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Sean from Team Dream is throwing a contest:
“Sunset Photo Contest Starting…NOW!
Post your best sunset shots on instagram by 1/1/15 at midnight and tag #teamdreamsunsetchasingteam. If you have a photo friend in mind feel free to tag them here & give him/her a heads up. Prizes from @teamdreamteam, @goldensaddlecyclery, #theradavist, @jonesville, @endocustoms, @mudfootismurder, @theathletic #nogarminnorules and more. Grand prize is your choice of any @maviccycling footwear!!!
The winners will be decided by Instagram nerds…I mean legends @johnprolly & @rmdub Here are the rules-
-Photos must be newly posted to Instagram. Preferably taken within a day of the post (that means no old stuff).
-Use the tag #teamdreamsunsetchasingteam
Winners will be announced on 1/2/15″
Sunset Chasing Southern California’s Best
Photos by Ryan Wilson and Sean Talkington. Words by Sean Talkington.
Ryan and I recently planned a ride up Highway 39 to get some “work” done. We needed to shoot some of the Team Dream products in their natural habitat (shameless self promotion #1). We asked our friend Jackie to come along as a lady model. Jackie originally wanted 10K in cash (up front!) to model but settled for a turkey sandwich (also up front!) instead.
This ride is (in our opinion) the absolute hands down best climb in all of Southern California. The road used to be closed to cars a few years back and in those days you could do the bulk of the twisty climb without ever seeing another human. It was really post apocalyptic feeling back then. Now the 39 is open to motor vehicles until just after Crystal Lake, but even with the occasional “Fast And The Furious” car ripping by you every so often, this climb is still easily #1.
Sean has been busy over at Team Dream, restocking classic designs and working on new products. My personal favorite is the Reverse Rizzle Jersey and matching Compression bibs, but hey, the Chubby Bobcat sweatshirt and By Any Means shirt ain’t bad either!
Hell, while we’re at it, Sean has restocked just about everything. Head over to Team Dream’s web shop for more!
Today, Sean, Spencer and I rode mountain bikes at some of our favorite local trails but more importantly, we went swimming afterwards. I can’t get enough of this kind of stuff. Swimming holes are the perfect way to end a ride.
Photo by Matt Irwin
This is a long one, so I’ll just paste it in, ok?
“The ladies from Ritte asked me to help design a cap for their trip to Ras Na mBan stage race. Kelli sent me the Ritte logo, asked me to match the “fabulous” font on their team kit and said “make it look Team Dreamy!”. The caps came out pretty cool & everybody knows both TDBT & Ritte like to party, so Matt decided to have a little fun with the imagery. Hope you guys dig them…because I sure do!
The team will use the proceeds to help take them to Ireland where they will participate in the country’s premier women’s stage race Ras Na mBan which takes place over six stages in five days and covers 427km. This is the second year running that the Ritte Women’s Team will compete in the event.
The Ritte Women’s Cycling Team is a boutique-sized assembly of determined women who share a passion for racing bikes. In a culture of power profiles, recovery tights and carbon bottle cage bolts, it’s nice to be reminded there are still girls out there who just wanna go fast and have a blast. Because bikes are fun. Riding is fun. Racing is fun. Oh, and winning races every now and then ain’t too shabby either.
Pick up a cap, look “FABULOUS” & help these ladies get to Ireland.”
I love me some fat kitty cats, even fat bobcats, especially when they’re on water bottles. How’s that for a sales pitch? Team Dream has new stuff in stock, head on over to check it out!
Photos by Sean Talkington
… of how much #LASucksForCycling. Head over to Team Dream for a few more 35mm jammers.
I miss that town all the time. Actually, I just miss the West Coast, period. Luckily, this weekend, Lauren and I are leaving for a proper vacation. We’ve got a week to drive from Portland to Los Angeles (which isn’t nearly enough time) and I’ll be shooting vacation photos the whole way.
Hopefully, if you have never been down HWY 1, the next week will make you want to do so.
How’s everyone’s summer going?
The Team Dream Rizzle Dizzle kits are up for sale today. That’s right, in stock, no pre-order. Head to Team Dream to scoop!
Team Dream Extreme Volume 01: The Backboner
Photos and Words by Sean Talkington
Lyle from Acre recently moved to LA from SF and has been talking about “secret trails” near my home in Topanga for some time now. He kept saying that they were easily the best thing he had ridden in our area. I had skeptically tried to find the “secret trail-head” to the “secret trail” multiple times and always ended up lost. A few months ago I thought I had found said trail, so two buddies came with to rejoice in the new super secret discovery, only to end up trailblazing for 2 hours & schlepping bikes over loads of rock faces. I was bummed, my friends were bummed and I began to secretly hate these secret trails.
Hey, LOOK! Team Dream has homage bottles in stock. Order a pair of bottles with the matching cap and save on shipping.