Take a spin through the scenic Tatra Mountains, located in Central Eastern Europe.
Made from 100% cotton Japanese Loop Terry and featuring a locking Riri zipper, these new Search and State pullovers are far from your average sweatshirt. I will admit, posting a $145 sweatshirt feels weird, but knowing Search and State’s apparel, it’s gonna be worth it. Head to SAS for more information.
Ah the forest. The lush, green forest.
Packing for an open-ended bike tour through remote areas of developing countries can be a bit intimidating. You don’t want to get there and realize you’re missing something crucial that you’re going to have trouble finding locally, but you don’t want to overpack and feel required to haul a bunch of stuff that you don’t really need.
With that in mind, I wanted to start a series of posts discussing my personal gear setup and some of the things I’ve learned in my first 7 months of living on the bike in South America. First up I’ll dive into my electronics setup and touch on the question I get asked most frequently… “what camera are you using?” (more…)
Check out more of his cycling characetures at his Instagram.
Darren Berrecloth and Ricky Brabec take us on a freeride journey.
At a certain point, even I become inundated with so many balleur rides rolling around, but sometimes a project pops up that catches my eye. Max’s new Rock Lobster S&S road bike is one of those moments. I can’t wait to see this one built up. It definitely needs some rasta components!
These jerseys Team Dream designed to commemorate Circles Japan’s 10th anniversary came out great! Getting your hands on one might be a bit of a challenge, but we can all dream, right?
When I used to live in New York, a common bicycle travel hack I’d use were these portfolio cases from Chinatown. They were awesome for flying with a road, track or ‘cross bike but required you to take almost your entire bike apart. Small bike travel bags are great. You can sometimes sneak them on board for less than the bicycle check fee and you don’t have to lug around a big case or box through airports. Using what they’ve learned over the past few years of traveling with bikes around the globe, Mash contact San Diego’s Jandd to build a bicycle travel bag based on their design input. These bags will fit a road, track or ‘cross bike. Perhaps even an S&S tourer, but I’ve yet to confirm that. They’re in stock now at Mash, so if your interest is piqued, like mine is, head over there to check them out.
The man’s hair. His beard. His hat and even his initial reply. I’m into it!
Living in the city isn’t so bad, after all.
Every Friday, Golden Saddle Cyclery leads a group ride leaving from Intelligentsia Coffee in Silver Lake that heads into the surrounding hills. Sometimes it’s dirty, sometimes it’s road but it always ends at Mission Workshop LA for Bicycle Coffee LA‘s Free Coffee Friday. If by the end of this jaunt, you’re not fully caffeinated, then you’d better check your pulse. For this most recent TGIF GSC ride, our group rolled into a hillside park called Cherry Canyon and rode a mix of fire road climbs and singletrack descents before heading back. If you’d like to join in on the fun. Meet up at Intelli for a 7am ride each Friday. The shop will announce the route and terrain Thursday on their Instagram.
Check out a few more sunny, blue-skied photos below!
… we’re staying shreddy! Follow along on Instagram.
And it’s brining all the pink!
White Industries has widened their product range with their new headsets announcing officially at NAHBS this year. While these new headsets aren’t available just yet, but if all goes well, they will be for sale this year. Expect a variation of headset configurations, along with more information soon. If you’d like to drool over more photos, check out some more below. (more…)
Watch two of Mash’s most stylish riders rip the road.
A couple weeks back I shared a set of rider portraits from a trip we took out of Vancouver and across Howe Sound to the Sunshine Coast. It was a simple winter overnighter, mostly on rural roads, with a great group of friends. Geoff and Pat, who are preparing to ride the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route this summer, keep track of their rides at Steel and Rubber with route data, travel stories, and great photos.
Check out a selection of Geoff’s photos below and head to Steel and Rubber for the gallery and story!
Ass Savers’ mini, foldable fenders are meant to give your kit a barrier from mud or road grime in a pinch. Now, their popular design includes a “Flip Tip”, allowing the fender to lock into the saddle rails for a more accurate hold. Check out more at Ass Savers!
… for a pre-NAHBS shred in Moab with some framebuilder friends. Expect a few pre-NAHBS teasers to pop up before the coverage engulfs the site again this year, as well as plenty of riding photos. If you’re in Moab, drop a line!
Year after year I always want to make it out to the Sierra Buttes’ Lost and Found ride. Hopefully, it’ll happen this year! Registration opens tomorrow, Sunday, March 5th. Sign up at Lost and Found!
I recently got Cari an All-City Mr. Pink. She really loves her Elephant Bikes NFE but wanted something zippier to ride around town and go on longer rides with not only me but her girlfriends who often organize ladies-only road rides. I knew if I left it to her to buy a new bike, she’d never do it, as someone who prefers to be frugal and spend her money on experiences, rather than possessions. Even though I see bicycles as vessels for said experiences.
Anyway, her Mr. Pink showed up to Golden Saddle, it got built up, I swapped out her saddle and gave her some special edition Yanco bags I had made from the California Sage pattern. We spun around town a few times before ramping up to a big, tough ride.
Yesterday we rode through the Hollywood Hills, up to Mulholland Drive and across the Santa Monica Mountains to Topanga, before dropping down to the coast for some food. After meeting a friend for lunch, we pedaled down to Santa Monica and took the Expo subway line back to Silver Lake. Our ride came in at 40 miles and 4,000′. It was the longest ride Cari’s ever been on, and surely offered some challenges for someone who’s used to riding a 27.5″ x 2.0″ tire on rocky dirt roads.
Now her biggest challenge is finding clothing that isn’t “overtly bike geeky.” One step at a time…
Kyle has been busy cranking out more Drawcord Handlebar bags and he’s just restocked them. Make sure you make a note for the camera insert if you’re going to use it for a camera bag.
Danny is at it again, this time in the Southern United States.
Tioga Pass in the morning and a track bike. Rainier is a beast!
San Francisco-based ORNOT teamed up with local artist and all around rad dude Chris McNally on a bag collection, made by Rickshaw bags in the Bay Area. The two bags, a Macgyver tool bag and a Bar Bag feature artwork by McNally inspired by California. Both are in stock now at ORNOT.
Here’s another Blackburn Ranger video, featuring Nam!