Gear Bags
MashBoreas copy

Mash has teamed up with SF-local portage company Boreas on two models of backpacks, the Day Pack and the Race Pack. I’ve seen Boreas gear in person and it’s a solid option for those looking for more technical backpacks.

Jul 15, 2014 1 comment
Deux North Hunt 4 Video

Here’s the full length to Deux North’s latest Hunt 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”

Don’t miss Andy Bokanev’s photos from this fun looking ride.

Jul 15, 2014 1 comment
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Fresno and San Francisco Bicycle Mail Route Patches
SFBikedeliver

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
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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
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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
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