It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been crazy busy with work and trying to enjoy life for a change. Check it out below.
The only time it’s nice to ride over the Brooklyn Bridge is around 7am on a weekend. Worth it.
I made it to the foot of Bear Mountain. Solo mission. I didn’t climb it which I regret. I’ll be back sometime this month.
Longest ride to date.
I’ve been riding a lot these days. I love how the paint sparkles on this frame.
You can buy these bad ass playing cards here.
Dave Cook is a boss. One of my next tattoos forsure.
Interesting moving movie set.
Red Car roof access.
Spring + Summer means I’ll be doing more and more night riding. A quick 22 miles after work does the body + soul good.
Search and State makes that good shit.
Sunrise. Brooklyn Bridge. Guy tattoo. I think I’ve been working out too much.
River Road. The best road. At peace here. Physical meditation.
Fuck yeah Tycho.
“A vivid, hypnotic clip from Tycho, the ambient/electronic project of San Francisco graphic artist Scott Hansen.
Director / DP / Editor : Charles Bergquist
Talent : Anna Martin
Wardrobe / Stylist : Katrina Adair
Camera Assistant : Brian Williamson
I am going to start this off by saying I am relatively new to road cycling. I’ve been riding BMX bikes my whole life and have a true passion for cycling that is much more sincere than your average weekend warrior. More about that later. With that said last year I picked up my first road cycling jersey at NYC Velo. I tried on a SAS S1-A and fell in love with the brands minimal aesthetic. I also need to credit John Prolly since his blog has been a huge influence on me and the brands that I’ve come to love.
So Search and State just released their much anticipated S1-S Riding Shorts and I was fortunate enough to pick up a pair along with a Green S1-A the night before an epic ride from Brooklyn to Philly. It was fate. I wanted nothing more than to set out on this epic journey fitted head to toe in my favorite brands gear. I guess it’s no different than some other guy riding in his teams jersey. But I don’t have a team and I like that there is just a core group of riders in NYC that know how fucking bad ass SAS’s gear is. SAS’s gear feels exclusive.
The bibs are handmade in Manhattan out of fabrics sourced in the USA. They have this silkiness to them that feels fucking amazing. The custom Cytech chamois is luxurious and well thought out. I am coming from a pair of Pearl Izumis and it’s like night and day. The PI’s are going straight into the trash! The $210 price point makes these bibs desirable to some but approachable for most. I have two pairs now! I picked up a Medium for shorter rides and a Large for long rides. I wore the Medium for my ride to Philly and noticed that after Five hours on the saddle that a size up would have been more comfortable on long journeys. Lesson learned.
So to sum it up. I’ll be supporting SAS for life. I appreciate what they’re doing and want to help support it. You can find out more about Search and State on their website here. Also make sure to head over to John Prolly’s site to check out his awesome write up on the S1-S’s!
My current Search and State Gear :
DM Cook is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He also works at Transistor Studios which is where I first came upon his work. I’ve been a big fan ever since. DM just dropped a new set of flash sheets that you can pick up for $80. They’re going to go fast. I bought a set! Don’t sleep on this. Check out all of the details below :
“For our first offering from Howland Press we bring to you four 11×14 giclee prints on 100lb cold press archival paper, of the work of David M. Cook. This image is 1 of 4 new tattoo flash sheets by David. The set includes 3 black and white prints and 1 full color print in addition to each set coming with a hand made drawing of the artist choice and a few stickers. The price for the set is $80.00 and comes in a hand numbered sealed envelope. This will be limited to an edition of 50 so you may want to move fast. Contactwww.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on making one of these yours.”
I always like to organize and prep my gear the night before a long ride. Some of the gear in the picture includes:
Giro Atmos, Giro Factors,Giro Gloves (the leather ones), Search and State Bibs + Jersey, Cliff Bars and Gels and a bag with ID money and all that jazz.
The best time to ride across the Brooklyn Bridge is in the early morning.
I have to say. The New Jersey Transit System is pretty amazing. I rode from my apartment in Brooklyn to the WTC and took the Path Train into Newark. $2.25. Can’t beat that. The trains were clean and there is no problems with brining your bicycle aboard.
