Firefly Bicycles: Columbus Stainless
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People have all kinds of ways for showing their admiration of Columbus’ tubesets. Of course, you could always just put a decal on one of your bikes, noting the tube but that’s not the case with the latest from Firefly

Sep 26, 2014 6 comments
The Radavist Redback Kits are Done
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Photo by Gideon Tsang

Endo Customs finished up the pre-order for the Radavist Redback kits. They’re shipping them to me here in Austin and will be sent out immediately. Just in time for cross season! Thank you for your patience!

Please note: now is a perfect time to email me with any address changes. Do so by replying to your original Paypal order confirmation email so I don’t have to sort through everything.

I really, really, really appreciate all the support. It means a lot.

Sep 26, 2014 12 comments
That Was Such an Amazing Road Trip
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I finally got all my film back from the #RadGoldenDream road trip that Golden Saddle, Team Dream and I went on. These two photos are some of my favorites and best represent the vibes on the road.

Sep 25, 2014 11 comments
Speedvagen National Kit: Japan
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Having a back-story to your product is just as important as the design itself. Most of the time, anyway. Case in point is the Speedvagen National Kit. When I look at it, I see a brightly-colored ensemble that’s tastefully done, with a dab of wasabi to top it off (that vest!)

For the entire story behind the National Kit and check out the pre-order, head over to Speedvagen.

Check out more product shots below.


Sep 25, 2014 No comments yet
Brooks J.B. Special Carrera Folding Helmet
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The John Boultbee label within the Brooks England product line offers unique color combinations to classic models. Both apparel and accessories, like this special edition Carrera folding helmet. This helmet is available in a plethora of colors, but let’s be honest, black on black looks sick.

See more at Brooks England.

Sep 25, 2014 4 comments
Trans Provence: Stay on target

Day 4. In which our noble riders visit Roubion and the Maritime Alps which, roughly translated, means Sea of Mountians. In this segment the drone camera operator has really hit his stride with some fantastic long follow shots that really really really make me want to get over to France and ride.

Sep 25, 2014 No comments yet
Many Miles
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Three things can make all the difference on your ride: tires, bar tape and your saddle. This bike in particular is about as dialed as they get, both in aesthetics and comfort. Out of all my bikes, I gotta say, the Woodville has the most character and I’ve been enjoying each of the three aforementioned choices so far.

Easton’s bar tape, Bruce Gordon Rock n Road tires and the Brooks Cambium C15.

As a side note, I’m not sure what spawned this, other than I’m trying out a makeshift studio in my office. If anyone has experiences mixing a B1 500 TTL strobe with speedlights, I’d love to hear from you! I’m using the Air remote.

Once I get these photos dialed in, maybe I’ll post a photoset. For now, here are three detailed shots I’m stoked on.

Sep 24, 2014 23 comments
Chrome is Ready for Fall
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Like it or not, fall is here and apparel companies everywhere are “launching” their autumn lineup. The hues for the year are orange, greys and browns. Not much has changed in the outerwear industry, in terms of these colors, but one thing’s for sure, cycling companies have bitten the bullet and begun to match their offerings with classic silhouettes, reminiscent of yesteryear’s garments. Personally, I’m into it. Especially with all these urban hobos riding around on this website.

Check out the newest offerings from Chrome below!

Chrome Base Cobra

Chromes urban riding hoodies are a mainstay for urban cyclists around the world. We make them with a slightly longer torso and arms, a zippered back pocket, and a key-stash pocket on the wrist. Our New Chrome BaseTM Cobra and Pasha are made with a technical fleece for improved heat regulation and mobility. They’re just the right weight to work for a range of urban activities on and off the bike with a classic look you can wear all day.

MSRP: $100.00

IKE WINDSHIRT

The Ike is the only jacket you need for riding in the city. It provides breathable, wind-stopping performance on the bike and a wool-like poly blend (our friends call it “woolyester”) that can be worn all day. The innovative, woven-zippered jacket has hidden-nylon front-panels to stop the wind; a bike-specific fit; heat-regulating, two-way zip and pit vents; cargo pockets; and reflective details.

MSRP: $125.00

Chrome Warm Vest

The Chrome WARM™ Vest is fully insulated and works as a layering piece and as outerwear. With features like reflective details, reversibility, built in ventilation, water-resistant fabric, and more, our Chrome WARM™ Vest is one of our most versatile and technical pieces – without looking technical.

