Category Archives: SF
Parker Dusseau’s Bike Friendly Travel Blazers and Chinos
Parker Dusseau Winter 2015

Photos by Tom Hood

It used to be if you wanted to look good in the office, you had to commute with your clothes in a backpack. Over the past few years so-called commuter wear has stepped up its game, allowing you to wear the same clothes you commuted in on around the office all day. Parker Dusseau, a clothing designer in SF believes there’s no compromise between looking good on or off the bike and function. Their latest photoshoot, featuring Chas and Marc showcases their bike-friendly Travel Blazers and Chinos. Their functional clothing doesn’t stop there. I’ve been wearing their merino longsleeve and shortsleeve shirts for the past few months on everything from my cross bike to mountain bike.

An added bonus: brand makes everything in San Francisco.

See more photos below and check out the full holiday collection at Parker Dusseau.


Nov 20, 2015 8 comments
Reminder! Q+A with Andrew Low at Mission Workshop Tomorrow!

Please join Mission Workshop, Andrew Low and Dustin Klein for an evening of bicycle talk!

Andrew started Low Bicycles, a small manufacturer of high quality, handmade aluminum racing frames, located in San Francisco, CA in 2010. Hear about his history, his take on aluminum, and questions from the crowd. Introduction by Dustin Klein, of Cadence Collection.

Nov. 20th
6pm Doors open
7pm Talk starts
Close when the beer’s gone

Broadcasted live on Starting at 7PM PST.

Hosted at Mission Workshop San Francisco
541 Valencia St. SF, CA

Hit up [email protected] for entry.

Nov 19, 2015 1 comment
Mash 2015 Art Book and Video Pre-Order

Mash is celebrating its ten year anniversary with an incredible 9×12 inch, 350-page color book. Inside is a copy of the Mash 2015 video with an additional 1 hour of bonus features as well as a decal sheet.

They’re currently running a pre-order for this new MASH book and video and are expecting to ship in early November 2015. Head over to Mash to reserve your copy now.

I got to see the video at Interbike this year and it’s so damn good!

Sep 22, 2015 Comments are OFF
Mission Workshop: Ask a Founder – Mike Sinyard

October 10th brings about yet another Ask a Founder event at Mission Workshop. This time, it features Mike Sinyard of Specialized Bicycles.

“The Founders Event was created in effort to pull the curtain back and learn more about cycling brands that we respect. We as an industry tend to focus on the stunning finished parts but not as much on the struggle it takes to get there. For the event we simply turn the cameras on, step back and watch the story unfold. We cover the inspiration behind ideas, the projects that never got off the ground and everything in between.

For our fourth installment of this project we present to you the relatively unknown founder of one of the cycling world’s leading innovative forces. Mike Sinyard of Specialized will now take your questions. Join us Saturday October 10th at 7PM PST to watch Mike live on Be part of the event by asking Mike a question via Twitter using “#AskSinyard” as the hashtag. Live audience space is limited, if you can make it to Mission Workshop San Francisco, email [email protected] for a seat.”

Sep 21, 2015 Comments are OFF
See Ya Tomorrow

It’s labor day here in the US, so we’re all taking the day off… See ya tomorrow!

Sep 7, 2015 Comments are OFF
The Radavist 2015 Calendar: September

This is the ninth layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Morning Wheelie”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

The Marin Headlands is an easily-accessed stomping grounds for many SF locals. Visible from the Golden Gate Bridge and Hawk Hill, trail runners, hikers and cyclists alike find refuge from the busy city life in its hills. Early mornings bring about a dense marine layer and piercing sunshine, which makes for an awe-inspiring experience. Throw in a wheelie and you’ve got all the ingredients for a killer photo.

This photo in particular was requested by multiple people to be the September calendar image. Thanks for the recommendation, y’all!

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2015 Calendar – September. Please, this photo is for personal use only!

(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

Sep 1, 2015 2 comments
MASH SF’s World Premiere September 12th

I’m so stoked for our friends at MASH and the SF community. I wish I could be there to celebrate! Here are all the details:

“Please join us Saturday, September 12th, 2015 to celebrate the world premiere of our new video project. We have set up a fun weekend in San Francisco, we hope you can join us.

ALLEYCAT: 5:00PM at MASH 284 Sanchez Street, SF CA
ART SHOW: Doors open at 5:00PM at The Lab. 2948 16th Street, SF CA
VIDEO PREMIERE: 8:00PM at The Victoria Theater, 2961 16th Street, SF CA
Group RIDE at MASH Sunday September 13th, 1:00PM

Please look for updates on how you can get tickets to the screening in the coming weeks.

Look for updates with stops in Las Vegas September 17th, London September 26th, Berlin September 29th, Tokyo October 17th, Seoul October 21st 2015

Thank you to our friends for the generosity and who have helped make this possible: @vans, @oakley, @oakleybike, @cinelli_official, @girocycling, @clifbarcompany, @sellesanmarco, @kryptonitelock, @castellicycling”


Aug 21, 2015 Comments are OFF
San Francisco’s Fresh Air Bicycles
The original Fresh Air Bicycles sign from when the shop opened in the 70's.

That shirt. You know the one, or maybe you don’t. It’s what first piqued my interest in San Francisco’s Fresh Air Bicycles, a shop that’s been around for a while (who apparently sold a lot of Softride MTBs), yet was just sold a few years back to a new generation of Bay Area cyclists.

Travis and the dudes at Fresh Air live, breathe and eat dirt riding. With the Headlands at their fingertips and cyclocross always just around the corner, the Team Fresh Air Hunter ‘cross squadron need no excuses to get dirty.

While visiting SF, I swung through to see the guys, buy one of those shirts and take a few photos, which you can enjoy in the Gallery.

Fresh Air Bicycles
1943 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115
Open Tuesday – Saturday 11AM-7PM

Aug 21, 2015 7 comments
Coyote Ridge Trail
SF Randoms

I’m down in SoCal, where it’s hot and dusty. Rides await but I can’t stop thinking about the jaunt that Fresh Air Bicycles took me on last week in San Francisco. Saturday afternoon in the Headlands tends to be busy, but we did manage to find some empty trails, like Coyote Ridge.

There’s more to come tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Aug 20, 2015 1 comment