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Beat the Clock’s Squiggle Inverse Jersey

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Beat the Clock’s Squiggle Inverse Jersey

These kits look so good!

The Squiggle Inverse Jersey. This jersey is fast, cool and micro meshy. Perfect for long days in the sun with yer pals. Designed by local Austin artist (and pal) Will Bryant, the Squiggle King. Will’s colorfully wacky and slightly irreverent designs are splashed all over our fine city. This jersey in white on black captures the core essence of his aesthetic. Check out more of Will Bryant’s work at Willbryant.com. Made by Endo in the USofA making Canadians seethe with jealousy.

Squiggle Bibs. For squiggly fast fashion & titillatingly tight tan lines. Also black, so you can pair with a rainbow assortment of yer clean jerseys when the squiggle top’s in the wash. Designed by local Austin artist (and pal) Will Bryant, the Squiggle King. Will’s colorfully wacky and slightly irreverent designs are splashed all over our fine city. This jersey in white on black captures the core essence of his aesthetic. Check out more of Will Bryant’s work at Willbryant.com. Made by Endo in America, eh?

Pre-order at Beat the Clock and see more photos below.

Summer Solstice on the Swift Campout with Beat the Clock in Austin

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Summer Solstice on the Swift Campout with Beat the Clock in Austin

Summer Solstice on the Swift Campout with Beat the Clock in Austin
Words by Gideon Tsang, photos by Gideon Tsang and Spencer Brown

On the morning of the Summer Solstice, Beat the Clock hosted a Swift Campout in honor of the longest day of the year. We awoke to the familiar cloud cover that has come with Texas’ rainiest year on record. Swampy barely beats the scorching summer sun but beggars can’t be choosers, eh?

13 of us rolled out from Sa-Ten Coffee and Eats onto the desolate roads of central Texas towards Bastrop State Park. The protagonist of the route is Old Sayers, a 10 mile gravel road filled with rolling hills and handsome oak trees. It always feels like we’re riding into a Terrence Malick film. If the storybook setting weren’t enough, we pulled over for a nature break at a tree swing. We swung with giggles and ‘Grams.

As we arrived in Bastrop early in the afternoon, the rain gods welcomed us by opening the heavens. The remainder of the evening was spent fashioning coyote scarves, camp coffee and of course, whiskey. If all days could be spent bike camping with friends, make them days longer!

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Escaping Black Friday with Bicycle Camping, Bourbon and Black Coffee

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Escaping Black Friday with Bicycle Camping, Bourbon and Black Coffee

For the past two years, a few guys from Beat the Clock Cycling have taken to the open roads the morning after Thanksgiving to escape Turkey-snacking and Black Friday madness. This time of year is when we get in our camping trips. It’s not 100º out and the only worrisome factors are the sudden cold fronts that blow in and yeah, the horrible headwinds that make trekking south-bound unbearable.

Still, knowing we might face rain and 30+ mph headwinds, a few of us loaded up our TT bikes (tent time bikes) and glanced over Nick’s route through Texas Hill Country. On the agenda: Pedernales State Park and Guadalupe River State park, the former of which, none of us had ever been to.

Our previous trip was such a success that we were all stoked to just get out and ride. John had missed us the first round – he was on his honeymoon – but brought along a whole bottle of Weller 12 year that was left over from his wedding. That and a bag of Flat Track Coffee

Free Fun at Urbocross – Gideon Tsang

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Free Fun at Urbocross – Gideon Tsang

Free Fun at Urbocross
Photos and words by Gideon Tsang

Cycling is usually fun, often not free and occasionally funny.

Racing a criterium is not free, usually fun and funny only when an armadillo crosses the road during the race. (True story and a problem isolated to racing in Texas.)

A deep tissue massage is not free or fun but funny as fuck when your Kiwi masseuse tells you farting stories. (Also a true story).

Bike camping is alarmingly fun and almost free. Insert naked cliff jumping and/or mushrooms for funny…

Urbocross is a free and fun four week cyclocross series on the urban trails of Austin, TX thrown by Beat the Clock Cycling Club and CycleEast bike shop. The series ended last week straddling the end of our road racing season and the beginning cross season.

Beat the Clock Cycling: UrboCross Series

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Beat the Clock Cycling: UrboCross Series

Austin, Texas is my home. I know that sounds strange because I’m rarely there, but it’s true. My good friends in my cycling club are throwing a race called “UrboCross” tomorrow. You should come. I’ll be there, with my camera. Roll through, race, have fun and don’t puke on the cacti.

See more details here! Oh and see the course’s checkpoints here.