Does it count as irony if I'm sitting in Bull Run coffee as I type this, the old site of the CRC Coffee Bar? Well, technically, I'm next door, in what was once Balance Fitness Studio. But Bull Run has commandeered the entire corner so I'm calling it good. And full disclosure, Five Watt is my preferred Minnneapolis spot for coffee (black, like my heart), but they were filled to capacity when I stopped there this afternoon. I'm happy to see local, small businesses thrive. More importantly, I'm eager to support them, because I know all too well how hard it is to keep the doors open. It just goes to show you should support your local independent everything.
A quick update on the CRC x GIRO DND glove. They will be landing at CRC HQ on Monday, 19 Roctober, and pre-orders will begin shipping that same day. There are only a few remaining pair available, so if you've been thinking about it, now is the time. I do appreciate your patience and thank you for your continued support. Have a great weekend. #getrad
Interbike. Outdoor Demo. Las Vegas. A never-ending stream of dirt, dust, products, promotion, and friends. I'm still coming down, so here's a few photos to share.the Open Cycles U.P. my favorite bike of Dirt Demo.the new Santa Cruz 5010. Longer, lower, slacker. A true joy to ride.the new 2016 Ritchey Timberwolf 27.5 hardtail optimized for 140mm fork. Beast mode! Had a lot of fun on this one.the boss, Paul Price, showing off the new Boxcar stem. So sweet. Think I'll build a new bike around one.the new Surly Wednesday. I'm not a fat biker, but I play one on tv...Giro has some (more) trick kicks in the line up. Reflective under light. Limited Edition purple Giro Empire VR90 for the Grinduro. Want. Badly.Dirt Demo with the Gnarly Factory Pro
All right Tokyo! Here's your chance to stock up on the classic CRC Cheap Trick H2o bottles, available now in a 2-pack, for just $12.Locals can arrange for pick up. Get 'em while you can because once they're gone, they're gone, just like Bun E. Carlos... click here.
Just back from a whirlwind week in California, the land of golden sunshine, brilliant redwoods, and an extreme water shortage, where I was fortunate enough to ride with the Blackburn Rangers on the way to Sea Otter. I'll have more in the upcoming days ahead, but for now, feast your eyes on a few photos, including the White Industries drop-stop (official name TBD).
It's become somewhat of an institution around these parts, and of course I'm talking about the Slick 50 Spring Class-Sick ride. I try to never use the same route twice, and this year we'll be heading easterly, foraging some new and old roads, a mixture of fast urban path climbing, wide-shouldered country byways, and greasy peanut butter secteurs.The planned end point is the [*EDIT] Flat Earth Brewing Co. located over near Swede Hollow, on the grounds of the famous Hamm's Brewery, Wabasha Brewing Company [*EDIT] Please remember, the Slick 50 is not a race, although the pace can be, uh, "spirited," and selections may be made. But fear not, we'll regroup after the return via Concord Ave and the Wabasha Bridge, before dropping down Bum's Row for the second time and onto the Bruce Vento trail to Flat Earth, via Swede Hollow. There may, or maybe not, be a food truck there. I'd pack an extra burrito in your jersey pocket, just in...