I hate to leave Minnesota during the best week for night swimming we’ve seen in a number of years, but I’m off to Tahoe until August 1st. See you then, hope you do lots of great stuff.
those brown puppy eyes tho!
Ah, the Senior Photo.The right of passage during the Summer after your Junior year, your chance to express who you really are during your high school days, make your grandmother proud, and have something to trade with all the folks in your grade whom you will never speak to again ever after graduation.
For many in Rhinelander it was the opportunity to be photographed with their prized ATV, or while wearing their best Arctic Cat jacket or Dale Earnhardt regalia. For me, it was time to slip into some lycra and immortalize my beloved Trek 8700 and way cool Giro helmet with the barbed wire.
Recently during a visit to my parents, my mother foisted the below upon me. After posting it to Facebook, the image at the top appeared of 45NRTH Brand Manger, Dave Gabrys to steal my thunder. Yes Dave, you win.
Soon after the bottom photo from Tyler made it’s way to my inbox, and now I’m on a mission. I want to see them all. So if you have a Senior Photo which features your bike, kit, whatever. Please email them my way to jeff at bike jerks and post them to Instagram under the hashtag #cyclingseniorphoto
The world thanks you!
A bit about the bike, this was my first real race mtb, I bought it with money earned by working at the local KFC and grocery store. It is a 19.5″ (too big) 1995 Trek 8700 with a mix of LX and XT components. The Manitou Mach 5 fork was purchased separately (it came rigid) for the princely sum of $370. Of note: Dean seat post, SDG Ventura Comp Ti Saddle, blue Avid Speed Dial levers, Onza bar ends, Speedplay Frog pedals, Salsa stem.
Once more Chris Berg delivers a little slice of Minneapolis bike culture, this time taking on the shortened 2015 Womens Track Crit from the All City Championship.
This year’s All City Champs are coming up August 17-20th. Get Here.
A few favs from a trip to Torch Lake in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
Friends, last week I mailed out the Superfriends kit, and now it’s time to complete the look with these just-in cycling caps handmade for us by our friends at Rothera. Actually, whether or not you own the matching jersey and bibs is fairly irrelevant, because these caps stand on their own as pretty dang awesome.
We wanted a cap that would be perfect for the Summer months so we went with a dominant white color on ultra lightweight Coolmax fabric. In the world of handmade caps most tend toward the more casual “Chuey” style, while Rothera goes the other way with a much more traditional cut and fit and performance fabrics. They turned out beautifully, and we believe that should you decide to own one, you’ll be very happy with the finish and construction.
It is a limited batch of 35 caps and the price is $35 per.
Swoop in the Shop.
Get out there!