Pretty cool, kind of want to go check it out. Any takers?
WE’RE LOOKING FOR THE ULTIMATE UTILITY BIKE FOR MODERN LIVING!
The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge is a one-of-a-kind design/build competition, in which some of the country’s best custom bike craftsman and select student teams vie to create the ultimate modern utility bike.
OUR MISSION IS THREEFOLD
FIRST, to inspire and foster real design innovation around a bike that recognizes the needs of modern living. SECOND, to celebrate and champion the resurgence of American craft—bicycle craft in particular. THIRD, to show riders and enthusiasts that a well-crafted bicycle isn’t just for sport and recreation, but can also be a tool integrating seamlessly into everyday life.
WHY A UTILITY BIKE?
The two-wheeled revolution won’t come on the saddle of a race bike or a specialty bike. The utility bike is the transportation mode of the future for millions of Americans who want to live healthier, more sustainable lives, but don’t think of themselves as “cyclists.” The key to realizing this future is thoughtful, innovative bike design that fills multiple needs and fits into their lives.
It’s our homegirl, Jen at MonsterTrack! What up, girl?
Photo by Tak, go check out his blog here.
The Homeboy Tak has been capturing NY’s messenger/ bike scene for many years,
and has been laying it down in a limited edition Zeroxed Zine. Now you can get one of those.
Deets from the Affinity Blog.
Tak will be donating his zine to anyone who donates $10.00 to the American Red Cross. Just simply go to redcross.org and click on dontate funds. Once you donate, forward the confirmation email to Tak at firstname.lastname@example.org and Tak will send you a copy of his zine (US only!!).
Very nicely done. Fuck my new road bike, lets bomb hills!
This year I’m really trying to push the “Lady of Griffith’ side of the race. I just got the Sheila Moon Prize package.
They really broke bread for you ladies. Almost $600 dollars worth of cycling gear is up for grabs for the females that race!
You got over two months to train and get ready for the epicness that is “The Lord of Griffith lll“…
Big thanks to Sheila Moon.
The homeboy Justin over at Fake Domain Name, sent over photos from their recent SXSW trip.
He and some fellow MR KIDs went over to rep LA. Looks like ya’ll had fun. Thanks for the heads up.
Check out the rest here.
Spied over at Cadence. Does the director of Fast Friday and To live in ride in LA (DVD release soon), have a new project?
Fixation is hitting the Film Festival Circuit. I can’t wait to see it on the big screen. It was a blast filming for it,
and I’m continuing to help spread the word. There are five main riders profiled in the Film, so
leading up to it’s screening, I’ll be interviewing each rider on their experience while filming the movie.
Along with the Director and drivers who filmed us. Keep your eyes here for that. We also be working out a big race
to celebrate the Los Angeles Screening… Stoked!
Go like the FB page!!!
LDG dropped another photo essay and in depth article on their new trick frame.
Check out more photos here, and read up for yourself!
Deets from LDG:
• Negative BB Drop
• Investment Casted Dropouts with CNC Ball Adjusters
• Gusseted Chainstay
• Top Tube & Down Tube Gusseted
• Mid BB
• Integrated Head Tube
• Full CNC Head Tube & Bottom Bracket
• Rolled tubing on seat tube
• 14mm Front & Rear Dropouts
• 60c + Tire Clearance
• Price: $399
• Estimated Release Date: 04.20.2011
• Sizes: Small, Medium, Large (Geometry to come in our next blog post)
• Colors: Raw, Matte Black, Drab Green
Saw this over at Zlog. I have been to a couple of the Westside invites and it’s a good time. Who wants to go up,
to Canada in May?
Deets from WCU Blog
The first annual West Coast Unvitational; a west coast bike messenger event in Vancouver, BC. This event is to commemorate the 10 year running of the Westside Invite held in Portland, OR from 2000-2010. We started the event in hopes that it can travel to a different West Coast city every year. Let’s get this rolling.