Category Archives: Randomness
Good Luck Racing this Weekend!
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Photo by Jeff Frane

Jeff has been shooting a ton of cross races this year and posting them up on Bike Jerks (yes, I pay attention to you, Jeff!) and this one photo struck me as such a rad ‘cross photo. Handups are not a crime!

I hope everyone has a blast racing this weekend.

Nov 14, 2014 4 comments
Richard Sachs: A Framebuilder’s Mind
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This is too good! The one and only Richard Sachs went down a list of 15 points in his latest blog post. You’ve gotta head over to read them, for gems like:

“Serial number accidentally banged in askew. Shit. It will look stupid. Fuck it. It’s a handmade bicycle frame that now has extra humanity. Note to self: add an Imperfection Is Perfection DVD to client’s parcel when bicycle is delivered.”

“Dang. The cat wanted to use this on gravel and a 25mm is the largest tire that will fit. I need to pay more attention. I’ll tell him I always use 25mm tires on gravel.” – “I can’t believe folks wait in line for this.” – “I can’t believe people pay me for this.” – “I hope know the next one will be better.”

“I can’t believe folks wait in line and pay me for this.”

Nov 12, 2014 8 comments
Still One of the Best Designed Shop Jerseys
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NYC’s John Campo posted this on his Facebook yesterday and I had to share it. These Keith-Haring designed City Cycles jerseys have always been my favorite. A pristine example of less is more with no visible sponsor logos, or flashy colors. Just white space with an original Haring illustration.

It seems some of the original City Cycles members have gotten back together, formed a Facebook Group and have made commemorative t-shirts. I’m not sure when or if they’ll be selling to the public, but I felt like it was worth the share, regardless.

Oct 21, 2014 2 comments
Watch the 2014 RedBull Rampage
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Virgin, Utah is home to some of the most insane MTB lines in the world and one of the most exhilerating competitions of all time: the RedBull Rampage. Watch it LIVE at RedBull right now!

Sep 29, 2014 Comments are OFF
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
Mountain Flyer Magazine Featured Our Road Trip
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“Ask Sean Talkington how he got his 1970 Volkswagen van ready for a 550-mile road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and he and his traveling partners will bust out in laughter — we’re talking good, hearty guffaws.

He changed the oil, and checked the brakes, “but nothing too major,” Talkington says. In other words, hardly anything, and the team that was headed for Interbike on behalf of Mission Workshop and Acre, piled it up with bikes and camping gear (including Talkington’s Tempur-Pedic-style packable mattress), took the gamble and headed for Sin City.”

Check out more at Mountain Flyer and Sean, let’s do that again!

Sep 22, 2014 Comments are OFF
A Bump in the Road of Life
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I know well enough than to spark a helmet debate online and that’s not my intention here. All I want to do is share one man’s story about how a helmet saved his life. A few years back, Andy White from FYXO was on a ride, in his backyard, on a familiar road when he fell.

You’ve got to head over to FYXO for the full scoop… and ride safe out there!

Sep 20, 2014 1 comment
Nahanni Reforestation

My good friend Benji at Poler’s wife, Nahanni, recently decided to undertake a massive project. Her father ran a treeplanting business on the west coast in British Columbia from 1977 to 1987 called Nahanni Reforestation. At the time, Nahanni was a young girl and she grew up in the woods – not to mention she was born in a teepee. Years later, she discovered all of her father’s negatives and began scanning them.

It’s inspiring to see it all unfold and now, she’s launching a Kickstarter to gain funding for a book.

Sep 19, 2014 8 comments
Rubber Side Up Tip
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Getting rad has its price, especially on a MTB and one of the ways to learn you and your bikes limitations is to fall. Here in Texas, that usually means sharp limestone, or brittle, dry mesquite trees are waiting for you on the ground.

One pointer I always try to keep in mind is to always ride with a clean bottle. That just means, no hydration mix or juice. Having a bottle with mix and a bottle with just plain water gives you a means to wash a fresh wound out immediately, rather than waiting to get back to the car or your home.

Wash the wound throughly. Remove any rocks, sand, debris and let it dry. Cover it if you can or just let the air dry it out. Sometimes, even putting sunblock on a fresh wound will sterilize it even more – assuming there’s alcohol in it. Otherwise, carry a small first aid kit in your pack.

Sep 18, 2014 15 comments