• Reversible black diamond quilting on one-side, rust orange on the other for visibility choice
• Concealed 4-way stretch Nylon mesh yoke provides ventilation and mobility
• Rear utility pocket doubles as stuff sack
• Front hand warmer pockets
• Reflective taping along front zipper and back yoke band for night visibility

MSRP: $150.00

Chrome Warm Work Shirt

The Chrome WARM™ Work Shirt is the most versatile insulated jacket we can make. One side is high visibility rust orange, while the other is black diamond quilted. Both sides are made with water-resistant ripstop nylon. Bike specific details include: longer torso and arms, reflective details, and ventilated yoke. The WARM™ Work Shirt works on its own, or as a mid-layer under our waterproof Storm™ Field Jacket or Storm™ Cobra.

MSRP: $180.00

Sep 24, 2014 1 comment
Jeremiah Kille’s Chevron Caletti Ti Road
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Jeremiah Kille is an artist in Santa Cruz, California and like John Caletti, he creates vibrant pieces of work, relying on geometry and color. This new titanium road was built to Jeremiah’s specifications, utilizing a plethora of chevrons, inspired both by the sunsets of Santa Cruz and classic surf culture of the 70′s.

Photographer Peter Thomsen took his time documenting this one. See a few more below and the full set at Peter’s portfolio site

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Sep 24, 2014 8 comments
Trans Provence: The Ride is Half Full

Riders have reached the midway point for this year’s Tran Provence and the stage 3 took them up a long hike-a-bike above treeline. My guess is that this was done not just for the benefit of the riders, because the images coming back from this days stage are stunning. Wind swept passes and people on their bikes hauling assses. Epic.

Sep 24, 2014 No comments yet
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That Was Such an Amazing Road Trip
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I finally got all my film back from the #RadGoldenDream road trip that Golden Saddle, Team Dream and I went on. These two photos are some of my favorites and best represent the vibes on the road.

Sep 25, 2014 11 comments
Speedvagen National Kit: Japan
unnamed

Having a back-story to your product is just as important as the design itself. Most of the time, anyway. Case in point is the Speedvagen National Kit. When I look at it, I see a brightly-colored ensemble that’s tastefully done, with a dab of wasabi to top it off (that vest!)

For the entire story behind the National Kit and check out the pre-order, head over to Speedvagen.

Check out more product shots below.


Sep 25, 2014 No comments yet
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Brooks J.B. Special Carrera Folding Helmet
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The John Boultbee label within the Brooks England product line offers unique color combinations to classic models. Both apparel and accessories, like this special edition Carrera folding helmet. This helmet is available in a plethora of colors, but let’s be honest, black on black looks sick.

See more at Brooks England.

Sep 25, 2014 4 comments
Trans Provence: Stay on target

Day 4. In which our noble riders visit Roubion and the Maritime Alps which, roughly translated, means Sea of Mountians. In this segment the drone camera operator has really hit his stride with some fantastic long follow shots that really really really make me want to get over to France and ride.

Sep 25, 2014 No comments yet
Many Miles
Mudville_Studio-3

Three things can make all the difference on your ride: tires, bar tape and your saddle. This bike in particular is about as dialed as they get, both in aesthetics and comfort. Out of all my bikes, I gotta say, the Woodville has the most character and I’ve been enjoying each of the three aforementioned choices so far.

Easton’s bar tape, Bruce Gordon Rock n Road tires and the Brooks Cambium C15.

As a side note, I’m not sure what spawned this, other than I’m trying out a makeshift studio in my office. If anyone has experiences mixing a B1 500 TTL strobe with speedlights, I’d love to hear from you! I’m using the Air remote.

Once I get these photos dialed in, maybe I’ll post a photoset. For now, here are three detailed shots I’m stoked on.

Sep 24, 2014 23 comments
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Chrome is Ready for Fall
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Like it or not, fall is here and apparel companies everywhere are “launching” their autumn lineup. The hues for the year are orange, greys and browns. Not much has changed in the outerwear industry, in terms of these colors, but one thing’s for sure, cycling companies have bitten the bullet and begun to match their offerings with classic silhouettes, reminiscent of yesteryear’s garments. Personally, I’m into it. Especially with all these urban hobos riding around on this website.

Check out the newest offerings from Chrome below!

Chrome Base Cobra

Chromes urban riding hoodies are a mainstay for urban cyclists around the world. We make them with a slightly longer torso and arms, a zippered back pocket, and a key-stash pocket on the wrist. Our New Chrome BaseTM Cobra and Pasha are made with a technical fleece for improved heat regulation and mobility. They’re just the right weight to work for a range of urban activities on and off the bike with a classic look you can wear all day.

MSRP: $100.00

IKE WINDSHIRT

The Ike is the only jacket you need for riding in the city. It provides breathable, wind-stopping performance on the bike and a wool-like poly blend (our friends call it “woolyester”) that can be worn all day. The innovative, woven-zippered jacket has hidden-nylon front-panels to stop the wind; a bike-specific fit; heat-regulating, two-way zip and pit vents; cargo pockets; and reflective details.