The scenery in New Jersey was pretty incredible once I got outside of Newark. Lots of country roads. Beautiful.
My Garmin died 93 miles into the journey. Pretty bummed. I lost all the data. i guess that just means I’ll have to do it again!
Fly Fishing looks so fun. I saw lots of people fishing that day. The rivers look amazing.
The bike held up awesome. Look at those bottles!
I crossed so many bridges and rivers on this trip. I liked these ones.
NYC Velo just got the new SAS bibs on friday and I am super stoked I had a chance to pick them up. I picked up a pair of bibs and a fresh green jersey for the trip. I should have sized up on the bibs. Three hours into the trip my jewels were having a rough time. I’ll be picking up another pair in a size up for longer trips like this one. Definitely the best bibs though.
And………I made it into PA. My Garmin died shortly after this. Bummed. I lost all of the data from the trip! I’ll be upgrading to a 810 because I could really benefit from the navigation features.
I really like Philly. It’s a city. But it’s so small in comparison to NYC. What an amazing journey.
KAWS at the 30th st station. NYC bound.
Back in NYC riding home from Penn Station. Fuck this guy. Driving like a fucking asshole. Dude saw me taking pictures and didn’t say shit. Back to the filth and grime. Until the weekend…
Watsonville grows the best berries. Period. CA to NYC.
Camo Cabs to keep the good times rolling.
Pok Pok Brooklyn. Best wings.
Bought some new wheels for the BMX. I ordered black but got blue. Too lazy to return them.
NYPD doing what they do best. Being lazy assholes giving tickets to cyclists rather than the tens of thousands of cars recklessly endangering people on a daily basis.
Thai New Years Queens
Need to ride that mini ramp.
Prepping for a long ride.
New wheels. USA made.
On a mission to get the BMX bike going. Single speed packed.
We’ve all been patiently waiting for these and they’re finally here! Search and State just released their S1-S Bibs made right here in Manhattan. At $210 these are affordable to all levels of riders and will match that SAS jersey you’ve had in the closet all winter. Swoop it here.
From the website :
More than any other garment in a cyclist’s closet, bib shorts have the greatest impact on ride experience. Quality craftsmanship and skilled garment construction are essential to ensure comfort in the saddle. Because of this, we sew every single pair of S1-S Riding Shorts in the Garment District of Manhattan, taking great care to place our custom Cytech chamois to exact specifications.
The S1-S Riding Shorts are the perfect balance of performance and luxury, in our signature understated style. The body fabric is a medium-weight, medium-compression nylon-blend with a soft hand feel that will withstand the rigors of everyday racing and riding. The S1-S fabric is custom-made in the U.S. and is dyed to match our black S1-A Riding Jersey. The S1-S Riding Shorts feature a classic paneled construction with wide 30mm elastic silicone leg-grippers set in a clean-finish hem. Our straps are fitted, but not tight, and are designed to lock our Cytech chamois pad in place when you ride. The S1-S Riding Shorts will always feel best when in the riding position – as they should.
We believe that durability, style, and comfort are paramount.
USA made nylon/stretch fabric
Custom Cytech chamois
Wide-width leg elastic
Made in New York
Awesome visuals for Computer Jay’s Hardships. More after the jump.
“The first single off Computer Jay’s Savage Planet Vol #2.
Official Web site http://computerjay.net
Pugilista Trading http://www.pugilistatrading.com
Okayfuture Premiere: http://www.okayfuture.com/videos/comp…
Savage Planet Vol #1 availablle from iTunes:
Directed By Computer Jay
Cinematography : Ito, Theo Jemison, Talltree
Produced By: Psychscope Art
Add’l VFX: Ian Yee
Costume Design: Aubrey Binzer
Hair and Makeup: Nicole Castillo
Artist: Computer Jay featuring Orfeo
Label: Weird Science/Pugilista Trading Co”
Flume. Enough said.
I can’t wait to share these with you.
I just wrapped up a five month long booking and finally have a few days off in between gigs. This is for all you suckers that have to work this morning! Just kidding. But really. I know mondays can suck. Anoraak kills it on this mixtape. Enjoy.