Monthly Archives: May 2015

NEW // Cuppow Glass Travel Mug x Coozie

Cuppow Koozie MugThis is pretty snazzy! Perfect to pack and go have #coffeeoutside !

This glass travel mug is perfect for everything from coffee to cocktails. Take it everywhere you go, every day, and enjoy it every time you do.

    • 100% manufactured and assembled in the USA
    • Original Cuppow jar drinking lid made from BPA-free recycled polypropylene
    • Insulating coozie made from recycled plastic bottles
    • Non-leaching durable 16oz (475mL) heat tempered soda lime mason jar
    • Dishwasher safe
    • Lifetime Warranty
    • 5% Forward to Domestic Charities

Cuppow Coozie

More CREMA Please!

imageI’m blown away! As I’ve pursued #coffeeoutside caffeinated drank sippin’ goodness there is one key element in going from a good morning to a great morning… The Bean!

I’ve visited Nashville, TN dozens of times and even had CREMA coffee before… for some reason this experience stood out more than others. With that said, it has been about a year or so since my last visit to CREMA and this was a great one.  I decided to nab their Ethiopian Guji Natural via pour over. Couldn’t have made a better decision after coming out of the woods from a bro camp/exploration session you’ll read about below.

This particular coffee was roasted not but 3 days prior to my purchase; with taste notes of strawberry sherbet, cinnamon, and lemon zest… I was in heaven!

If you’re in the Nashville, TN area you should make it a point to go check out CREMA. It would be a shame not to. If you would like to experience the joy I’ve had from afar then head over to CREMA via the web and order some beans. Cheers! imageimageimage

The Power of B Squad

Processed with VSCOcam with c9 preset“I’m sick of being on B Squad.

Listen, you may be on B Squad, but you’re the B Squad Leader!”

Yup… this weekend was one for the books (or blogs rather). When we three get together fairy dust falls from the sky, the Narnian pathways open there gates, and we live a lifetime of excellence where time stands still, the Angels blow their horns, birds land on our shoulders, and we whistle a happy tune through the rainbow field of butter cups and dandy lions to the land of Excalibur and beyond.

Here is a photo recap starting and finishing in Nashville, TN. I hope you enjoy.

Make sure to go check out Kyle Steed‘s and Brenton Little‘s IG for other rad shots from this bro get away sesh.

imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageProcessed with VSCOcam with c8 presetimageimageimageimageProcessed with VSCOcam with c8 presetimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageProcessed with VSCOcam with c8 presetimage(Featuring @youngmoneypizza for a quick gangster pose post Crema Coffee sippin’ goodness. Also the fine fella that shot the opening image)

Yanco x Tytanium Pouch

Yanco for TyDUDE… BRO… RAD!!!

Love these! Go to The Athletic and pick’em up while you can.

“The pinnacle of pouch technology brought to you by Jonesville & Tytanium.
Designed to keep all your pocket goodies sweat free.
Ultra durable Cuben outer with sail cloth inner.
Larger than previous versions to accommodate most if not all smartphones.”

Paul Component // Limited Edition 12×197 Fatbike RHUB

discRHUBthru12x197-26Say it loud… I’M FAT AND I’M PROUD!!

“Offered in a very small quantity,  the 12×197 Fatbike RHUB is equipped with the SRAM XD driver for huge gear ratios, and all feature an Industry Nine ratchet combined with our well recognized guts and shell. This model will is available in a thirty two hole configuration and 12mm thru axle only.

The 12×197 RHUB is easily serviceable, quality made in the US and durable enough for long rides in the worst conditions. We use our system of adjustable bearing preload to keep things rolling smoothly. This hub is designed with no end caps that rely on QR pressure for bearing adjustment, in doing this we isolate the bearings from all forces from the dropouts. All parts are hand built in house in Northern California, except the excellent Enduro bearings, which are sourced with an extra grease fill ratio. The axle is made from super strong 7075 aluminum, and the shell is made from 6061.”

Go to Paul Component Engineering and check these suckers!

Unrelated to the product above… I also wanted to share this first Paul Comp. video in a series showing you fine folks some of the ways in which you can utilize Paul Component’s on your speed machines. Enjoy!

Vid 1 – commuter from Caroline Mays on Vimeo.

Parker Dusseau Introduces Spring 2015 Collection


Parker Dusseau hooking up some sweet new apparel for your Spring/Summer riding delight!

More Merino Please!! Two new tops for you to choose from. Polo vs. Not Polo both 100% Merino Wool as well as some All Around Shorts.

Last time I was in Portland I had the opportunity to meet up with Parker Dusseau Founder Vaughn Brown and take a few quick shots via film at West End Bikes. Rad dude. Rad company all around.

Here’s a couple snaps I like showing off Parker Dusseau’s All Around Shorts, Polo, and Tee. Head over to Parker Dusseau’s Spring 2015 Lookbook to check out more.


NEW // Gevenalle Brake Pads


SICK!! Taste the rainbow bro!!

“Gevenalle is proud to introduce our new rim brake hardware. Domestically machined, and anodized locally in Portland, Oregon. The hardware on the titanium version is American made and machined to the limit. The bolts are hollowed out and caps spun down to lower weight, maximizing weight savings. Brake shoes are anodized and engraved locally. All pads are Kool-Stop Salmon unless otherwise indicated, we also offer other Kool-Stop pad choices for those wanting something for dryer climbs, road riding, or carbon rims.”

MSRP Per Pair:

Titanium Cross: $50-$60

Stainless Cross: $24-$34

Stainless Road: $24-$34

Weights Per Pair: (complete with shoes, pads and hardware)

CX Pads 39g

CX Pads with Titainium hardware: 30g

Road Pads 32g

Colors – Red, Grey, Gold, Green, Pink, Purple, Blue, Orange

Pads: Kool Stop Salmon

Head over to Gevenalle and check these out!