The Ends : John Watson Photography Show Opening

Join Mission Workshop in the opening show of John Watson's photography from his tour of the Yangtze River Delta with Mission Workshop. A limited amount of The Ends books will be available for sale and signed by Mr. Prolly himself. If you can't make the show, you can pre order the book here, also check out the bike tour archive.

The opening is this Saturday, show your support for one of the hardest working and inspirational guys I know. This is a must see show brought to you by Prollyisnotprobably and Mission Workshop. Congrats guys!

The Ends
Setting out from Shanghai, John Watson and Mission Workshop began their cycling tour of China's Yangtze River Delta. Using both film and digital formats, Watson photographed the surroundings and encounters with the local community. Led by their friends from Factory Five, they headed into a frenetic network of massive residential complexes, large industrial parks, and super highways. At first glance, the route seemed straightforward, however, the reality of the 1,000km trip was far more intense than anyone expected.

Mission Workshop: Eiger Waterproof Field Jacket

Yes! This jacket looks so nice, and its got some serious tech. I so want... "The Eiger is our take on the classic military field jacket updated with all the modern advantages of technical outerwear, and the first apparel release in the Advanced Projects Series.

The Eiger is constructed from Swiss-made Schoeller c_change™ fabric which utilizes a heat reactive, waterproof-breathable membrane to regulate body temperature and comfort. The addition of wool-facing on the exterior of the Eiger shell creates a tailored outward appearance while the waterproof membrane provides complete protection from rain, wind, and snow. Full seam taping and a three-point adjustable hood ensure that you'll stay dry when the storm rolls in.

True to its heritage, this field jacket is equipped with the traditional four-pocket front and is modernized with two internal media pockets, and a large cycling-style rear stowage compartment.

Made in Vancouver, British Columbia."

The price tag is $695.00, and for a jacket which will last a life time, it'll be worth it for sure. Go to the Mission Workshop website to purchase these fine jackets.

Interbike 2011 Part 1

I'm finally home after being away since the 2nd of September. Amsterdam to Vegas was quite a journey, Six Days at Tilburg was unreal and The launch of the Kissena Velo Fund at Interbike was a big success. Overall I had a great time and saw a ton of serious racing and bike tech. Though the Kissena Velo Fund was the main purpose of our trip, our agenda also had us meeting with Affinity premium dealers and even squeeze in time on the shop side of things.

The Mission Workshop/DZR booth this year was pretty much the place to be. Mission bags are so functional, they look great and they'll last forever. One of the new products we like is the new Sanction Rucksack.

The best part about Mission Workshop bags is there's no difference in tech form bag to bag. If you need a big bag that can zip up to be very slim, then unfold and fit a mini keg, they have have the Vandal. From the Vandal, there's several smaller bags until you get to the Sanction Rucksack. Its basically the feather weight version to the Vandal.

This rucksack is part of the AP (Advanced Projects) line and it has the Arkiv® closure system. Its a well executed bag with simple form and function.

Billy Souphorse Sinkford is the social media guy behind Mission Workshop and DZR shoes. Billy's the man and Affinity has the great pleasure of working with him. Check out Souphorse for more.

The DZR shoe line up for 2012 is legit. All DZR shoes are SPD compatible and they're comfy enough to wear at work or on the fly when your not on the bike. We'll be stocking the new line up of DZR shoes in the shop soon, check back for our official product launch.

To wrap up part 1, i'm so glad to have run into BMX icon and the man behind Cult BMX, Robby Morales. The Cult booth was a step above the rest in the BMX industry at the trade show this year. I somehow convinced Robby to sell me this 12" Cult BMX bike for my daughter Mia. Being that i'm a freak for old school bmx and other bike bling, i'm thrilled and proud knowing that my kids first bike will be a cult bmx from an icon like Robby Morales. Many thanks to Robby and Cult BMX.

Part 2 coming soon...