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Volta

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I had the chance to see the Volta electric bicycle at Sea Otter, and I admit I am smitten. It has a top speed of 20 mph, a range of 40 miles on a single charge, and it’s available with belt drive. There are integrated headlights and taillights that automatically activate in low light, and anti-theft GPS tracking. The bike weighs 35 lbs, which in the electric bike segment is definitely lightweight. I am hoping to get a test ride on one in the near future, as I really think this might be the electric bike I’d like to own. Learn more here.

 



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Brompton Comes To Town

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Brompton is coming to Los Angeles with two different invitations. First, on Thursday, there is the possibility of securing a demo bike for the day. Reservations can be made here, with the pick-up of the bike on Thursday between 3pm and 7pm at Just Ride LA. The bike is then to be returned the following day. This is a great opportunity to spend a day with a Brompton.

The second invitation is the Urban Bike Challenge. This is a two wheeled scavenger hunt through downtown LA. A unique mobile app will guide you through the streets of LA, and there will be prizes from the likes of Ortleib, and a finishing party at Angel City Brewery. More information can be found here.

Lastly, the beautiful Brompton you see pictured above is a special collaboration with the Cambridge Satchel Company. There are three colorways, and more information can be found here.

Los Angeles is definitely going to gets its fill of Brompton for the next few days, and I hope I’ll have the chance to participate in some of the events.

 



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Eroica California

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Eroica California took place over the weekend, and on the drive back home to LA, I had plenty of time to think about the event and the whole experience. To be completely candid, I was a bit skeptical going into it. There are many reasons for my skepticism, but first and foremost, it didn’t entirely make sense to me to hop on a vintage bicycle to do such a long ride. Bicycles have come a long way from the Eroica mandated cut-off year of 1987. (more…)



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Eroica California

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April 8th and 9th marks the return of Eroica California, a particularly fun event taking place in Paso Robles, California. The event was born from L’Eroica, a vintage cycling event in Northern Italy. The popularity of the original event inspired the creation of nine other Eroicas in locales as far flung as Japan and South Africa. The California version is on its 3rd year, and this edition promises to be even better than the previous two very successful runs. (more…)



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Q36.5

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Q36.5 is a relatively new company, founded by Luigi Bergamo just four years ago in 2013. The name is taken from the ideal body temperature in celsius of a healthy human, and combined with the letter Q, short for quaerere, which translates to research in Latin. It is a complex name, but it’s a good fit for a company striving to provide the highest technological advances in cycling clothing. (more…)



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