Trail Dogs are the Best!
denver-loam-shred

Words by Morgan Taylor

There’s nothing like getting rubber side up in the woods with your buds, two legs or four. My dog Denver shreds just as hard, if not harder than me, and will stay 6″ off my wheel even in the dustiest conditions. All with a smile on his face. Here’s to the loam eating, corner shredding, stick chasing dogs of the trail! (PS: the Ice Cream Truck is now 27.5+… update soon!)

Aug 24, 2015 20 comments
Swear to Shred
LArandom-7

Scout’s honor!

I can’t wait to break this bike in tomorrow in the San Gabriel mountains. Kris’ work at 44 Bikes is so incredibly clean, down to little branding hits like this decal.

Aug 22, 2015 3 comments
Soak in the Summer Sun
LArandom-1

Summer’s here in sunny Los Angeles and on today’s ride, Graham decided it was an opportune time to catch some rays… Enjoy the weekend, y’all.

By the way, who knows this spot?

Aug 21, 2015 11 comments
Dan Hughes’ Mothra Crux for Gravel Worlds
Copy of Full Frame 2 (1 of 1)


Photos by Chris Riekert

The thing I admire about bicycle painters and designers in general is the ability to look at life’s struggles, or challenges as inspiration. In competition, it’s easy to get lost in the ferocity of rivalry. You can let it psyche you out, or take it as it comes. Here’s a back-story to this frame:

“Whats the point of racing without rivalry? In 2014, Dan Hughes of @sunfloweroutdoorandbikeshop and Yuri Hauswald (@yhauswald) were introduced as the “Mothra and Godzilla of cycling”. This weekend Dan and Yuri are going head-to-head at the Unofficial Gravel World Championship in Nebraska and to commemorate Dan’s winged persona, @swiznooski, dreamed up this metal-flake clad motif. Good Luck to the guys this weekend! And Yuri, you’re going down!”

See more photos of this insane project below… (more…)

Aug 21, 2015 8 comments
Ode to the Ski Strap
morgan-taylor-ski-strap-1

Words by Morgan Taylor

Yesterday morning, I loaded up my Porcelain Rocket x Radavist MultiKOM Charlene pack for a meeting 30 miles down the road. I packed the usual suspects in addition to a change of clothes – but I needed a pair of shoes. Last week, Brendan Leonard over at Semi-Rad posted a “professional gear review” of a simple tool that we all have a use for: the spoon.

It’s easy to get caught up in highly optimized, technologically advanced gear – but often what you need is a simple solution. I needed to bring my Chacos (which, as it turns out, Brendan has also extolled the virtues of) and there was one way to do that: the ski strap. Until someone comes up with a Chaco-specific solution, I’ll be keeping my ski strap – and I’d suggest you do too.

Aug 21, 2015 28 comments
Poler Pinecone Kit by Castelli
Poler_Pinecone

Poler‘s kits are always the best! For the forthcoming fall months, they’ve worked out a pre-order with Castelli on a pair of bibs, a jersey and arm warmers using their Land-designed pinecone pattern. The pre-order is live now, so head over to Castelli to see more information. For what it’s worth, I’ve found these kits to fit true-to-size…

Aug 21, 2015 4 comments
MASH SF’s World Premiere September 12th
MASH_world_Premiere

I’m so stoked for our friends at MASH and the SF community. I wish I could be there to celebrate! Here are all the details:

“Please join us Saturday, September 12th, 2015 to celebrate the world premiere of our new video project. We have set up a fun weekend in San Francisco, we hope you can join us.

ALLEYCAT: 5:00PM at MASH 284 Sanchez Street, SF CA
ART SHOW: Doors open at 5:00PM at The Lab. 2948 16th Street, SF CA
VIDEO PREMIERE: 8:00PM at The Victoria Theater, 2961 16th Street, SF CA
Group RIDE at MASH Sunday September 13th, 1:00PM

Please look for updates on how you can get tickets to the screening in the coming weeks.

