Archive for September, 2011

  • Bike Crews and Levi’s Collaborate With Custom Trucker Jackets

    Levis Commuter Jacket Bike Crew Collaboration

    Levis Commuter Jacket Bike Crew Collaboration

    This may be old news to you, but if you haven’t had a chance to check out the entire Crew and Trucker Jacket collaboration, read the press release below with the tailor’s words from each jacket.


    The Levi’s® brand recently launched The Commuter that is optimized specifically for the needs of the urban commuter cyclist.  The Commuter is built around the 511® Skinny Jean and the iconic Trucker Jacket.   All Commuter products blend form and function by utilizing the most cutting-edge performance apparel technologies.

    Levi’s has teamed up with local bike crews, influential bike shops and individuals to create a unique collaboration project that integrates the creative identity of local heroes with the iconic Trucker Jacket.  The end result is a custom one of a kind piece of wearable art that symbolizes community and cycling.

    Read more about each garment below:

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  • Transition Covert

    Transition Covert

    photos: LordOnOne

    Transition is a small rider-owned company from Ferndale, WA and is well-known for making some of the best high-end trail and downhill bikes. I’ve never ridden one, but something tells me they ride just as nice as they look. See what I mean with a few more shots from LordOnOne below.


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  • Whiskey Drome: Joshua Thwaites and Joey Castor

    These guys love to build stuff and drink whiskey only after-hours, so they say.


    via Urban Velo

  • Chrome City Series


    To celebrate the culture and lifestyle you find in every city, Chrome is launching their City Series of bags – starting with a London Transport – herringbone tweed style! Check out the video and a and read up on the details below!

    “City Series, launching with a London tribute. Chrome’s City Series uses fan favorites, Citizen and Yalta, to reinterpret the unique materials and graphic treatments that define the culture and lifestyle of each city.

    Kicking it off London styles, both bags are recreated in double-coated technical herringbone tweed and nubuck leather, complete with Victorian-inspired print liner by Brooklyn-based Flavor Paper (look closely for a taste of all things ale, punk, bike, and royalty).”

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  • Dress Properly

    Herringbone Tweed Ride Burlington VT

    Have you RSVP’d to The Herringbone Tweed Ride and yet to assemble your outfit? Never heard of a ‘tweed ride’ and looking for some more info? Put your worries to rest because I’m in the same boat as you.  With a budget close to nothing, I’m going to share some ideas I have for dressing dapper on a dime and show some fine examples of properly dressed club cyclists

    My first course of action in compiling my kit is going to be vising the local Goodwill and Salvation Army in search of a nice Norfolk Jacket – a single breasted wool/tweed jacket with box pleats on the front and back. The closest Goodwill is at 1080 Shelburne road in South Burlington and we’ve got a Salvation Army on North Winooski next to the Old Spokes Home.  Norfolk jackets were (and still are in some areas) popular for military and police uniforms as it allowed them plenty of arm movement to fire their rifles – thus being a great choice for the savvy club cyclist as well.

    I’d also like to acquire a pair of plus 2 knickers for the ride – most likely nice mildly-baggy pair of tweed trousers that I’ll cut and sew into knickers. Once I find  these pieces I’ll look for a hat worthy of the outfit; either a flat cap or Frank Sinatra-esque fedora with a feather.

    For the ladies the most popular choice for club riders was Bermuda shorts with a complimentary blouse and short stockings. The shorts were cut a little shorter than the men and if your bike comes with a step-through frame feel free to wear your favorite dress.

    If you have no luck with Goodwill of Salvation Army, I’d suggest checking out these used clothing stores around Burlington.

    Downtown Threads

    Battery Street Jeans

    Old Gold

    Dirt Chic

    Have any other spots you like to recommend? Email or comment.

    Hope to see you October 22nd for the ride! See some finely dressed lads and lasses below.


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  • The Night Trailer

    I want to see more.

    directed by Pietro Malegori
    starring Jon Ander Ortuondo


  • Animal Bikes: Mike Osso “Cuts”

    It’s been a while since I posted a BMX video, so here’s a solid one Animal Bike‘s “Cuts” with Mike Osso.

  • Noreaster 2011: Burlington, VT

    Noreaster Burlington cyclocross race

    Noreaster Burlington cyclocross race

    Hunt and Chris were down at the ‘cross races on Saturday, shootin’ photos, sluggin’ man sodas and supporting our buddies racing. All photos by Hunt Manley, here’s what he had to say about the day:

    “Last Saturday Chris and I headed down to North Beach here in Burlington to catch the action at the Nor’easter Cross Race powered by Eastern Mountain Sports. Just as we got down to the course, the Men’s Cat 3 race started. Chris and I met up with a couple friends and started getting loud. In this race we had three good friends pushing hard and representing Burlington: Dan Hock, Per Tonn, and Patrick  Shank.

     The course was a 2mi loop that was extremely muddy and wet because of a spitting ran that lasted till about 4p.m.  From the start it was a sprint into a winding section through some large spruce trees, on a relatively dry section. After corralling through that it was into a short straight that cut a hard left then right and dumped you onto the beach.  Off the beach it was a couple more tight flat switchbacks, a dip through what looked like part of the lake, and into the woods.  The woods looked deceivingly dry up a short climb, but as soon as you crest it’s a dive into a literal mud pit and a hard right.  ‘S’ out of the woods, long straight, and then a big ‘S’ into two barriers that looked impossible to conquer when glued to the earth by mud.  A few more wide spaced switchbacks and it was the home stretch to the finish.

     The conditions of the course produced some competitive racing that was great to witness. Check out the results here and enjoy a few photos of Men’s Cat3, Women’s Pro, and Men’s Pro. It was amazing how the level of racing did not degrade as the course did. Hell, the sun even came out for Men’s Pro.” – Hunt Manley 

    Let me mention that Dan snagged 4th and it’s only his 2nd ‘cross race (he’s also racing on a d’Autremont ‘cross bike). See all the results here. There are a ton of photos that Hunt shot below (click for hi-res)!


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