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SSCXWC Los Angeles

I know that I've fallen way behind on posting content from my Los Angeles trip, but I'm here to make it up to you a little bit. Here are some shots from the Single Speed World Championships Cross race.

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Beautiful Bicycle: Behind The Scenes

By now, perhaps you've seen the Beautiful Bicycle: Jeff's All-City Nature Boy Zona on Prolly is not Probably. But what you probably haven't seen is the maestro at work. Here then, are my images of the Prolly in the midst of showing some "lens love."

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Another Edition of Customer Bikes

It's the first day back in the office after Thanksgiving break, and I've got to admit that I'm feeling pretty melancholy. Luckily I know just what to do, go for a ride (later), listen to Motorhead, and check out some builds.

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Bandit Cross Race 12 Photos

Last Sunday we once more raced the Dog Park course, but this time added a new section above the bike path as well. 33 racers lined up and took on one of the most technically demanding cross courses around. Here's some photo evidence.

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Bandit Cross: Night Moves 11/9

It's long been a dream of mine to throw a race in the Minnehaha dog park proper, as it is one of my favorite places on this earth. The time for dreaming is over, the time for doing shall be upon us soon.

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Customize Everything

This weekend at Homey Fall Fest (a drunk mtb drinking thing here in MPLS) I came across this sweet Nature Boy that the owner had customized with some World Champ stripes. Few things get me stoked as when someone has taken one of our bikes and made it truly unique and theirs.

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Thunderdome Prebook is Live

If you want to lay hands on a Thunderdome when they hit this December (and believe me, you do), the prebook just went live and we'd like to encourage you to get in touch with your local bike shop and have them reserve one for you. Thunderdome MSRP $650 Competition Velodrome Frameset

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All-City’s at Track or Treat

This past Friday I organized my annual Halloween alleycat, Track or Treat, here in Minneapolis. It was a 13.5 mile sprint course with time penalties for non-fix and non-costume. 50 racers showed up to race the streets, raise money for Chuey, and party their faces off. Daniel Murphy was there to shoot images and he captured a bunch of All-City's, and some fine party portraits. Have a peek.

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Tall Wool Socks To The Rescue

Yesterday evening was a cold rainy fall day here in Minneapolis. On the ride home I was wearing what I rode to work in: a long sleeve wool jersey, cut off Dickies knickers, a wind jacket, and medium wool socks. Only a half mile in, the exposed skin on my legs started stinging and bumming me out something fierce.

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Bandit Cross Movie Screening

This Sunday, A-C and AC are bringing you some after race sweetness in the form of a screening of our 15 minute Bandit Cross: Ruining it for Everyone movie and free beer and pizza. Get pumped.

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Bandit Cross This Sunday!

If you’re not aware, this weekend is going to be a cavalcade of cycling excess. We’ve got the sixth annual Track or Treat race and party on Friday, supposedly the Homey Fall Fest (aka Blow-Me Fall Colors Tour), and now Bandit Cross on Sunday.

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MBMA Homecoming

This past Saturday, the Mnneapolis Bicycle Messenger Association held their annual Homecoming part at One on One. It was fancy clothes, four kegs, and yours trully pumping out the mega jams. Here is the photographic evidence of a very boozy evening. In case you were wondering why I didn't make the 9:30am start to my cross race on Sunday, now you know.

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Customer’s Bikes

One thing we love over at ol' All-City way are photos of our customer's builds. We're always stoked to see how someone has customized their All-City for their daily life and needs. In this edition, we have two Mr. Pinks, some Space pony's, two Nature Boy's, and a Big Block.

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Jeff’s Photo Roundup

Welcome to another edition of Jeff's Photo Roundup, where I post up a bunch of random photos from my private life that I think you might enjoy. Let's get after it.

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Ty and his NBZ at Cross Vegas

During the pro race at Cross Vegas, our buddy Ty Hathaway, one of the owners of Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles, stole the show by cutting course and sessioning the flyover jump on his Nature Boy Zona.

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Music Appreciation

It's been a while since I've laid some choice cuts on you, but I'm going to fix that up right now with a song that seems to not be as well known as it's influence and amazingness commands. One of the Greats Of All Time: Grandmaster Flash's "White Lines"

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Bandit Cross Race 11 Photos

This past Sunday marked the 11th Bandit Cross race to date and third of Fall 2012. Rather than race this one I decided to lay back in the cut and nab some photos of the goings on. Check them out:

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Bandit Cross 9/23

Since there' s no official CX race this weekend due to the U.S. GP in Madison, I've decided to fill the void for those sticking around town.

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Babes in Bikeland Photos

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the 6th Annual Babes in Bikeland here in Minneapolis. For those of you living under rocks, Babes is the largest all female alleycat in the world with 370 some women participating this year. We here at AC have been long time supporters, and were once again stoked to be a part of it.

