This is pretty stellar and needed a reblog. Affinity sponsored rider Dan Sullivan will be traveling to race in the first Union International Six Days Race. He will be the only American competing in the Sprint competition, racing in Keirins and Match Sprints with perhaps flying laps and some derney action.
Recapped from Affinity Cycles
SF Bike Party is happening tomorrow, Friday. They will be touring through some of the swankiest spots in SF; some that you didn't know of, some that you never knew was bike friendly.
Here's the planned route. Come and ride with a bunch of folks!\
My friends Mark, Chas, and Crihs are riding from SF to LA to Vegas. Yeah, it's gonna be epic, but they're in need of some help. If anyone lives in Monterey, San Luis Obispo, or Santa Barbara, and would house 3 of some of the most amazing people out there, let them know. Here's the snippet from the MASH SF site.
Hey all you shredders out there!
Mark Marino, Crihs Thorman, and myself are leaving on Tuesday the 6th from SF and riding to LA..
Gonna party down at BFF LA and then ride to Vegas for Interbike.
We plan on stopping in Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara.
And we are looking for a spot to crash! So if you, or anyone you know would be into putting up three dudes on bike tour let me know!!
We can provided, cold six packs, stinky socks, and hilarious stories.
(and Mark is a great dancer.)
Hit me up via email and let me know whats good.
rubber side down
Hella busy morning at work! The first one today's a good one. Reproduction of Cinelli Laser has been lurked on at Eurobike (and leaking everywhere else). I'm guessing more info will rise after iBike. I'm gonna try to touch it even if that means getting kicked out.
It's been a long time since Chicago has had a new velodrome. Well, this guy wants to create a new one. Under Chicago Velo Campus, this guy's goal is to create one. The permanent facility is approximately the size of the United Center with an estimated cost of $45MM. They expect that to open in late 2013, but until then, they have an interim track of 166 meters. A little small, but its to bring awareness to the new velodrome. Well, the new one's open and it looks amazing.
Add them on Facebook and check out their Site.
I used to get a lot of questions about Cannondale tracks. The internet is a wonderful thing; mainly that you can download all the Cannondale catalogs over the years from one fantastic website. Seriously. The web is moving away from sourcing info to just asking social networks, but I still believe in being a personal information hub. So suck it, web 3.0.
Here's the site.
Photo Credit to Robert Medeiros
Inside Line Equipment is an independent bag maker based in Berkeley California. Eric has developed some really bright bags, and Mash is happy to represent him here in San Francisco. The first 3 bags are in their shop, and online. Come by, and try thttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifhem out. The camera bag is a great solution fhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifor a race day bag that can double as a photo/video bag. Intelligent design, made one bag at a time. GO ILE!!!
One of my dream bikes is the 1983 Specialized Allez. Back when Specialized was starting off as a company, they would contract builders to create their frames. Some names include Tim Neenan (Lighthouse), Jim Merz, and Mark Dinucci (Strawberry). This particular year was the first and made by Yoshi Konno (3Rensho).
There's a lot of (mis)information out there and I in no way will vouch 100% for mine, but one thing's for sure; they exist and they are beautiful. I owned a 1986, made by Miyata at the time, for a couple months before I had to let it go. I passed it on to Jared over at Timbuk2 and now it lives in the store grinning with pleasure.