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So This Happened

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A few days ago I’ve blogged about some picnic ride we did and heres what went on.

Written by Mikey Ramirez

August 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Screening

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Last night I went to watch Bicycle the film at Barbican cinema directed by Michael B.Clifford and he’s a keen cyclist. It was a sold out screening, but I don’t want to give much away as I want you to go and watch it for yourself or buy it on DVD. But there’s a few stories in the film that portrays different routes about bikes and how important it is for them in their daily life. The film explains the history of bikes and how it has changed over the years to improve itself such as the aerodynamics and the materials of the bikes.
In the documentary we follow Dannielle Khan on her daily training on the bike and how she wins in the velodrome race. Then we meet Mike Burrows on how he designed the winning bike for Chris Boardman and also built he fastest bike of the time, in the velodrome. There’s also how bike paths was made and where it is now, like I said I won’t say any more. But please check the film when it’s back on the big screen in some
Cinemas in London, more info HERE.
You can pre order the DVD on their website to.
A great film done by Blue hippo media and thank you Nina for letting me be part of it too!

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

August 8, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Sunday Picnic

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We needed to take advantage of this weather today, so we got our bikes and went north to have a nice picnic. Never went to north of Lee valley national park, so we all headed in that direction. By stopping near the place to top up on our food, we kinda got carried away with food. We had way too much. We tired to eat as much as we can to make our bags lighter.
Some of the guys went to sleep right after eating, was it the heat or was it too much food?
After all that eating and laying down on the grass, we went back down south of Lee valley park towards the velo park, by taking the canal route, which was a bit of a tight squeeze for all of us, some parts wasn’t even that fun! At some point I felt I was going to fall into the water.
Along the way there we bump into mark and James from kinoko on their off road bikes.
Getting into the velo , we had to pay a visit at the road track and have a go. Think everyone had a good time riding and eating that day. Please keep your eyes open for some more rides!

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These photos are from Ryan and Glenn

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

August 3, 2014 at 11:38 pm

Kinoko Closing Down

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I can still remember doing a blog about kinoko cycles opening and I’m sad to say I’m doing a blog about it closing down! The shop was so amazing it was big and had everything that you need, but to be on a level I kinda miss Tokyo fixed that’s where I got all my parts for my first ever fixed bike and the people there are awesome. Hope everything for them goes well and I know it’s not the last time you hear from them.
Guys and girls of Kinoko cycles thank you for your service!
The sale starts Monday! Head down there for some good low prices on bike stuff.

More info here.
The announcement.
With a heavy heart we have made the tough decision to close our Golden Square Shop. The date of the closure will be August 29. The business has seen a lot of changes over the last few years and unfortunately the move to a much larger space added complications we felt we just couldn’t overcome. We would like to thank everyone who visited our shop and all the customers who put their trust in us to build their dream bikes. We’ve had an amazing time at Golden Square and are very proud of everything we achieved.

Moving forward we will be putting all our efforts into our web site. We will continue to seek out brands, we will continue to work on features, photography and work on projects with talented designers. This will always be a part of what we do.

We’ve had a lot of questions recently about our range plan moving forward. Next season there will definitely be a emphasis on building our performance and casual clothing range but we will still continue to stock hard to find frames and components. We will be discontinuing our complete bike range.

Next season to name a few we will be seeing big new drops from Tokyo Fixed, Mission Workshop and Search & State. We will be welcoming back old friends such as Nari Furi and the Japanese line of Wild Things. And we will be greeting lots of new brands such as Attaqeur and Kletterworks. Please stay with us!

With the closing down of a shop comes discounts. Our sale will be massive. The majority of our sale will be in store only. The sale will be starting next week. More to come on this.

We are aiming to get all custom builds out of the store before we close. For the few projects which will not be complete be Aug 29 we will happily transfer the build onto a bike shop of your choosing.

After shop closure all Kinoko Vouchers will be honoured online only.

Written by Mikey Ramirez

July 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Ride Somewhere

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Had a free time today, so I took advantaged and got on to my bike and rode somewhere. Weather was so awesome had so much fun going around London. Grabbed some lunch with some mates at Five guys in Covent Garden, then went up north to have a wonder around Emirates stadium and check out the new kit. Yes, I am an Arsenal supporter.
It’s all about having fun on your bike!

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

July 15, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Fun In The Sun

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So today me and Moses went out for a little ride. Having a family takes your free time, so today I had that free time. So I hit the London roads and to enjoy the sun. Had so much fun riding and chilling with Moses, I’ve missed riding in rush hours!
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Written by Mikey Ramirez

June 11, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Good Morning Ride

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Today has to be one of my best ride in the morning. It was amazing the weather was so good, wearing my dickies shorts and my chill out tee done by Ty. Showing my body heat to everyone!

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As family comes first I don’t ride often, but when I do I make sure to go out there and have fun. Explore London and see new things, as summer comes near I hope to see you guys and girls out there. Feel free to say hi to me when you see me riding. I don’t bite, only if you have food with you!

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

May 16, 2014 at 10:21 am

A Simple Ride

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Had to go the 14 Bike co office, so I just put on the the Gopro and heres what we got.

Riding around London with Boyce

Written by Mikey Ramirez

May 13, 2014 at 2:11 pm

The Easter Hunt Edit

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Here’s something I’ve put together.

 

Highlights Of The Easter Hunt

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It was cold & wet but the show went on.  Thanks to those who turned up for the Easter hunt especially the volunteers, it was great fun in the end.  Big thanks to the sponsors too.  Pestle and Mortar, Chrome industries, 14 Bike co & Continental Tires.

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14 signed up, half chickened out  due to the grim weather but it was still a great little challenge! It’s always a bother riding in the rain but once you’ve warmed up & you’re with a good bunch of riders the mood quickly lightens up.  The first checkpoint/meeting place was the inner circle in Regents Park.  Everybody was cold.

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We kept our legs moving as we had a reconnaissance of the checkpoints while dropping off our helpers at the checkpoints.

Rec Hyde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A massive thank you to the helpers from the checkpoints:

1. Ryan and Jake.

2. Michael and Indra.

3. Mike and Sam.

4. Rob and Glenn.

Finish Check point. Mikey and Lettie.

Once everyone assembled, and instructions were read out, Mikey screamed starters orders & the fun began.

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We cycled through wind and rain, but luckily it was Easter Sunday so traffic was light. At each checkpoint our riders collected an Easter egg, containing a map, showing where the next checkpoint was.  First to collect 4 eggs won.

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The last checkpoint was Battersea park where Mikey & Lettie waited for the winner under Buddha with the prizes & drinks.

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Here were the winners:

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3rd place: Dimi

Time: 50.01

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2nd place: James

Time: 50.00

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1st place: Matt

Time: 35.00

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We had a scramble for the drinks in the end so everybody who came out got something:

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Then it was over to Bodeans for some good food.  After a little ride from Battersea.

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Written/Photo by: Moses and Mikey R

Written by Mikey Ramirez

April 25, 2014 at 11:34 am

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