Everyone who has ever ridden a bike remembers their first time on one. The freedom, the wind blowing through your hair, the feeling that for once you have your own means of transportation. For some kids, however, a bike means much more. Bikes can be a great tool for rehabilitation or as a way for children with disabilities to get exercise and to finally feel free or like a normal kid.
Almost everyone who rides a bike looks for something to get the early morning rides going a little bit easier, and almost everyone turns to coffee. Pearl Izumi knows this, and to help rebuild the area of Boulder they are releasing a limited run of their Legal Doping Coffee, dubbed CAF+. While I haven’t personally tried their roast, I do know people who have, and they enjoy the flavour of the mild roast. It’s not dark and strong like your typical store-bought brand, but rather smooth and full of flavour. If you want to check out the roast and help out the Boulder area rebuild from their epic floods, head over to the Pearl Izumi website and pick up a bag or two.
It was birthday weekend for Wheel Talk – TVC . Not only did we have Veronika’s birthday Saturday, but my 30th birthday was Sunday. What’s the best way to celebrate a birthday? Why with a bike ride and beer of course! Saturday a bunch of friends and team members got together for Veronika’s 70 mile ride heading south out of San Francisco. There was a big turnout and everyone had a great time challenging each other and celebrating Veronika’s special day.
This weekend was the second team ride for Wheel Talk – TVC and it took us to the East Bay for lots of climbing. This was only my second time riding in the East Bay and it is tough! For all the hills we have in San Francisco I thought I’d be much better prepared for this, but it’s obvious that my legs are still in “off season” mode. What an “off season” is I’m still not exactly sure, I just notice that from October-December every year I’m less motivated to ride and more motivated to drink beer. Thanks to this I got my ass kicked by EVERYONE on the team and the hills. I still had a great time and really enjoyed getting out there with everyone. Read More
This weekend was the first team group rides for Wheel Talk – TVC. On Saturday a group of us met at the Chrome Coffee Bar for a mellow paced ride through Marin. The weather was perfect and it was great getting out there with some of the team getting to know who they are as a person and as a cyclist. Then, on Sunday, team rider Kyle organized a second group ride for those that couldn’t make it out for Saturday’s ride. I was not personally at Sunday’s ride, but from what I heard, they had a good time riding at a fast pace and really testing each other on climbs. I couldn’t be happier with this group of people!
Last week friend and Wheel Talk – TVC teammate, Allan, made it back to The States from his home country of Austria. To welcome him back we went for a ride to San Bruno Mountain. While we weren’t initially in search of dirt, we just couldn’t pass up the trail when we saw it. Read More
On Friday God and Famous released their new fall lineup and they have once again outdone themselves. During the summer they spent a lot of time in the saddle suffering, and the items found in the fall lineup are all based upon pain. Make sure to swoop some items from their shop before they are all gone. Once again, great job God and Famous for setting the bar and making a great product line. Click below for more images.