In Issue 05 of our Magazine, I share a story about reactions to a Runwell at Schooner Exact and listening in on Shinola’s President Jacques Panis pitch at Interbike. Here’s video, shot with Glass, of the Detroit pitch and Sky Yeager explaining the bike build. Shinola is about Detroit and identifying with an American brand. If you meet the owners, you know it’s what they’re living and believe in. It’s also their initial bike run in a magazine issue about firsts. Note the reactions to Jacques in the video, maybe his story will fire up more bike companies to make bikes in the States.
From a story in Issue 05 of our magazine, dropping this weekend
In Issue 05 of our Magazine, our contributors talk about the first time with stories about a race, tour, trade show, bike shops, and being a rock ‘n rolla. Download this issue now from the iTunes store for $1.99 a month or $3.99 an issue.
The sweet sticky smell of stale beer was in the air, carried on the wisps of SFO fog. It lured me back, like cheap brothel perfume reminding a John about the good times he had. It was my first time.
Ozzy got in the back and laid down. That wasn’t even the weirdest part of the day. That afternoon, just before the catered dinner showed up for the bands, I got to talking with Tommy Lee. I figured, he’s a drummer, I’m a drummer, what could go wrong? – Patrick
Berden looked very strong throughout the race and was flying over the barriers each lap with a bunny hop. With nine laps to go Berden wiped out in the barriers. National champion Jonathan Page bumped him, intentionally it turns out.
It’s very apparent there are two kinds of companies in the bike industry. Those who are truly innovating, and those who are simply rebranding and reselling the work of others.
It was about wanderlust, the story about going for an adventure that led to the Iron Man, the Tour de France, the rebellion against racing, and back to a rural Minnesota road again
And much more, including an adventure ride that cheated death across a highway bridge with no shoulders. They lit flares before riding as hard as they could ahead of the roaring semis.
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As Henry from Workcycles put it
Moving from Silicon Valley to Groningen in 2000 and suddenly becoming part of the incredible flow of bike riders is what eventually inspired me to begin Workcycles. Have a look this film by my friend Clarence Eckerson Jr. to understand just how bike oriented a city can become. Even for an Amsterdammer the number of cyclists in Groningen is staggering.
It is staggering with 50% of the citizens riding bikes. If you’re not familiar with Henry, get to know him in this post and in this interview at his shop in Amsterdam. Also see what’s going on in Uppsala, where cyclists have colonized the road.