Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

This book is far from crap, but if you know anything about Cholera and the epidemic that knocked off a huge clip of London's population in the mid-1800, you know crap is, actually, at the very heart of the tale.  Mr. Johnson can make even the most mundane details of the story downright thrilling. His style of writing and the thoughtful  anecdotes shared from literature detailing Victorian London piece together quite the page turner.

A definite must-read during your holiday breaks.

Online Resource dedicated to the book

Monday, November 24, 2014

Nike iD x Pendleton Air Force High and Low

Nike iD x Pendleton #BlackWatch Air Force is now available in high and low.  You can customize the shoe to your liking--the more plaid, the better!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mikkel Soya: Photographer, Writer and Adventurer
by Mikkel Soya from "A fat summit attempt"
I love mountain biking.  I love camping.  So does Mikkel Soya and he captures his adventures with some of the best photographs I've ever seen.  I love checking back to see if any new outdoor pursuits were documented, especially this time of year when I need a little more motivation to get out on the mountain.  Check it out!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

From All Around the Web

Girard Avenue House. November 15, 2014

1. Check out this kickstarter for Hendo Hoverboards.
2. Ginger McCabe's 1977 XS400 motorcycle 
3. A really great book by Steven Johnson, The Ghost Map
4. This adorable fox photo from Nat Geo
5. In case you missed it, Philae Comet Lander info
6. This Denim shirt/jacket by Ardour
7. Mat's great photo and write up, here
8. This recipe for a sweet treat that does not require baking
9. Living vicariously through Astrid's Mallorca vacation pictures (yay film!)
10. A movie that'll make you want a pint or three.  Love this!
11. Getting cold, but I got the bike out a week ago
12. Hope you're following me on Instagram!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Beer Review (39): Port Brewing Anniversary Ale

BreweryPort Brewing Company Beer: Imperial IPA| Beer Advocate Score: 91 Abv: 10%

#Tbt to this summer when I took so many pictures of beer bottles and forgot to share them with you!  Here we have the very memorable Anniversary Ale from Port Brewing.  Crispy, light, and full of citrus flavors.  A very hoppy brew that will please your taste buds on a hot summer's day...or trick your cold, wintry self into thinking its summer!  Rated highly on Beer Advocate!

Definitely a complex beer with a lot to offer.  If its still up on the shelves wherever you are, don't pass it up!  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Velo Orange Six Pack Rack

They've gone and done it!!  Velo Orange unveils the beautiful little Six Pack Rack of your dreams.  Made out of stainless steel and available in polished alloy (above) your ride is gonna scream "party bike" with this one.  I'm so pumped about this accessory.  I bet you know what I want for Christmas.  Perfect for storing all those sweet brews I talk about so often. #BeerReview

Message me if you want to mail one my way!

Monday, November 10, 2014


Featuring rider Jared  Graves atop the Yeti SB6 Carbon.  This is a beautifully filmed and edited piece.  Really enjoyed watching it during my morning coffee.  Hope you like it!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Universal Works Knitwear

Universal Works  Sweaters Marled Red Wool British Menswear

Universal Works Sweater

Universal Works is a British clothing brand that mixes heritage wear with modern silhouettes.  Their AW14 collection is one of my favorites of the season.  Timeless and wearable feel to it. They have a nice range of accessories that would pair nicely with your quilted coats for the season or tweed.

The leaves continue to fall and turn.  One good rain should be able to clear the limbs for the season.  I can't complain too much, I love wearing layers and enjoying hot beverages.  Now to stock up on some sweaters...