We just uploaded a slew of photos from the events happening in San Francisco this weekend. Head over to the slideshow and check it out!
Earlier this week our good friend, Melissa (aka Mouse) passed away. Melissa was one of those people who lit up everything around her. Her kind, caring nature and bright smile were just a few of the amazing qualities Melissa carried. I first met Melissa back in 2003 during the CMWC in Seattle. I needed a place to stay and she and the rest of the U-lock Mob took care of me and offered up some floor space. In 2010, the rest COG was fortunate to have met and stayed with her while visiting LA for issue number 8. She touched the hearts and did so much for the worldwide messenger community. Our hearts go out to Douglas, Ozzie, her family and friends. Ride in peace Melissa.
There will be a memorial ride tonight in LA and other major cites including NYC and Boston in her honor. More info at DTLA.
Phil Wood is always working on new, innovative projects. Today, Phil introduces us to the Lil Phil Centric and the hub shell for Rohloff hubs. The Lil Phil Centric has a square taper and threads to a standard bottom bracket shell. Keep checking the Phil Blog for a release date and consistent drool-able content.
Here's an interesting read concerning The New Class Warfare over Bicycles.
Thank you Seattle for putting on an amazing weekend of events surrounding this year's Single Speed Cyclocross World Championship. Watch for full coverage of the weekend's events in an upcoming issue of COG. Extra special thanks goes to our gracious host, Ryan from Go Means Go. Cheers!
Interbike is a place of the unexpected. COG was invited to the exclusive DVS/Cadence showroom in Vegas tonight. Things are looking good, really good. Check back soon for a sneak peek at new designs in the works.
I'd like to come clean on a tumultuous love affair I've been having with a Trek District Carbon. It's my first experience riding anything carbon and belt driven. It's only been a few weeks, but she's got me hooked. I'll share the rest of this relationship within the pages of COG 10. She'll be with me this Friday and Saturday at the Bicycle Film Festival here in Milwaukee. Come say hi.
Photography by Peter DiAntoni
Earlier this evening the Riverwest24 website opened up registration online with only 85 spots left to be claimed. An hour or so later the RW24 reached capacity at 500 registered riders. The 2010 Riverwest24 takes place July 30-31 and word on the street is the famous Alaskan tattooist is already prepping his needles...
Read about last years RW24 in issue 07 or HERE.
This week the cycling industry lost a very special man. That man is Phil Wood. He passed away at his Baxter, Iowa farm yesterday. Since 1971 the Phil Wood Company specialized in making hubs and components. In 1991 the company was bought by Peter Enright and other investors. To this day, they have continued the tradition of making bomb proof hubs and components. Thank you Phil Wood. We give you our deepest respects.
Chrome has produced 200 of these limited edition jerseys, designed by Garrett Chow and made in Italy by Capo. The only way to obtain one is to show up to an officially supported event and win. Good luck!
This mighty gem of an American Red Ale is brewed just mere blocks from COG HQ. If you're visiting Milwaukee, make sure to get in on a tour at Lakefront Brewery!
Eleven members of Milwaukee's champion Bicycle Polo Team were arrested by Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputies on trespassing charges at around 5:30 p.m. last evening, Sunday, January 10th, 2010 and were jailed before their release this morning. Some spent longer than nine hours incarcerated before being released, according to a person familiar with cycle circles. Read the rest taken from Milwaukeeworld.com