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About Scott Spitz

Commuting, touring, kid hauling, couriering, mechanic work, sales, advocacy, fixed, free—Scott has had his hands in it all over the years.

Friday Follow – XSTEEVOX

steevo1Steevo is our dude. I think Steevo is a lot of people’s dude…but he’s our dude first. We called it. Dibs. Anyways…he’s our dude for a lot of reasons, but mostly because his IG feed is entertaining. You’ll get cyclocross photos, probably images of him winning the Dirty Dozen (a million times in a row), and then scooter shots, puffy jackets, cute kids and maybe an embarrassing one of him in a suit or something. Mainly we just love his goofy mug close ups. steevo2

Lance Armstrong Can Change A Tube!


Outside Magazine just put up this pretty funny video of Lance Armstrong instructing you on how to change a tube, self-deprecating remarks included. I still feel dirty looking at him and laughing at his jokes, but it’s worth the couple of minutes out of your work day.

The Lund Bikes

The Lund Bikes from Kristin Elizabeth Løberg on Vimeo.

There are a lot of process videos of experienced frame builders welding together their latest creation, but this one shows industrial design students from Sweden working on frames from concept to realization, giving a deeper look into the procedures.

Bike In Movie Night

AIGA Greenway Bike In Movie Night from Pixel Napalm on Vimeo.

Spring is here and the outdoor events are following in step. This video showcases a collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and the Midtown Greenway Coalition for their Bike In Movie Night, right off the greenway. Here in Indy we’ve had our Mayor’s ride, Bike to the Ballpark and other events already kicking off, and it seems everyone is ready for more of the same.

Indianapolis Bikeshare Set To Launch

PacersBikeShareLogo_Main_Web-250x250 The Indianapolis Bikeshare officially kicks off April 22nd as 250 bikes will be locked in to 25 stations around the downtown area. The hype has been building in the city, but let’s just quickly mention how cool it is that the Pacers are the sponsoring organization. You can get in on the perks of the program by signing up for various membership levels here. Maybe we’ll see some of the Pacers using the system, like Lebron in Miami?

A launch party will take place at The City Market on the 22nd. All information about the event, photos of the stations and updated information can be found on the Indy Bikeshare Facebook page.

Friday Follow – Rosko Cycles

rosko 1Those kids in NYC have their hands in all modes of travel, from bikes to motorcycles to skateboards, and Seth Rosko of Rosko Cycles is no different, as evidenced by his IG feed. A stripped down, simplistic frame builder, you’re sure to get shots of builds in process, but also depictions of daily life in the big city, from CX racing to coffee stops to rider profiles.

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Brillibrilliant / Unicorn Racing Dream


I’m not immersed in professional-esque racing culture, and probably a lot of you aren’t either, but I can appreciate these road teams that bring a more grounded approach to road racing culture and maybe making themselves more accessible to everyday riders like ourselves who equally enjoy a good spin around town. The Unicorn Racing team has coupled with the Hotel AM Brillantengrund to support their racing endeavors and offer something to riders of all stripes in the process.

The Vienna hotel sponsor offers affordable rates for locals and traveling cyclists, supplying pasta nights, group rides, room space for bikes, and insider information for area rides.

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Urban Legend Cyclewear


If you want to ride on a bike backwards…helmet-less…drinking alcohol…while also looking stylish, apparently Budapest, Hungary is the place to do it. Poor riding advice aside, the new Adventurers collection by Urban Legend is designed for the urban cyclist who is just as fashion conscious as they are in need of all-weather materials. The summer collection consists of pack away jackets and cape-dresses that also double as pillows when crumpled up.

Check out the full collection here.
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The Becket by YNOT

YNOT Cycle: The Becket Backpack from YNOT Cycle on Vimeo.

YNOT just released a new bag for Spring, The Becket, which retails for $139 at base. The Becket features a roll top enclosure, side facing U-lock strap, and breathable back panel among other features, including the option to add a pocket lid for more storage.

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Am I Invisible? Opening

am i invisible?Bicycle portrait contest and gallery show, Am I Invisible?, is opening Tuesday, April 8th at the Old Stone House in New York City. The portrait project is meant to “encourage greater awareness of issues of sustainability, health and cultural diversity in the urban space.”

Attendees of the opening can participate in a bike and photography part raffle and view the 5 winning portraits. In concert with the opening, Am I Invisible? “will combine online experiences with a series of community events taking place throughout April and May at the Old Stone House. The public art installation uses image recognition technology to connect viewers of large-format images placed around the city to videos via their mobile devices.”

More info about the opening and following events are here.

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