Category Archives: Randomness
Being priced out of your location is not fun and unfortunately, it’s hit Keirin Berlin:
“Last week our landlord informed us, that he will increase the rent by 30% and will try to sell the storefront. This will lead to the end of #KeirinBerlin We don’t have rich parents, nor do we have lots of cash on Swiss bank-accounts. Moving is not really an option, as #Berlin gets sold to investors and it’s only a matter of time till not only #Kreuzberg is the new Brooklyn… When we moved here in 2004, they begged us to take this place and gave us a 50% reduce on the rent. Please share this! And if you have any ideas let us know! We will be working on some projects to not only#savethetrackbike but to keep the first ever cycle culture cafe going and #savekeirinberlin as thisisnotamerica#gentrification sucks not only on #gentrificationtuesdaysPlease won’t let Leonard Cohen’s prediction “First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin…” happen and #rideyourbike everyday, because #cycling not only unites..”
Stay tuned to the @KeirinBerlin Instagram for updates, as I’m sure Mort will develop a plan shortly.
Photos by Kyle Kelley and Spencer Brown
One of these was shot in the back country of Montana and the other, inside the city limits of Los Angeles. That’s some perspective.
Bobby, this came out good. Real good! Follow @klctvefusion on Instagram for updates.
Have you ever felt like you’re not as Macho as you could be? Been awhile since you flexed your bicep and shredded your shirt sleeve? Feeling like you could get bigger, leaner, and tanner? Well if there is one person in the world that has never experienced this type of physical let down its Benedict “Poppi” @ultraromance Wheeler. But don’t fret, Poppi can you help you get the flex you have always wanted, the flex he has always had.
In Club Macho episode 3. Benny’s Builder’s Bar Workout. Poppi gets down to business and gives you a manual for how to get cut. Head over to Yonder Journal and flex your eyes on the protein fueled routine that will put you behind the wheel of a convertible sports car in no time.
Note: Before you begin this program, bend your arm and attempt to bring your index finger to your shoulder. If you can achieve this feat of useless mobility, your bicep is under developed, atrophied, and is a macro indication that your entire body suffers similar clinical afflictions.
Photos by Sean Talkington
Los Angeles is a lotta fun and these two photosets from Sean at Team Dream Team have me pining to get back over to the (further) west side. Check out both photosets at the TDT Flickr 01 and 02.
Summer is in full swing and that means lots of early morning and late evening riding, unless of course you enjoy getting sunburnt and dehydrated. Sniping photos like this are a lot of fun, especially when it’s of a ripping whip.
A reset, not a reprogram, was needed. A friend reached out and offered a weekend of desert exploration and chakra realignment. Joshua Tree. A park named after the plant yucca brevifolia which received its common name by Mormon settlers who traversed the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. These tall, twisted giants were reminiscent of the Biblical character Joshua as he reached to heaven in prayer.
I once made a comment about having too many olive drab bikes, to which a good friend replied “better than too many purple bikes…” Touché.
Tools of the trade:
Zeiss 35mm f2
Film, like a road can make for many great metaphors. Sometimes though, a photo itself resonates meaning to not only the creator but the audience. I just got back a bunch of film from my weekend getaway to Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, but this is one of my favorites…
Don’t worry, if you don’t like this one, there are more to come.
Tools of the trade:
Mamiya 7ii / 80mm
I figured with all the emails I’m receiving regarding the status on everything from bottles to kits, I’ll just make a post, beginning with a bit of a overall site status.
We lost our office last week. Bummer. The rent was hiked up way too high and we were essentially priced out. Things happen. Luckily, we were moved to a new space in the same complex. Yay. Unfortunately, we’re still having to move everything which believe it or not takes some time. It’s only been a year and yet it feels like we’ve just settled in. This week will be relatively slow on the site while we scramble for normalcy.
That said, all bottle orders shipped last Wednesday, so you should be receiving them shortly. ENDO customs finished the kits and they’re landing in Austin any day now. We’ll get your orders packed up and shipped as soon as possible. There’s also a surprise coming later this week, so squirrel away a couple dollars.
Thanks for all the support and thanks for understanding. We’re still a small operation here on the site, so when things move out of equilibrium, it takes us a bit to keep everything in order. If you have any comments, questions or other needs, drop them below.