02 June, 2010

Burro Bags : Wolf shit!

I'm really loving what's coming out of Burro bags in the last few months... Eye catching designs.
Good work fellas.... Really digging the Wizard Wolf tank, summer is upon us!

Get em both here!

-Sean Martin

Mission Workshops: The Shed

This has stirred some talk around the interwebs.... Can it be done? Rolltop Messenger bag? How will it hold up to a daily commuter? Keep your eyes peeled to this blog for a review. I plan on putting it to the test.

Deets from the site...
Mission Workshop Introduces the “Shed”
A Rolltop Messenger Bag

Mission Workshop is a San Francisco based company located in the heart of the Mission District. With over 15 years experience designing and manufacturing bags, packs and clothing, Mission Workshop is proud to introduce “the Shed”, the first roll-top messenger bag.

The Shed’s flap can be closed and buckled in a traditional manner or rolled to create a watertight closure that allows easy access to outside cargo compartments. Additional features include a zippered compartment perfect for laptops, a fully padded reversible shoulder strap with accessory attachment points and anodized aluminum buckles that allow for simple single-handed adjustment.

Coming in at just over 2,150 cubic inches or 8 gallons, the Shed is perfectly suited for daily use while still providing plenty of room for an occasional cargo run. Bottom line, The Shed is lightweight, indestructible and is the perfect companion for navigating the busy streets.

Manufactured in the USA with a lifetime warrantee.

Measures - 20'' x 6'' x 12''
Volume - 2,150 cu. in. / 35 L / 8 Gallons
16 oz. truck tarp, 1000d Cordura nylon, & urethane-coated zippers
Completely weatherproof construction
Reversible Shoulder strap for left or right wear
Detachable cross-chest stabilizer
Retail Price: $179

Get it here

-Sean Martin

Lomography Gallery Store LA New Product Launch for 2010...Don't miss it!!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 7:00 PM Pacific Standard Time there will be an unveiling of the latest and greatest Lomography product at the Lomography Gallery Store LA! Be the first on the west coast to see it up close and in person and MAYBE EVEN TOUCH IT!!!

live in-store entertainment with a DJ spinning records all night long and a juggler walking amongst the throngs of Lomographers! Refreshments will include (but are not limited to) screw drivers and delicious cupcakes topped with tiny globes in celebration of the world-wide release.

This party is open to the public so go ahead... invite your whole crew. The more the merrier!

7998 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood CA 90046

LAPD officers accused of clashing with bicyclists relieved of field duty during probe

So, I've been holding off talking about this, until the dust settled. (some what) I still really don't want to comment on it, people who know me, know how I feel about the large group rides, and share the same thoughts. They serve a function, and are great ways to introduce people to bike culture. That's where it ends for me. There are other elements in the LA bike world that serve to fuck those functions up. If you ride in LA you know what they are. It's time for us to police ourselves and say no more to these groups fucking our rides up and how we appear to the Non-Bike community. It doesn't really surprise me at all with what happened on CM, this past Friday. It's been building up to that for awhile. Now I'm not taking any one side, I just want both sides to take a step back see how we can work together, to insure it doesn't happen again. We are at a junction with cars and bikes. It can only get better or worse from here. We really need, as a community to come together and show that we're more then just a roving party, or street racers or just silly kids on bikes. We have the power, we just need to use it right. Maybe it's time that CM has served it's purpose in LA. We can't run it correctly and it's causing more harm then good. Just put it to bed for a bit, get some strong leadership at the helm and riders who want run it right. There are many other cities who have CM who have great relationships with the Police and motorist's, CM is looked upon as a positive thing, not this ugly monster that rears its ugly head once a month.

Here's the LA time's Link so you know what's happening and what happened.
PS: Be careful out there the next few weeks, shit will be hitting the fan for us because of this...


SPRINTS! This Saturday in SF!

This Saturday.
Come out and play! All bikes welcome! Food! Prizes! Street Cred!

On Saturday, the SFBMA will concurrently be running a bakesale at the Pop's Sidewalk Sale at 24th & York. Stop by and buy some goodies to help them raise some much-needed moneys. Bakesale starts at noon.


LAfixed NJS Ride V.20

Whoop, Whoop, that's the sound of NJS! Whoop, Whoop that's the sound of NJS!

It's the time again! NJS ride! Now even if you don't have a NJS bike, you can still ride... You just won't win shit, and your porn worthy bike won't be worth shit that day. It'll still be fun, and an awesome ride! Do et!

From Simon the Beast's mouth

LAfixed NJS ride V.2.0
We meet SUNDAY, July 11th, 2010, NOON...We roll out at 1pm, in little tokyo, here...
Everyone is welcome, especially the sparkly/non sparkly njs bikes, so spread the word and lets enjoy in some stellar steel.
The day will include a 20mile mellow-yellow bike ride, a few photo ops, 2 hard stops for regroup and hydration, and finally which will then end at a space to showcase the bikes with contests, ribbons, drinks, and food.

Contests will include
•Best Overall NJS
•Rarest NJS
•Favorite Commuter NJS
•Most NJS Stamps
•Most J-PoP

All contest winners will receive limited edition prizes from quickpace, dtwanksta, and more..

So get your NJS bikes all shiny and sparkly!

Stay tuned for more deets as the date comes up!

-Sean Martin

BROOKLYN BANKS, The End Of an Era.....

Today is your last day to skate, tarck, bmx, rollerblade, razor, parkour, freestyle walk, pogo stick, unicycle, MTB, what ever the fuck you do, at the Brooklyn Banks. It's being shut down, torn done, gotten rid of, done away with. If you're in New York City, GO!
Show the city that this spot deserves to stay the way it is... Power to the People in the streets.

Last image pulled from Prolly's site!

-Sean Martin

Emerald Sprints June 4th

Seattle! This Friday, get your spin on. I'm telling you, fools. I'll be up at the end of this month or the first week of July. There better be something going on. You guys are throwing awesome shit and I want to come up and support. Let me know when something is gonna happen. Good werk!

Via the homie Ryan at Go Means Go

This will be one of the qualifiers for the Regional Roller Racing Championships which will take place in Seattle this August. Winners of the Regionals will go to Las Vegas to compete in Nationals at Interbike this September.

-Sean Martin