Photo by Matt Irwin
This is a long one, so I’ll just paste it in, ok?
“The ladies from Ritte asked me to help design a cap for their trip to Ras Na mBan stage race. Kelli sent me the Ritte logo, asked me to match the “fabulous” font on their team kit and said “make it look Team Dreamy!”. The caps came out pretty cool & everybody knows both TDBT & Ritte like to party, so Matt decided to have a little fun with the imagery. Hope you guys dig them…because I sure do!
The team will use the proceeds to help take them to Ireland where they will participate in the country’s premier women’s stage race Ras Na mBan which takes place over six stages in five days and covers 427km. This is the second year running that the Ritte Women’s Team will compete in the event.
The Ritte Women’s Cycling Team is a boutique-sized assembly of determined women who share a passion for racing bikes. In a culture of power profiles, recovery tights and carbon bottle cage bolts, it’s nice to be reminded there are still girls out there who just wanna go fast and have a blast. Because bikes are fun. Riding is fun. Racing is fun. Oh, and winning races every now and then ain’t too shabby either.
Pick up a cap, look “FABULOUS” & help these ladies get to Ireland.”
Steal your Shop patches, Steal your Socks and Big-O bottles are now in stock at Golden Saddle Cyclery. Like everything this shop sells, they won’t be in stock long.
Pace Sportswear has been around longer than any other cycling cap manufacturer in the United States. So long that even Italian brands like Campagnolo used them back in the early 80′s. The day I arrived in Los Angeles, Sean from Team Dream took me by Pace to see their operations.
I know cycling caps aren’t exactly saving the world, but when you think of domestic production, employee people and keeping an industry alive, it directly affects the US cycling industry.
If and when I ever do caps, Pace will be my choice.
In the world of urban cycling cinematography, there is one name that resonates within the alleyways, avenues and city streets: Lucas Brunelle. His new collaborative cap with the Cinelli Winged Store features artwork by Futura 2000 and Greg Ugalde.
Scoop one up at the Winged Store today!
This Saturday, I’m flying out to my second home – California – to cover the Amgen Tour of California with Rapha once again.
In conjunction with the new and improved Mobile Cycle Club, we’ll be doing three group rides leaving from the following stages: Stage Three – Mt. Diablo, Stage Six – Santa Clarita – Mt. High and Stage Eight – Thousand Oaks. I want you to come, enjoy a nice, chill ride and have fun – and pick up some limited edition goodies from House Industries.
See more below…
Here’s the latest from Cinelli in their artist series:
“In her second collaboration with Cinelli, Jersey City based illustrator Ana Benaroya came up with 2 new sock designs taking inspiration from the iconic winged ‘C’. The ‘Snake’ and ‘Star’ collection features Ana’s truly distinctive style mixing lively colors and shapes on high performance socks Made in Italy.
As well as her design collaborations with Cinelli, Ana has also contributed artwork designs for New York’s Lincoln Center, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Ralph Lauren, and Simon and Shuster.”
See the full collection at the Cinelli Winged Store!
Cinelli teamed up with one of my favorite cap manufacturers on their latest collaboration. This go-round, they commissioned Fifo Cycles to design and produce an homage to the 1988 Seoul Summer Games and the Soviet racers who took home 4 medals on the Laser pursuit bikes at the track.
There’s something very Russian post-constructivist about the design and I love it!
Head over to the Cinelli Winged Store to swoop!
These look good!
“Daily Goods is our rather excellent in store coffee shop, the brain child of Carter Donnell. We finally made a limited edition collaboration cap, so you can share the love and show your allegiances when it comes to your favourite spot to sup the finest coffee based beverages in all of London town and where to purchase superior cycling goods and apparel. You may also find that this fine piece of Italian made head wear will keep the sun out of your eyes and the rain from disturbing your finely coiffed locks.”
See more at Kinoko.
Sean from Team Dream and I found a few more of these purple striped caps. This is the last time we’ll be selling them in this colorway, so pick one up below! Made in the USA by Pace Sportswear!
Kyle over at Tracko has a whole lotta new stock in his shop, just in time for payday. His Splinter Camo Bibs and Warmers match the new Teardrop camo cap and yeah, those Ramblin’ Rolls are in stock (for 3…2…1…).
Also, finish your ride with a COKE!
In stock now at Trackosaurus Rex.