Yeah, the weather’s been really quite pleasant here. Sorry to rub it in! Enjoy your weekend, however you can…
Zeiss 28mm f2.8 T* ZM
Fuji Neopan 400
A back to back Tracko post? This one’s worth it.
Kyle just posted this pre-order notice for his new Endo Customs-made Tracko kits up on Instagram. I don’t usually wear a kit when I ride my track bike, but I don’t care. I’m ordering one anyway. This dude is largely responsible for the popularity of track bikes and his site has been a favorite of mine, since forever (sorry Andy, yours is too!). Everything he touches turns to gold and unlike those Ramblin Rolls, there’s enough of these kits to go around.
Vacations in Austin are rad. Both for my visitors and for myself. I get to show my friends around town, go on rides, eat good food and in doing so, we all get to relax a bit. Having your blog shit the bed the day before you leave town is stressful and owning a bike shop is even more stressful but I think Kyle had a great time in Texas.
Expect lots of 35mm shots and stories to be told over the next few weeks here on the site.
No trip to Los Angeles is complete without at least one night ride with the Golden Saddle Cyclery guys. During my last visit, Dave, Kyle, Ty, Ace, Jeff from All City and I went out on a Griffith ride, through the hills and up to the Hollywood sign for some beverages. At that point in the trip, we were all toast, especially Jeff, who had just come off a 24 hour flu. At least he got some more photos to use for the #partybrand that is All-City…
As “hoody hooooo” echoed through the night, we rolled home along the bike path.
I love it when projects like this pop up and everyone involved are damn talented individuals. Introducing Yonder Journal, a project by Daniel Wakefield Pasley and Emiliano Granado. Without saying too much more, here’s the first installment of Yonder Journal: Brovet 01, Old Ridge Road Permanent.
“We like to think of ourselves as Cultural Anthropologists, armed with cameras and notebooks, compelled into the field to explore, document, digest and publish a lasting and meaningful record of our experiences there.
Yonder Journal will be a series of Briefs, Guides, and Studies that endeavor to understand and relate American Frontiers and Western Principles.”
“Today, we begin with our first of many Studies – Brovet. Inspired by the world of Randonneuring (long distance cycling), Brovet is a Guide book to American Permanents (predetermined routes) that aims to inspire, entertain, and inform.”
Click here to download the Official Cue Sheet and Brovet Card. Print the instructions and ride the ride using the turn-by-turn instructions therein. Complete the Brovet Card provided and send it to Yonder Journal to receive your Official Brovet Patch. More details inside. See more in the Gallery above!
Miss the caps earlier this week? Here’s why:
“Trust me, we were as surprised as you. On Tuesday we put up 100 Golden Saddle Cyclery and Intelligenstia caps inthe web-store and they sold out in 6 hours. That’s the bad news but here’s the good news…yesterday on a visit to Pace Sportswear for other business, I saw a pile of these caps that had been sewn preemptively. Long story short, I grabbed them, all 200 of them and now they’re on the Golden Saddle Cyclery web-store. Because of this we probably won’t be remaking these caps anytime soon. So if you want one I’d probably get on it.”
There are two people I will always claim as an early inspiration for PiNP: Andy from FYXO and Kyle from Tracko. These two have become some of my best friends and while their blogs both tote track bike-inspired names, it’s clear that they have embraced all forms of cycling over the years.
Kyle in particular has some very stringent requirements when it comes to products he’ll use and bikes he’ll own. He’s a big advocate of made in the USA bicycles, so I was surprised when I saw him riding the All-City Nature Boy Zona, especially when he has a perfectly fine Kelly SS CX. The reasoning? He loves the way it rides and supports All-City’s #partybrand ideals. Or something…