• Brooks x Vault by Vans: Superior Craftsmanship Meets Southwestern Design

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    It’s been a big year for two great brands. Brooks England teamed up with Taka Hayahsi’s Vault by Vans in celebration of their respective 150th and 50th Year Anniversary’s. This unique collection of cycling saddles and footwear speaks to Brooks’ innovative and timeless designs while blending Vans’ American heritage with a nod to southwestern inspirations.

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    Spanning a relationship that dates back 10 years now, creative designer Taka Hayashi, has helped elevate some of the brands most revered silhouettes to new heights. His collaboration with Brooks England is a unique balance of two culturally rich brands and their respective monumental anniversaries. Both Vans and Brooks England share a commitment to quality, superior craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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    The Brooks x Vault by Vans partnership extends from footwear to a deluxe set of Brooks accessories; all of which feature laser-etched artwork and intricate detailing using slightly different techniques. The sneakers are designed using a laser etching process to maintain the detailed design work and craftsmanship. The Swift motif on the saddle is applied with a molded emboss plate, which is a very unique process.
  • 1one1 – Sean Dahlberg

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    There’s nothing like some New York skateboarding. Here’s the latest from Sean Dahlberg featuring:
    Max Palmer
    Stu Kirst
    Andrew Wilson
    Colin Sussingham
    Jesse Alba
    John Choi
    Cooper Winterson
    Ben Kadow
    Cyrus Bennett
    Sean Dahlberg
    Conor Prunty
    CJ Keossaian
    Nolan Benfield
    Vince Touzery

  • Brooks England 150th Anniversary Book – The Brooks Compendium of Cycling Culture

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    I’m excited to share in celebration of Brooks England’s 150th Anniversary, the British household name and renowned cycling icon is releasing a unique book to mark this special occasion called, “The Brooks Compendium of Cycling Culture“.

    This is not a brand book or an overview of the company’s history. It celebrates and showcases the Brooks values and the culture which has been inspiring the brand, from leading industry creatives, who are as passionate about their work as they are about their cycling. The purpose of the book is to appeal not only to avid cyclists, but those who share similar core values to Brooks.

    With the help of contributing writers, artists,journalists, designers, photographers and illustrators (including Martin Parr, Sir Paul Smith, David Millar,George Marshall and Bella Bathurst), this book depicts Brooks’ unique and idiosyncratic view of the wide-ranging impact of the bicycle though unconventional, interesting, curious, short stories, and exquisite art and design.

  • VT Cowboy / Smokeygang via Jungle Docs


    The latest from the boys back in Vermont, “VT cowboy / smokeygang” via my dude, Avery aka Jungle Docs. This Burlington, VT clip features the skateboarding of Mike Garret, John Pezzella, Sean Dillon, Tristan Nguyen, Johnny Cumaoglu and Natural Burke.

    If you enjoyed thisdo yourself a favor and check out more of Avery’s videos here.

    via my alter-ego, The Official Tissue.

  • Blackburn Design: The Great Basin Ride


    Blackburn Design‘s latest film, The Great Basin Ride, an adventure story that showcases the plains of Wyoming’s Red Desert through one epic bike ride.

    This documentary-type film features two brave rangers and good friends, Katie and Laura who take on this journey with fearless commitment. Though scarce water and fierce winds prove to be challenging obstacles, both rangers successfully travel from Banff, Alberto to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, one pedal stroke at a time.

    This is one of those trips that I’ve been dying embark on. Thanks to Katie and Laura for the inspiration!

  • ABUS Premium Helmet Line: Hyban & Urban-I v.2

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    You already know ABUS is one of the top dogs when it come to protecting your ride, and now they’ve set out to keep your head safe with a premium line of helmets.

    Born in Wetter, Germany, ABUS stands strong as Europe’s industry leader in commuter focused helmets. Committed to engineering innovative, high quality helmets since 1993, ABUS is proud to expand this fresh line to the U.S. With a mission to bring safety to recreational sports and everyday commuters, ABUS’s new line of helmets fuse rider safety and comfort into one innovative design.

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    Fist up is the Hyban – a high end performance helmet that’s ready for the day-to-day abuse of urban cycling and commuting. It’s got 18 massive vents to keep your dome cool and is even equipped with 180 degrees of reflectors and a high mounted rear-facing LED light.

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    Second, we have the Urban-I v.2 – a slightly more robust helmet made with commuters, city riders, touring cyclists and every day riders in mind.

    If you’re in the market for a new helmet or are looking for the perfect urban commuting helmet, I’d consider these new offerings from ABUS.

  • Cadence & 686 Insulator 3L Jacket

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    The crummy weather is finally here. Depending on where you reside, you might have been dealing with freezing temperatures and rain for weeks now. Or perhaps you’re from one of those areas where “winter” and “jacket” aren’t parts of your regular vocabulary; if that’s the case, then feel free to skip over this and try not to rub it in so much next time we talk.

    Still here? Good, then you’ll appreciate the latest from Cadence: the Cadence & 686 Kenton Insulator and Ericson 3L rain jacket.

    I’ve had a handful of rain jackets in my day and while some of them have been quite waterproof, more often than not they still need an extra layer underneath to keep that body heat in. Sure, this isn’t really a big deal, but what about those days where it’s sunny and warm all day, but bone-chilling once that sun sets? Enter the Cadence & 686 jacket.

  • Contax T2 / Kodak Tri-X 400

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    I’ve been in a bad habit if hoarding film. It’s one of those habits that kind of sucks, but at the same time is kind of nice. Part of the allure of shooting film to me is the suspense you feel after finishing a roll and waiting to get it back. In my case, I shot quite a bit of film this summer and waited months and months to have it developed; partly because I kept forgetting, but also because I wanted to look back on the warmer months all at once. At least, that’s what I’d tell myself after finishing each roll.

    Here are some non-cycling related photos I shot on my Contax T2 with Kodak Tri-x 400. I have a TON of photos from the summer/fall, so once I get those sorted and uploaded maybe I’ll toss a link here. Until then, check out a few B&W snaps below.

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