Category Archives: Randomness
Enjoy the Long Weekend

We’re gonna take the next two days off. If you’re in the USA, you’re probably doing the same, for those in other countries, please bear with us while we celebrate the 4th of July. Enjoy the long weekend! … and if you like this image, it’s July’s mobile calendar!

Jul 3, 2017 Comments are OFF
The International Kook Exchange Program Rolled Through Golden Saddle!

Marcel and Jorja are skippin out on Aussie winter to explore some of the hottest regions of the Southwest. We’ve seen their jaunt in Arizona and you can expect much more to come. These two rolled through Golden Saddle Cyclery today, en route to San Francisco, so say howdy to them if you see them on the road (you can’t miss ’em!)

Check out the Kook goods at Jambi Jambi!

Jun 19, 2017 1 comment
A Sunrise Hike Up Mount Baldy in Los Angeles


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Having visited Los Angeles – quite frequently, I might add – for a decade before moving here in 2015, I’ve heard how awesome of a hike Mt. Baldy is. A few years back, we rode to the Ski Lifts at Baldy Village and it was one of the hardest things I had done at the time. Maybe it was the painful memory, or perhaps it was the distance the mountain is from my home but for whatever reason, I hadn’t really desired to hike the 10,000′ beast. Well, on Saturday morning, I woke up just before 4am with Cari and met a few of her friends at the trailhead to take on the hike.

We – along with an insane amount of people for that early on a Saturday – climbed 4,000′ vertical in 5 miles and as we began to descend to Baldy Notch, all my preconceptions of the mountain’s difficulty subsided. Perhaps it’s because as cyclists, we seek out elevation frequently, both on and off-road, often pushing or pulling a good amount of gear with us, so the notion of strapping on a hydration pack with some food and camera equipment seemed like an easier feat when compared to riding.

Whatever the reason, I had a great afternoon, soaking in an area of Los Angeles I’ve never experienced. Check out a few more photos below.

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Jun 19, 2017 4 comments
All Jersey Orders Have All Shipped!

Thanks for your patience. All orders have shipped as of today. You should have received a shipping confirmation email, keep in mind, the USPS tracking system kinda sucks, so by the time shipping information is on the site, you’ll probably already have your jersey.

Enjoy the weekend!

Jun 16, 2017 5 comments
Being Kankōkyaku 観光客 in Japan

Japan is one of my favorite places to travel in the world but it took a few trips there for me to have that realization. Partially because on previous trips, most of my time was spent in Tokyo, leaving much to be desired in terms of riding experience. The main reason was, however, is how embedded the Japanese culture is in their respect for nature. For a country that believes Mt. Fuji is a god, or at least god-like in the modern ethos, I hadn’t seen any of that first hand. Last year’s trip to Nagoya to see our friends at Circles really solidified my love for Japan, but it wasn’t until Cari came out to Japan for a week-long city tour that I saw the true nature of this amazing, yet small and intimate country. (more…)

Jun 16, 2017 25 comments
It Was Hot and Colorful in the Mountains Today

I’m not exactly sure why, but these days, I tend to shoot a lot of vertical photos while on rides, all the while, in the background of my mind, trying to pair up images as I shoot them. Today was no exception. Even with a relatively early start on our ride, the temperatures got up there, like dust leaving the trail behind one of our plus-sized tire hardtails. It was hot, loose, dusty, rocky and yet the colors were beautifully saturated with spring blooms and blue skies. Mountain biking in LA is my favorite way to start the day. Here’s our route. (more…)

Jun 13, 2017 10 comments
Lights Out in the City

This time of year, we get the most beautiful ombré sunsets, which when combined with the classic Los Angeles silhouettes, make for a great photo opportunity.

Jun 5, 2017 2 comments