Look for updates with stops in Las Vegas September 17th, London September 26th, Berlin September 29th, Tokyo October 17th, Seoul October 21st 2015

Thank you to our friends for the generosity and who have helped make this possible: @vans, @oakley, @oakleybike, @cinelli_official, @girocycling, @clifbarcompany, @sellesanmarco, @kryptonitelock, @castellicycling”

MASH

Aug 21, 2015 No comments yet
Coyote Ridge Trail
SF Randoms

I’m down in SoCal, where it’s hot and dusty. Rides await but I can’t stop thinking about the jaunt that Fresh Air Bicycles took me on last week in San Francisco. Saturday afternoon in the Headlands tends to be busy, but we did manage to find some empty trails, like Coyote Ridge.

There’s more to come tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Aug 20, 2015 1 comment
Aether Apparel’s New Cycling-Friendly Tracker Hoodie
tracker_hoodie-lifestyle-1

Aether’s newest piece mixes style with functionality, all with the bicycle, urban commuting and in general motion in mind. Made from Merino French terry fabric, with a chest pocket and a quarter zipper for easy removal. Made in the USA, with a retail of $195 and available in grey (pictured) or black. See more at Aether.

Aug 20, 2015 5 comments
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Swear to Shred
LArandom-7

Scout’s honor!

I can’t wait to break this bike in tomorrow in the San Gabriel mountains. Kris’ work at 44 Bikes is so incredibly clean, down to little branding hits like this decal.

Aug 22, 2015 3 comments
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Soak in the Summer Sun
LArandom-1

Summer’s here in sunny Los Angeles and on today’s ride, Graham decided it was an opportune time to catch some rays… Enjoy the weekend, y’all.

By the way, who knows this spot?

Aug 21, 2015 11 comments
Dan Hughes’ Mothra Crux for Gravel Worlds
Copy of Full Frame 2 (1 of 1)


Photos by Chris Riekert

The thing I admire about bicycle painters and designers in general is the ability to look at life’s struggles, or challenges as inspiration. In competition, it’s easy to get lost in the ferocity of rivalry. You can let it psyche you out, or take it as it comes. Here’s a back-story to this frame:

“Whats the point of racing without rivalry? In 2014, Dan Hughes of @sunfloweroutdoorandbikeshop and Yuri Hauswald (@yhauswald) were introduced as the “Mothra and Godzilla of cycling”. This weekend Dan and Yuri are going head-to-head at the Unofficial Gravel World Championship in Nebraska and to commemorate Dan’s winged persona, @swiznooski, dreamed up this metal-flake clad motif. Good Luck to the guys this weekend! And Yuri, you’re going down!”

See more photos of this insane project below… (more…)

Aug 21, 2015 8 comments
Ode to the Ski Strap
morgan-taylor-ski-strap-1

Words by Morgan Taylor

Yesterday morning, I loaded up my Porcelain Rocket x Radavist MultiKOM Charlene pack for a meeting 30 miles down the road. I packed the usual suspects in addition to a change of clothes – but I needed a pair of shoes. Last week, Brendan Leonard over at Semi-Rad posted a “professional gear review” of a simple tool that we all have a use for: the spoon.

It’s easy to get caught up in highly optimized, technologically advanced gear – but often what you need is a simple solution. I needed to bring my Chacos (which, as it turns out, Brendan has also extolled the virtues of) and there was one way to do that: the ski strap. Until someone comes up with a Chaco-specific solution, I’ll be keeping my ski strap – and I’d suggest you do too.

Aug 21, 2015 28 comments
Poler Pinecone Kit by Castelli
Poler_Pinecone

Poler‘s kits are always the best! For the forthcoming fall months, they’ve worked out a pre-order with Castelli on a pair of bibs, a jersey and arm warmers using their Land-designed pinecone pattern. The pre-order is live now, so head over to Castelli to see more information. For what it’s worth, I’ve found these kits to fit true-to-size…

Aug 21, 2015 4 comments
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MASH SF’s World Premiere September 12th
MASH_world_Premiere

I’m so stoked for our friends at MASH and the SF community. I wish I could be there to celebrate! Here are all the details:

“Please join us Saturday, September 12th, 2015 to celebrate the world premiere of our new video project. We have set up a fun weekend in San Francisco, we hope you can join us.

