we recently came back from Alaska and wanted to share some photos of this amazing trip.
even the plane ride up was pretty spectacular, here are the 3 sisters in Oregon
three sisters in Oregon on the way to Alaska
we landed in Fairbanks at 11p, picked up our rental, and headed straight to the highest peak around to check out the northern lights. they were spectacular that night: an incredibly bright, vivid, and crystal clear curtain of lights dancing in the sky. greens with violet and pink highlights, as if you were seeing watercolor being applied from below, looking up, the colors dripping down. words do not do the lights justice, and neither do photos really because to take a photo of them the camera has to have the lens open for several seconds to capture enough light, so you never get the crispness that you witness first-hand. in any case we didn’t get any good photos that night (we hadn’t had time to get the setting right!) but here is a photo posted on the @usinterior Instagram taken by Kent Miller that night to give you a sense of what they are like.
the next day we decided to try to get our hands on some fatbikes and snowshoes to play on the snow. to our dismay, all the fatbikes were already rented out for the season. doh! but snowshoes were to be found at Beaver Sports so we headed there and found the shop also had a bike shop. we explained our predicament and asked we asked if we could use one for a quick photo shoot, and they not only said “sure!” they took us on a short ride to show us an incredible trail system behind the shop and invited us on a longer ride the next day.
have you ridden a fatbike on snow? it is SO MUCH FUN!!!
here are some photos that will soon show up on the website showing off our winter gear
fatbikes are SO MUCH FUN! a super huge THANK YOU to Beaver Sports for making it happen!
fatbikes + snow = FUN
happy happy joy joy
after that super morning we headed out to do some snowshoeing
What: swrve Warehouse Sale
When: Saturday, March 14 (11am – 3pm)
Where: Swrve World Headquarters/VeloLove
3421 Verdugo Rd Los Angeles, CA 90065 (Google Map Link)
Deets: Our annual warehouse sale is back! This is your chance to save BIG on our goodies. We’re talking tons of crazy, amazing deals up to 90% off. (That is not a typo.) Get set for summer with some fresh shorts or knickers. Select WWR pants and _blk label jeans will be 50% off.
Plus, many VeloLove goodies will be on sale too! Books, bags, flasks, accessories, aka all the fun stuff, so you can stock up on gifts for your favorite cyclist (and that can include yourself).
But wait! There’s more!
Because our last sale was so much of a party, we’re dialing it up a notch this year. Come hungry because 100Tacos will be there making delicious handmade plant based tacos. For our meat eating friends, Fritzi Dog will be serving up their gourmet, Chris King quality hot dogs. They even do a vegan friendly carrot dog. Both of these local businesses are owned by cyclists too!
Fine Print: Our warehouse sale runs only on Saturday March 14. Arrive early for best selection. If you have a scheduling conflict, make an excuse and play hookey if you can. The sale won’t be around on Sunday. To get in on our amazing deals, you must to be at swrve HQ in person (or send an emissary). The sale is not available for phone or online orders. Sorry. Cash and credit cards accepted. If you bust out a checkbook we will be very confused. Bring a few bucks for food just in case 100Tacos and Fritzi Dog only take cash.
we now offer DHL Express shipping on our online store. yes!
- get much better rates
- includes step-by-step tracking information
- delivery anywhere in the wold in 4 business days or less
to see rates, simply add the items you want, go to checkout, and DHL rates as well as all other options will be shown.
Hey Florida friends! Dust off your tandems and cancel those overpriced dinner reservations.
Gainesville’s Pleasant Cyclery is throwing a couple’s alleycat this Valentine’s Day. Proceeds will benefit Freewheel Cycling, a local non-profit focused on advocating and facilitating cycling education, accessibility, and infrastructure in North Central Florida.
We’re excited to be kicking down some goodies for the event along with a bunch of other great sponsors.
Tandems or a significant other aren’t required but at the very least you’ll need a bike and a partner, a buddy, a colleague, etc. If you have neither, we’re sure Pleasant Cyclery could get you hooked up with a fresh set of wheels and who knows, maybe you meet a new flame or bestie at the start line.