MSRP: $125.00

Chrome Warm Vest

The Chrome WARM™ Vest is fully insulated and works as a layering piece and as outerwear. With features like reflective details, reversibility, built in ventilation, water-resistant fabric, and more, our Chrome WARM™ Vest is one of our most versatile and technical pieces – without looking technical.

• Reversible black diamond quilting on one-side, rust orange on the other for visibility choice
• Concealed 4-way stretch Nylon mesh yoke provides ventilation and mobility
• Rear utility pocket doubles as stuff sack
• Front hand warmer pockets
• Reflective taping along front zipper and back yoke band for night visibility

MSRP: $150.00

Chrome Warm Work Shirt

The Chrome WARM™ Work Shirt is the most versatile insulated jacket we can make. One side is high visibility rust orange, while the other is black diamond quilted. Both sides are made with water-resistant ripstop nylon. Bike specific details include: longer torso and arms, reflective details, and ventilated yoke. The WARM™ Work Shirt works on its own, or as a mid-layer under our waterproof Storm™ Field Jacket or Storm™ Cobra.

MSRP: $180.00

Sep 24, 2014 1 comment
Jeremiah Kille’s Chevron Caletti Ti Road
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Jeremiah Kille is an artist in Santa Cruz, California and like John Caletti, he creates vibrant pieces of work, relying on geometry and color. This new titanium road was built to Jeremiah’s specifications, utilizing a plethora of chevrons, inspired both by the sunsets of Santa Cruz and classic surf culture of the 70′s.

Photographer Peter Thomsen took his time documenting this one. See a few more below and the full set at Peter’s portfolio site

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Sep 24, 2014 8 comments
Trans Provence: The Ride is Half Full

Riders have reached the midway point for this year’s Tran Provence and the stage 3 took them up a long hike-a-bike above treeline. My guess is that this was done not just for the benefit of the riders, because the images coming back from this days stage are stunning. Wind swept passes and people on their bikes hauling assses. Epic.

Sep 24, 2014 No comments yet
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Kitsbow: The Icon Pendleton Wool Shirt
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Fall is here and everyone’s already got their favorite flannel or wool overshirt aching to get pulled out of the closet. For those looking for their next favorite shirt, check out these new Pendleton Wool shirts from Kitsbow. The Icon has perforated stretch gussets at the shoulders for increased mobility and ventilation. In case you find yourself Rubber Side Up on the trail, there are even laser cut 3X Dry Schoeller panels strategically placed over shoulders and elbows for abrasion resistance.

See more on The Icon at Kitsbow.

Sep 24, 2014 No comments yet
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How to Be Popular and Impress Women

I have been unfortunate enough to surround myself with a group of people who are fantastic rhetoricians, crafty wordsmiths who deploy their absurd logic with the impunity of conversational tyrants. Whats more the majority of these word sorcerers are so crafty in their discourse that when facts are checked and tallied their formulas pencil out. One of these special souls is Charlie Sponsel.

He runs the always hilarious TeamRobot.blogspot.com, essential reading for anyone who loves riding bikes and realizes that this is a love that doesn’t require a fanatics blind devotion. What I am trying to say is that Charlie loves to take the piss and he does a damn good job of it. But the fun doesn’t end there because Charlie is also almost as good on a bike as he is with a pen (figuratively of course his actual handwriting is like that of  blind chimpanzee).

The man can ride a bike downhill very fast. Does this lend credence to his screeds? I think so. Does that even matter? No of course not. It just nice to bear witness to those times when  Chaz steps out from behind the keyboard and links together some saucy bits of riding for the viewing public.  Check out his edit below and be sure to watch the part where he comes up super short in the skate park. Classic. Also the song is good.

Sep 24, 2014 No comments yet
Trans Provence: Make it Two

Once again the trials and trails of Provence don’t disappoint. While the weather at this years TP is a blessing the 3 hour hike-a-bikes and the pummeling descents are certainly not easy. Have a look at day two. These men and women have a long week ahead!

Sep 23, 2014 2 comments
Finding the Shit: A Photo Show in Portland This Thursday
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Portland is the place this Thursday! Check out Finding the Shit, a photo show containing 150 images about riding in the Northwest from some friends:

@bokanev, @newantarctica, @jeremyddunn, @ultratradition, @krasinakjulie, @1000_mph, @bojordan, @adamkachman, @alexdickinson, @etharfurning, @fransencomesalive, @jakeszy, @nathanyoung, @sagebrown, @zach_rots

Thursday, 9/25, 6-10pm
Beam & Anchor
Portland, OR
Free Beer

Sep 23, 2014 No comments yet
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