Monday, January 26, 2015

Ride Report: What Can Fatbikes Do For You?



Its not that I am on a rant or anything, but it sure is nice to not be limited by the season when it comes to riding a bike.  We chose to ride a rail trail in 4-5" of snow the other day and it proved to be a fun ride.  Playing on the side of the rail trail was necessary and fun was had by all.  Enjoy some pictures from the ride.  These are the types of rides that anyone can enjoy.  Check out City Cycle for more info, or check FACEBOOK for info on rides.


Mission Workshop: Escape North

This just does it for me;  getting out and enjoying nature even in the tundra,  this is and especially beautiful cinematic piece.

Escape North from Mission Workshop on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FRZNFT 2015: Day 2 No Bitching Or Moaning



Remember, no bitching or moaning.  Last year for me was about finishing.  This year I decided that since I wasn't puking my guts out for the month prior that I would try and knock some time off from last year, I finished, and a bit quicker than last year, by well over an hour.  It sure was nice to snag a beer when I got back to camp, #mudfootismurder.

More stuff from day 2, it was a long good one... maybe next year I'll just cover it, that would allow me to get some of the shots I really really wanted to get, but didn't want to get off of my bike and stop to take the shot.

Monday, January 19, 2015

FRZNFT 2015: Black & White Rejoice




I've had a lot of people ask me what is Frozen Fat.  Well, other than awesome, its a race where you get dropped off 20+ miles away from civilization (see primitive campground) and you navigate back via a 30mile/3500FT climb or 70mile/7800FT elevation route.   Sounds like fun, that because it is...  I decided to split some of my images up between B&W and color...  


Sunday, January 18, 2015

FRZNFT 2015: Day 1 F*CK YEAH FROZEN FAT!

Dudes Ready To Party or GTFO


I get stoked this time every winter, or erry, as the peddlers of shite music say these days.  But seriously FrozenFat is a sick ass event/weekend of Fatness put on by Evan, and the crew at Rothrock Outfitters, with some help from people who love fatbikes.  In the event's fourth year this is my second (next year I'll totally camp).  The night started with a ride to McMurties tavern for some libations.  While there we picked up our cue sheets, and some people were lucky enough to snag a D.FENDER.  Unmarked courses rock, and the cue sheets, along with tracks help a lot.  After the bar our crew (9 dudes and a Yoder) headed back to the cabin a little faded to screw with bikes, beers, and group wheel building.  In the spirit of Frozen Fat (even though we didn't camp) we had our fill of craft beer.   Drunken stupor helped us sleep amongst the stuffed carcasses of fallen forest critters.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Bomb track bikes, The HOOK 2015


If this doesn't make you want to ride a cross bike, then you're drunk, or maybe not drunk enough.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Eric Porter X Subaru

This one doesn't feel like a commercial, its super rad to see how this part of Utah has progressed over the years.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

GOOD DESIGN: Part 1 Making A Logo, A Process

I've always been one to reach for paper and a pencil when it comes to sketching things out.  Over the years, laying thing out with paper was just so intuitive and natural.  See Aaron Draplin's process for creating here:

Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge from lynda.com on Vimeo.

Monday, December 29, 2014

RIDE REPORT: City Cycle Faturday Ride More Highland, Thanks Muzzleloading.





Outside is free, and inside is where you work for it.  Free time should be spent doing what you love, no matter what.  Riding bikes is a simple joy that really makes for some rad times with friends...  It nice just riding and messing around.  My legs were shot going into this from a spin class earlier in the day (more on that later) so its a good thing I chose Highland park to organize the ride, as it's pretty flat there.  Edwin even came in after picking up his new Salsa at the shop.  Another City Cycle Saturday Ride was a success, if you want to join or have questions check out here.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

#RADBIKEOFTHEDAY: Ian's Ice Cream Truck- Teach Me How To Buggey

I like Ian ICT, ever since I saw it the first time, I mean damn, that blue.  Every bike Ian has is running the Watson bars, a similar large sweep bar close to Jones (my personal favorite).  Aside from the Thomson seatpost, stem, and the Watson bars, this is stock, pretty rad for a stock bike.  I may even know a guy that can get you one.  While up from the DC area we were able to outfit his bike with Revelate Designs bags, and a D.FENDER, both made here in the USA.  Enjoy the pics.  For more on the D.FENDER click HERE

