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Before 2013 comes to an end, Team Dream has restocked on a few pieces at their webshop, most notably, the Compression Bibs. These, for what it’s worth, are my favorite bibs I own. They’re a little tight the first time you wear them, but then they stretch out and fit like a glove. A glove around your junk.
Team Dream has XS, Medium and Large left in stock. So go swoop!
Photo by Sean Talkington
To party tomorrow night, then to ride some mountain bikes with the dudes from Golden Saddle, Mission Workshop and Team Dream Team. Hopefully, I’ll get to see something like this in person.
Great photo Sean! See the rest of the Full 36 here!
I’ve been working with Sean from Team Dream on a few products that we’ll be releasing over the next few months. From yet another run of socks, an ENDO vest, a jersey and yes, these caps.
I’m stoked on how they came out!
Sean from Team Dream has one of the sickest vans and he knows how to live!
“I always wondered what a bike rack on top of my VW van would look like, so my friend James McClung created this reference image for me. The boys at Golden Saddle Cyclery and I liked the drawing so much we decided it would be best to make it a t-shirt for Team Dream & GSC!”
Pick up one of these awesome tees at Golden Saddle Cyclery! My LA homies are killing it!
You’ve gotta see more photos here.
For some self-deprecating reason, we decided to go ride mountain bikes in Topanga, the day after we climbed Mt. Gleason. Nothing like getting out of bed at the crack of dawn the morning after a 100 mile, 10,000′ ride. Was it worth it? Hell yes.
Topanga Creek Bicycles supplied Andy and me with rentals and Sean from Team Dream Bicycling Team was our guide. On the agenda for the day: Backbone, J-Drop, Sullivan, Snake Stick, Squirrel Cage and other trails, but first, we’d start the day climbing all of Cheney into the trail system.
Basically, we had a cold start and climbed around 1,200′ in two miles. It sucked and the climbing didn’t stop there, because to go down, first you must go up. We totaled our day with 30 miles and 4,500′. The only thing that kept me from cracking at the end of the ride was the delicious banana bread the guys at Topanga Creek Bicycles had cooked up!
See more in the Gallery!
Tools of the trade:
You know what? I like stripes. A lot. I didn’t at first but then I wore one of these kits and I realized that they look damn nice. It doesn’t hurt that Sean’s also a rad dude. He’s worked with Endo customs on a set of compression bibs. They’re tight, won’t lose form, won’t fade and come in all black, including the logos. I have a pair and they rule.
This is the tenth layout of the 2013 PiNP Calendar, entitled “Sunset on Mt Lowe”. The camera, lens used and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.
What better way to end the day in Los Angeles than an HC climb up a frontage road to watch the sun set over the mountains? Mt. Lowe is no joke, especially on a cross bike, as we all found out. While we missed the sunset at the top of Mt. Wilson, we were able to soak in its last remaining rays as our legs burned…
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This last trip to LA, I got to hang out with Sean from Team Dream Bicycle Team extensively. On one of the last days, he handed me one of the new TDBT caps (I’m lying, I convinced him to let me take one for photo purposes). Aside from the red, white and blue being patriotic, I love the design of these caps. Or, if you fancy green more, they’ve got you covered.
Swoop one up at Team Dream Bicycle Team today! $20, made in the USA and worth every penny. Pace caps are the best and the four panel design fits so well.