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Product Development: Big Block Number 1

The other day I was messing around with my winter bike / fixed gear commuter, the first ever All-City frame Big Block prototype number 1. This thing has seen 4 winters now and keeps going strong. I figured I'd take the opportunity to shoot some photos and show how the bike has evolved over the years.

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ACC Bandit Cross Photos by Kelly Mac

Our homie Kelly Mac hooked us up with some amazing shots of Thursday night's Bandit Cross race for All City Championship weekend. If these don't get you pumped about racing illegal cross, then I don't know what will. Check out some of my favorites.

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Our New Urban Velo Ad

Our newest advertisement for Urban Velo magazine with photos from this past week's CMWC's in Chicago. We are stuper stoked on how it came out.

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Craig Etheridge 2012 CMWC Champ!

Just wanted to say big ups to our man Craig Etheridge who took his second World Cycle Messenger Championship this past weekend in Chicago. Craig's our team rider out of Seattle, a cyclocross honch, and one of the nicest dude's you'll ever meet. We couldn't be happier for him!

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CMWC Favorites

I'm back in action, after surviving the 2012 Cycle Messenger World Championships in Chicago this past weekend. While I firmly plan on doing a day by day breakdown of my trip in the coming posts, I figured I'd first get all up at you with ten of my absolute favorite shots from the weekend

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2012 All City Championship

The race page and info is up for this year's All City Championship bike party weekend. We're down to the final two weeks to go, and this year's event is shaping up to be bigger and better. We've got more sponsors, more community support and there shall be more radness than ever before.

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Custy’s Bikes

Coming at you with another exciting round of customer builds. As you know, we always get excited to see all of the different ways our bikes can be tricked out and tailored to a rider's specific needs.

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Back from Utah

So I just got back from Saddle Drive, a dealer event in Utah. I was out there for eight days, because prior to doing the dealer portion of the event, we had sales camp where we teach the sales reps about our line and dealer programs and such. Brother let me tell you, while the mountains are purty, the alltitude, heat, and 3.2 beer begin to wear on you after a while. It was a marathon of good friends, climbs, descents, and binge drinking.

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The Full Package: Men of the MBMA Revealed

The girlfriends of the Minneapolis Bike Messenger Association (MBMA), in collaboration with One on One Bike Studio, are proud to offer up their men and announce the debut of a project so delightfully erotic, you may be enticed to hop in the saddle for a nice, long ride with the next strappin’ young cyclist that bikes by. ‘The Full Package: Men of the MBMA Revealed’ is the grittiest 2013 calendar of tactful erotica showcasing Minneapolis’ finest and fastest cycle couriers

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Def Star Sprockets Are Here!

We've been riding 48 Spline Sprockets since they hit the fixed gear world, and while there are many options available, we've always felt like we could improve the breed. So we did. Enter the Def Star.

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Powderhorn 24

The second annual Powderhorn 24, a 24 hour alleycat (well it's a fixed course so it's not really an alleycat) was held this past weekend in my neighborhood in South Minnie. The idea carried over from the Riverwest 24 in Milwaukee which I've been lucky enough to participate in for the last three years. The event is not only intended to be a celebration of the cycling culture, but to be a neighborhood building event as well.

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New Low Cut Wool Socks

The best stuff we make are things that we've been wanting but can't get. The Mr. Pink and Big Block are great examples of that. Obviously those are big ticket items, but it's not just the big products but also the small that we get stoked on.

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Customer’s Builds

I know I've been slacking as of late with the customer builds, but today it's all going to be made up to you with this stellar group of three.

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A Weekend in Vilas County

One of my favorite things about June is the now annual trip to Vilas County Wisconsin with the crew from Minneapolis. The agenda is simple: ride and drink our faces off. While I'm sitting on a ton of photos from the weekend, and of my longest loaded (the bike not me) excursion on the Space Horse to date, I figured I'd hit you up first with a few of my favorites from the weekend, which I posted last night to my personal blog.

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New Urban Velo Ad

Our new ad in Urban Velo features photos from my recent trip to Richmond site of the 2012 North American Cycle Courier Championships.

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NACCC’s Richmond Fourth Day: Finals

The big shakes at finals this year was that unlike previous races, this year's finals would be an open city work simulation in downtown Richmond. Stu dropped the bomb Sunday morning and everybody got scrambling to figure out the city.

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NACCC’s Richmond First Day: Arrival, Redbull Art Attack

This past weekend, I left Minneapolis on Thursday to attend the North American Cycle Courier Championships in Richmond, VA. For All-City this was a special NACCC's as family member Stu Louder was one of the principle organizers of the event. As with all good travels this trip saw me home sunburned, dehydrated, exhausted, content, and wanting to be a better community member and person. The sunburned/exhausted part needs no explanation, so let me now expound upon the latter mentioned.

