This Thursday is the All-City and PiNP Keep Cross Weird race here in Austin. Surprisingly, there will be a good amount of people coming in from out of town to race, hang out and get in on some local riding over the weekend.
One of the main questions I keep receiving over Instagram, Twitter and Facebook is “what kind of tires / bike / gearing should I be running?”… Now that’s all a matter of preference, but let me offer up a preview to course and let you decide for yourself.
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Uhhhh. I think I just Speedvagen’d in my pants.
The olive drab, white and race red Horizon scheme really pops, like those ENVE SES 3.4 wheels, Paul brakes and Campagnolo EPS cross group. Check out more at the Speedvagen Flickr!
My weekend mornings usually begin with a cup of black coffee, something playing on the turntable and SVENNESS at full screen resolution on my laptop. It’s not a bad way to wake up…
Photos by Jeff Curtes
California is the place to be and even some Portland scalawags like team Speedvagen know that. Ok, so they’re not scalawags, but they sure know how to have fun! Check out the amazing photos by Jeff Curtes over at the Speedbloggen!
All of you Bridgestone fans need no introduction to George Retseck. His work is most recognized from the early 90′s catalogs he illustrated for the American division of Bridgestone. This notoriety has kept Retseck working for various cycling brands over the past two decades, most recently All-City.
To commemorate this bad-ass illustration of a Macho Man Disc Cross, Jeff got these shirts and posters printed up.
Not bad at all! Pick one up at your local All-City dealer and don’t miss the post at All-City, or that pint glass!
This one plays like some ancient battle is about to unfold and it is…
Photos by John Daniel Reiss
There’s always room for some SF and Santa Cruz love here on PiNP, especially when it’s from the lens of JDR. These new team Fresh Air Bicycles Hunter cross bikes look so good! I love seeing grassroots support from people like Rick Hunter. Check out the Team Fresh Air Hunter Flickr group and see more photos at JDR’s Flickr.
Photos by Dylan VanWeelden
… and two rad kits!
Ty was up in Portland to race a Cross Crusades and hang out (that dude lives the dream) with the lovely couple behind the Athletic. Speaking of the Athletic, you’ve gotta pop over to see more photos from the event and of that killer kit. Seriously, sign me up for one!
Photo by Andy White
… Literally. Just walked in the door after 24+ hours of traveling and all I can think is how for the first time all year, I finally felt like this last trip to Australia was truly a vacation. I rode four times total, aside from pedaling around town each day, ate without guilt, drank without worry, my camera barely left my bag, I shot maybe half a roll of 35mm film and we didn’t do one of those big big rides. Oh and I ate a lot of meat pies.
It’s weird how a place across the globe can feel like home, and in a lot of ways, can make travel there somewhat lazy. The weather was shit 95% of the days, cold, windy, rainy. We had two sunny days, luckily, both of which were spent on good rides. I just felt, kind of like doing nothing. This year’s been really tough and before you chastise me with some “boo hoo, I have to travel all the time and ride my bike” remark, trust me, it gets exhausting!
Luckily, I’ve got some good friends down in Melbourne and I was perfectly content keeping Dan and Malachi company all day. Maybe it’s the jetlag talking but this trip down under was a sobering one and yet, I kinda wanna go back once it warms up…
Spooky Cross. For most of the world, it’s a segue into a long and arduous cross season. But for the Dirty Deeds CX league, it’s the end of series party. Unlike most spooky cross races, each race was one or two laps max, coming in under 10 minutes per heat.
Since this was my first DDCX event, I don’t have much to gauge from it other than I saw a lot of people, in exceptional costumes, having fun on bikes. That’s good enough for me. Oh and there was a streaker…
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