Enjoy the Weekend!

We’ve got quite the compound at the top of a lookout over St. George, where we’ve been riding for a few days before finishing out our trip at Gooseberry Mesa. Hopefully you can get in some good riding this weekend!

Feb 4, 2017 2 comments
We’re off to Utah!

Today, Kyle and I are packing up the ‘Cruiser with mountain bikes and camping gear to spend a week in Utah riding the trails of St. George, Hurricane and Gooseberry with the boys from Angry Catfish in Minneapolis. We’ve got content coming in through the Radar and Reportage, so stay tuned!

Feb 1, 2017 14 comments
Industry Nine’s AR23 All-Road Wheels

I am very excited about these wheels. Made in house at Industry Nine’s Asheville, North Carolina facilities, the AR23 is designed for your disc road bike with a 25mm outer, 21.5mm inner width, various axle compatibility, 24h 2/1 lacing, and a 1460g total weight. The AR23 wheels are in stock now at Industry Nine, in various color configurations for $1,175.

Feb 1, 2017 3 comments
VYNL Fights + RJ Rabe Shirts

Collaborations with a good cause!

“VYNL Fights is a limited edition run of artist collaboration pieces that support various relevant causes we feel are important.

With the VYNL Fights + RJ Rabe collaboration, 100% of the proceeds will go towards the International Rescue Committee’s emergency appeal to help the thousands of refugees left stranded in the wake of the current political US crisis. ”

Scoop up one at VYNL.

Feb 1, 2017 7 comments
Tom Ritchey in Old Skool x New School

Tom Ritchey stars in this video from the Bicycle Academy doing what he does best from his visit in September 2016 to spend some time hanging out, teaching students and to build a bike with the young framebuilders that run the school in Somerset, England.

Check out some images of the completed bike below! (more…)

Jan 30, 2017 16 comments
Help Make the George Washington Bridge in NYC Better for Cyclists


Photo by Donalrey on Instagram

Our friends in NYC are in drastic need of infrastructural improvement on their lifeline out of the city and into the woods. Help make the George Washington Bridge safer for cyclists and pedestrians by signing this petition.

“Between 2017 and 2024, the Port Authority will rip out and restore the 1931-era paths on the George Washington Bridge as part of a $1.9 billion recabling and restoration project. The GWB is the sole bike-able connector between North Jersey and New York City. Its 7’ paths are dangerously overcrowded at 3700 cyclists per day and that use is growing 10% per year. If that sustains, we’ll see 9,000 cyclists per day by the time the paths re-open in 2024.

The PA should seize this once-in-a-lifespan opportunity to widen the paths to comply with national standards for a high use bicycle-pedestrian facility, but their plan is to restore them as sidewalks. Which means sooner rather than later, cyclists will have to walk.”

Jan 29, 2017 5 comments
Safe Trails, Amigo!

Our buddy Gabe from Limberlost was in town after the Baja Divide, completing his strictly-taco and mezcal diet before heading back up to Oregon. While a month of riding in the Baja Penninsula is a great way to disconnect from it all, Gabe’s back to work on planning the Oregon Timber Trail. Over the next few months, he’ll be working with a team on cutting more trail and working to gain access to areas in the backcountry of Oregon. There’s a bigger story to be told with all of that, but for now, I just wanted to bid him adieu and safe travels back up North. Oh and sweet Chinook!

Jan 28, 2017 5 comments
Please Support Our National Parks

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to word this post, without being overtly political and without alienating anyone based on their beliefs, but it’s kind of impossible so I’ll jump right in. Right now, our National Parks and public lands are in a delicate position. The GOP passed a bill that “establish(es) a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to the disposal of certain Federal land.” and another that plans “To direct the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain Federal lands in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming, previously identified as suitable for disposal, and for other purposes.” What this could mean is our National Parks, or other federal lands, could be sold off to corporations who would be able to do as they please. This leaves possibilities open to, yet not limited to: strip mining, fracking, drilling for oil or pipeline access. Unfortunately, no one knows what this bill could or would allow, but it’s terrifying to imagine the potential ramifications.

Now, some might call this an overreaction, or what have you, yet we’re already seeing an effort to sensor various National Park’s Twitter accounts by the current administration. You can do some simple Google searches to form your own opinion on the matter.

While no one can look into the future, it is important for people who enjoy spending time in these lands to pay close attention to the current events and most importantly, support our National Parks. One of the ways I like to do so is each year, buy a National Parks Pass. It’s $80 and it pays for itself after a few visits.

Apologies for inserting politics into a website that has, for the most part, stayed politically-neutral.

Jan 27, 2017 35 comments
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Olive Drab and Desert Tan Bottles

After quite a few restocks, we’ve restocked the popular olive drab and desert tan bottles. These will undoubtedly go fast, and to ensure everyone gets their hands on a set, I’d like to request you only order one set. They’re selling for $20 a pair plus shipping and in stock now. Expect these to ship on Monday and if you’re missing bottles from any of our previous orders, we packed them up and got them out today. Thanks again for your support!

SORRY SOLD OUT!

Jan 27, 2017 6 comments
Ringtail’s Tie Dyed Jackets are Back in Stock!

Ringtail’s lightweight and colorful Breeze Breaker wind jackets are back, due to popular demand. These jackets are individually-dyed with special Cordura fabric and sewn here in Los Angeles. They stuff into a pocket and are easily stashed on your bike or in a jersey pocket. This will be the final run of this particular design, so act fast! Head to Ringtail now to see availability.