Saturday, December 27, 2014

#RADBIKEOFTHEDAY: Edwin's Salsa Beagrease Carbon




There's not too many times I get jealous of bikes, well this in one of those times...  Call it carbon envy or what not, but this is the perfect four season MTB.  The Salsa Beargrease is super light and stiff, and that white, hot damn.  I've heard that there will be suspension in the future.  For more on this bike check out HERE, and as always enjoy the pictures, click on the links and help a brother out.  I'd like to thank Salsa Cycles, Revelate Designs, and City Cycle Supply Inc. for making this happen.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

#FITINTHATKIT: What I Have Done, And What I Need To Do

Over the last few months, I have learned how to control myself, what an actual portion looks like, and ways to get a lot more out of what I am eating.  I also don't drink Soda, and save for some beer (which I will have to cut out even more) I'm on black coffee and water.

I eat a salad for lunch (everyday except sunday),  I want to keep consistency.  I switch between a spinach/banana smoothie, avocado, or something super light for a snack.  Sometimes for breakfast I have either an egg, or a smoothie, and I have to have my coffee.  I try and drink a lot of water... 10-12 glasses a day (8-10) water bottles.

So sticking to eating healthy sure was easy after the first month (332 starting weight at 6'3") but it sure was hard during the first month.  I remember hating it, getting angry and not caring really about much.  My release has been cycling as long as I can remember so I used that to get away from the diet, clear my head and get some exercise (Win/WIN).

My current ride setup is;  Road bike in the trainer, Fatbike for woods action.  I try and get an hour spin in a day and this will certainly keep my legs up.

Im going to keep on keeping on, and since I've been getting super positive responses to this journey, I will start updating this more.  I am currently sitting at 301 lbs.  And now that Ive lost a chunk of weight I want to work harder, do gym workouts, get on my bike as much as possible and keep up the work.  Big things are coming this year!  I can't wait.

A big ol' shout out To Kyle, Sean and Endo Customs!!  Thanks John for the support too!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Rocky Mountain Bicycles: These guys will be on D.FENDER next week.

Well probably not Wade, Tippie, and Gully, but I was able to get some D.FENDER out to the guys that work at Rocky, can't wait to hear what they think.


Fat Free: Fat Bike Freeriding on a Blizzard from Rocky Mountain Bicycles on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

RADBIKEOFTHEDAY: Matts's Salsa Mukluk 1x10



It was fun to get to put this thing together, it might be missing a few final parts ala Chris King Sour Apple Headset, but overall converting this thing to 1x10 was the right decision, and will keep the drivetrain clean in the muckiest of situations.  Our future plans for this bike include an Industry wheelset, and some fatter rubber.  Matt was super happy when he picked this up and I just love getting people out on bikes, it really does bring joy to my life.  I was pretty happy to get to play with a different camera and get some super detail shots, do you see the snow?  Photos by Matt Cline & Jarrod Bunk

For more info there will be a post to follow HERE


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ride Report:City Cycle Faturday Ride-Hi Viz Is the New Black



The ride today was excellent, and I would like to thank everyone who joined us for the City Cycle Saturday ride.  The snow was super grippy, the rocks were pretty slippy and there was even some mud to test out the D.FENDER (now in production).  The group started with 8 people, and as the distance grew we lost a few people, the perks of riding at Highland is that there are bail points all over.  Highland also has some obstacles that you can tackle should you like to, you can even give these a shot on the Saturday rides, its the time of these year that if you fall, you're landing on snow.



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Made In USA: Red Wing Heritage

I really do enjoy Made In USA goods, I try to get them when I can, and in my recent business venture have even chose to produce my (to be released) product this week.  I am excited.