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Gone To NACCC’s

I will be out of the office until next week as I'm heading to Richmond for the annual North American Cycle Courier Championships taking place this year in Richmond, VA. This year our man Stu Louder has a big hand in the organizing and we'll be there to support him and run a checkpoint during the race. If you're going and you see me around, please say hello.

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Kits

While we over at All-City don't have the best looking models, we do happen to have the best looking kits in the game. If you want to look good this year and for year's to come, get to your shop and ask them to order up some. Our jerseys and bibs are made in the U.S.A. in partnership with local homies Twin Six.

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Save The Track Bike Bar

We're super stoked to let you know that we are upping our handlebar game with this newest edition to the AC parts family, the Save The Track Bike (STTB) drop bar.

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A Love Song to Doctor Rockso

Though, as I have mentioned before, much of the inspiration for our product comes from cycling history (in 130 years or so of the safety bicycle, technology has evolved and changed in fabulous ways), a lot of inspiration for our product comes from our personal fleets of and experience with bicycles. With that said: Meet Doctor Rockso

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Limited Edition Copper Parts

We just received our shipment of limited edition copper plated parts. This is a one and done run for the year, when we're out, that's it until next year (maybe, we don't actually know if we'll ever order another batch).

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Space Horse Glamour Shots

On Monday our Japanese distributor Motocross Intl, got a hold of us to ask us to create an ad for the Space Horse for the upcoming issue of Pedal Speed, a super rad Japanese publication. Not being happy with our current Space Horse photo assets, I took advantage of a lovely Minnesota overcast morning yesterday to go out and nab some Space Horse glamour shots.

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Bandit Cross 9 Photos

Here are a few selected images from this past weekend's Bandit Cross race down by Fort Snelling State Park. About 20 people showed, 9 raced, and except for one pissy pants bystander who was kicking all of the cones into the woods, the whole thing went off quite well with minimal notice from the patrons of the dog park.

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The Captain Phil

One of the coolest things about being a part of All-City is the wish fullfillment aspect of it. I've been fortunate enough now to have been able to help make a dream track bike, road bike, and others a reality, but near and dear to my heart is the Captain Phil project.

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LA Marathon Crash Race

The last day of my LA Trip was race day for the LA marathon Crash Race. For those of you not familiar, the Crash race follows the course of the LA Marathon. The night/morning of the race at 3am, hundreds (they're claiming 1800 this year) of cyclists converge at Tangs donuts to race the blocked off marathon course.

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Rolling Cowboys

Another shop I visited in LA was Rolling Cowboys. Right away when I saw the dog and the sign I knew that the owner and I were going to get along swell.

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Lisa’s on Bike Snob

Checking out Bike Snob today, he had a post about his recent trip to Madison, and what do you know, our own Boss Lady Lisa Snyder was all up in his photos from the ride.

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Golden Saddle Cyclery

On Thursday night of my LA trip All-City helped put on a little grill out at Golden Saddle Cyclery. Kyle's a bro, and I have been wanting to check out his new store since all of the photos that I've seen of it have been so spectacular. The real thing didnt dissappoint as they have tons of rad shit for bike geeks to eyeball. Check out some photos from the event and the shop.

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Orange 20

One of the shops I was really excited about finally getting to see in person was Orange 20 in L.A.. Orange 20 has been a huge player in the development of the cycling scene in Los Angeles, we've been dealing with them for years, and recenlty they started carrying more of our complete bikes in the shop.

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Classic Style

One of the concepts that I've been super into the past few years is the idea of "Classic Style." Things that look great and will always look great, garments that never go out of style. Black jeans, flannels, Chuck Taylor's, Ray Ban Wayfarers, etc. These are just classic looks.

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City Grounds Shop Visit

One of the things I was really excited about on this trip was finally getting to see the Citygrounds stores. Citygrounds sells a ton of our stuff and have been huge supporters since day one of All-City's existence, not to mention that Paul and Jack are great dudes and some of my favorite peeps in the bike industry.

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LA Trip Photos

Sorry I've been dragging on getting photos up from my LA trip, it's been a crazy week as my house got robbed (we're all fine) and our Hedgehog passed away. I'll make sure to hit it hard next week. In the meantime check out this montage that Kyle of Golden Saddle Cyclery put together of images from the GSC X All-City barbeque last Thursday.

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Los Angeles Trip First Day

So on Wednesday I got into Los Angeles and my boy Vinnie picks me up and spirits me away to Long Beach and the famous Fixie Factory. (a household with a bunch of fgfs pros) here are my photos from the day

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Heading to LA

I'll be in LA the rest of the week, so if you see me out and about please say hello and introduce yourself. You'll know me by the red rose in my lapel.

