When your race is over, you get to eat. Keep an eye on the #cxfood tag on Instagram for an ongoing report of my post-race eats. Pictured from top: Nittany Lion Cross, Charm City Cross, and Town Hall Cross.
Jedd from Topo Designs sent over one of their fleece jackets at the tail end of last winter and I’ve been excited to make it a part of my regular outerwear rotation this year. I couldn’t help but notice how well the red and yellow placket trim went with my FairEnds livery so I expect that it’ll be a go-to jacket for both warm-ups and post-race hanging this cross season.
All of a sudden everywhere you go the beer’s got pumpkin in it, the donuts are filled with cider, and then just like that the mercury drops down to a sensible temperature. Summer’s great and all but I’m pretty pumped to put on some sturdy footwear after wearing plimsolls sans socks for the past few months. Pictured are my go-to boots from Danner, Red Wing, Vasque, and Yuketen.
The guys over at West America have put out some new tee’s and caps done up with some solid graphics by the LAND boys. The jaguar print is pretty amazing, check out the rest over at their web shop. And, if you haven’t heard yet about Jordan and James’ recent collaborations with Woolrich you can catch up about the five piece collection here.
Danner Union Way is a slick concept shop recently opened in Portland’s retail retail corridor Union Way which is also home to a Steven Alan and Self Edge among other shops. Yes, the store stocks a variety of Danner boots but it also offers other great American-made goods from brands like Archival Clothing, Topo Designs, and Taylor Stitch.
As simple and seemingly boring as they are, t-shirts are probably the most important piece of my wardrobe to me. Shown here are some of my favorite brands that I think put out the best tee’s out there. What makes them better than a Hanes? Fit, weight, feel, details.. pretty nit-picky for a t-shirt but hey, that’s what I wear most days so they might as well be good. Continue reading
Cross is coming, but the first round of these Giro Empire MTB’s have already gone. I’m love my Privateer‘s (black with the gum sole, of course) and wouldn’t mind something a little fun for the occasional unsanctioned urban cross race and even the SSCXWC. Another batch of 50 will be up for sale next month, keep a watch on Giro’s Facebook page for updates.