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[25 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
A Conversation With Ryan Dawkins – The Velocurean Lifestyle

On September 13, 2008 San Francisco hosted its first and only Twilight Criterium. The eight-block course in Cow Hollow was packed with some of the best talent on the west coast, and it was the women’s field that was truly impressive. Starting with two time Olympian and 2004 time trial champion Christine Thorbur of team Webcor, Canadian Olympian Gina Grain also of team Webcor and long time veteran Laura Van Gilder, but the reason I was there was Liz Hatch of team Vanderkitten. As the women lined up for the …

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[24 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
In The Kitchen With Randy Bramblett

Randy Bramblett and I decided to meet at Pasta Pomodoro at five pm in Laurel Village and I show up a little early so I can choose the table for the interview. A waiter brings me a menu, a glass of water and some bread with a garlic pesto dip. I order a Lagunitas IPA and look over the menu. Pasta Pomodoro is a restaurant that is required to put the calories of their dishes on the menu; it can be eye opening to say the least. I was looking …

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[13 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Chef Spotlight With Chris Dressick – The Velocurean Lifestyle

There is a certain passion, some might call it an obsession, that it takes to be a cyclist, or a chef for that matter and they both infatuate Chris. Chef Dressick just got back in to mountain biking in the last few months – he rode a mountain bike as a kid in the late 80’s early 90’s. In fact, he raced “downhill” while at Western College for one of the local bike shops. Though he had a couple podium finishes, his most memorable race was the Kamikaze Downhill in …

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[1 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Velocurean Lifestyle – Interview with Aaron Allen of Bespoke Cycles SF

How did Bespoke come to be, whose vision was it and where did the three of you meet?
We’ve all been in the industry for quite a long time and had worked together for a number of years as well. An opportunity presented itself to strike out on our own and we decided that the time was right. We were all on the same page as far as the form our business would take and that was that. We were open for business six months later.  Ari and I worked together …

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[23 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Oregonlive.com’s WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

“Portlanders love bicycles and food, and those dueling passions come together wonderfully at Velocurean.com, a website designed for people who live to eat, drink and ride. Competitive cyclists share their kitchen skills, including the recipes that fuel them up before a race, as well as recommendations for the beverages that help them cool down and unwind. There are also plenty of picks for hot gear and gadgets — both for the road and in the kitchen.”
– Grant Butler
(Thanks Guys! Ride Hard and Prosper! Live Velocurean! — …

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[7 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Press Release = “Vanderkitten-Focus Women’s Cycling Team to Lead the Peloton in 2011.”

“Vanderkitten-Focus Women’s Cycling Team to Lead the Peloton in 2011.”
“New partnership brings together forward-thinking apparel maker and #1 German bicycle brand.”
(February 07, 2011; Carlsbad, CA) FOCUS Bicycles USA will further its commitment to world-class bicycle racing through co-title sponsorship of the Vanderkitten-Focus Women’s Cycling Team.  Vanderkitten-Focus represents an exciting new era of growth in women’s racing, with focus on athletics, results and marketing, blended with distinctive feminine style.  Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the team will compete across the United States and in select international venues.
Vanderkitten-Focus will …

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[24 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]
Velocurean Lifestyle – Interview with Chris Reed of Studio Velo

Talk about the history of the shop and the transition from Bike-Rx to Studio Velo. Why the name change and need for a different space etc.?
Studio Velo started as a mobile bike repair service by Scott Penzarella, in June 2003.  He later set up a repair and fitting service, Bike-Rx, out of a small office space in Tam Junction before we moved into the current location in August 2007.
The name change came about a year and a half after we opened in our current location.  As a small business that …

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[19 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
Suppenkuche – Not Your Average Weinershnitzel

Suppenkuche… they’re just getting warmed up! Yes, they have been at the same spot in Hayes Valley for the past 17 years but I assure you that this is just the beginning to a new era in San Francisco’s merging of food and cycling. Suppenkuche is a restaurant for any one to enjoy from children to German food fanatics to beer enthusiasts… but at the root of this establishment is a team with a unique understanding and focus that only can be in the heart and mind of a cyclist. …

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[2 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
Significant Seven – July 2010 (Reno-Tahoe Edition)

Tahoe City:
Celebrate the 4th of July on the north shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe; this scenic destination has one of the most impressive fire works shows on the west coast. On a clear night with relatively little wind the reflection of the fireworks on the lake are breathtaking. Find all the information for planning your trip at www.gotahoenorth.com.
Walter Hansel 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley – $16:
For the summer heat, wine lovers need an alternative to heavy Chardonnays, which is where a nice cold, crisp Sauvignon Blanc comes in. Walter …

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[29 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Significant Seven – June 2010

Valley of the Moon: We absolutely love Valley of the Moon Winery, from their delicious sparkling white Brut to the lusciously smooth Cuvée de la Luna. Their sleek, artistic logo and bottles are enchanting and the grounds of this Sonoma estate are simply beautiful. Go for a visit and pick up a bottle of the newly released 2007 Cuvée! You’ll love it!
Kinetic Koffee: Fold this little roaster in to your daily routine and ride faster, longer, stronger and harder. This is life-support hand crafted by cyclists (Charlie Jordan and Mark …