I don’t need a special day to remind me to be thankful because it never leaves my mind. Now this goes without saying but I cannot thank you enough for being such rad readers. Yes, even the ones who ruin the comments… Also I’d like to thank the supporters and sponsors of this site, to whom which I’m eternally grateful for everything they’ve done.
Now get out and ride this morning before your family and friends invade!
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This fall, I’ve embraced the hue of the season. Hunter, or safety orange and two brands have done the same: Giro and Rapha, each in their own unique way. A wise man once told me that a *down vest, or jacket could be the difference between an enjoyable ride and an utterly miserable death march.
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Photo by Jordan Clark Haggard
I love these roads and this photograph that Jordan shot for Rapha during the LA Gentlemen’s race. See a few more selects here!
For this year’s SSCXWC, Raleigh designed a limited edition cross frameset, complete with the Tamland dropouts (which look damn fine). Wait, a SSCX bike with vertical dropouts? What’s going on here? Well, as per the details here on this high-tech PDF, Raleigh is actually encouraging you to chop your derailleur hanger into a bottle opener. Which, I might add, is fucking amazing.
The best part is the price: $670! Scoop one up at the SSCXWC Philly’s webstore!
The D.E.B., or the do-everything-bicycle is that one bike you have to have, or you think you want, to hold you over, or to replace the somewhat repetitive members of your stable. It’s a gravel bike, a road bike, a cross bike, a touring bike and yes, even a grocery getter. When Richard Sachs contacted 44 Bikes to design a bicycle for his wife, the guys took it very seriously.
Follow the progress of the D.E.B. at the 44 Bikes Flickr!
Jon Bailey is a bit of a legend in Colorado. Hell, I’m sure his legacy resonates at least to Japan at this point. He’s resourceful to say the least, which leads right into the latest from Yonder Journal. How can a Comfort Inn cup hold magical, healing powers? Head on over to Yonder Journal to find out!
I really love lurking on the Tomii Cycles Flickr. Why? Because gems like this pop up almost daily. He is really getting good!
Kinoko Cycles just got in fresh stock of the new Tokyo Fixed kits, so head on over for more info.
I can’t think of anything to write here, aside from “whoa”. Jenny’s photo from her recent 200k Del Puerto Brevet has me jonesin’ for some California roads.
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.