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2014 Amgen Tour of California: Stage 08 – Thousand Oaks
TED KING FOR THE MUTHA FUCKIN WIN!

Man oh man. What a day! I’m still buzzing from the final stage of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. After a week-long road trip with Rapha North America and Tillie, the new Mobile Cycle Club, we were all at our maximum capacity. Late nights working turned into early mornings riding and after a week, all the energy left over culminated into one crescendo of cheering and support for the PRO cycling contingency.

The final stage was a three-lap circuit up and over the (in)famous Rock Store climb. Normally moto and auto territory on the weekend, this road is one of the more treacherous climbs for cyclists in the area. That said, just this one day, for four hours however, the road was ours. Unfortunately, we had to begin early… Like, wake up at 4:30am and drive an hour to start our ride at 5:30.

But, as the saying goes, early to bed, early to shred. With only minimal aggression from motos and autos, we took to the hills of Malibu Creek State Park and eventually scaled Rock Store, where we greeted amass of fans, all in support of the ATOC and looking to party.

It was majestic. Even the pros got down. Thanks so much Ted King!

Read more in the gallery!

May 19, 2014 12 comments
Velo Orange: Six Pack Rack
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Cyclists love beer. I prefer bourbon. Bourbon fits in a bottle cage. A six pack does not. Velo Orange solves six pack problem. Cyclists rejoice.

… but it’s a prototype. Is this a good idea? I think people will dig it!

May 8, 2014 16 comments
Chris McNally’s Falconer Rigid Trail 29r Tourer
Chris' Falconer 29r

This bike is an all-purpose, 1-track gobblin’, trail rippin, rigid, bikepacking shred sled. Built by SF’s Falconer Cycles and designed to carry multiple bags, on front and rear racks, for days on end. Basically, it’s artist Chris McNally‘s new love.

In short, it’s a rigid 29’r, more specifically, it’s a touring bike, designed to take on the real Lost Coast route – more to come with Behind the Redwood Curtain – and still be stable enough to take on trails while loaded.

Loaded with Blackburn Outpost racks, Barrier Universal Panniers and other random Blackburn accessories, this bike did it all. From carrying camping gear to the top of Granite Mountain outside Prescott, to a half-full keg down to the Whiskey Off Road bacon handup spot, Chris had the best tool for the job.

See more of this beaut in the Galley!

Apr 28, 2014 5 comments
Avery County Cycles: Bandit Bottles
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Josh from Avery County Cycles finally re-upped his popular Bandit Bottles. These things went FAST at NAHBS, faster than the Bandit himself through back-country roads. Scoop up a pair at Avery County Cycles!

Apr 15, 2014 Comments are OFF
The Radavist 2014 Calendar: April
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This is the fourth layout of the Radavist 2014 Calendar, entitled “Banquet of Champions”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

No one ever said bike racing was easy, especially the Rouge Roubaix. That event caused carnage across all fields and in doing so, brought out primitive survival instincts. The kind that tell you to keep pushing forwards because there’s an ice cold beverage waiting for you at the finish line.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2014 Calendar.

Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

Apr 2, 2014 Comments are OFF
Frostbike 2014: All-City Snow Ball
Frostbike 2014: All-City Snow Ball

As part of their unveiling for the 2014 cross bike lineup. All City threw a Snow Ball on Friday night during Frostbike. Jello Shots, dancing, free beer and formal wear filled the room at the Eagle Club as people could fondle three new cross bike models.

I ended up waiting for two hours as the shuttle bus returned to the hotel on frozen roads, so I missed out on a lot of fun but when we finally got to the party just before midnight, it was still bustlin’. Check out some photos in the Gallery!

Feb 24, 2014 2 comments
Transition Rapture CX Bike

I have no idea what I just watched. It seems to be a viral marketing campaign for some kind of weird 29’r cyclocross hybrid bike with stoppy silver pie plates and colored moving parts. Whatever it is, I like the part with beer.

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Jan 7, 2014 19 comments