Archive for September, 2014

  • Chrome WARM – Fall

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    The homies at Chrome are always pushing the envelope with their bags and technical apparel. Their latest line, Chrome WARM, combines insulated and weather proof performance with classic workwear styling. These pieces will keep you warm (even when wet) thanks to the poly-fill insulation and ripstop nylon shell. Hyped to give these pieces a shot after how much luck I’ve had with my Storm Field rain jacket and De Haro windbreaker.

    Make sure to check out the whole Chrome WARM line, including the VEST and WORKSHIRT.

    -Brian

  • Shanghai Files 4


    Here’s the fourth installment of Shanghai Files. It was filmed by our good friend, Michael Lao and features skating from Jonathan Iskasen, Kevin Nevado, Brian Dolle, Agent Chang, Edward Cui, Ray Kanemoto, Brian Kleiber and Jack Moore.

    This is one of the best places to skate on earth…these spots are just the tip of the iceberg! If you ever plan on visiting Shanghai and want to skate or ride bikes, please do hit me up!

    -Brian

  • #Out_Riding_Around – Shanghai

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    Even though skating is one of the main reasons I’m in Shanghai, I’m still finding time to get on the bike everyday. Whether it’s simply commuting and running errands or a 50-mile weekend exploration mission, I’m really getting to know this city thanks to my bike. While the riding here isn’t ideal, there are still parts of the city where I can get into a rhythm and mash away for a bit. I cherish these zones. You’ll also find many side streets and alleyways, prime for wandering at a slightly-faster-than-walking pace and taking in the city’s rich culture. This past Sunday was the perfect day to wander. John and I cruised around Old Town and hunted spots all afternoon yesterday.

    -Brian

  • Hong Kong Holiday

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    I’m definitely a little late on posting these photos, but a few weeks ago I took a little last-minute solo journey to check out Hong Kong. Being so busy all summer long, I managed to take a week off before the fall (our super busy season) starts up and get out of Shanghai for a bit.

    After securing a fairly cheap round-trip flight and booking a room in Causeway Bay, I was only 48 hours away from one of my best 72-hour vacations to date. Most people who visit Hong Kong for such a short period do so for visa renewals; I was just late on figuring out what to do with my week off. Oops, silly me. My trip was purely for pleasure.

    I wanted to do so much during my visit, but didn’t want to bite off more than I could chew. I had plans of checking out bike shops too but just ran out of time. Next visit, I’m definitely going to go see Brian at RDFX and hopefully find someone/somewhere to lend me a bike for a few days and get a real feel for the city. Though even just being in HK for 3 days, I managed to squeeze quite a bit in and even made a few new friends.

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  • Fat Chance Is Back!

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    I got so hyped when I first saw this…

    Looks like Fat Chance Bicycles is coming out of hibernation and ready to make you your new favorite mountain bike.  If I was back in the states, I’d be showin’ my Fat (my old, crusty Monster Fat) over on Instagram at #FatChanceBicycles & @FatChanceBicycles.

    Can’t wait to start seeing the new batches of frames!

    -Brian

  • New Affinity Kits

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    Affinity just released their pro track team kit, produced by none other than Endo Customs – 100% made in Downtown LA from the best materials available. You can get a kit as both a long or short sleeve jersey along with the team bibs.

    More info at Affinity Cycles.

    -Brian

  • I’ve been on vacation!

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    I just got back to Shanghai late last night after a quick 72-hour jaunt to Hong Kong. Seventy two hours isn’t even close to enough time for such a city, but then again, the trip was a last minute decision.

    I spent a lot of time wandering around, eating seafood, shooting photos and even got to skate for a couple hours. Here’s a photo of the city and bay from Victoria Peak. I plan on sorting through the mass of photos from my short trip this evening, so stay tuned for those in the coming days! Who else has been to Hong Kong? Any tips or ‘must-sees’ for my next visit?

    -Brian