It wasn't long ago that I was being shuttled off to Washington to ride some of my first trails in the Pacific Northwest. I love that feeling of not knowing what your getting into. Staring out the window you dream about what the trail will be like, will you be able to hang with the group, are you getting in over your head, and did I bring the right gear with me. I love that feeling. I wonder what was going through Craig's head as we drove down the 84 towards Hood River. Craig secured a demo for the day and this would his second time riding some real trails. It's early. He's probably still thinking of a warm bed or a hot cup of coffee.
So much hard work went into the making of Volume 02 I wanted to celebrate it with the people involved. I am the biggest introvert but it was important for me to have an event, bring the cycling community together, to celebrate everyone's achievements. Print's not dead, it just takes a lot of hard work. Fuck The Rules.
Mission Workshop in San Francisco was generous enough to offer their beautiful retail space as a venue for the event.
The following gallery is provided by Arthur Alvarez
So on Friday, December 30th, Mission Workshop curated a wall in their space with photos from the magazine. A large bin was filled with 8 bags of ice and a whole lot of beer. 50 copies of Broken & Coastal Volume 02 were put on a table and given away for free. From 6-9 pm we celebrated cycling, shared stories, drank beers and most importantly got super burritos afterwards.
My race at Woodland Park started out by blocking a punch of a crazy lady to my wife on the walk to the park from the car. That's an odd and longer story but after chasing this unexpected nutcase off I was now awake, alert and ready to make some two wheeled slides around the slick course of the day. MFG's final race in the series is and always will be one of my favorites.
333fab opened up its doors at Davidson & Kullaway Custom Bicycles (DKCB) in Fremont for the 333fab CX Factory Racing Team Party and Open House. The shop was packed with friends and cycling enthusiasts enjoying tasty beverages and even tastier conversations. Shout out to Max for opening your doors and letting us all get a glimpse of what it takes to be a bicycle fabricator. You can follow Max and 333fab on Instagram, Facebook and their website.