Category Archives: Los Angeles
Last Sunday, Ace from the Sleepers and I met up with volunteers from CORBA, MWBA and IMBA to work on the Ken Burton trail in the San Gabriel mountains. While most of our time was spent working, Ace got a good amount of video from the day, along with some great interviews…
“Corba’s Steve Messer leads the charge for the Ken Burton Trail Day. Watch Steve and good friends Robin and Michael as they lead the charge to get Ken Burton Trail back to its prime. With this trail opening, you will have the accessibility to connecting Brown Mountain to the Arroyo and Gabrielino trail. The Trail is slated to open up Spring of 2016.”
Shot and Edited by Ace Carretero TheSleepers.la
Sound Design by Riccardo Stanley Mejia
Nils, aka #PartyNils has been getting a lot of social media love these days and it’s easy to see why. When he’s not bringing a camp stove to LA River Camp Coffee, he’s racing ‘cross on his cargo bike or this Chumba Ursa 29+ rigid mountain bike.
The Ursa 29+ frames are a killer deal for anyone looking for a 29+ bikepacking rig or even a rigid MTB and Nils has his set up with all the creature comforts you’d expect from a guy who lives life on the bike with a smile.
A bent Brooks saddle with just the right amount of sag, solid platform pedals, comfy grips with a little extra twine on the side and a shellac’d chainstay to muffle any slap that might occur. If you see Nils partying away on this thing, give him a shout!
As the third largest city in North America, Los Angeles has some history to explore. Whitney did just that during her time in LA, combing over the urban fabric, connecting moments of interestingness, all before planning out a mega-tour that would take her and her 20/20 Cycles Kalakala from DTLA to the Desert Research Station in the Mojave Desert. Her trek was anything but easy as the San Gabriel peaks offer steep and dusty fireroads, combined with still warm temperatures for Autumn and minimal resources.
Whitney has a great and very different read over at Adventure Cycling about her trip. I highly suggest you take the time to check it out.
Even a dirt devil needs a little asphalt assault… More on this tomorrow!
My buddy Erik @hellhommus was in town this weekend for the Team Dream and Ringtail Cub House opening party. He’d been to Los Angeles before, but never rode in the Angeles National Forest, so while the group ride went up on road, we took a dirt detour. Dirtour?
It’s so dusty and dry here this fall, yet the wind has been remarkably still in the mountains. Still enough that Erik’s dusty trails just seemed to float there above the fireroad like some remnant of a smoke bomb.
I hope you guys got out and rode a lot this weekend, I know my legs are beat!
Tomorrow, at 5pm is the grand opening of the Cub House, Team Dream and Ringtail‘s flagship store in South Pasadena. To kick the celebration off early, we’re doing a group ride up to Mt. Disappointment that leaves the shop at 12 noon and makes it back in time for the festivities.
On site, 100 Tacos will be there, serving tacos and Bicycle Coffee LA will be supplying coffee. Roll through to check out the shop and stay for the good times.
Currently the Cub House stocks products from:
@teamdreamteam @ridewithringtail @7meshinc @swrve_la @jonesville @goldensaddlecyclery @theathletic @machinesforfreedom @fyxo @mudfootismurder
The Cub House Grand Opening Party
Saturday, December 5th
5pm – ?
12pm noon group ride up to Mt Disappointment
1412 El Centro St
South Pasadena 91030
… Not that you needed any motivation to do that! Cheers to the weekend, from sunny and still way too warm for December, Southern California.
Tomorrow, Bikes vs Cars lands in Los Angeles!
“Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, earth’s resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car, an ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year in lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number of people killed in traffic.”
Golden Saddle Happy Hour at 5-6pm
Ride hosted by the Bicycle Kitchen along the LA River Path will leave at 6pm
Reserve your tickets at Bikes vs Cars!
Leave it to the Sleepers to document the haps in town including Cranksgiving, a food drive race thrown by the U Lock Mob (for the past 15 years!) with proceeds donated to Para Los Ninos.
Does your city throw a Cranksgiving? Got a video? Share it in the comments!
Team Dream and Ringtail have been working something special:
“Team Dream & Ringtail have been handing out cyber high fives for some time now, but we now “officially” have a home base! There will be lots of new/limited releases along with some great stuff from our favorite brands. It all begins this Saturday at 11AM… smile emoticon”
The Cub House
1412 El Centro St
South Pasadena CA
THERE WILL ALSO BE AN OFFICIAL OPENING PARTY ON DECEMBER 5th!