I wonder where you’ll be able to scoop these up? I’m pretty sure I can fit a mini bottle of bourbon in that or at least a T4…
I know there’s been a lot of cool products for sale in recent weeks but you’ve had plenty of time to preoder one of these rad kits, or just the bibs, or the jersey. Either way, tonight at midnight PST, Tracko‘s closing out the first half of the order. So if you want yours soon, get on it.
Preorder These Colors Ride…here.
Preorder The New Wave…here.
Preorder Rule #14 Unisex Bib…here.
Since I’ve known Ian at Icarus Frames, he’s been tinkering on this motorcycle in between frame jobs. When Tracko was visiting, we swung by his shot in South Austin to catch up. Kyle wanted to shoot some photos and I had my camera, so I figured what the hell. I keep telling myself that I want to photograph this bike digitally and so I never shoot a full side profile of it with film. Kyle got a good shot of Ian riding it in his back yard and there’s a few older photos on my Flickr as well. One day I’ll go and do a proper photo shoot of this moto.
Until then, check out more in the Photoset and I even shot some of Chris’ new road frame before it went off to paint.
Leica Summicron 50mm f2
Fuji Neopan 400
“Yeah, I’ve got a route planned, but we might dip off and take this one trail”. No matter how organized you try to make a friendly, chill ride, sometimes the best thing you can do is take that trail. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes you end up walking a hobo path over a twelve foot drop onto limestone but more often than not, you can make due.
Most of the trails here in Austin are very cross-bike friendly. Some are not, but we avoid those for the most part. People say, “get a MTB”, but they’re also the ones driving their cars to do a piece of 5 mile singletrack. You don’t want to ride a MTB out 15 miles on the road, then up a 18% sealed climb before you bomb down a scenic descent. But a cross bike…
When Kyle was in town, I pulled together a little ride with some friends. We spent about 40% of the time on sealed road and 50% on gravel, singletrack or dirt. That missing 10% was on this one “oh shit” hiking trail we poached on a piece of government land. We made it out alive, save for Chris flipping over his bars and one flat tire. John even rode a stock Nature Boy up some very steep faces. It was impressive.
Beers were had and stories were made. Bottom line is, we had a fucking blast and all lived to tell the tale / Instagram it but no Strava for this route. I wanna keep some of it a secret. We ended up doing +/- 40 miles and about 3,500′.
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.
It’s easy to come to Austin and just want to ride all day and a lot of the parks and sites are about 100 miles outside of town. Rather than ride out to them, Kyle and I just drove out to Enchanted Rock and Hamilton Pool. In doing so, we got to spend a lot of time at each. They’re beautiful parks and should not be missed if you ever find yourself in Austin. Oh and don’t miss the Knot in the Loop Saloon, in Willow City either.
This Recent Roll was shot with a Leica M7 / Zeiss 28mm f2.8 T* ZM and Acros 100 / Pro 400H.