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No Reception in Northern California
Photos by Michael Armenta, words by Brian Larson
There’s never a perfect time to escape. Chores, obligations, monetary deficits, or priorities—it seems the doldrums of the day to day too often take hold with gripping force. We can’t always hop on plane to the backcountry of the Chilcotins or ride ribbons of trails through the Alps; sometimes planning a trip can seem more complicated than landing a rover on Mars.
And in some instances even more so.
But on the rare occasion a trip can manifest itself without a formalized plan or strategy. The right players show up with the right gear and seem to have a rare abundance of time to spare. It’s like watching ripples forming from the wind blasting a sand dune. From a seemingly chaotic environment comes a perfectly organized pattern: from entropy emerges order. We’re not going to pretend to understand it, but that is what happened with this trip. A few emails were sent to a handful of folks and almost magically we were standing speechless in awe of Northern California coastal viewshed. No itinerary, no schedule, no obligations, and no reception. (more…)
Jackets like this quickly become staples and when two companies like Taylor Stitch and Mission Workshop make them, you know they’ll have a place in your wardrobe for a long time. Made in Canada and available now as a pre-order for a discounted price of $235 at Taylor Stitch now. Tune back in on Monday for a full story behind Mission and TS’ North Coast Collection!
These two powerhouses have delivered more reliable product than any other apparel brands in terms of my wardrobe both on and off the bike and now they’re at it again with the North Coast Collection. Read up on this clever project at Mission Workshop!
For those riders looking for a less-baggy, more slim-cut mtb short, the Mission Workshop Traverse XC short is just that. The same details that made their Traverse short popular, just slimmed down. Available in black or Sutro camo.
Hey SF! Perhaps you saw that new analog cycling GPS Omata earlier this week? Maybe you’ve got questions? Or you’d like to see one in person. Head over to Mission Workshop tonight for a launch party! Hear about the product design and development from founders Julian Bleecker and Rhys Newman along with photos from Brian Vernor.
Beer and Wine Provided
Doors open at 6:30
541 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110
Mission Workshop are best known for their cargo backpacks and Arkiv system bags. Recently the SF-based brand launched two sizes in duffle bags. The Transit Duffle can be carried by hand, worn on your back or even strapped to your bike rack, by using its integrated straps.
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With a lifetime warranty, literal bomb-proof construction and now even lighter materials than before, the new and improved Mission Workshop R6 modular backpack is well worth the investment. Mine literally took a leap from a pickup truck and was drug for over a quarter mile and survived, with my laptop and rangefinder miraculously intact!
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A few good merino crew necks are staples in anyone’s wardrobe. I’ve been wearing a sample of this shirt for about three years. It’s become a favorite shirt for riding, traveling and day to day wear.
The Sector is Mission Workshop’s 18.9 micron 190g/sm Australian Merino Wool crew neck and to give it an extra strong resilience, they spun nylon into the weave. Made in San Francisco and in stock now at Mission Workshop.
The Bosun was one of Mission’s favorite jackets and so when a relaunch was in order, they took the time for a little fine-tuning the tailoring. They updated the jacket to include a removable hood with zippered front hand warmer pockets, as well as cleaning up the fit. The new and improved Bosun Merino Jacket is constructed using 380 GSM Australian Merino wool that is spun with 2% lycra to increase stretch and durability. Wear it alone or layered with a rain jacket. Made in the USA, in limited quantities and shipping mid-February. See more at Mission Workshop.
Yonder, in conjunction with Acre and Mission Workshop have pulled together a really rad sweepstakes including apparel, goods and a AWOL Comp. All ya gotta do is enter and cross those fingers. Head to Yonder Journal for more!