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Slow is Fast

Yet another Patagonia (Malloy) project I am excited to have a look at, this time a book, Slow is Fast.  Book trailer below…

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Slow is Fast Book Tour with Dan Malloy from Patagonia on Vimeo.

Breadwinner Cycles

At some point (hopefully sooner rather than later) I would like to purchase a custom bike frame.  Luckily, I live in the epicenter of custom bike frame builders.  My favorite designs come from Jordan Hufnagel,  Signal Cycles, Ira Ryan, and Tony Pereira.  The latter two builders, each the recipients of multiple awards for their designs over the years, recently teamed up to build a frame for Rapha.  Apparently they enjoyed working together, because now they are launching a new collaborative frame building company, Breadwinner Cycles. I am excited to see what they premiere at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this month.  To find out more about this collaboration, read this post at bikeportland.org.

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Yonder Journal

Just found out about the Yonder Journal…good things here: yonderjournal.com/

Three Good Gifts

Good things come in threes.  I put together some of my favorite gift ideas in packages of threes that would sit nicely under a Christmas tree in 10 days time.

1. Suunto M-3 Global Pro Compass – REI
2. The Wilderness Route Finder – Best Made Co.
3. Various – USGS Map Store 

1. Opinel Knife – Canoe
2. Lasso T – Poler Camping Stuff
3. Ranger Firesteel – Firesteel 

1. Field Notes Expedition Edition – Field Notes
2. Meriwether Flask – Meriwether of Montana
3. Filson Merino Wool Fingerless Gloves – Filson 

1. The Riding Pack – Poler Stuff
2. Bike Water Bottle – Poler Stuff
3. The Loading Dock – Portland Design Works

1. Camp Chef Yellowstone National Park Dutch Oven – Camp Chef
2. Whole Larder Love Book – Amazon
3. Potato Ricer – Cabelas 

 

Tourmalet

Today’s Tour de France stage is a brutal day in the Pyrenees, climbing as it does over four massive mountain passes – Col d’Aubisque, Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aspin, and Col de Peyresourde…the “Circle of Death.”

Tourmalet itself is often translated into English as “bad detour”.

It is amazing to think about riding these four mountains in succession on a 1910 bicycle, lacking gears and weighing three times what a modern pro bike does, but that is the first year that this particular route was included in the Le Tour.

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Rapha rode the original 1910 route two years ago, albeit on modern bikes, and created this excellent video…

The 1910 Challenge from RAPHA on Vimeo.

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