Summer in the DMV (District/Maryland/Virginia) demands short pants. Unfortunately, those who can’t/won’t/don’t pay attention to the style changes in short pants are doomed to repeat themselves, year after year, ad nauseam. Clarendon #brosteez demands brown flippy-floppies accompanying the shapeless, flapping man-skirts known as cargo shorts. Granted, some of them do pay attention to the outside world. And while some of those choices are quite fashionable (although that salmon color is done), none of them are fit for riding a bike. What does one do if they live the #bikelife and need a proper commuter or messenger short that works like spandex but ain’t?
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ARTCRANK WDC 2014 is this Saturday, November 8th!!
The event, located at 1776 (1133 15th St. NW/Penthouse 12th floor), is from 4-10PM. Libations will be provided by Oskar Blues and snacks by Clif Bar. Shinola will also be on had showcasing their sweet fiets.
For moar information as well as the artist lineup, please visit the ARTCRANK WDC page.
Been waiting for forever for (for/for/for?!) ARTCRANK to hit the District, and now that day is coming. No dates as of yet, but that should be rectified shortly. I haz an excite for the show, but also a sad. I’ve always wanted to design a poster for it, but sadly I’m in the hate period in my love/hate relationship with art. It should be noted I’ve hated art pretty much since graduating from art school back in ’98. So there’s that.
However, if you still haz an excite voor de art and also haz an excite voor de fiets (bikes, you English speaking heathens) *AND* you are a local to the DMV area, then this is an official CALL VOOR ARTISTS!!
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Stoket voor JPow, and stoket voor ‘Merican CX! Love seeing him put so much back into the sport he loves in order to help others grow in a positive environment. First the JAM Fund, and now Aspire Racing. Cutting ties with road racing looks to be a fantastic decision. Seems to be allowing Jeremy to focus on doing exactly what he loves.
Instead of regurgitating the press release, go visit JPow’s site and read the rest there. When you’re done, check out the sponsors and click through to show your support for their support.
Now, let’s talk about ‘DAT SKINSUIT!! Me gusta what I see here: Rapha refinement X Androni Giocattoli logo steez X velour chaise lounge. We have OVERWINNINGS. Now we wait until CrossVegas for the unveiling of de niuew Natty Champs suit. Wonder what @WTFKits has to say about it?
Lastly, I’m loving the FMB logo. Much bespokement. I am enamored with that “M”. For some reason I hadn’t taken a closer look before this.
What’s that sound, you ask? That’s the nasaly whine-cry of the Butthurted Fee Fee. It seems coincide with the seasonal release of a few distinct brand’s product lines. Legend has it the song of the Fee Fee decrees all cycling clothing should be priced within a certain, yet highly vague, responsibly accessible price range. To go beyond this certain, yet highly vague price range is a reprehensible act. Which is ironic, considering the Butthurted Fee Fee never wants to pay full retail, even if the product is somewhere within the certain, yet highly vague price range. The Fee Fee demands even this acceptably priced product be discounted.
Obviously, Rapha released some products.
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The Tour’s over and now that the road season is mercifully over this video couldn’t come at a better time. This is the nog twee ronden, the first one launched laatste jaar. I cannot wait voor the full version to be released.
I’ve been sitting on this one (heh) for awhile now. I wanted to make sure the first hit I had on the initial ride was for real and that I wouldn’t be bitched at for aligning myself with the hype machine. So, after more than a few months of saddle time I can declare that the Assos T.Équipe_S7 Bibshorts are the best I’ve yet ridden, addressing many of my personal issues (DM for personal issues*) with bibs.
*Second thought, don’t. Not what you’re thinking.
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Wait until you’re alone, draw the shades, turn down the lights, turn up the sound, and hit play…
Title’s fuggin’ long enough to negate the post. Regardless, this is a cool idea.
“Levi’s® Commuter™ is partnering with Brooks England to produce a special bike saddle manufactured from recycled Levi’s® denim. The saddle will be a Limited Edition version of Brooks’ newest product, the Cambium C17, which uses vulcanized rubber pressing techniques to create a comfortable, waterproof, and long-lasting saddle whose features align with the performance benefits of the Levi’s® Commuter™ collection. Teams from Levi’s® Commuter™ and Brooks England are taking this opportunity to work together to create a product of unique beauty and utility.”
After seeing this transpire on Twitter and Instagram, I was slightly wary this was going to turn into an overt commercial takeover by Specialized. While the driving force behind it all was Spesh’s nieuw all-road bike, the Diverge, the overarching concept melded seamlessly with Deux North’s Hunt ideology. Guaranteed to get you riding.
Been thinking about this for awhile now (maple syrup during rides), but never pulled the trigger. This, obviously, has been spawned by Ted King’s incessant propaganda. There’s only so much a human can take before they succumb to the relentless bombardment detailing maple syrup’s inherent awesomeness.
UnTapped has taken this campaign to the next level, packaging the wonder juice of the north in convenient gel-style packs. Wait, UnTapped?!
“UnTapped is pure organic Vermont maple syrup in portable packaging. Maple syrup naturally delivers the energy kick and athletic nutrients sought by runners, cyclists, skiers, and anyone else playing in the outdoors.
For too long athletic nutrition has been sweetened with cheap synthetic sugars. The simplicity of endurance sports deserves a simple ingredient — 100% pure, unadulterated, organic Vermont maple syrup, the all-natural, low glycemic-index sports fuel.”
If you’re wondering, yes, this has something to do with Ted King.