Browse Month by November 2010
Cyclocross, Events, Seattle

This weekend in Seattle

Saturday November 20th


though it seems to be poorly promoted, if you want to see some sweet CX action- get down to Steilacoom for one of the last races of the season.

Or do this, which will help feed people in need.


Sunday November 21st:


Life Cycles OFFICIAL Trailer from Life Cycles on Vimeo.

Alternatively, you can race at Sprinker Park with the Seattle Cyclocross series.  They don’t get a fancy poster because they don’t have one. But follow the link below for more info.

Seattle Cyclocross at Sprinker Park.

books, Gear

The Peloton

Berlin-based photographer Timm Kölln has been traveling in Europe for the past five years, taking photos of the entire professional peloton moments after they cross the finish line.  Capturing the grit and emotion in their faces after completing race after race- this book will be amazing I’m sure.

Available for preorder through Rouleur HERE


Timm Kölln’s substantial body of work focuses on reportage and series of portraits, and he has made a name for himself as an extraordinary observer of road racing. A self-taught photographer, he is an advocate for the continued use of analogue techniques. He is a major contributor to Rouleur Magazine.


Vegan San Marco X Pristine “Concor X” saddle

Got an email from Gijs today.  It looks like Pristine has a new collaboration saddle with San Marco.  Looks great guys!

Limited to 200 pieces worldwide.  For the vegans out there- they are made out of white Microfeel material instead of leather, these seats are 100% vegan. And the perforated cover gives it a nice vintage touch. A subtle San Marco X Pristine logo on the side of the saddle.

Available at a special price for pre-order right now in the online shop over at


Chris Piascik: All my bikes.

You’ve probably seen Chris’ series of drawings documenting his bikes through the years.  Now you can pick up a full color zine featuring each of his 32 bikes.  Available through Print Brigade.  Limited to 100 copies, and it will sell out- so don’t sleep.  Each is signed and numbered.

Check it out HERE


The Minion, by Autum

Fall is upon us- and oddly enough, I received an email today from Autum.

Locally sourcing and constructing their goods in the good ol’ US of A, they offer beautifully crafted leather goods including cases for your Macbook Air or iPad and a sleek little zippered wallet type pouch called the Zeitgeist.  Everything they do is in limited runs, including The Minion.  A cruiser that is much more than a department store special. 7 of them will be made to order.  If you like what you see and have $1630 for a cruiser, these may be for you.

  • Custom Built – USA
  • Double Spring Linkage Fork
  • 4130 Chromoly 3 Piece Cranks
  • Polycarbonate Platform Pedals
  • Coaster Brake
  • Extra Wide 50mm Aluminum Rims
  • 2.35”  Balloon Tires
  • Laser Engraved ID Number
  • Brooks B73 Spring Saddle
  • Brooks Leather Ring Grips
  • Limited Production of (7)
  • $1630 USD (delivery included)

Check out Autum HERE


Danny MacAskill, “Way back home”

Danny MacAskill is one of the most skilled trials riders out there, and has been blowing our minds for quite some time. This long awaited edit documents a trip from Edinburgh to Skye. Great shots, impeccable riding, high quality production and the locations are downright incredible.

Do yourself a favor- put on some headphones, sit back, maximize the video, and enjoy.

Film/video, History

1977. Seattle.

Though there is no sound in the beginning, you will recognize some if not all of the roads they are riding.  How rad would this be to have back in Seattle?!  After the silent footage at the beginning you’ll see the track racing at Marymoor, where junior rider Greg Lemond takes a win.  Pretty wild.

A long video, but worth the watch.  Originally on Ride the Black Line, Kyle picked it up- and I saw it on his blog.  I love old Seattle footage!

1977 USCF Natz Seattle Washington from CinelliDog on Vimeo.



In 1993, brothers Markus and Daniel Freitag designed and built a bag made from old trucker tarps (lorrys, for those on the other side of the water,) old seat belts and reclaimed bicycle inner tubes.  Today they employ over 80 people in their 30,000 square foot shop located in downtown Zurich.  It’s the same shop that they started in- though many changes and renovations have been made over the years.  Their products are sold around the globe- in over 300 stores, as well as online. One of the coolest features about Freitag is that you can design your own layout from an online tool they have called F-CUT.  You basically place templates over the tarps that they have in the shop now and you can have them cut them out where you want them.

The new F48 HAZARD is a squarish, small backback designed in 2010 by the Freitag brothers.  It is built with a handle so it can also be carried as a briefcase.  It’s smaller than many backpacks, under 1000 cu. inches, but is large enough to carry a 17″ laptop along with some other necessities.  It’s built tough, like all of their products, and is available for 350 Swiss Francs.  That comes out to about the same in US Dollars ($356 USD)  Tracko found this cute little short demonstrating the F48 in action.

You can pick up a Freitag bag HERE.