RIDE UP YOUR ALLEY

Shortest Day/Longest Night Get Dowwn Downhill

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 | Comments Off on Shortest Day/Longest Night Get Dowwn Downhill

This Saturday, we’re hosting a lil greasy thing I’m calling the Shortest Day/Longest Night Get Dowwn Downhill. Over the past several weeks, I’ve been scouting the bum trails, alleyways, foot paths, marginalized spaces and watching the way the rainwater works it’s way down and through these areas. I’ve come up with 4 routes, with starting points along Capitol and First Hill, as well as Beacon Hill. There will be a social-paced group ride up to each of the starting spots, and then we’ll unleash riders in 2-minute intervals along a pre-set course.

Additionally, there will be a big ole prize pile for those who make it to the end. I hope you can make it!

 

Shortest Day/Longest Night Get Dowwn Downhill

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Freedom, Winter nights, and our new shop video

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Freedom, Winter nights, and our new shop video

Yeah, it’s been a while. We’ve been busy riding our bikes. But we have a couple of cool things in the works…

My friend, Tanner, from Portland has been putting in tons of miles and was curious about getting into a dyno hub/light system to increase his nighttime funtime. We went back and forth on options and he went for the absolute best Рa polished SON28 hub (with ISO rotor mounts) hand laced to a 700c Velocity Fusion (32h) rim, powering a Edelux front light and Toplight Line Plus brake tech rear. Perfect.

I love it when the bike owner has a vision and desire to achieve freedom with their bike. After all, when we shed the numerous distractions and detractions of the hustle and bustle, when we let go of the weights that can bring us down, we go forward with a purer self. Night riding is great way of transforming your favorite trails, commute, and relationship with the city.

I’m stoked for Tanner and his forthcoming adventures. We’re pretty pleased about how this video came about.¬†And thankful for his fun approach to this video project. I have a feeling there will be lots more.

Click on the link below-

Shop Video #1 by Tanner

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It’s a New Era. Tim’s 2013 Surly Neck Romancer. None more black.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 | Comments Off on It’s a New Era. Tim’s 2013 Surly Neck Romancer. None more black.

Tim just did himself a solid and scored the first Surly Neck Romancer unleashed upon the West Coast. Heck, it just might be the first of it’s kind west of the Rockies. He’s got some adventures to look forward to.

The Necro is Surly's 'black op's" unique build.

The Necro is Surly’s ‘black op’s” unique build.

 

 

The Necro features the "extra" clearance fork from the Moonlander. Translated: You can fit a 4.8" tire upfront.

The Necro features the “extra” clearance fork from the Moonlander. Translated: You can fit a 4.8″ tire upfront.

 

Not a bad first impression.

Not a bad first impression.

 

 

Tim's Necro vs My Cross Check. His 3.8in tires vs my 35cc tires.

Tim’s Necro vs My Cross Check. His 3.8in tires vs my 35cc tires.

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Allez! Alley! Tour de France 2012 is on!

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 | Comments Off on Allez! Alley! Tour de France 2012 is on!

Come join the fun in Nord Alley during our lunchtime screening of the latest stage of the Tour de France. Come by to get stamped and receive a discount from your favorite Pioneer Square lunch spot. There will be drawings and special features and events throughout the month. Follow the action on Twitter, #AllezAlleyTDF.

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2012 Bike Expo!

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 | Comments Off on 2012 Bike Expo!

Yay! Get ready for the Expo, put your pants on!!!

If you’ve never been but always wanted to, why not this year? Get you and your lovely together and ride over for a fantastical cycling extravaganza. The sponsors always do an amazing job. This year will feature even more Made in the Northwest new and cutting edge products. We’ll be there with our friend, Tarik and his classy handmade leather fender flaps, and also our new collection of custom Dank Bags top tube pads. I’m personally looking forward to mingling amongst the comradery that exists in the Seattle bike ‘industry’ as we all look forward to another event-filled calender year. Dust off the steed (or let us put a tune on it) and get ready to roll. Why not?

 

 

 

 

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Who Art-ed?

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Who Art-ed?

Lots of folkers have had their eyes caught by the lights involved in the alley art installation. It’s a good thing. Real good. Truly good. Balls good. There’s an amazing energy involved in the presence of public art. After the artist has packed up their tools, the dust has settled, and toys have wound down… a whole new magic takes over. When have you allowed a work of art to express itself? Beyond your impression and interpretation of what YOU want it to mean, do you allow yourself to bask its expression? I don’t know, but I’m starting to think that’s where art happens.

Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces tomorrow night. And every First Thursday for that matter, and see what happens.

And we can ask, Who art-ed?

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