A Recording of Ultra Romance’s Fred Talk at the Philly Bike Expo

Nicholas Karwoski recorded Benedict’s “Fred Talk” dubbed “The bicycle, a vehicular philosophy of simplification” that took place at this year’s Philly Bike Expo. Topping in at over 80 minutes, this might be a bit ambitious for you to tackle in one go, but definitely give it a listen. Thanks to Nicholas for pulling this together!

Nov 8, 2017 3 comments
The Mission Workshop Jean

Well, I always said if Mission Workshop ever made jeans, they’d be the best on the market. And that’s exactly what they are, the best jeans I’ve ever worn. These jeans are made in Los Angeles, from an advanced stretch-woven fabric developed exclusively for Mission Workshop by Mectex S.p.a. at their mill near Lake Como in Italy. Best of all, they’re guaranteed forever. In stock now in black or navy, at Mission Workshop.

Nov 8, 2017 6 comments
Missoula with Ben Horan

Here’s the latest video profile from Freehub Magazine:

“Maintaining 100 miles of trail is not easy, a fact Ben Horan knows all too well. As Executive Director of MTB Missoula, he is an advocate for both our land and our sport, working with countless others to ensure that our trails not only exist, but thrive.”

I’m really enjoying these videos, guys! Keep them coming.

Nov 8, 2017 3 comments
Dirty Mulholland at Sunset

A favorite ride is always amplified by winter light and cycling tourists. Tonight, Kyle and I took Kelly out on a Dirt Mulholland sunset ride, which turned into a Topanga Creek Outpost banana bread run, turned mad-dash through Melrose gridlock at rush hour. The thrills are never short on this ‘cross-town jaunt. If you’ve never done this route, be sure to check it out on Strava and click-through to check out more photos… (more…)

Nov 7, 2017 8 comments
Widefoot’s Liter Cage Now Comes in Black

Widefoot, makers of the Liter Cage, now offer their Nalgene-friendly bottle cages in a black powdercoat finish, for those of you who prefer black components, to silver. I used these on my Hunter in South Africa, toting two, 1.5L Nalgenes on 115 miles of washboarded desert roads during the Karoobaix without issue. I do however recommend using one of their multistraps to keep the bottles from popping out on descents. Check out the Blackened Liter Cage at Widefoot!

Nov 7, 2017 Comments are OFF
44 Bikes Unveils a Titanium Huntsman

44 Bikes doesn’t have a traditional “road” frame in their catalog. Instead, the Huntsman is their drop bar offering. A disc bike, designed for your specific riding style, the Huntsman comes in various custom configurations, including a new material: titanium. 44 Bikes just built up this beautiful Ti Huntsman for the Philly Bike Expo. Check out more photos below and if you’re interested in one, holler at 44 Bikes.

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Nov 7, 2017 3 comments
Rapha Rides Osaka

Continuing the Rapha Rides Japan series is Osaka, one of the most beautiful cities I’ve been to in the country.

Nov 7, 2017 1 comment
Roads Less Traveled: Rasputitsa

You learn something new every day. I did not know what Rasputista is until this video. “Rasputitsa is a season when travel on unpaved roads becomes difficult, owing to muddy conditions, either from autumnal rains or spring thaw. It also refers to the condition of the roads, during those seasons.” What an ideal name for a dirt road race like the Rasputista Spring Classic.

Nov 7, 2017 11 comments
Leave it On the Road in Ireland

LIOTR’s “the Big Lap” project video is live and I must say, it’s a great watch!

“Conor Brady grew up in Ireland, where his father Bill would leave every August on a two week ride around the country. A ride he called “the big lap.” Bill Brady lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2013, and Conor never got to share that ride with him. In the summer of 2017, Conor pieced together his father’s route from his old maps, and he and the Leave It On The Road crew set out to recreate The Big Lap, riding 1,000 miles in 10 days to raise donations for the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer.

To date Leave It On The Road has raised over $100,000 for cancer-fighting non-profits by planning epic rides with purpose. Learn more and get involved at leaveitontheroad.com

Nov 6, 2017 1 comment
the Col Collective in Switzerland

For his latest video, Michael from the Col Collective, takes on the Col de la Croix, Col du Pillon and Col des Mosses in Switzerland.

Nov 6, 2017 Comments are OFF
North of Nightfall Teaser

It seems nowadays mountain bike videos get bigger, badder and honestly, more unbelievable. Athletes are pushing themselves and their locations for these flicks to the ends of the Earth. It just so happens, this video takes place in the arctic circle. Brrrrrr!

Nov 4, 2017 2 comments
Given by Mountains

This lo-fi and long video captures the energy of this bikepacking trek that took Lucas Winzenburg, Joel Caldwell, Logan Watts and Joe Cruz across Kyrgyzstan in 23 days.

Nov 4, 2017 2 comments
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PedalED Launches Bikepacking Bags

PedalEd’s products are as durable as they are functional and yes, fashionable. So it should come as no surprise that when it comes to on-the-bike portage, we should expect the same from the Italian brand. Launching their new bikepacking bags today, PedalED brings made in Italy, which are completely waterproof, made from denim and yes, built to last. See the entire offerings at PedalED.

