Category Archives: Coffee
Trouble Coffee Run via San Bruno
Recent Roll: Trouble Coffee Run via San Bruno

San Francisco has many great coffee shops but one in particular has become sort of a tradition in the past few times I’ve visited the city. Trouble Coffee is by no means a local’s secret, but it’s worth the jaunt over if you have the time. Especially if you can meander a bit, say, up San Bruno.

Chas took me on a great 28 mile loop around SF one of the last days I was in town. We started in the Mission, headed south up San Bruno, took a dead-end but scenic road and then headed west to Trouble coffee before splitting GGP on the way home. All in all, it was a great little ride and it goes to show that you really can get in a lot of climbing (2,000′) on an easy ride like this.

Check out the route on my Strava and maybe give it a try yourself. See more shots from the road (and dirt) in the Gallery!

Jul 19, 2013 2 comments
Curtis Odom: Espresso Tampers

Curtis Odom‘s vintage-inspired designs are not limited to bike parts. His new Espresso tampers have the lines of a classic, Italian hub and are available now. Just email him for information.

Jan 7, 2013 Comments are OFF
Team Intelligentsia Socks

As someone who always finds himself with missing cycling socks, I don’t mind picking up novalty “team” socks once and a while, especially from great coffee roasters like Intelligentsia. You do like coffee, right? Thanks for the scoop Kyle!

Nov 2, 2012 1 comment
Fyxomatosis: E61 Mongoose Handle

Espresso is a cyclist’s manna. I once heard someone say “so what does coffee have to do with cycling anyway?”. The E61 is one of the most famous espresso machines. Made by Faema, the team that sponsored Merckx in his early days, when he rode a De Rosa. So what does this have to do with a Mongoose grip on an E61 handle? Absolutely nothing. But it’s rad. Radness made by the Gonz in Melburn.

Follow @Gonzlab on Instagram for more intriguing creations and lots of bad grammar.

Thanks to FYXO for the photo!

Aug 27, 2012 4 comments
Pump Cold Brew

When small companies spring up in a city like LA, people take notice. Throw a little bit of bicycle branding in there and you’ve got a successful business model. Pump Cold Brew is popping up throughout the local shops in LA. If you get a chance, pick up a bottle from Golden Saddle Cyclery.

Aug 25, 2012 2 comments
I Don’t Know What I Love More…

This bike, or this Camera. I’ve been using the hell out of both as of late and while there’s not enough medium format content to make it an official Recent Roll post, there have been some gems coming out of this lens. The biggest challenge has been using this Distagon T* 50mm with its dual focusing rings. That and general exposure. Shooting with a Hasselblad has really changed the way I look at film photography. I don’t see myself picking up my AE-1 for a while.

See some more recent shots below…


Aug 10, 2012 32 comments