I spent most of last Sunday watching the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship from the grassy slope of Lemon Hill. Many flock to The Wall but something about Lemon Hill attracts more fans that are themselves cyclists and not just there to drink outside. The climb itself is short and fast averaging a modest grade when compared to the Manayunk Wall. Getting a good vantage point is very simple thanks to the curvature of the road. The pack powers through in a storm but there’s still the opportunity run up with the stragglers.
Surely they aren’t making them like they used to. Photos found from an image hoarder/ebay scourer, more here.
This is the stuff that (my) dreams are made of. Situated in Elkhorn, Wisconsin Wandawega Lake Resort was rumored to have been established as a speakeasy sometime in the late 1920′s and has since come a long way. A variety of accommodations are available ranging from tent campsite, to cabins, and even a tree house. Wandawega has also just launched an online camp store that will also exist as a brick and mortar souvenir shop at the resort. Lastly, their blog A Very Modest Cottage is not to be missed and was an instant bookmark as soon as I found it.
An impressive project by Field Notes archiving a collection of memo books from the Field Notes co-founder Aaron Draplin. Right now the archive has over 300 memo books scanned and grided out for your viewing pleasure. I’ve picked up a couple from flea markets but never thought of really seeking them out, that may have to change. Definitely check out this video with Draplin going over his collection and talking about what draws him to them.
Fine bikes from Oregon-based Beloved Cycles in both ink and steel form; pictured above are the There and Back and No Haste frames. Beloved also offers some pretty handsome co-branded complete builds with Rapha, Mellow Johnny’s, and Jack Spade which is my personal favorite- you can never go wrong with a cream porteur.