On Friday night, we stopped by AXIS Pioneer Square for the Oregon Manifest Seattle Bike Reveal Party. It was an awesome turn out and a phenominal space. The Denny bike, designed by Teague and Sizemore Bicycle, was the focal point of this night leaving many blown away by the quality and continuity of design. Every couple of minutes a person would tap a brake lever and get the turn signals or brake light going, marveling at the integration of all the features. Before the event, I asked Chelsey if she would shoot photos of the reveal party for the blog for a couple reasons: I knew I’d be enjoying it and nerding out on the bike and videos and I knew she’d find more artistic ways to represent the space, party and bikes…. And she did. See more pics below, and make sure to VOTE.
The Bike Design Project voting is live. I was impressed by all of the bike’s created and their innovative features, but none compare to what was accomplished by Teague X Sizemore Bicycle in the entry “Denny”. This bike has integrated turn signals, headlights, brake light, electronic assist, automatic shifting, minimal revolutionary fender design, u-lock removable handlebars, belt drive, the sickest integrated front rack and it was made here in Seattle.
Do you even lounge, bro? Introducing the brand new Geopolitan Party Jersey and Bibs from Shred Club. Inspired by Neapolitan ice cream and geometry. This kit is ready to shred your local roads or trails, and looks great while lounging. Made by Endo Customs in Los Angeles from high quality Italian fabric. The pre-Order ends August 5th and delivery will be approximately 6-8 weeks later. Order yours here!
Shred Club is not responsible for anything that happens while you #shredeverything.
The shots with rolling fog are amazing. Love the bikes, love Deux North.
“Riding up the coast of California from Santa Cruz, Deux North’s 8 riders test a new bike built for every kind of road. After 2 days and 200 miles, the group meets the story’s narrator, El Chapulin (The Grasshopper) to listen to his story, tell their own, and compete in an event that he created over 15 years ago. On the final day. the 100-mile Grasshopper Adventure Series race serves as the finish line for Deux North’s Hunt 4. #SeekandDiverge
Story: Dylan Nord, James Nord, Aaron Vazquez
Narrator: Miguel Crawford
Video Production: BKLYN1834
Soundtrack: Live Footage”
Well this week two amazing people produced two amazing, made in the U.S.A. Endo Customs cycling kits. Tracko just opened up the pre-order for his new Snow Camo jersey and camo bibs and John just posted his RADAVIST kit for sale on the site. I love the simplistic and intentional design on both these kits. I will be posting the Geopolitan Party Shred Club kit for pre-order in the next couple weeks; just can’t compete with these guys!
Spencer of Imperial Motion asked me to help out for their new reflective line by riding around at night and having some fun; I couldn’t say “no” to that. The end result is really cool and the product looks great! You can get the Highway Strap Back Hat and the Mercer Denim in Raw Grey on their webstore. See images below and product info below.
Highway Strap Back Hat - 100% Polyester reflective strap back hat with printed Velcro patch at center front, self strap back closure with zipper adjuster, flag woven label at back. Fully reflective material for high visibility at night.
Mercer Denim in Raw Grey - 98% Cotton 2% Spandex 5 pocket denim pant in a slim straight fit. The Mercer Denim features a raw grey denim, signature IM back pocket embroidery, signature back leather patch under waistband, front rivets at stress points, button fly, custom metal detailing, and our signature 3M printed inner cuff that reflects headlights, camera flashes, and other natural and artificial light.
These products are available now and the rest of the fall line will be up early July.
This morning I was reminded of the painting instructor at the community college I attended. Her name is Merit Berg, and she had an fantastic exhibition there while I was enrolled. To this day, it was one of the most impactful moments art has had on my life. The paintings, which are huge, stopped me dead in my tracks and I felt like I just starred at them for hours. The detailed garments are unbelievable. I also love the mix of modern shapes with a very romantic painting style decorating a beautiful waste landscape.