Category Archives: Randomness
This is a seemingly impossible problem to solve, or even address without sparking controversy, yet this article has done a great job at looking at all the angles and asking one important question:
‚ÄúAsk yourself; where did my bicycle frame come from?‚ÄĚ reads a prominent passage on the home page of Tommasini‚Äôs website. ‚ÄúDid it come from a huge factory in a polluted Chinese city and by workers toiling for long hours at minimal pay? Or did your frame come from a small artisan shop where highly skilled craftsmen built your bicycle frame with care?‚ÄĚ
Continue reading at Cycling Tips.
News like this is never good. Let’s do what we can to keep small manufacturing alive. Read about Middleburn closing at Cycling Industry News. I’ve always wanted a set of those cranks!
… and leave the work week in the dust. Share some photos from your rides in the comments and if you’re in LA, don’t miss our group ride with @FoundinTheMountains tomorrow!
Today our National Park Service celebrates its 100th. Through the years, some of our Nation’s most beautiful lands have been preserved and maintained by the NPS’ volunteers and employees. If you find yourself in a National Park this weekend, give it a high five and you might find it smiling right back at ya!
… you’re over the Wednesday hump! Today was a hot, but fun one.
The South is a magical place, something the boys and girls at Yonder got to experience first hand in their Dead Reckoning series. Head on over to Dat Moonshine Doe to take a gander at all the shenanigans including monster pizza slices, singletrack, doubletrack and tubing.
The team over at Bicycle Quarterly took another look at tire pressure, asking the question “how low can you go?” or better yet, how low should you go, regarding rider weight and tire diameter. Head on over to the BQ Blog to read up!
The summer’s getting shorter, so take advantage of these long days. We’ve got all kinds of radness coming next week but in the meantime, share some ride photos from your weekend in the comments!
If you’re like me, you love reading Yehuda Moon, the bike shop comic strip that features Kickstand Cyclery’s cast of characters. The creators of the comic have launched a Patreon page to gain supporters. You can donate whatever you’d like, so if you read Yehuda Moon, head on over and check it out.
Waking up with the sun to get in a quick ride before the work day is the best. Finding trail friends along the way is just the beauty of riding in nature. Even if it’s in a city of 10 million people. More to come on this tomorrow!