Cruising & Commuting
1. Torch Apparel Helmet
Head lights, literally. The Torch sports LED panels on the front and rear, so you're always visible.
2. Tanner Goods Excursion Frame Bag
#waxedcanvas #leather #holdsa13inchlaptop #fitsinthetriangle
3. Nau Utilize Pant
Nau’s commuter pants strike a solid balance between what works on two wheels and what works in, you know, society.
4. James Pearse City Cruiser
Low maintenance, high fashion. Good for freewheelin’ or fixed-gear riding. Comfortable saddle. Leather grips. Chromoly Steel frame.
The Benjamin Franklin of bike apparel. Lightweight, breathable and super flexible. Made from recycled materials.
Fallen and can't get up? ICEdot affixes to your helmet, geolocates your position and sounds an alarm when it detects impact. Then: relays your medical info to first responders. Heady stuff.
3. DZR Whites
These flexible, rugged, SPD-compatible sneaks are for the man who wants a super technical cycling shoe without actually looking like he’s, you know, wearing a super technical cycling shoe.
4. Argonaut Cycles
The Argonaut is a race-oriented road bike that features a fully customizable carbon fiber frame. Everything's designed just for you.
1. ACRE Hauser 10L
Holds ten liters of water. Weather-safe, comfortable and handsome.
2. Troy Lee A1 Helmet
Lightweight, breathable, and can withstand the messiest Gallagher-like blows.
3. Molpha Tool Roll
#Handmade #Tools #BePrepared
4. Kona Cromoly Butted Honzo
This all-mountain/trail bike hybrid features some unique design choices (no front derailleur, super short chainstays, low bottom bracket) and a lifetime guarantee.
Start: Get a little energy at Nekter Juice Bar, just a few blocks from the Pier. The Date Nut smoothie has cashews and bananas for energy, plus some dates for your sweet tooth.
Ride: The Marvin Braude path runs 22 miles along the beach from Torrance to the Palisades. The Santa Monica to Playa Del Rey breaks for a bit in Marina Del Rey, with a slight detour on Fiji Way.
Eat: Playa Provisions is a foodie hub. It’s got counter service. It’s got a whiskey bar. And it’s got a patio with a stellar view of the Pacific, which is where you’ll be enjoying a cajun shrimp and crab Benedict alongside sublime pastries.
Start: Fuel up with some yogurt and granola from Le Pain Quotidien. Read the paper and let it digest.
Ride: Distance-wise, this seems short. Seven miles (14 RT). But it’s uphill — nearly 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Most of it winds through a gorgeous 'hood bereft of crazy drivers.
Eat: Grab a sandwich from Roast, where the meats are braised overnight and the bread can handle the sauces. You’ve earned this.
Ride: Hop on the Eagle Rock Loop at Topanga State Park for twelve miles and more than 850 feet of elevation gain, plus unobstructed panoramic views. Wear sunscreen.
Note: for a much longer ride, take the Eagle Rock Fire Road to Mulholland and follow it to Old Calabasas.