MASH SF

TUESDAY AM

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!

ROAD

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!

Photo: R. Mariano

BIKE MINIMALISM AWARDS 2012

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.

MISSION BAY CRIT 2013

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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.

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Racers met at the waters edge, and waited for the sun to set before moving a few blocks west to the race start.

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Chas has logged a ton of miles on his prototype. 

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We love when the women are racing with the men. Veronica put in a good show on this night.

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Oakland, Alameda, and Hayward across the Bay

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Brue came straight from the docks to support friends, starting with pinning numbers.

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Chris rides a really nice LOW set-up with Cinelli Intergralters, and a steel fork. Cannondale track inspired aluminum/steel combonation.

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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.

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Last minute number pinning

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The field was a mix of veterans, and younger riders. With 25 in total, it would show to be a great street event.

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The next generation!

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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.

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Large dark sections linked the street lights. 

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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.

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A technical system counted down laps to go.

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Dylan picked up my second camera body, and captured some of the moments in this set. Thanks for pointing!

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Kyle, Chas, and Marc shared responsibilities that come with the three person break.

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Chas winding the chicane

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Crihs calling the bell lap.

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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.

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Kyle has a fan!

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It was Kyle, Chas and Marc seeing this last lap through. Kell, Anton, and Dave lead the chase group.

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"Results"

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The late night group gathered up to congratulate the racers, and exchange details. 

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Top 5

1: Kyle

2: Chas

3: Marc

4: Kell

5: Anton

1st Female: Veronica

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With street races in SF in both February and March, we are looking forward to a fun season here in the city, and worldwide!

MM

TUESDAY AM

Tomorrow is open. Some riders plan on going to Sierra Point on track bikes, and doing laps. Bring a flip/flop for this one. Your street gear and something steeper for the laps.

If it rains, there will be a CX group as well.

See you at 7:45AM for coffee, and out the door at 8AM SHARP!

IN THE SHOP THIS WEEK

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This week we received new items in the shop. We are excited about RoadRunner Bags lightweight roll top backpack. It also stuffs into a jersey pocket for one-way trips.

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Road Runner  also makes a great wallet solution which includes a working phone pocket. Great size for a jacket, or jersey back pocket.

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The Ritchey WC Paradigm pedals are high functioning pieces of art. Stripped down, and durable.

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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.  

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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.

More soon!

travels and rides

san bruno the hard way ryan and dave

boulder

thorman falling….

down!

real tree everything

top of Mt. Tam

3rd st SF

boulder

first time I have ever shot color negative film,  its pretty cool. 


thanks to becca for putting us up in Boulder!

rubber side down

_chas

This Tuesday, big gears, hot laps

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…

drops are recommended.

FEED

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Dailies have become a fresh way to check in with friends. We post travel moments HERE. Let us know where to keep up with you!

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NAHBS

Pearl Velo is hosting a show during the NAHBS. If you are in Denver this weekend, COME OUT!