Seen Report: Mark Allen Alford

Indianapolis native, Bay Area resident, tiny house builder, LOW// Team rider, Cadence ambassador, the list goes on for Mark Allen Alford. Never one to be caught without a smile on his face, whether he’s out of the saddle on a winding climb or dreaming of race day, Mark is always optimistic of his next challenge. While focused on having fun on the bike, Mark still strives to be faster and stronger, as a reminder that one can be competitive at any point in their life. Like the simplicity of a bike, Mark and his wife Eliana were inspired to build a Tiny House based on that very idea. “Living simple and being able to live in something you built with your own hands while having the power to change it whenever you want is dope to me.”

Photo and Words: @johndanielreiss

State of Cadence Pulsar Giveaway

The State of Cadence - "Pulsar Giveaway"

Valued at over $2500
Win a State Bicycles Pulsar 29er bike with all the components listed below, this is a premium Cadence build of this DKLEIN designed frameset. Winner will also receive the Pulsar hydration pack, Cadence Pulsar kit and accessories and the latest in helmet design, the Bell Zephyr. This entire giveaway is valued at over $2500. 

Click here to enter.

Seen Report: Andrew Ratzke

Andrew is a person who has made a conscious effort to create positive change in this world. While working construction several years back he made a decision to focus his energy to make a difference in peoples lives. His response was to go to school and become a teacher for risk youth. That is exactly what he does to this day as a elementary school teacher in Hillsboro Or. 
When school is in session Andrew is changing the world, but come summer dude likes to shred. This year alone he started summer break with a 400 mile week, Did a century with 9K climbing on a track bike, Road Seattle to Portland in one day(202 miles) and is not currently touring from Portland to San Louis Obispo, CA. Andrew is the real deal folks! This is a life well lived! - DKLEIN

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New Design Studio:

Over the past 9 months I have been "learn-as-you-go one-man-band" design & building my new "Design Studio" which happens to a 160 square foot loft.
It feels amazing to exist within a space that I have cultivated and produced myself. It seems fitting for a place that its sole purpose is to build, design, dream, and create in. This is my first interior space that I've had the pleasure to design and build.

Now for the main floor...

Seen Report: Walton Brush

Seen Report: Walton Brush

"Walton is one of the most physically talented people I have ever seen on a bike” -Evan Murphy.
That pretty much sums it up. Road, cross, track bikes. It’s all just a bike with some different terrain. Born in Portland with a cyclist father. Walton ended up going to art school in San Francisco. In SF Walton became engrossed in the track bike scene opening a whole new chapter in his life. In 2014, He got 3rd at Elite Road National Championships and became the California state cyclocross champion. He has since gone on to become an domestic pro. Not bad for an art school track bike riding city kid!

Follow Walton in Instagram here


The California Collection

In conjunction with what we believe to be the greatest bike race in the world, (sorry, TdF & Giro), we bring you a few unique items all designed and built in California. From t-shirts to bottles to race day duffle bags, we hope you enjoy our golden state offering as you view the tour this week.

Seen Report: Chelsea Weidinger

When Chelsea Weidinger showed up in San Francisco, she wasted no time getting comfortable with the quirks one can only find in the City. Currently the first and only woman riding for MASH, she has been making a name for herself since winning first female at their Cutty Cross Cat in 2012. Now preparing to race at the elite UCI level, Chelsea's intense focus on training and personal prowess is matched only by her love of coffee. She is a working class athlete and when not on a bike can be found preparing and serving some of the best beans in SF, courtesy of Four Barrel. To balance her demanding schedule Chelsea finds satisfaction through the simple pleasures of taking in enveloping essay with her dear cat Dorian. No stranger to the lack of proper female representation in cycling, Chelsea has a message for all those women who have yet to take the plunge, "We all look out for each other so if you are a woman reading this and you’ve been thinking about racing but for some reason find it intimidating - don’t! The more the merrier. We are all in this together."

Words and Photos by John Daniel Reiss

Seen Report: Matchew

Growing up competitive rock climbing in Dallas TX., this skill set lends itself perfectly to prolific career as well known vandal. As things were starting to heat up with the Dallas PD and Matchew needing to lay low, he eventually landedin Portland OR. In 2006 he stumbled into a job as a Messenger. For over a decade he has been a fixture in the Portland and west coast messenger scene. Influencing and supporting the likes of Chas Christensen and countless other young and motivated Messengers. All the while putting in mile after city mile on his Cannondale Track that has earned every nick and ding, telling an intricate and complex story of his life as a messenger. IG: @newchewnew


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Functional Art

Some process and finished shots of a canvas that I painted for Klum House. This piece will be used as a raw material for a limited run of products. The finished canvas will be deconstructed into several smaller elements that will be used in the construction of different functional items. The process of making, taking apart and remaking is fascinating to see how one object can be integrated within so many different forms. 


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Winter is Here

Went on an epic adventure on christmas day. Went out with the goal of getting out for around four hours.
Mission accomplished. Steel road bike(Ritchey Breakaway), solo mission, mixed terrain, snow, 15mg Sativa hybrid, 5.5K feet of elevation, 55 miles. Perfect way to celebrate the holiday. #ThankYouCycling


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I've been working outside a lot recently building the studo. It's cold and wet in Portland in the winter. I needed a rugged & water resistant layer that I could build in and not worry about destroying. 

The Thanksgiving holiday was a perfect time for me to tackle this project. We had some 12 oz waxed canvas and some nice thick wool that paired up nicely. The jacket took me 3 days to complete. There were plenty of errors and seam ripping(I've now come to terms with this as a part of sewing). I ended up adding the chest pockets, extended cuffs with wool lining, detachable wool lined hood and drop tail to the back. I am pleased with the end result. 

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Now I can get back to work on the studio.


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