Monthly Archives: February 2015


FSAAll things rad using film AND digital photography. Really pumped to expand my photography game. Nothing makes me happier than capturing folks, companies goodies, and “the vibe” more than shooting does.



(Editors Note: I am brand new at the digital photography game. I am using the Fuji Film X-E2 in conjunction with the Fujinon 35mm f/1.4 AND c/y Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 for manual shooting [to keep my manual film photography game strong when without said shooters]. Some of the images in the “digital” feed will be edited using VSCOcam… some fresh out of the camera and the editing tools it provides.


The Shadow Conspiracy // CLAW Gloves

Shadow Claw 2Solid gloves from The Shadow Conspiracy!

  • Lightweight strapped articulated glove shaped in a naturally curved position and eliminates wrinkles in the palm area for a direct touch with your grips
  • Synthetic leather palms, Kevlar wrist guard, terry cloth thumbs.
  • Thin touch screen compatible finger webbing
  • Shadow tag top screenprint with all over jackson palm print
  • Sizes: small, medium, large, x-large

Head over to The Shadow Conspiracy and check these out! Perfect riding gloves all around!

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Restrap // “SHOOT” Magnetic Camera Strap

This is pretty freaking rad!!

“We wanted a clean, stylish and easy to detach strap; one that would not only be the perfect companion to our cameras, but that would also stand up to real-world street photography and look good while doing it.”

Go to Restrap’s Kickstarter page, check out more on the SHOOT magnetic camera strap, and support this creation. Ride x Create at its finest.

GREAT job Restrap!!

Cycles J Bryant // The BEST Bikepacking Bike Available


“I spent a lot of my younger days camping in the woods near home, backpacking in the Appalachian Mountains and learning just what I needed for survival and even comfort. Countless hours spent geeking out about lightweight and ultralight camping equipment, reading blogs and sites. This heavily influenced the way I approach designing frames and even how I tackle a route” – Joshua Bryant

Go to Cycles J Bryant and read all the details on this bad ass NFD and how you can pre-order yours!! So much heart and soul put into this creation!! Such a RAD machine!!!

Topo Designs // Mountain Jacket

topo_designs_mountain_jacket_black_1024x1024Love this jacket! Perfect set up for the soon to come spring showers when you’re out riding x hiking across the land.

“The Topo Mountain Jacket. Our answer to the everyday jacket, perfect for out on the town, durable enough to wear on the trail. Inside pocket for phone, keys, full back zipped pocket for stashing gear without it getting in your way. Reversible zipper on the back pocket allows you to turn the jacket into pillow for camping or long plane flights. Waterproof, breathable nylon fabric and rolled seams help keep the elements at bay. Interior of ripstop nylon creates a smooth comfortable feel and acts as a vapor barrier.”

Head over to Topo Designs and check out more shots/info on the Mountain Jacket.


Ritte Cycles // The ACE


New for 2015 the Ritte Ace takes over as the flagship of our road racing lineup. Utilizing the most state-of-the-art construction techniques and materials, the Ace takes power transfer and responsiveness to an even higher level. So you can make your own luck.

  • True Monocoque – Unlike most framesets, which are made in three or more separately molded pieces, the Ace is made as one main structure, with no hard joints or seams.
  • Positive Molding – The Ace utilizes the most up-to-date molding process with an hard inner mold and bladder system, resulting in higher carbon compaction and more uniform wall density.
  • Interchangeable Di2/Mechanical – Now Di2 and mechanical cabling is cleaner-looking and easier to route with specially de- signed inserts.
  • 25+ Tire Clearance – The Ace can accept the biggest possible tires that a standard brake caliper can clear. Every brand’s 25s and many 28s can fit.
  • T700/T1000 Carbon Layup – the highest possible grade of car- bon that can be practically used on a road frame.
  • Grounded Geometry – The Ace uses the same well-tested, much-loved geometry from the Vlaanderen for confident, precise handling and stable descending.
  • Sizes Available: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors Available: Matte Black, Gloss White, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Dark Red
  • Bottom Bracket: PressFit30
  • Seatpost: 31.6 Full carbon (included)
  • Seat Collar Clamp: 34.9 (Included)
  • Front Derailleur: Braze-onRITTE ACE