Merckx Monday: Festum Prophetae 2017



May wanna use Google translate, because I have no clue what any of this means! I just know that it looks cool!

I’m currently driving across the country…

checking out bike shops and seeing friends! I know it’s been slow around here, but I promise to get back on top of things once I have returned. I’ll also have a lot of stuff for The Radavist when I return!


This is a photo I took at Monkey Wrench Cycles!

KHS on the Brain!



Images from…HERE and HERE!

Bell All-Star Mike McCarthy!!!

Bell Helmets All-Stars: Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy was a world champion, two-time Olympian and multiple national champ. But he was never into self-promotion: “I look back, see all these magazine covers with Americans on them and I think, where was I?” McCarthy was exactly where he wanted to be — enjoying the sport. When asked his preferred event, he says, “I liked any race I had success in. I look at it holistically. I’m not just a track racer or crit racer or road racer. I’m a bike racer.” New York City native McCarthy grew up near Central Park, where he learned to compete in early-morning road races. Now in his late-40s and an executive with Zwift, he lives in Marin County, Northern California, and says riding is as important to him today as when he raced in Central Park.

Continure reading…HERE!

Our buddy Timothy opens Cycle Chvrch Cycles in Petaluma!


Timothy Nicholls opened the roll up doors to his bike repair and sales shop in February 2017, contributing to the interesting new mix of businesses along Petaluma’s Second Street corridor. Cycle Chvrch Cycles has less of the feel of a typical bike shop, and feels more like an artist’s studio. Tim approaches his craft from a design perspective, refurbishing bikes with purposeful detail from carefully reconstructed mechanics to beautiful pinstriping work. He takes massive pride in his finished products and if you buy a bike from him, you can be sure he will be there to provide ongoing maintenance to your two-wheeled friend. Tim refurbishes bikes not just for sale but also donates to local organizations including COTS. You can find him most days from 11-7 in his shop, and also on social media @cyclechvrchcycles. Look for the handpainted signs (painted by Tim) on the nearby corners to show you the way.


Text and images from…HERE!