Another new thing for me! I’ve been finding a bunch of small stuff lately that’s not quite full-post material, but it’s certainly worth sharing, so this is where I’m going to do just that every Friday. And if you haven’t seen it already, you can check out my other new section, #WhereInTheWorld, where I’ll be highlighting each place we end up in coming months. (There is a lot of travel on the horizon!)
Outdoor Edit // Volume 1
Love this // Ergon GA2 grips in purple. I just got a new bike a couple months ago, a Trek Superfly FS 9, and it’s awesome. Super simple black and white color scheme, which I appreciate. But I wanted to make it easy to spot in a crowd, since I ride with people pretty often. So when Ergon had these GA2 grips available in a bunch of awesome colors, I was excited because a) I really love Ergon grips and find them super comfortable and, well, grippy, and b) the bike now looks uniquely mine!
Read this // via Bicycling Magazine, The Coolest Couples in Cycling. This was my first-ever cover feature in the August magazine, and I was so, so happy that I was able to write it, and to interview so many rad people. So if you haven’t checked it out, you should. Because these couples are all awesome and inspiring.
Drink this // Grip Wine. It’s from California, it’s delicious. I really love their California red, but the Sauvignon Blanc was perfect for a backyard barbecue the night before we left Toronto! Bonus: like most things in my life, this one has a bike theme, and the description for the company states: “We’re an unpretentious wine brand for an ass kicking, unicorn chasing wine drinker like yourself.” Boom. Plus, GRIP supports environmental, health, wellness, surfing and cycling non-profits such as the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition, Napa Bike, Shriners, and Save the Whales.
Get excited for this // I’m thinking about retiring my big camera for something a little more trail- and travel-friendly and I’ve been looking pretty hard at this Sony A6000 camera, since I’ve seen nothing but awesome things and a good friend tells me that it’s perfect for trail riding, getting great shots, and not breaking. Plus, it would take a lot less space in my bag!