Jan 26, 2017 1 comment
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Industry Nine’s AR23 All-Road Wheels

I am very excited about these wheels. Made in house at Industry Nine’s Asheville, North Carolina facilities, the AR23 is designed for your disc road bike with a 25mm outer, 21.5mm inner width, various axle compatibility, 24h 2/1 lacing, and a 1460g total weight. The AR23 wheels are in stock now at Industry Nine, in various color configurations for $1,175.

Feb 1, 2017 3 comments
VYNL Fights + RJ Rabe Shirts

Collaborations with a good cause!

“VYNL Fights is a limited edition run of artist collaboration pieces that support various relevant causes we feel are important.

With the VYNL Fights + RJ Rabe collaboration, 100% of the proceeds will go towards the International Rescue Committee’s emergency appeal to help the thousands of refugees left stranded in the wake of the current political US crisis. ”

Scoop up one at VYNL.

Feb 1, 2017 7 comments
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Tom Ritchey in Old Skool x New School

Tom Ritchey stars in this video from the Bicycle Academy doing what he does best from his visit in September 2016 to spend some time hanging out, teaching students and to build a bike with the young framebuilders that run the school in Somerset, England.

Check out some images of the completed bike below! (more…)

Jan 30, 2017 16 comments
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Help Make the George Washington Bridge in NYC Better for Cyclists


Photo by Donalrey on Instagram

Our friends in NYC are in drastic need of infrastructural improvement on their lifeline out of the city and into the woods. Help make the George Washington Bridge safer for cyclists and pedestrians by signing this petition.

“Between 2017 and 2024, the Port Authority will rip out and restore the 1931-era paths on the George Washington Bridge as part of a $1.9 billion recabling and restoration project. The GWB is the sole bike-able connector between North Jersey and New York City. Its 7’ paths are dangerously overcrowded at 3700 cyclists per day and that use is growing 10% per year. If that sustains, we’ll see 9,000 cyclists per day by the time the paths re-open in 2024.

The PA should seize this once-in-a-lifespan opportunity to widen the paths to comply with national standards for a high use bicycle-pedestrian facility, but their plan is to restore them as sidewalks. Which means sooner rather than later, cyclists will have to walk.”

Jan 29, 2017 5 comments
Safe Trails, Amigo!

Our buddy Gabe from Limberlost was in town after the Baja Divide, completing his strictly-taco and mezcal diet before heading back up to Oregon. While a month of riding in the Baja Penninsula is a great way to disconnect from it all, Gabe’s back to work on planning the Oregon Timber Trail. Over the next few months, he’ll be working with a team on cutting more trail and working to gain access to areas in the backcountry of Oregon. There’s a bigger story to be told with all of that, but for now, I just wanted to bid him adieu and safe travels back up North. Oh and sweet Chinook!

Jan 28, 2017 5 comments
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Please Support Our National Parks

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to word this post, without being overtly political and without alienating anyone based on their beliefs, but it’s kind of impossible so I’ll jump right in. Right now, our National Parks and public lands are in a delicate position. The GOP passed a bill that “establish(es) a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to the disposal of certain Federal land.” and another that plans “To direct the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain Federal lands in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming, previously identified as suitable for disposal, and for other purposes.” What this could mean is our National Parks, or other federal lands, could be sold off to corporations who would be able to do as they please. This leaves possibilities open to, yet not limited to: strip mining, fracking, drilling for oil or pipeline access. Unfortunately, no one knows what this bill could or would allow, but it’s terrifying to imagine the potential ramifications.

Now, some might call this an overreaction, or what have you, yet we’re already seeing an effort to sensor various National Park’s Twitter accounts by the current administration. You can do some simple Google searches to form your own opinion on the matter.

While no one can look into the future, it is important for people who enjoy spending time in these lands to pay close attention to the current events and most importantly, support our National Parks. One of the ways I like to do so is each year, buy a National Parks Pass. It’s $80 and it pays for itself after a few visits.

Apologies for inserting politics into a website that has, for the most part, stayed politically-neutral.

Jan 27, 2017 35 comments
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Olive Drab and Desert Tan Bottles

After quite a few restocks, we’ve restocked the popular olive drab and desert tan bottles. These will undoubtedly go fast, and to ensure everyone gets their hands on a set, I’d like to request you only order one set. They’re selling for $20 a pair plus shipping and in stock now. Expect these to ship on Monday and if you’re missing bottles from any of our previous orders, we packed them up and got them out today. Thanks again for your support!

SORRY SOLD OUT!

Jan 27, 2017 6 comments
Ringtail’s Tie Dyed Jackets are Back in Stock!

Ringtail’s lightweight and colorful Breeze Breaker wind jackets are back, due to popular demand. These jackets are individually-dyed with special Cordura fabric and sewn here in Los Angeles. They stuff into a pocket and are easily stashed on your bike or in a jersey pocket. This will be the final run of this particular design, so act fast! Head to Ringtail now to see availability.

Jan 26, 2017 1 comment
Biketown

I love seeing videos like this!

“Biketown is a celebration of cycling in Victoria, BC. A parody of Downtown by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Biketown features the people and places that make Victoria the cycling capital of Canada.”

Read more at CBC.

Jan 26, 2017 2 comments
Winter Light

All the rain and weather that moved through California recently has brought along with it lush, green vegetation and full nüke sunsets. Tonight in an attempt to shake the last leg of this winter cold I’ve succumbed to, Cari and I pedaled through Griffith Park to catch the last bit of daylight.

Jan 25, 2017 4 comments
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