This is one of those posts that could easily turn into an Illiad of writing. Instead, I’ll try and cut it down to a palatable amount of words fitting for a 140 character society.
The first prints received from KCE
#KCE is a little-known celebrity in the cycling industry. Going back 5+ years random people involved in the trade began receiving envelopes with pieces of bicycle-themed art in them with the only a PO box and KCE in the in return address. These little Random Acts of Art (or Awesome) became a massive ‘thank you’ to many of us who were lucky enough to receive them. It’s widely known that working in the ‘industry’ is one of pure passion…because it is a thankless, time consuming, low paying job that gets ripped apart daily by arm-chair-comment-trolling-I-can-do-better a-holes that have no idea what it actually involved in getting a bike from concept to consumer…and when these envelopes showed up in our mailboxes, it was a moment of pure excitement to see what new rendering we had received.
When KCE approached us about doing a piece, everything quickly went to the Schwinn Exerciser bike we perched atop a pile of wood chips at SSCXWCXPDX. It was an easy choice to represent Hodala and all of our years involved in SSCXWC as it made the cover of ROAD magazines FINAL publication in a grand send-off as it goes to the EU this year.
Hate to see you go….
We (honestly) do not deserve something as rad as this…but we are extremely excited to share it with all of you. Only 50 of these have been handmade…and we’ve already grabbed a few for ourselves…and once they’re gone, they’re gone forever.
Hodala Hill print. Click the link below for the details
In fact…in all my years of Star Wars Fanboy-dom don’t I ever recall even seeing a Bothan.
Just in time for the release of Rogue One, a fat batch of Rainier2D2 Coozies have landed in our store.
We have both sizes. 12 AND 16oz
Lovingly hand made by the legendary Corndog of Dank Bags, these coozies are as unique and elusive as the man who made them. A man so shrouded in mystery he is found only on social media under the tag #corndogdoingthings and talked about in loud bars as a Coozie craftsman with no equal in the lesser Seattle area.
Order one now, grab a bunch of your favorite yellow beer, drink every time someone says “Rebel” or Rebellion” and toast them on their successful mission to steal the plans for the DeathStar. (if that’s a spoiler, you have no business being our friend)
“Don’t worry….we’ll turn off the lights when we leave”
Like all unwanted guests, we’re often the last to leave the party, bar or cross course. So perhaps it was destiny we found ourselves on the cover of the final issue of ROAD magazine from the shit show that was SSCXWCXPDX.
Tubthumping may have been our theme song for the weekend. Please don’t ask why…
We swear Adam…we did NOT steal your race packet and take it to the gentleman’s club
2016 really needed to fuck off. Is it to early to tell 2017 to do the same?
We enjoyed a particularly indecent relationship with the fine people at ROAD that included trips to Philly, Bikini Baristas, the grail (RIP) and our very own Hot Laps Craig contributing to a number of issues with a column titled Hot Topics with Craig. The shuttering of their doors is further proof that we just can’t have nice things.
Within a week of the announcement the website was turned off, and we were informed that no print version would be available. We did manage to download a copy and have it available if you want to give it a gander.
Should you trust something we put on the internet for you to download? Probably not. But go ahead and do it anyway.