Aaron Edge VS MS!

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“AE VS MS Via Light”
The Photography of Aaron Edge
Western Bikeworks, Portland, OR

Aaron Edge has been creating art and taking photographs since the mid-80s, has art directed for magazines, weekly newspapers, record labels, small design firms as well as designed at Wieden+Kennedy. This photography show, made up of 72 separate 4×6 postcards, showcases the artist’s interest in grainy, high contrast black and white imagery. Each piece, sold for only $10 (with proceeds given to the Portland Bike MS chapter), can then be sent ’round the world, reminding folks that MS awareness is on our minds and help is in our hearts. Aaron was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in March of 2013, since then he has struggled with his creativity and mobility. This is his first solo art show in over 20 years.

I believe this show is up for a few more weeks! Go check it out!

Lanlords Magazine #4 !!!

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Merckx Monday: Eddy’s first Grand Tour Stage Win!

On 20 May 1967, Eddy Merckx started his first ever Grand Tour when he lined up at the start of the 50th edition of the Giro d’Italia in Treviglio in the province of Bergamo.

It was a star-studded peloton which started that year. In addition to the 1966 winner Gianni Motta, other main contenders included previous winners Jacques Anquetil, Franco Balmamion, Vittorio Adorni and the 1965 Tour de France winner Felice Gimondi

Despite being just 21 years-old, Merckx had gained his tag as a contender due to his phenomenal start to the season where he won both Milan-San Remo and La Flèche Wallonne. Going into the race though, Merckx had little experience on the big climbs and it was unknown how he would perform when they reached the mountains.

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Chas for ZIPP!

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Chas Christiansen’s Zipp wheels tell a story. His story. It’s a story of a cyclist who navigates urban streetscapes as a lifestyle. As a messenger, he rides for work, competition, and bragging rights – all intertwined.
Chas’ Zipp 404 Firecrest Track wheels are adorned with words and symbols, much of it in the vernacular best understood by the fixed-gear crowd. The hand-drawn art was scanned, and applied to his 404 rims using Zipp ImPress direct-print technology. Chas, a Zipp ambassador, will debut his new wheels in competition at Saturday’s Brooklyn Red Hook Crit.

“Analog in a digital world,” Chas said.

That makes sense for a guy who works as a messenger in the high-tech hub of San Francisco riding a bike built for simplicity – one gear, no brakes. Chas grew up in the Pacific Northwest with a love of BMX and just riding. In 2004 while living in Portland, Ore., he bought a cyclocross bike and was captivated watching the messengers race on track bikes.

He then moved to San Francisco to work as a bike messenger. In this line of work, more tags (deliveries) means more money. A typical day of 25 or more tags means 30 to 50 miles of riding with plenty of San Francisco hills to add to the challenge. Chas embraced the messenger culture and started racing alleycat events. He traveled to Berlin and realized that his cycling community was close-knit enough that a fellow messenger would offer him a place to stay just because Chas also was a messenger.

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Tour De Pharmacy!

This looks AMAZING!