This is gonna be good and much needed. The Bicycle District was my home away from home for a few years when I first moved here and I’m very stoked to see the block being used again for what should be a raging block party!
I have become a huge fan of Riders & Makers, since wearing their 3-Season Epodic NeoShell Weatherproof Trousers during the down pour of rain and cold, we suffered in NYC during Red Hook Weekend (full review on those coming soon). So, when I saw they had some new offerings out, I just had to share. Go peep the 4-Season Fluid Wool Jacket V.002 and the Variant Weatherproof Jacket, trust me, after rocking the Neoshell trousers for a few days straight, anything that Riders & Makers puts out is worth the investment. Great stuff from a great brand, now I need to swoop up one of these jackets! Plus these are made in the USA (Chicago)… You can’t beat that!
Yes, I have some posts to catch up on and stories to tell, but I’m heading out of town again this week. I’m going camping for my Brother-In-Laws 40th birthday and will be riding 90+ miles out to a camp ground this afternoon/ evening from work, with about 110 mile return trip Sunday. Next week everything will be back to normal here on TOLA and tons of fresh content for that ass. Until Monday, get out there and shred!!!
The first question I have been about #NYC2BOSFixed tour, is “how did the Zephry Track hold up?” To which I respond, “magically”. The tight geo and the frame it’s self, really held up to the abuses of the long road and was quite comfy, even with my ass hatchet of a saddle (Kashimax Aero). No pains and no changes are needed to my set up or the build it’s self. Now that I’ve put it through its paces on a few long rides, I really can’t wait to open this beauty up while racing in Puerto Rico for Fijate 2014 in less than two weeks.
While I was in NYC, it was pouring rain. I mean miserable for everyone. The only fender I had on me was an Asssaver, which is great for our Socal sprinkles that we endure from time to time. In the steady downpour of New York, it failed, horribly. I was soaked from ass to face and not happy. There has to be a better way.
I had the pleasure of meeting the minds behind Roulant Clothing and have great chats about having fun while riding, racing and in life. I’m stoked to see that they are doing a re-issue of their Wolves Kit and that Roulant really sticks to what is important in this community, having as much fun as you can!!!
While some of us were getting poured on during RHC in New York, JDR and TCB were in LA for the Mudfoot Dirty Hundo. John has a great race/ ride report series on the event and some killer photos to go along with it. Peep here!