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Music Appreciation

I know it's been a while, but I'm back with another Music Appreciation post. Today's subject is Dead Moon, the legendary Seattle DIY punk band from Portland Oregon. I was only recently introduced to Dead Moon as several of my buddies have been procuring lp's from their recently reissued back catalog.

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Customer’s Builds

Since it's Monday, let's play another exciting round of Customer's Builds. These are photos sent in by All-City riders and we would love to now share some of them with you. On the docket (sp?) today are two Big Block's, one Nature Boy, and one of the first Mr. Pink's to be submitted. Let's Go!

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Fuck The Buff/Creativity is King

The "Buff" exists in every city, it is the eradication of Graffiti from our environment. The "Buff" is the brown roller paint that mutes murals, it is the process of taking a dull color and censoring expression. Eavesdrop on the visual dialogue between the artist and his enviornment in this tumultuous and storied relationship.

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Mr. Pink Completes Are In.

There is something that I have been dying to tell you, however there's no point in even telling you anymore since I'm sure you can see the title of this post. Holy shit, am I excited that this monstrous shit kicker of a road race bike is finally available in complete bike trim.

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Introducing the Macho Man

As you may or may not have heard, at Frostbike this weekend our newest baby took it's first bow. The long awaited geared version of the Nature Boy, which thematically we've dubbed the Macho Man.

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I Got to Shoot Gator’s Skateboard!

The other day I spotted this sick Gator pro model sitting at the Fulcrum sales dude's (Mike) desk. At first I was stoked simply because it's the model that everyone who skated during that time wanted, but then he put me beyond stoked when he told me that this was in fact owned and ridden by Gator himself. Not only that but it makes an appearance (being ridden by someone else) in the famous Suicidal Tendencies video Institutionalized.

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Space Horse Dropout Development, Part 1

All-City Product Development works tirelessly to bring to you, the people, the raddest product possible. We thought it would be cool to give some insight into our design process through the blog. We obsess over details- sometimes to the point where they become projects of their own. So begins the story of the Space Horse dropout...

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New O.G. Kits are in Stock

Earlier this week we received our first batch of the new O.G. kit, and they turned out even sweeter than we had hoped. These are our second collaboration with Minneapolis' own Twin Six, and we couldn't be happier with the results, check it out.

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Photo Dump

It's been a little while since I posted images from my daily ramblings and explorations in this fine city of Minneapolis, so here are some randoms from what I've been up to as of late.

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Our New Waterbottle

Since we like to ride our bikes a lot and when you ride your bike a lot you need to drink water, here's the new All-City water bottle. And it just so happens to match the new O.G. kit. Crazy right?

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Our New Vertical Dropouts

As we move into geared bikes it only made sense to continue with our tradition of creating our own signature dropouts. For most companies these are unnecessary and silly expenses but we feel that it's these frame details that make an All-City standout from the crowd and give our bikes their character and archival quality. When you're looking at a vintage frameset and see that Campagnolo dropout you know you're looking at a quality piece. It's our love for these sorts of bike geek moments that leads us to making the investment in our own stainless steel forgings.

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Get Well Corey

If you've been following along, you know that our man Corey is down in Texas with Prolly and the crew from Long Beach. He's been absolutely killing it down there as these photos that have popped up on Prolly is Not Probably over the last week have shown. Well yesterday he was doing an over rail to fire cracker and got hung up on his second attempt (after making the first)

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Corey Down in Austin

Our man Corey San Augustin is down in Austin Texas hanging out with Prolly and the Long Beach peeps. John keeps posting photos from their visit so keep checking Prolly for more

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New All-City Kits: The O.G. Jersey and Bibs

We've got a new kit in the pipeline. We wanted to compliment our "racer" kit the original Twin Six X All-City with a simpler more understated ensemble. Behold the second fruit of our partnership with Minneapolis' own Twin Six, the O.G. kit.

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Ty’s Nature Boy Zona

Our buddy Prolly recently did a nice post on Ty from Golden Saddle Cyclery's Nature Boy Zona for his blog Prolly is not Probably. The photo above was from a separate post and was shot by Brian Vernor. It's of Ty in action on this lovely machine. Here are the photos from Prolly

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Bandit Cross: Ruining it for Everybody trailer

So as you may know, I organize a bunch of grassroots illegal cyclocross races throughout the year in Minneapolis. Recently the video crew from the QBP mothership asked if I'd be interested in making a video about the series. As this is something that I deeply love and wish to spread the idea that any a-hole can throw a race and do something positive for their cycling community, I of course said "Yes." The full length (for a short) isn't done yet, but they just released this little trailer.

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