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
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
Gevenalle Introduces Domestic Brake Pads
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Products like this are so simple, yet offer a simple way to add a bit of made in the USA bling to your current setup. These brake shoes are domestically machined, and anodized in Portland, Oregon, come equipped with Kool-Stop Salmon pads and are in stock now at Gevenalle.

See more information below.

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May 6, 2015 10 comments
Hartley Cycles Speaks
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Juliet did a nice feature on Caren Hartley of Hartley Cycles in the UK over at the Brooks England Blog. She was the first and only builder at Bespoke, which is an achievement in it of itself, yet from the looks of her work, she deserves that award for Best Utility Bike!

Check out more at the Brooks England blog!

May 6, 2015 6 comments
Mountain Bikes and Bothy Nights

This is a long one, but offers some playful views into Scotland’s bleak landscapes and the bothies they house. All self-shot and damn good, if you ask me.

May 6, 2015 4 comments
Cadence’s TOC Jersey
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One of the new pieces in the recent Cadence drop is this Tour of California inspired jersey. You can’t go wrong with Cali vibes with vibrant colors with a great fit. See more at Cadence. Who’s going to the ATOC this year? Bummed I’m not going to be able to make it.

May 5, 2015 No comments yet
Précisions with Josh Bedford

There aren’t many BMX videos featured here on the site, but then again, there aren’t a lot of BMX videos shot as beautifully as this one.

“Précisions is an ongoing short film series presented via Defgrip. This series features creativity, expression and most importantly précisions within BMX. Second to feature is Josh Bedford with an eye for spots and a less is more attitude. Josh’s riding speaks for itself, incorporating speed and power combined with his natural creative outlook. All of which is done with a classic captivating Yorkshire personality. Whilst filming Josh sustained a severe injury, cutting the release short. In his own words “if you roll the dice..”.

Please wish Josh a rapid recovery and enjoy what we got down beforehand.”

Very nice, Defgrip.

May 5, 2015 No comments yet
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Gevenalle Introduces Domestic Brake Pads
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Products like this are so simple, yet offer a simple way to add a bit of made in the USA bling to your current setup. These brake shoes are domestically machined, and anodized in Portland, Oregon, come equipped with Kool-Stop Salmon pads and are in stock now at Gevenalle.

See more information below.

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May 6, 2015 10 comments
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Hartley Cycles Speaks
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Juliet did a nice feature on Caren Hartley of Hartley Cycles in the UK over at the Brooks England Blog. She was the first and only builder at Bespoke, which is an achievement in it of itself, yet from the looks of her work, she deserves that award for Best Utility Bike!

Check out more at the Brooks England blog!

May 6, 2015 6 comments
Mountain Bikes and Bothy Nights

This is a long one, but offers some playful views into Scotland’s bleak landscapes and the bothies they house. All self-shot and damn good, if you ask me.

May 6, 2015 4 comments
Cadence’s TOC Jersey
Screen Shot 2015-05-05 at 4.58.56 PM

One of the new pieces in the recent Cadence drop is this Tour of California inspired jersey. You can’t go wrong with Cali vibes with vibrant colors with a great fit. See more at Cadence. Who’s going to the ATOC this year? Bummed I’m not going to be able to make it.

May 5, 2015 No comments yet
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Précisions with Josh Bedford

There aren’t many BMX videos featured here on the site, but then again, there aren’t a lot of BMX videos shot as beautifully as this one.

“Précisions is an ongoing short film series presented via Defgrip. This series features creativity, expression and most importantly précisions within BMX. Second to feature is Josh Bedford with an eye for spots and a less is more attitude. Josh’s riding speaks for itself, incorporating speed and power combined with his natural creative outlook. All of which is done with a classic captivating Yorkshire personality. Whilst filming Josh sustained a severe injury, cutting the release short. In his own words “if you roll the dice..”.

Please wish Josh a rapid recovery and enjoy what we got down beforehand.”

Very nice, Defgrip.

May 5, 2015 No comments yet
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Rapha Prestige Launceston

This looks amazing!

“As the sun set over Northern Tasmania’s Tamar Valley on Friday 13th March 2015, the Rapha Prestige Launceston began, with riders gathering on the deck of the Barrel Room Restaurant at Velo Wines. Teams huddled together, nervously discussing tactics and tyre/cog selections for the following day’s 170km adventure to the highest point of Tasmania’s only alpine region, the Ben Lomond National Park. Unbeknownst to the riders, just a week prior the summit had unseasonably received its first snow of the year. The brutality of the Tasmanian landscape and climate would be a defining feature of the weekend.”

Not that I needed another reason to go ride in Tasmania.

May 5, 2015 4 comments
Fairdale in the Kitchen

Billie Latzer made a video for Fairdale, showcasing her special recipe for vegan, gluton-free, brown rice krispies treats. Watching this makes me hungry! Check out the full recipe at Fairdale.

May 5, 2015 No comments yet
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Oakley’s Greg Lemond Ride in SF!
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Last week in San Francisco, Oakley, Mash and Greg Lemond organized a group ride strictly via social media. We all posted about it, encouraging people from all cycling backgrounds to come along for a chill, no drop ride and crossed our fingers. Would 15 people show up? 20? No one was certain and all we knew was that we’d begin our little jaunt on Market Street at the Oakley store… (more…)

May 4, 2015 10 comments
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