Friday AM we are heading to New York for the Red Hook Crit, but as we get on the plane, we will launch a new web site! Check in for tons of new information, and updates throughout the weekend. Our Tumblr feed will change to wordpress, and will stay at the same address. A post highlighting new features will follow in the coming days. Ride maps, Rider playlists, and many more resources to come. We are excited for this update, and excited to see TONS of friends in Brooklyn!
Chas is heading out to race Monster Track 14 this weekend. We have always had the upmost respect for this legendary race, and look forward to hearing and seeing updates from this big weekend in New York!
Let’s do this. All bikes welcome, but hoping to get a group of track bikes out to Sierra Point on steep gears, and run laps as training for Red Hook. Usually there is another group that heads to the dirt. As always, 7:45AM Coffee, and out the door at 8AM. No Daylight Savings excuses. Get yours!
We are entering the second full month of the 2013 road season, and Walton has come out swinging. Starting as a category 5 in Mid January of this year, he quickly has worked up to a Cat3, and has his sights set on the 2’s within a few weeks. He should be on form for Red Hook in a few weeks. Keep an eye out!
This morning we received a note for Mikko at Bike Minimalism. It notified us we had been honored in a poll they hosted for the best of 2012. Chas was honored for his efforts on the bike last year. The new SSCX frame made the list, as well as the Cinelli book! Check the selections HERE.
Last Saturday Night, locals met in the Mission Bay neighborhood for an open course fixed crit race organized by Crihs. Enclosed is a report from the night. We look forward to adding these races to the annual calendar here in the city.
Racers met at the waters edge, and waited for the sun to set before moving a few blocks west to the race start.
Chas has logged a ton of miles on his prototype.
We love when the women are racing with the men. Veronica put in a good show on this night.
Oakland, Alameda, and Hayward across the Bay
Brue came straight from the docks to support friends, starting with pinning numbers.
Chris rides a really nice LOW set-up with Cinelli Intergralters, and a steel fork. Cannondale track inspired aluminum/steel combonation.
As night fell, the group met for a rider meeting. The USF campus ended up being a perfect location for the event. Low traffic on a Saturday evening.
Last minute number pinning
The field was a mix of veterans, and younger riders. With 25 in total, it would show to be a great street event.
The next generation!
The course was all open roads with low to no traffic. USF built city blocks in Mission Bay over the past seven years offering quiet roads in this office/lab complex.
Large dark sections linked the street lights.
Crihs put together a really great event. The 27 lap course was technical, on open streets, with a mix of new roads as well as sections under construction. This did not affect top speeds, as racers topped 30mph on the straights.
A technical system counted down laps to go.
Dylan picked up my second camera body, and captured some of the moments in this set. Thanks for pointing!
Kyle, Chas, and Marc shared responsibilities that come with the three person break.
Chas winding the chicane
Crihs calling the bell lap.
Marc raced on the road earlier in the day and won, getting his upgrade. He is in great form this season, and is a contender.
Kyle has a fan!
It was Kyle, Chas and Marc seeing this last lap through. Kell, Anton, and Dave lead the chase group.
The late night group gathered up to congratulate the racers, and exchange details.
1st Female: Veronica
With street races in SF in both February and March, we are looking forward to a fun season here in the city, and worldwide!
Trevor from TCB leaves today for Egypt, and to commerorate his journey, he produced a small run of these AA hoodies. We have Small and Medium here at the shop.
This is the first delivery for the new 75 degree Cinelli MASH stems, and are produced in a new CNC silver, as well as the original black model. The 75 degree is a greater drop, and runs parallel to the top tubes of the Bolt and Histogram frames.
Look for a re-up of our RGB kits in the next two weeks.
As a warm up for Crih’s race this Saturday and training for RHC we are gonna ride south to Sierra point and do crit training. Bring a bigger gear or a flip flop, meet at 730 at the shop, ride at 8. Back by 11…
We met Kyle though Walton, and the group of students at CCA from Portland. He made his mark at our shop opening race. Kyle ended up winning our race on a Kilo TT with a broken saddle. Check him HERE at: 5:25 smashing 14th Street for the win. He won the cash prize from Incase, and immediately bought this Cinelli Unicanitor saddle.
Our shop was robbed shortly after we opened in 2011, and this frame was a remnant from that moment. The thieves broke the window, and pulled this frame out, throwing it onto the street to get to the complete bikes. It had Kyle’s name written all over it.
Kyle went on to scratch his initials into each piece of his bike, If it was ever stolen, and parted out, he could always track back his KM marking.
Last summer Kyle put in work racing on the road, and extended the season into the cyclocross season here in the Bay Area.
A version of white
Prototype Histogram Bar Tape in matte/gloss.
Walton gave Kyle this small decal while they both lived in Portland. It is redeeming to look back at these small symbols, and think of how connections are made, and bonds are built. Our team is a group of friends, and that is the only way a rider is ever added to the roster.
Look for Kyle to debut in his first Red Hook event, race along side friends, and his Brother Evan in New York this March!
Today we received some new soft goods for spring. Our friend Joe Staples sent us a napkin with this sketch on it. Being tired of spoilers leaking the days stage updates, he felt there was room to let others know in advance, that you do not want to hear about it. Enclosed are a few additional designs!