Category Archives: randomness
A Desert Reset in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley

A reset, not a reprogram, was needed. A friend reached out and offered a weekend of desert exploration and chakra realignment. Joshua Tree. A park named after the plant yucca brevifolia which received its common name by Mormon settlers who traversed the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. These tall, twisted giants were reminiscent of the Biblical character Joshua as he reached to heaven in prayer.


Jul 17, 2015 21 comments

I figured with all the emails I’m receiving regarding the status on everything from bottles to kits, I’ll just make a post, beginning with a bit of a overall site status.

We lost our office last week. Bummer. The rent was hiked up way too high and we were essentially priced out. Things happen. Luckily, we were moved to a new space in the same complex. Yay. Unfortunately, we’re still having to move everything which believe it or not takes some time. It’s only been a year and yet it feels like we’ve just settled in. This week will be relatively slow on the site while we scramble for normalcy.

That said, all bottle orders shipped last Wednesday, so you should be receiving them shortly. ENDO customs finished the kits and they’re landing in Austin any day now. We’ll get your orders packed up and shipped as soon as possible. There’s also a surprise coming later this week, so squirrel away a couple dollars.

Thanks for all the support and thanks for understanding. We’re still a small operation here on the site, so when things move out of equilibrium, it takes us a bit to keep everything in order. If you have any comments, questions or other needs, drop them below.

Jul 13, 2015 13 comments
The Cinder Cone

A reader sent this over and while it’s not 100% bike related, these guys are living the dream.

“In the Spring of 2014 a small group of close friends broke ground on a building project in Skamania County, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge. Their primary endeavor was a multi-platform tree house, but also included a skate bowl and a wood fired soaking tub as well. The crew came from all over the country and from a variety of backgrounds. Some were professional carpenters, others learned on the job, gaining experience along the way. The Cinder Cone is Foster Huntington’s short film that documents this year-long process of building his dream home with this community of tight knit friends.”

If you like coffee table books, head over to the Cinder Cone Build Book on Kickstarter.

Jun 16, 2015 1 comment
Lay Waste

Photo by Morgan Meredith

LA has been rad for various reasons. One of which has been figuring out how to talk about this #UrbanRacer. So far Morgan has shot the best photo of the bike which I will discuss more in depth at a later date, but tonight we went up to a spot in Los Angeles to recreate it and came out with a completely different shot.

A shot that I’m still really vibin’ with. Lay waste…

May 11, 2015 4 comments
Happy Mother’s Day

I wish I could deliver flowers to my mom today like this. Happy Mother’s Day to all the women that raised us and are still raising us.

May 10, 2015 8 comments
The Life and Times of Shop Dog Stella

Life’s tough when your day-to-day routine consists of a few behaviors, both innate and learned. For Stella, the resident shop dog at Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles, her mornings usually start out with a nap in the morning sun, followed by the inevitable first run to the corner store snack begging session, a quick piss in the alley, then more begging before greeting the afternoon clientele’s ascension to the back alley bench.

From there, it’s beg relentlessly for food to no avail, back to napping (this time in the middle of the doorway), maybe a sniff or a scoff here or there when you try to pet her, before finally scoring an avocado chip or a loose pepperoni. Yeah, for Stella, it’s all about sniffing messenger bags, licking sweaty legs and cold lamping on a chilly Los Angeles springtime afternoon… Until the next pair of unsuspecting legs waltz through the door of the shop.

Here’s to the cold lampin’ shop dogs.

May 8, 2015 3 comments
Mountain Bikes and Bothy Nights

This is a long one, but offers some playful views into Scotland’s bleak landscapes and the bothies they house. All self-shot and damn good, if you ask me.

May 6, 2015 4 comments
Fairdale in the Kitchen

Billie Latzer made a video for Fairdale, showcasing her special recipe for vegan, gluton-free, brown rice krispies treats. Watching this makes me hungry! Check out the full recipe at Fairdale.

May 5, 2015 Comments are OFF
Thank You, Paul Component!

When you’re on the road, you get brief vignettes into people’s or company’s day to day routine, without fully immersing yourself in their operations. Or at least that’s usually the case. Yesterday, however, my preconceptions were shifted and I came to the realization that you can indeed, peer into a company’s soul in the right environment.

What Paul Component is doing in Chico, California is rad. Hands down. We all knew that but yesterday, I got to hang around their shop for an afternoon, not minutes and then, here’s the best part: I got to ride bikes with a few of their teammates, including Paul Price, the owner.

There’s a story to come, but I just wanted to thank the team at Paul Comp for opening their shop doors to us.

Apr 30, 2015 3 comments