Cycles J Bryant http://www.cyclesjbryant.com Builders of road bikes. We just define roads more loosely than others. Portland, OR USA Thu, 15 May 2014 14:02:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 SF and beyond. http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/2014/05/15/sf-and-beyond/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sf-and-beyond http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/2014/05/15/sf-and-beyond/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 13:15:25 +0000 http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/?p=9680 20140515-061050.jpg

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I’ve been spending some time in the Bay Area this week and getting my last bit of legs for the Oregon Outback and spending some much needed time with my lovely wife.

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Tuesday I was able to ride with the Rapha folks up the tough part of Diablo to their mobile club and watch a bit of the ATOC. The heat got to me that day, and I had a tough time towards the end, but fun was had regardless.

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Not really much to report beyond that, other than amazing weather and good times, so here’s some shots from the first part of this week.

 

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Seen on The Radavist http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/2014/05/14/seen-radavist/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=seen-radavist http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/2014/05/14/seen-radavist/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 18:09:08 +0000 http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/?p=9670 image
I hooked up with the Rapha guys to ride up Diablo to their Mobile Cycle Unit and none other than John Prolly was there, scoping my bike. He took a few photos and posted them on his site.  Head over and check it out:
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A sunday ramble http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/2014/05/06/sunday-ramble/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sunday-ramble http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/2014/05/06/sunday-ramble/#comments Tue, 06 May 2014 16:56:20 +0000 http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/?p=9648 20140506-095058.jpg

We got wet, real wet. We may have broken a couple laws here and there. But fun was had and lessons learned. It was good to get out and spin the wheels with some new friends.

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The Outback is getting close and I’m figuring out just how to tackle it. I’m undertrained, and not nearly as nervous as I probably should be about that. Stoke meter is on high though.

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I’m finishing up some stuff around here, then headed to SF next week to do a bit of riding and hang out with friends and my wife. Then I’m back in Portland and off to the OR Outback.

Coming soon: I’m going to give a good breakdown of my kit and how it’s carried on FaTRoB.

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Almost done http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/2014/05/02/almost-done/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=almost-done http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/2014/05/02/almost-done/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 00:33:01 +0000 http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/?p=9642 20140501-172945.jpg

I’ve gotten the tail-light wired and nearly all my gear together. I need to sew a bivy this week and am awaiting a few minor odds and ends. Next week I hope to make time for a quick overnighter to test some gear and get the kit dialed. Then I’m down in SF for a week to ride a bunch of mixed terrain and squeeze in another overnighter. Then, the Oregon Outback begins soon after my return. I’m stoked about this, and can’t wait!

 

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Closer Still http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/2014/04/22/closer-still/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=closer-still http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/2014/04/22/closer-still/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:11:41 +0000 http://www.cyclesjbryant.com/?p=9632 20140422-160700.jpg
I’ll have an in depth post of how I’m packing things into what bags etc… but for now a pretty picture. Luggage is installed and ready to rock. A mix of Revelate Designs and Oveja Negra. Currently dry fitted to the frame in preperation for the Oregon Outback ride in a bit over 4 weeks.

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