1. Nice Setup!

    I could get down w/ something like this.  Found on John Watson’s Flickr.

     

  2. Colorado Framebuilders BBQ

    Is this the best head badge of all time!?  I would say YES! It has a mountain lion & says “BBQ”.  I know its not real, but it should be!

    Click for more info on the Colorado Framebuilders BBQ.

     

  3. Digression…

    Its that time of year…

    Interbike, Eurobike, product launches & all that “new new”.  All sports are fueled by progression but not many (human powered) sports have such a wild history with cutting edge technology like cycling. 

    Having the latest/greatest is fine & dandy but just remember it wasn’t that long ago that the Tour De France was being won on steel/aluminum.  I personally look forward to seeing bikes like this at trade shows.  Bicycles have come a really long way in the last 15-20 years BUT I still wouldn’t mind having this in my garage (I don’t actually have a garage, but you get it).   Sometimes the best way to progress is with a little digression.

    Photo from the Specialized 2015 Product Launch

     

  4. Welcome BACK From Retirement Shaun Palmer!?

    It looks like Shaun Palmer is coming back to race with Intense Bikes. I never really got into downhill racing as a kid, but I still knew who Shaun Palmer was.  He was the best…at pretty much everything.  This video sure is weird, but I guess so is Shaun Palmer.

    If you want more details then head to Dirt Mag to read the interview.

    Get antiquated with Shaun HERE

     
     

  5. Welcome To Retirement Jens

    Everybody loves this guy for his racing style and his cartoon like charisma but his outlook on cycling is pretty rad too.

     
     

  6. Get To Know Breadwinner

    This has been up for a minute now, but somehow I missed it, so maybe you did too?  If you want know a little more about Bread Winner Cycles then check out this interview with Tony Pereira.

    BIKE: Why? What led you two to team up and create Breadwinner in the first place?

    TONY PEREIRA: Ira and I have known each other for nearly nine years. We met just after I moved to Portland in 2005. A couple years later we started riding together as part of Rapha Cyclewear’s Continental crew–a group of riders that set out to document some of the best road rides around the US.

    In 2009 we were approached by Rapha to come up with a design that they would offer as part of their bicycle collection. Over the next two years we built a few batches of the bikes and found that we really liked working together. At the same time, Ira got married and my wife and I had a son, so we were looking for ways to grow our businesses to support our growing families. We bounced around quite a few ideas and eventually decided to take what we loved (building custom bikes) and got rid of what was holding us back (multi-year waiting lists) and Breadwinner was born.

    BIKE: How’s business been since you started the partnership?

    TONY: Breadwinner has taken off better than we could have hoped for. It’s really gratifying to put your work out there and have it be accepted so enthusiastically. We have riders all over the world and it keeps on growing.

    Read more of this Bike Mag interview HERE

     

  7. Langtown

    Langtown 2014 was this past Saturday & it has me feeling a little sentimental.  I was at a wedding (only a few short miles from the event too!) and wasn’t able to attend.  Hopefully 2014 can live up the fun that The Sleepers captured in 2012…

     
     

  8. Slaying The Badger

    This was great.  If you don’t have cable television (like me) and have still been waiting to see this, it is now up on Youtube.

    Thanks for sharing Jen

     
     

  9. TCB Saturdays

    I wrote a little piece about my friends at Topanga Creek Bicycles.  If you like banana bread (i know you do!), then click over to The Radavist & give it a look.

     

  10. This Is Good!

    Tom Ritchey is one of the best!