Mission Workshop | Indian Summer Riding Kit

Mission Workshop has released their Indian Summer Riding Kit, which was tested by John Watson during his tour through China earlier this year. All this functional urban cycling apparel that is coming out from different brands is amazing, finally we have many choices when it comes to being comfy and casual on the bike. Read John’s words on the testing and why he backs the Indian Summer Riding Kit here.
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John Watson // The Ends – Video Trailer

John Watson // The Ends – Video Trailer from Mission Workshop on Vimeo.

I have been waiting to see footage from John and Mission Workshop’s trip to China earlier this year. Just with this short teaser, I can’t wait for me own adventure rides later this summer and fall. Good stuff guys!

Setting out from Shanghai, John Watson and Mission Workshop began their cycling tour of China’s Yangtze River Delta. Using both film and digital formats, Watson photographed the surroundings and encounters with the local community. Led by their friends from Factory Five, they headed into a frenetic network of massive residential complexes, large industrial parks, and super highways. At first glance, the route seemed straightforward, however, the reality of the 1,000km trip was far more intense than anyone expected.

PINP x Mission Workshop Presents “The Ends” A Photo Show

John has a upcoming photo show at Mission Workshop in SF. I hope this is still running at the end of the month, so I can peep, when we come up for QCR. Have a great show John!

My trip to China with Mission Workshop and Factory 5 was amazing on so many levels. With so much stimuli, it’s still difficult for me to convey what it was like to ride a bike there but that’s where this photo show steps in. “The Ends” is more than a photo show, it’s a collection of moments captured while pedaling through some of the most unique landscapes I’ve ever been to.

On Saturday, June 15th, I’m displaying a selection of my film photos from my two weeks in China. There will be a run of softcover books, as well as a few prints of the above photo for sale. Come early, stay late. More details to follow…

June 15th 6-10pm
Mission Workshop
40 Rondel Place
San Francisco, CA
See ya there!


MW: Taipei Bike Party

The homies from Mission Workshop are out in Taiwan for the Taipei International Cycle Show and a few weeks or so of riding China’s Yangtze River Delta on CX Bikes. Tonight (now over there), they are throwing a bike party in Taipei and had to extend an invite even though I can’t make it (jerks). Head over to Mr. Prolly’s site for full coverage of the show and trip… I’m not jealous or anything…