I must admit, there’s nothing I use more on my springtime rides than my Ringtail jacket. This year, Ringtail took their Breeze Breaker 2.0 jacket and Breezer 2.0 vest and rendered them in two new colors; sage and navy blue. Both of these colors are in stock now at Ringtail.
Along with a new color of their Breeze Breaker jacket, Ringtail recently launched their new everyday merino t-shirt and a new color combination in the 3S Merino Jersey. Head to the Ringtail Webshop now to see all the offerings.
… we’ve got some great stories to share next week. What are your riding plans?
Ringtail’s lightweight and colorful Breeze Breaker wind jackets are back, due to popular demand. These jackets are individually-dyed with special Cordura fabric and sewn here in Los Angeles. They stuff into a pocket and are easily stashed on your bike or in a jersey pocket. This will be the final run of this particular design, so act fast! Head to Ringtail now to see availability.
The cats at Ringtail have been working on a special project with Cordura over the past few months: a tie dye Breeze Blocker jacket. Each jacket is hand dyed so there are no two alike. These lightweight Cordura jackets stuff into their own pocket and are small enough to be stashed under your saddle. They’re sewn in California and retail for $140. Best of all, they’re in stock now so head to Ringtail to see more information.
“We’re heading to the Cub House in Pasadena, Saturday April 30th to check out the local riding and to hang out with the Ringtail and Team Dream Crew! We’ll be converging on theCub House at 8:30 AM and leaving at 9 AM to go for a 35-ish mile ride across mixed terrain along Highway 2 in the Angeles National Forest. Look for about 3,000 feet of climbing. The ride will be doable on a road bike, just bring flat repair! At noon, we’ll be meeting back up at the Cub House to drink beverages, eat food, hang out, talk bikes, and talk Stinner. Come join us for the ride and mingle, just the ride, or just the shop talk afterwards, we’d love to have you!”
I’d suggest a cross bike, but it’s been done on a road bike before. I’ll be there, so come along and join in on the fun!
9am roll out
The Cub House
1412 El Centro
South Pasadena, CA
Ringtail keeps upping the ante of their made in the USA product offerings, with the latest being these Swirly wool caps by Fairends and die cut stickers, both of which are in stock now! Head over to Ringtail for more information!
The guys at Ringtail really really wanted a race-fit, made in the USA jersey that would last for seasons to come. Introducing the 3S Merino Jersey. All the above and then some, in navy / grey or orange / navy. In stock now and shipping today from Ringtail!
A few months back, Sean from Team Dream Team and Ringtail quickly realized he’d outgrown his home office in South Pasadena, prompting him to look for rental space in the neighborhood. Now, rent isn’t exactly cheap in South Pas. It’s a nice neighborhood with a lot of pedestrian traffic and that usually means high pricing. Well, that didn’t stop Sean. He already had a good idea of where to go…
Tomorrow, at 5pm is the grand opening of the Cub House, Team Dream and Ringtail‘s flagship store in South Pasadena. To kick the celebration off early, we’re doing a group ride up to Mt. Disappointment that leaves the shop at 12 noon and makes it back in time for the festivities.
The Cub House Grand Opening Party
Saturday, December 5th
5pm – ?
12pm noon group ride up to Mt Disappointment
1412 El Centro St
South Pasadena 91030
Team Dream and Ringtail have been working something special:
“Team Dream & Ringtail have been handing out cyber high fives for some time now, but we now “officially” have a home base! There will be lots of new/limited releases along with some great stuff from our favorite brands. It all begins this Saturday at 11AM… smile emoticon”
The Cub House
1412 El Centro St
South Pasadena CA
THERE WILL ALSO BE AN OFFICIAL OPENING PARTY ON DECEMBER 5th!
This is the eleventh layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Tandemonium”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.
3…2…1… take-off! Too bad this ship didn’t land as smoothly as it was jettisoned. Tandems are fun, both to ride and to photograph with this photo in particular getting a lot of requests for the calendar. Ask and you shall receive.
Miss this story? Check it out at Tandemonium on Lukens.
For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2015 Calendar – November. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)
Ringtail have just re-upped stock on their Breeze Breaker jacket and Breezer vest, as well as introducing their Block Breaker jacket. The two jackets are made from solid, ultra light nylon while the Breezer Vest is perforated on the back allowing for ventilation during those cool autumn mornings. This run has slightly larger wrist openings at the sleeves to make putting them on and taking them off a bit easier.
All of Ringtail’s jackets are made in Los Angeles and are slim-fit. Check out stock and pricing at Ringtail.
Being able to get in a good ride before the work day begins is one of the many perks of living in a city that’s embraced by mountains. Simply look at a map and seek out squiggly lines. Pack up your bike, add snacks, water, a jacket and head out just before sunrise. These days, the day’s light is fleeting, so the earlier the better.
Last Friday a few of us wanted to ride Mt. Lukens, a 5,000ish foot tall dirt road climb. While it’s not as big as Disappointment or Wilson, its adjacency to the beginning of the Angeles National Forest along the 2 makes it for a perfect out and back ride.
Newton’s law of universal gravitation states that any two bodies on a tandem must be extra careful while embracing Rubber Side Up! Kyle and Robert sent the Salsa Powderkeg off a rock lip during a Ringtail photoshoot this morning and things didn’t go so well. Ok, the air photo is rad but they landed a bit off-axis and took a mean spill.
Robert suffered minor dirt rash but Kyle’s pretty banged up. Needless to say it was a long pedal back down the trail…
Studio photos by Jesse Carmody
This one’s been a long time coming! Our friends at Ringtail have finally launched their new web shop, which is stocked with their Breeze Breaker jacket, Breezer vest, Don Cherry cap and Pocket Trumpet cap. All of these products are made in the Los Angeles area, with details that are inspired by many of the rides you’ve read about on this site. While it might be a small initial launch, Ringtail is aspiring to become a great American-made cycling apparel brand.
Head over to Ringtail to see what’s up. If you see your size sold out in something you want, don’t fret there’s more stock coming next week.
Also check out some more product photos below.
It might snow, there might be rain, the temperature is dropping tonight.
Still wanna ride? Of course. While the whole adoration of the inevitable clusterfuck or yard-shitting makes for interesting stories, sometimes just appreciating the spectacle that is mother nature’s mood swings merits documentation, regardless of how ethereal tales told on the internet tend to be.
Four hours. We had four hours to ride before the day’s responsibilities would set in for us. Kyle from Golden Saddle and Brian from Brian Vernor Making Blog (heh) wanted to ride Strawberry Peak in the Angeles National Forest. I’ve never been, but was promised picturesque San Gabriel shredding. While Strawberry Peak is strictly XC riding, there are plenty of places for unbalanced placement potentially resulting in catastrophe or consequence. I.e. exposure and lots of rocks.