Strawfoot Easter Egg

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Garrett of Strawfoot Handmade reached out to me to help hide a couple of his camo pouches around Philadelphia this coming Thursday. He’s also enlisted the help of some other cool dudes across the country: @theathletic took care of Portland yesterday, @theradavist drops off in Austin today, @freshairbicycles in SF tomorrow, and both @goldensaddlecyclery and @onetrippass in Los Angeles on Friday. Each person will post a photo hint of the location on their respective Instagram account, many pouches will include a prize! If you’re in Philly and you happen to find one of mine then you’ll find a code for a free FairEnds cap inside so be sure to keep a watch on my account @corkgrips.

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Spring Gear

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There’s nothing like the arrival of Spring to think to yourself, “damn, I gotta get some new gear.” Whether it’s a new set of bottles, shoes, or even a whole bike (if you play your cards right) any piece of new gear is a good way to start a season of adventures.

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Dusen Dusen Home

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Sharp lookbook by the talented Brian Ferry for Dusen Dusen‘s home collection featuring SNL cast member Aidy Bryant and Ellen’s dog Snips. Hop over to Sight Unseen to view the whole shoot here.

 

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Nigel Cabourn Woman

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I’m a big fan of what Nigel does and I think it translates really well to womenswear, or #wmenswear in this scenario where Ms. Lauren Yates of Ponytail Journal has modeled some fun SS16 looks from the ladies collection in London. Braces, sturdy twills, and even a fat bike. See the whole shoot over at PTJ.

 

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Four Black Bags

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Bags are definitely one piece of gear that I have no shortage of, but for some reason I don’t really have a good size bag for around-towning. I either leave the house with nothing more than a musette or a large messenger-style backpack; so I’m looking around to see what’s out there..

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South 2 West 8: Fish and Bike

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Of all the places I would expect to see a fat bike appear a look book for Nepenthes brand South 2 West 8 is not at all one of them. But, maybe this all makes a lot of sense for the brand which focuses on rugged outdoor packs and some apparel. This is not the first time I’ve thought about fishing and cycling together. I actually really like the idea of combining bikes with other sports, for instance the collaboration between Rocky Mountain and Surface was interesting though I don’t totally get what you’re supposed to do with your bike once you strap on your skis.. Cycling and fishing however- excellent stuff.  The appearance of Tenkara rods of course is no surprise, both because of its Japanese origin and compact/minimal nature. View the whole look book here as well as their ongoing Fish and Bike journal.

Suggested reading: Fishing by Bike

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Adventure Cam

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JP gave me one of these adventure cams way too long ago and seeing the galleries of processed cameras reminds me that I’ve been slacking off finishing the remaining exposures.. soon JP i swear! See all the galleries over here.

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Field Test: Giro Alpineduro Boots

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My friends at Giro hooked me up with a pair of their winter mountain bike boot that they call the Alpineduro. I’ve been wearing the Terraduro shoe for a little while and was really excited to see how its winter brother performed once it got a bit colder. So far it’s been through winter road rides, frozen trail rides, and even some commutes when the morning chill was strong enough to justify it- those days it was hard to even take them off even once I arrived at work due to how warm and comfortable they are.  Continue reading

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