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Laura’s MOTO Super Commuter

Fun bicycles are fun period

After Chris Tavel and I cruised around Atlanta (Chris on his #MOTO ripper) we ended up at a local block party for some good food and high-fives. While doing so, Laura (Chris’ wife) rolled up on what I refer to as a “super commuter”, also a MOTO build. Now… I have no clue who is behind MOTO other than “Jared who is one of my best friends.” per Chris. This undiscovered secret society bad ass frame builder may prefer to stay hidden, only building bicycles for those he deems worth, but I’d love to find out more. Until then… here are a few shots of Laura’s build. I’m in love with it.

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MonDaze Dreamin’ Keep Gettin’ Dreamt

Absolutely KILLER weekend riding new routes and exploring rural Alabama roads.

The country never disappoints. There is always something destructed and left to figure itself out for future settlers.

I hope you had an equally eventful weekend. Here’s a few shots as I focused on efficient rotations.

FYI… the Cadence Collection Diablo Wind Vest was a life saver during cooler mornings that turned into warmer afternoon rides AND packed up like a dream in my jersey pocket when not needed. Never not impressed with good ol’ Cadence.

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NEW // Affinity Anthem Track / Made in NYC

1458619719362Absolutely stunning work all around. In love with this!

“Brooklyn’s finest have come together to create the Anthem track bike in NYC. The proprietary design is from Affinity’s Jason Gallacher and it’s hand made in New York City at Thomas Callahan’s custom fabrication shop ‘Horse Cycles’. According to Jason Gallacher, founder of Affinity Cycles, “We knew it was a non-negotiable to create this bike outside of Brooklyn, in fact we sourced all materials in the USA because this was our vision of what a track bike should be.” The Anthem is welded using lightweight, aerospace grade air hardened True Temper OX Platinum steel. A distinct detail of the Anthem is a thin sleek integrated seat mast, and a proprietary seat post wedge co designed with famed bicycle industry design engineer Aaron Panone of 44rn. Additional features include classic campy style dropouts, oversized down tube and a tapered head tube paired with an Enve fork. The Anthem is available in two color ways “Bubble Gum Blue” and “Metal Grey”. Brilliantly painted in house with a glass like quality clear coat by Ben Falcon paint works. These small batch frame sets and complete bicycles are affordably priced and in stock now. Visit affinitycycles.com/anthem to purchase, and at Affinity’s select stockists worldwide. The Frame set retails for $1750.00, and complete builds begin at $2750.00.”

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Deep Thoughts With Jack Handy

When you stare off into the twilight of the rising sun, do you ever think… “Man that shit must be hot”.

Here are a couple shots of my weekend travels. Really I just wanted to show off my new Lone Wolf Cycling Dawn Patrol Crew Sweatshirt that I’m absolutely in love with; then went and took a nap, in the cold, because the LWC crew sweatshirt does it’s job very well, enjoy that.

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Lone Wolf Cycling // KYTL Jacket

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“Armor yourself out there in the proving grounds. KYTL mid-lightweight jacket is a three season piece (Spring, Summer, & Fall) that can be your foul weather / cold ride go to until the mercury hovers around the 32 degree mark (Fahrenheit). Bi-elastic (stretchy) fabric with breathable membrane designed to block wind and regulate temperature while also being water resistant. Covered camlock zipper with zip garage at collar to prevent pinching. 12cm back zippered pocket with reflective strip as well as reflective piping across the top of the three back pockets and front facing edge of side panels. Cuffed sleeves slip into gloves with ease while also adding comfort. Race fit, those with broad shoulders and larger upper bodies will likely need to size up”

Go to Lone Wolf Cycling and check out more on the KYTL Jacket as well as the matching kit. Good stuff!!

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Súperdomestik // Súperdarkcode Kit Launch

superdarkcodePretty great stuff coming from Súperdomestik!

“Are you ready? Dropping at Noon today, súperdarkcode kits in three killer colour-ways, only available via online pre-order.  11 days only. Preorder runs from Noon today, Jan 27 to Midnight, Sat Feb 6 2016. Men’s and Women’s Specific Kits available.”

This kit colorway is my personal favorite. Go to Súperdomestik and check out the other two color options for your pre-ordering purchasing pleasure. Happy Friday!

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Fun Fat Exploration

When you’re in the mood you’re in the mood. The East has been getting pounded with snow. Even all the way down to Alabama. I took full advantage utilizing our State Bicycle Co. Megalith not only to dig deep into the snow but go find some fun spots to soak it all in.

Fat Fun Snowflakes

Like peas and carrots.

Nothing goes more appropriately together like snow and a fat bike. And normally when this beautiful combo comes together in a geological location that doesn’t normally get snow; the town is yours to dominate as you see fit.

Here are few fun snaps from my trip to get “bread and milk” (disclaimer… I neither got bread nor milk but that’s what people say you need when it snows).