Mudfoot Dirty Hundo Pt 2
So an idea became a plan and a plan became a van and that van was filled with six bikes, seven dudes and a whole lotta up dog.
We didn’t totally know what to expect, on and off the road in the dry palace of the Los Angeles mountains. We were two teams, most of us messengers, representing TCB Courier and King Kog. The most any of us had ridden in the last week was 70-miles with 7,000 ft of elevation - a few hairs short of what lay ahead. There didn’t seem to be many stakes for our participation in this daunting undertaking, save the personal ones. A sense of accomplishment and the confidence of ones ability to shred the unshreddable awaited at the end of this 90-mile epic, as long as you didn’t succumb to nature or a mechanical.
Gracious volunteers and a host that seemed to thrive on his racers suffering made everything run buttery smooth though, as we let our bodies & mind wander and wonder how much more they could take.
The community of Mudfoot exists in obscurity to most, as it should. Just like the idea that brought us down south, their idea keeps them together but never stagnant. Trailblazing on our steeds is truly representative of our ability to stand up on loose ground.
The Bay Area was thoroughly represented beyond our humble troup of scumbags. Team Vive La Tarte pulled an impressive victory that was at least partially fueled by fried chicken and coke at Redbox. Our young friends from Daly City on Team 18,000,000 Speed leapt over the usual hurdle and drove through the night, only to catch a few hours outside of Golden Saddle Cyclery before pedaling again. My accomplices at Cadence were present, ready and willing for the task at hand. “Little” Kyle from Team Fresh Air Hunter rode to the dirt entrance from his parents house, just to flex his hometown muscle. There were pros, randos, single speeders and casual cruisers in the mix from sunrise to sunset in the Angeles National Forest.
Without question, our lack of expectations were fulfilled by the end of the Dirty Hundo. We were challenged and inspired, tried and lifted, worn out and well fed. Thanks to Mudfoot, Golden Saddle Cyclery, Moi, Kyle and all the friends who made the weekend possible!
Shot using a Mamiya 645, Canon EOS 1v and Contax T2. All loaded with Portra 400.
More images to come here and via a short photo book being published through Cadence …
3:44 pm • 7 April 2014 • 144 notes
We packed up a van and headed South last weekend to race in the Mudfoot Dirty Hundo. This race tested our endurance, strengthened our camaraderie and Andres did it all on a road bike. Next year SSCX!
Photos by John Reiss
3:49 pm • 5 April 2014 • 80 notes
Chas on Valentines, making strangers’ days
11:43 am • 20 March 2014 • 140 notes
Photos of the current store window and printed apparel for TCB Courier in San Francisco, CA. Photos by the talented John Reiss.
Swag, old and new, designed by our friend Tim Skirven. The rest of the year is only gonna get weirder.
11:30 am • 19 March 2014 • 153 notes
Get over hump day with new swag day!
A few new tees and our first crewneck are available in our online store.www.tcbcourier.bigcartel.com
Artwork by Kyler Martz and Tim Skirven.
This is another limited run, with no second printing in the foreseeable future.
Order now and we’ll throw in some Garmin stickers to the first batch of orders!
11:22 am • 5 March 2014 • 16 notes
I’m an SF dude who does not work in the tech industry. With that said, I have no issues with tech companies or their employees. Sure, the google buses crowd up some roads, they in some manner have forced a lot of lower income families out of homes they’ve lived in for 20+ years and everybody has a general hate for google glasses. But, hey it’s not all negative. Things are a lot cleaner now, there are more bike lanes, and the city is generally safer in parts that they weren’t before.
The thing is, if you read the news, you’d think all we talk about is tech and how they’re ruining the cultural landscape of our stolen land. Aside from the occasional ambiguous bar talk fluff, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are a few great companies that have started within the last couple of years and are striving due to the minds of the leadership and the hard work of their employees.
One of those companies is TCB COURIER. Established in 2009, they deliver any and everything you could want on bicycles at any time, day or night. It’s an incredibly odd and reliable service. It’s also one I’m happy to endorse and use as a conversation combo breaker in light of all the incessant tech talk.
Seriously, let’s talk about something else.
PS: The guys pictured are both great photographers.
John in Blue aka. Buffaloa
Crihs (not a typo) in Red aka. Ilovenymorethanyou
Our dear friend Arthur stopped by and snapped some shots of us during the daily grind. Thanks for the flicks and always good to see you! Dude is a better photographer than the ones he mentioned.
1:25 pm • 28 February 2014 • 34 notes
Life Is Better With ICE CREAM!!!!
TCB is happy to offer a new, exclusive service to SF proper.
We’ve partnered with local dairy heroes Three Twins Ice Cream to offer on-demand pints straight to your step! Check out the app “Ice Cream Life” on the iTunes store.
1:23 pm • 28 February 2014 • 2 notes
Our boy Rob Ward holding it down as a wrench on Market St in the wee morning hours, before hopping on his bike and smashing out some deliveries.
12:29 am • 7 February 2014 • 156 notes
TCB pays homage to a classic shirt design. Keep thee rubber side down while shredding in our city.
3:35 pm • 3 February 2014 • 40 notes
Tattoo Speakeasy at TCBHQ
Some shots by JDR from this weekend with Larz and Dustin!
2:34 am • 15 January 2014 • 38 notes