ALLEYCAT: 5:00PM at MASH 284 Sanchez Street, SF CA
ART SHOW: Doors open at 5:00PM at The Lab. 2948 16th Street, SF CA
VIDEO PREMIERE: 8:00PM at The Victoria Theater, 2961 16th Street, SF CA
Group RIDE at MASH Sunday September 13th, 1:00PM

Please look for updates on how you can get tickets to the screening in the coming weeks.

Look for updates with stops in Las Vegas September 17th, London September 26th, Berlin September 29th, Tokyo October 17th, Seoul October 21st 2015

Thank you to our friends for the generosity and who have helped make this possible: @vans, @oakley, @oakleybike, @cinelli_official, @girocycling, @clifbarcompany, @sellesanmarco, @kryptonitelock, @castellicycling”

MASH

Aug 21, 2015 No comments yet
Coyote Ridge Trail
SF Randoms

I’m down in SoCal, where it’s hot and dusty. Rides await but I can’t stop thinking about the jaunt that Fresh Air Bicycles took me on last week in San Francisco. Saturday afternoon in the Headlands tends to be busy, but we did manage to find some empty trails, like Coyote Ridge.

There’s more to come tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Aug 20, 2015 1 comment
Aether Apparel’s New Cycling-Friendly Tracker Hoodie
tracker_hoodie-lifestyle-1

Aether’s newest piece mixes style with functionality, all with the bicycle, urban commuting and in general motion in mind. Made from Merino French terry fabric, with a chest pocket and a quarter zipper for easy removal. Made in the USA, with a retail of $195 and available in grey (pictured) or black. See more at Aether.

Aug 20, 2015 5 comments
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Horse Cycles: Surf Side Car Cruiser Bike

This is so rad:

“The Sidecar Bicycle is a stout three wheeler with a hardwood flatbed and a small 12″ wheel. Here at Horse, we use it for work and for play. It’s perfect for hauling packages around town, but after hours we throw a surfboard or two on her and cruise down to the beach. It has approximately a 100lb load capacity = 3 large dogs. Made entirely of super strong chromoly alloy steel, this bike was built strong and Horse tough.

The bicycle comes complete and ready to ride with 35mm tires, Brooks Saddle and Brooks Grips. The flatbed is made of hardwood oak, but is also available in reclaimed Coney Island Boardwalk salvaged from Hurricane Sandy.”

See more at Horse!

Aug 20, 2015 8 comments
RSVP for the Speedvagen Fit Tour Australia in Sydney
AFT_OZ_SYDNEY

On August 24th – 30th, the Speedvagen Fit Tour is headed to Australia with rides, parties, and most importantly fit​ting​ sessions​​ with Sacha White, owner and lead builder at The Vanilla Workshop. For the Sydney stop, Speedvagen will be partnering with the Rapha Cycle Club and Shifter Bikes in Melbourne.

To schedule a fit for your own Speedvagen with Sacha White in Australia contact Speedvagen.

RSVP for our Sydney Ride with the Rapha Cycle Club (Aug 29th).

RSVP For our reception with the Rapha Cycle Club (Evening Aug 29th).

Aug 20, 2015 No comments yet
Factory Five: New Stream Track Frame
F5_track

Factory Five’s latest addition to their track bike line is the Stream, a performance minded machine made from 6061 aluminum and shaped to their custom specifications. The Stream comes in four colors and three sizes. Head over to Factory Five to see pricing and availability.

Aug 20, 2015 No comments yet
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Do Your Part – Women’s Cycling in Los Angeles

Here’s a great video about what cycling is to the women of Los Angeles:

“For the longest time I wanted to do a piece on women’s cycling and got carried away with work, a cycling related accident and just life. The other day I was looking through my feed on Facebook and came across Asia’s post and that gave me the nudge I needed to make the video. I was hoping to get some interviews to feature on the video but Instead I let their riding do all the talking.

Special thanks to Mobbin’ Monday, OC Brakeless and Wolfpack Hustle (Don) for continually supporting
women’s cycling.”

Aug 19, 2015 No comments yet
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