Monday, December 8, 2014

#RADBIKEOFTHEDAY: Rob's Custom Surly Krampus w/ Chris King






Is a single speed all you need?  Well let just say to the right person, yes.  There are some pretty awesome little details on this bike that you wouldn't know unless you knew where to look.  The headbadge was handpainted, decals are custom, theres even a krmapus somewhere on the bike, but I am not telling.  Revelate Designs hooked up the bags and they are a nice compliment to the bike and holds everything you need for a day of riding (gets weight off of back).  The build on this bike was super fun, luckily we snagged some Hugo rims, built them up to Chris King hubs and used that as a starting point for this rad bike.  Jeff makes some pretty incredible bars at Jones and anyone who uses them knows there is just something special about them.   29+ is a platform that is here to stay, and makes short work of rocks, roots and rolls so quick.  Enjoy, I had some fun photographing this thing.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ride Report: City Cycle Faturday Ride-First Snow




Well another City Cycle Faturday ride went down and it was fun.  Want to have this kind of fun, pick up a fatbike, then follow us on Facebook.  We announce them here.  I didn't get to take too many pictures as I was having such a blast riding my new fattie.  The group was awesome and I am happy we could organize something like this through the shop.  #fatbikespecialist

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

#RADBIKEOFTHEDAY: Lee's Salsa Cycles Beargrease Carbon



Sporting a full XX1 kit this fattie sure does prove that "fatbikes are mountain bikes"  We talked for a while about the perfect bike to complement riding four seasons, this is the one.  Salsa puts out some dialed products.  This bike is light enough to ride all year round with enough grip to make short work of the soon-to-be-snowy season.  Thru-axles, combined with one of the shortest fatbike rear ends at 440mm make for one hell of a snappy fatbike.  I really, really love the orange on this thing and can't wait to see if get snowy, and muddy.  Enjoy Lee!  If you want something rad like this I highly recommend checking out HERE.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Why Bikepack, A Salsa Cycles Short Film

#RADBIKEOFTHEDAY: Joe's Salsa Cycles Carbon Beargrease X1



When this bike showed up at the shop, I thought to myself (this won't last long).  It didn't, the stiffness of the Beargreases Carbon Frame, combined with the 440mm chain stays, make for an ultra nimble bike.  Right at 27lbs out of the box this bike isn't even as light as it can be, which is incredible for a fatbike. Another key to keeping the weight down in the right places on the bike is the Surly Large Marge Lite wheelset with Salsa's New Conversion 2 Hubset. MORE HERE


#RADBIKEOFTHEDAY: Alan's Giant Trance Advanced Carbon 29er





Bikes can take on personalities, this one is subtle, but when you are on the pedals, its rip your face off fast.  This rocket ship is light, stiff, and durable thanks to its Advanced Grade Carbon Triangle and ALUXX SL rear end.  Alan is quite the lucky one and I am sure even with the weather, he cannot wait to get this thing out for a rip.  Enjoy!  MORE HERE

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Jimmy Chin- National Geographic Video

I don't climb, but I sure do admire Jimmy Chin's lifestyle, as well as his work.  Seriously this guys images are epic.  Now check out this video and see 150page passport.

#FAVORITEFATBIKEVIDS: Pig RODEO, David Graf Gets After It

I really do love every single vid that Nicolai has put out.  this one is no exception.  This make me just want to get out and shred.
  Enjoy!

PIG RODEO with David "G-RÄF" Graf from Whyex Productions on Vimeo.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ride Report: FATurday Fatbike Ride Highland Park



We had a fantastic showing, to join the group check here, we post info about Fatbike rides frequently.  I really do love getting out with a group of like minded individuals.  I like having a good showing, and we even had some people try some things that they wouldn't have necessarily tried.  I can't help but be stoked to see new people getting into riding.  This is really what I live for, the power of bike.  There are over 60 Pictures from today, clicking on one brings up the gallery view.



Friday, November 7, 2014

#RADBIKEOFTHEDAY: Trek Farley Fatbike Revelate Bags



This bike is pretty awesome, just ask the people locally who own them.  They can be outfitted with many different kits, and this one just happens to be that way with a set of Revelate bags to take the weight off of your back.  The Trek Farley has a lot of standover in this size medium.  For more info check out this place.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Made In America: Frank The Welder...

This dude, beast from the East.  Growing up in the mountain bike industry it was hard not to respect everything this guy does.  Still want an old Spooky.