Nov 8, 2017 6 comments
A Recording of Ultra Romance’s Fred Talk at the Philly Bike Expo

Nicholas Karwoski recorded Benedict’s “Fred Talk” dubbed “The bicycle, a vehicular philosophy of simplification” that took place at this year’s Philly Bike Expo. Topping in at over 80 minutes, this might be a bit ambitious for you to tackle in one go, but definitely give it a listen. Thanks to Nicholas for pulling this together!

Nov 8, 2017 3 comments
The Mission Workshop Jean

Well, I always said if Mission Workshop ever made jeans, they’d be the best on the market. And that’s exactly what they are, the best jeans I’ve ever worn. These jeans are made in Los Angeles, from an advanced stretch-woven fabric developed exclusively for Mission Workshop by Mectex S.p.a. at their mill near Lake Como in Italy. Best of all, they’re guaranteed forever. In stock now in black or navy, at Mission Workshop.

Nov 8, 2017 6 comments
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Missoula with Ben Horan

Here’s the latest video profile from Freehub Magazine:

“Maintaining 100 miles of trail is not easy, a fact Ben Horan knows all too well. As Executive Director of MTB Missoula, he is an advocate for both our land and our sport, working with countless others to ensure that our trails not only exist, but thrive.”

I’m really enjoying these videos, guys! Keep them coming.

Nov 8, 2017 3 comments
Dirty Mulholland at Sunset

A favorite ride is always amplified by winter light and cycling tourists. Tonight, Kyle and I took Kelly out on a Dirt Mulholland sunset ride, which turned into a Topanga Creek Outpost banana bread run, turned mad-dash through Melrose gridlock at rush hour. The thrills are never short on this ‘cross-town jaunt. If you’ve never done this route, be sure to check it out on Strava and click-through to check out more photos… (more…)

Nov 7, 2017 8 comments
Widefoot’s Liter Cage Now Comes in Black

Widefoot, makers of the Liter Cage, now offer their Nalgene-friendly bottle cages in a black powdercoat finish, for those of you who prefer black components, to silver. I used these on my Hunter in South Africa, toting two, 1.5L Nalgenes on 115 miles of washboarded desert roads during the Karoobaix without issue. I do however recommend using one of their multistraps to keep the bottles from popping out on descents. Check out the Blackened Liter Cage at Widefoot!

Nov 7, 2017 Comments are OFF
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44 Bikes Unveils a Titanium Huntsman

44 Bikes doesn’t have a traditional “road” frame in their catalog. Instead, the Huntsman is their drop bar offering. A disc bike, designed for your specific riding style, the Huntsman comes in various custom configurations, including a new material: titanium. 44 Bikes just built up this beautiful Ti Huntsman for the Philly Bike Expo. Check out more photos below and if you’re interested in one, holler at 44 Bikes.

(more…)

Nov 7, 2017 3 comments
Rapha Rides Osaka

Continuing the Rapha Rides Japan series is Osaka, one of the most beautiful cities I’ve been to in the country.

Nov 7, 2017 1 comment
Roads Less Traveled: Rasputitsa

You learn something new every day. I did not know what Rasputista is until this video. “Rasputitsa is a season when travel on unpaved roads becomes difficult, owing to muddy conditions, either from autumnal rains or spring thaw. It also refers to the condition of the roads, during those seasons.” What an ideal name for a dirt road race like the Rasputista Spring Classic.

Nov 7, 2017 11 comments
Leave it On the Road in Ireland

LIOTR’s “the Big Lap” project video is live and I must say, it’s a great watch!

“Conor Brady grew up in Ireland, where his father Bill would leave every August on a two week ride around the country. A ride he called “the big lap.” Bill Brady lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2013, and Conor never got to share that ride with him. In the summer of 2017, Conor pieced together his father’s route from his old maps, and he and the Leave It On The Road crew set out to recreate The Big Lap, riding 1,000 miles in 10 days to raise donations for the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer.

To date Leave It On The Road has raised over $100,000 for cancer-fighting non-profits by planning epic rides with purpose. Learn more and get involved at leaveitontheroad.com

Nov 6, 2017 1 comment
the Col Collective in Switzerland

For his latest video, Michael from the Col Collective, takes on the Col de la Croix, Col du Pillon and Col des Mosses in Switzerland.

Nov 6, 2017 Comments are OFF
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North of Nightfall Teaser

It seems nowadays mountain bike videos get bigger, badder and honestly, more unbelievable. Athletes are pushing themselves and their locations for these flicks to the ends of the Earth. It just so happens, this video takes place in the arctic circle. Brrrrrr!

Nov 4, 2017 2 comments
Given by Mountains

This lo-fi and long video captures the energy of this bikepacking trek that took Lucas Winzenburg, Joel Caldwell, Logan Watts and Joe Cruz across Kyrgyzstan in 23 days.

Nov 4, 2017 2 comments
Visit Mission Workshop’s London Pop-Up This Holiday Season

For those living in the UK who want to see Mission Workshop’s products in-person, they can now visit their pop-up this holiday season in London. Along with the brand’s full catalog, there will be a series of events rolling through the space, so head to the MW London web page to check out the schedule.

MW Pop-Up
1-3 Rivington Street,
London EC2A 3DT
United Kingdom

Oct 12 – Dec 30
Mon – Sat : 10a.m – 7p.m
Sun : 12 – 6p.m
+44 7400 021 461

Nov 3, 2017 Comments are OFF
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