We have a bunch of product reviews from this year that I will wrap up into some kind of gift guide retrospective later in the week. We also have a bunch of product review videos from 2012 Interbike, made with the help of Dan Smith of SportVelo, that will also go up over the next few weeks. If you have any ideas or suggestions on great NorCal shopping spots or gift ideas please chime in via email or in the comments section. Until we get the new stuf together here are some articles from last year to get you started on your Christmas list.
It was announced early this week that George Hincapie is retiring from professional racing. Wow, it’s finally happening. George Hincapie, a legend with an incredible race porfolio that dates back from his early years. My mom is a big fan of George Hincapie and who isn’t? She’s got a picture of herself with George...Read more →
A brief interview with Paul Sadoff and more eye-candy from NAHBS… Rock Lobster Paul Sadoff, founder of Rock Lobster, exhibited at the 2012 National American Handmade Bike Show and took a slightly different approach from many of the other bike-builders in attendance. Apart from wishing he had cleaned his bikes on display, Sadoff said,...Read more →
Ed. Note: This guest post was written by Bec ‘Wombat’ Werner, an Aussie native, who ripped up the NorCal scene last year. She is currently riding for Specialized in Australia and is lining up a team for her 2012 American racing campaign. With the weather turning to sh*t, and the sun only bothering to...Read more →
In the spirit of consumerism and support of NorCal businesses here are links to a bunch of previous stories and videos on great NorCal companies. If you are going to go out and drop some coin be sure to hit your LBS and support your local cycling community. Mission Workshop: Coolest looking bags and...Read more →
The Mission Workshop is evolving beyond just messenger style bags, which are pretty cool, into a stylish soft goods company that will be able to give Rapha a run for their money. Rai, the SF shop manager, gave me a quick overview of their bags and their new jacket/sweater system. My wife told me...Read more →
Best headline of a short video ever? Maybe. Dumbest question I have ever asked? Absolutely… but in my defense, i was trying to ask if this was a good bike for a roadie to by. It just came out wrong. Essentially I asked Eric Balfus of Willow Glen Bicycles to show me a Santa...Read more →
After interviewing Dr. Stacy Sims about her research and drink mix i dipped into my NorCal fund, and bought some. The package showed up in a non-descript package like a kilo of coke from Miami Vice. Because the mix showed up in a normal package vs. a huge plastic container in a huge cardboard box,...Read more →