This right here is pure gold. The geniuses at Dime & Alltimers know that sex sells, so they’ve created the first ever skateboard specifically designed for girls to ride. After running preliminary tests on a number of female subjects, research proven their hypothesis to be correct. Ryan Gosling on a skateboard is an obvious win.
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GearJunkie.com just put this short together on why Minneapolis is the “Bike Capital of America”. While I’ve never had a chance to visit, a few friends of mine have moved there over the past couple years and I’ve heard nothing but great things. Whenever I decide to move back stateside, I’ll be taking a good look at Minneapolis…that’s for sure!
Tote bags are great. I use one almost every day. While being simple and elegant at heart, tote bags are super annoying if you’re moving any faster than a walking pace; i.e. cycling or skateboarding. This is where the FREITAG F261 MAURICE & F262 JULIEN comes in brilliantly. These totes are equipped with a third arm, allowing you to slip the dual handles over one shoulder and the third over the other. Ipso facto, you’ve now got a backpack. I can’t even stress how awkward carrying a tote is while riding a bike or skating around the city. Enjoy this short video while you think of how big a help Maurice & Julien could be.
Canondale is taking a completely new path here and I couldn’t be more excited with where it’s leading. A couple days ago, they released this teaser titled “New Road. Clean Slate.” Next, John Watson at The Radavist posts a some photos of a quick ride upon Cannondale’s Slate All-Road bike.
This bike isn’t a race bike, but that’s not to say it would have you hauling ass…you’ll just be doing so among an endless variety of surfaces. With 650b / 27.5 wheels, you can squeeze a 42mm tire in the frame and expect a spirited ride due to the equivalent 700×22 rollout of this combo. Toss in the 30mm Lefty fork and you’ve got yourself a rig to be reckoned with.
Here’s part 1 & 2 of the Cannondale New Road. Major shout-out to my buddy Dave Devine! You’re killing it!
This right here is what I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. I’d always be building tree houses in the woods and skate ramps in the driveway, and here I am nearly 20 years later, still trying to do the same thing (No trees or driveways in Shanghai makes this difficult).
During the spring of 2014, a group of close friends got together and started this project out in Skamania County, Washington. They’ve dubbed the multi-platform treehouse, wood-fired hot tub and skate bowl as The Cinder Cone. It’s home to Foster Huntington, with one tree house being his home and the other, his studio. Some old friends of mine put helped film this short documentary (via Farm League), showing just what it takes to create paradise.
Process photos below.
This guy is an instant legend. Eric Pinto, who lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn has completely covered his apartment with a museum-style chronology of skateboards…ranging from rail & coper-clad Vision boards to actual boards ridden by some of the most influential pros skateboarding has seen.
I’m a little late on posting this, but a couple weeks ago the homies at Factory Five embarked on an incredible tour of the Xinjiang Province in the northwest of China. Xinjiang is one of the world’s largest country subdivisions, spanning over 1.6 million square kilometers and borders Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Tibet.
While I’ve never personally had the chance to explore this part of China, I couldn’t help but to live vicariously through the eyes of this crew, eagerly awaiting each update from their journey. The photos from this trip are absolutely breathtaking and reminded me of how much I miss bike touring. If the financials and work schedule allow for it, I’ll be planning a similar trip this fall. If only I had my touring bike (Soma Saga) with me here in Shanghai…
Anyway, over the course of their tour they encountered quite the array of conditions; starting off in some snowy mountains and muddy roads, leading them into dry sandy deserts and finally coming up on some dry, rocky plains.
I pulled some of my favorite photos from their journey and posted them below, but for the whole story you’re gonna have to check out the Factory Five Blog: