Monthly Archives: February 2014

ACRE x John Watson // DECOMPRESSION

ACRE x ProllyACRE x Prolly1This is so good! Seriously though… I’ve been out of mountain biking for many moons. Watching companies like ACRE-Supply create rad goods and folks like John Watson documenting mountain rippage… I’ve got the itch again (my wallet is currently packing its bags and jumping out of my pocket).

Go over to ACRE and check out DECOMPRESSION. It’s filled with John’s photo’s. These are two of my favorite. Cheers

Review // Chrome Industries 415 Work Boot Red Leather LTD

WP3WP2WP1WBThe 415 Work Boot is different from my everyday kicks. I’ve been a tried and true wearer of Vans for many moons. It was a weird yet comfortable transition into the 415’s.

I’m no dummy when it comes to wearing boots though. Most boots you first slip into are stiff as hell with the hope they will break in faster than the ever growing blisters building on your feet. The first step the 415 Work Boot felt pretty damn great especially being leather.  I’ve only been in them for two days now and they’ve already started forming well and… I’m still blisterless.

Outside of the break in time, they are so freaking comfortable. Chrome said it best “Work Boots with the stability and protection of a work boot combined with the mobility of a sneaker“.

Boots always make you feel like you can stomp in, around, on anything. Perfect for the end of winter as I lurk skate parks and alley ways to capture rad skaters and BMX riders around the land.

If you’re looking for a good, solid, stylish work boot/sneaker from a rad company… look no further, you found it!  Go to Chrome Industries and check out the 415 Work Boot Red Leather LTD as well as the 4 other 415 Work Boot models. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Cheers!

RIDE x CREATE 

Manual for Speed x ICNY // Reflective Speed Collection

imageimageimageManual for Speed partners up with ICNY Sport, again, on an evolution of the SPEED concept. Based on Op Art, the graphic treatment embeds the word SPEED in a series of contradicting lines and repeated. Using 3M Reflective Ink®, the shirt and bandana provide Wearable Visibility Technology (WVT) for human athletes, commuter and #flashselfiests in need of visibilty.

It’s reflective. It’s super trippy. It might give you vertigo.” – MFS

This is so good!!  Head to Manual for Speed’s shop to check out this TSHIRT and BANDANA combo! Style, Safety, and STYLE… nailed it!

Cycles J Bryant // CF Project

JB CF Project.

Photo by Joshua Bryant

The more I look at Joshua Bryant’s work the more I fall in love. There’s something to be said with 100% hand crafted bicycles and Joshua nails it.

“It is my aim that the CF Project will disappear beneath you, becoming but a beautiful tool to realize your dreams of the freedom that wandering, camping, spirited riding with friends and longer distances bring.” – JBryant

Go to Cycles J Bryant and check out all the rad details and spirit of the CF Project build.

Logan Wilson // Skate Park Sesh

imageimageSkateboarding has progressed so much. I love heading to parks and connecting with rad skaters like Logan Wilson. It’s truly inspiring and challenging to capture folks like Logan. That goes for Chris Rost or an rider who’s willing to have me creap on their sesh.

I hope you dig. Check out more on our VSCO page. (Editors Note: all images captured with an iPhone and edited with VSCOcam. Cheers!)

Ride UP

imageimageI don’t always have a bunch of time to dominate miles these days, so when I only have an hour or so I’ll go hit up slow painful (for me) climbing. A route I’ve been riding pretty frequent is only 12 miles with about 1,400 feet of climbing (depending on how may laps you do). Fun, short, and a bit painful. Good for us limited time folk.

All-City Cycles // Macho King Limited

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Photo by Matt Blevins (Blevins Bicycle Co.)

This is so gnar!! I. LOVE. IT!!

“‘Halo Build,’ only 50 will be made. This model features a Whisky No. 9 thru-axle fork, SRAM Force 22 drivetrain, SRAM hydraulic disc brakes, Thomson cockpit, and Velocity hubs mated to NoTubes IronCross rims, target price is $3500.” – CX Mag

Go to CX Magazine for an indepth look at this machine! Nailed it All-City.