West to East: PiNP+MW+F5 Tour

I’ve been closely following John Watson (Prolly is Not Probably) and the Mission Workshop crew as they make their way through China with the help of Factory 5. Check out the PiNP site plus @johnprolly and @missionworkshop on Instagram, with the hashtag #mwpinpasia. They are shooting some fantastic video and stills. I really love this…

Red Hook Criterium

The Red Hook Crit is tomorrow and I wish I was going to be there just to spectate (No way could Yeah You Ride even hang with those folks!) What started as a small event between a handful of friends to celebrate race director David Trimble’s birthday, has become the premier fixed gear criterium in the world….

Strava Graffiti

Last week during my post-ride Strava data check, I happened to see this on my feed: I was a bit perplexed by this odd looking ride (and more perplexed by it’s name) done by fellow NOLA cyclist Matt Erchull. After cocking my head, I realized it read, “WeMoRi”, standing for “Wednesday Morning Ride”. I’ve never been on this…

Get Out of My Lane

L.A.’s new campaign publicizes cyclist right to entire lane! Read! YES! I like to see it when transit authorities get it. Education must accompany legislation to affect any real change. Many motorists are rude just because they are clueless of the law. It’s likely that drivers in New Orleans find sharrows as cryptic as crop…

Back in the Saddle Part 1: Aluminum and Steel, Titanium and Bone.

You could say life is short in the fast lane. You could say if you blink you’ll miss it. And if you were saying those things to me, you’d be right. Especially if instead of “blink” you said “turn around to chat,” and instead of “miss it,” you said “T-bone a truck at 20 plus.”…

St. Joseph’s Day

Is one of my favorite holidays in New Orleans, with St. Joseph’s alters overflowing with food and lamb cakes and the search for Mardi Gras Indians that night . So how about two bicycle rides to sweeten the pot? Plan B is hosting a ride to go find those elusive yet pretty Mardi Gras Indians. Meet up at Plan B (1024 Elysian Fields New Orleans,…

Safari Drops

The Loose Nuts fixed gear freestyle video Southern Safari just dropped on Vimeo. Their tour across 5 states stopped to shred in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Probably worth $8 just to see Nola spots. Peep the trailer and check out the Woldenberg/Moonwalk Hobo Hop at :50. From Loose Nuts Cycles: “Southern Safari is the latest Loose…

Made in China

Made in China is now a mark of distinction, at least in the case of Factory 5 bikes. Born from the blood and sweat of my good high school friend Jeff Liu, the Canadian import Tyler Bowa, and partners, Factory 5 has been doing awesome custom frame building and classic restoration, while giving rise to…

Ride Profiles: The Semi-Tough Cycling Club’s “O.C. Ride”

The Semi-Tough Cycling Club’s Saturday “O.C. Ride” has quickly become one of my favorites rides. So much so, that I’ll pass up an always eventful Friday night in New Orleans just so that I can #earlytobedearlytoshred it. The ride starts most Saturday mornings at 7:15am at the PJ’s near Magazine and Jefferson (edit: new starting…

Seabase Climbs Galibier

Beautiful footage of Patrick Seabase on his track bike ascent of Col. du Galibier. Aside from the fixed gear shredding, my favorite thing about this flick is the sound design and scoring; almost haunting. We’re lucky our weather is much nicer right now so get out today and start mashing. Go climb a bridge or…

Southern Safari Rolls Through the Red Stick

I saw this teaser pic on PiNP this morning and knew I recognized the spot. With a little help from Google StreetView I was able to confirm this was exactly where I thought it was – outside the Camelot Club in downtown Baton Rouge, on the corner of 5th and Florida. I’ve been kicked out…

Rouge Roubaix Instagram Roundup

Despite battling steep hills, gnarly gravel sections, and brutal winds, a lot of New Orleans’ Semi-Tough Cycling Club had time to pull out the phone and snap pictures. Yeah You Ride favorites are rounded up after the jump