Tuesday, December 19, 2017

AIDS/LifeCycle Expo

AIDS/LifeCycle Expo - Saturday, February 17, 2018
Different Spokes is honored that our club - along with The Chain Gang - have been asked by AIDS/LifeCycle to produce an official training ride on the morning of their annual Southern California Expo. This event is open to the entire community, so please come to our training ride and stay for the Expo. The ride meets at 8 AM; the Expo is from Noon to 4 PM. An easy 25 mile route and a moderate 37 mile bike route will be offered.

A note about Malibu to Port Hueneme 12/17/2017

A note about the Malibu to Port Hueneme ride which was originally scheduled for Sunday, December 17, 2017

I hate to cancel a ride. Like the rest of you, I wake up early, have a good breakfast, put on sun screen, put on my Different Spokes kit, arrive at the meeting point early, and plan to spend most of Sunday riding my bike with friends. The last thing that I want to do is to abruptly cancel a ride at the last minute. However, on this particular day, 90 minutes before the meet time, I was carrying my bicycle over to my car and noticed that West Los Angeles was covered in brown air and the winds were blowing really hard. It just didn't make sense for us to meet in Malibu for a ride. So, I have rescheduled Malibu to Port Hueneme to January 14, 2018. I hope that you all can make it. It's a beautiful ride.

-- Bryan

2018 Kits - Order before Midnight January 23, 2018

It’s time to order your new Different Spokes kit.  
The “store” is open until January 23, 2018!  Your kit will be shipped directly to you. You will receive it by February 6, 2018.
Jerseys Come in 3 Fits
Slim Fit Next-to-body style provides form fitting performance through a streamlined 'next-to-body' design. The Slim fit tightens up in the waist and arm holes.

Standard Fit Balanced performance style provides regular fitting, by balancing aerodynamic performance with comfort functionality. The Standard fit is for typical North American build - wider in the shoulders and more tapered at the waist.

Relaxed Fit Loose comfort style provides looser fitting in the shoulders, torso, neck and arms. The Relaxed fit loosens up in waist and arm holes.
3 Ways to Get The Right Size
There are three ways to pick the right size kit from Jakroo:
Try on a sizing sample.  Jakroo has provided us with a limited number of samples to try on for sizing. They will be brought to all rides for the next few weeks and will be stored at the home of Bryan Blumberg & Mario Rivera in Los Feliz. Selection is very limited.

Use the sizing charts on Jakroo's website. Click on the links below.

Jakroo's Guaranteed Fit Service. If you don't like the fit once you receive it, you just pay postage to return it and they will make you a new one and send it to you for free.

Four products will be available for ordering. Click on the item name for a complete description, then scroll to the bottom to see the sizing charts.
Note about Guaranteed Fit Service:  Jakroo recommends using their sizing and dimensional charts, but encourage all customers to contact them for a guaranteed fitting.

To receive a guaranteed fitting, please call Claire Sayle at 1-800-485-7067, ext. 117. You may also get a guaranteed fit by using the chat service by clicking on the blue chat icon on the Jakroo website.  Be prepared to provide the data points shown below.

Waist (at belly-button)

It doesn't cost extra to get a guaranteed fit, so you are encouraged to take advantage of this service.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER - Use discount code DIFFSPOKES25 to get the prices shown above.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Port Hueneme December 17 Cancelled

Due to high winds and smoke, today's ride - December 17, 2017 - is cancelled. Sorry about that.

Friday, November 3, 2017


We have selected Jakroo as our manufacturer for our 2018 team kit. We will begin accepting orders before the end of November. The “store” will be open for a 3 week window. Prices are shown below. Sales tax and shipping direct to you will be added to your order. Here is the pricing:

Fresco - Sleeveless Jersey - $58.65 (Relaxed or Standard fit)

Tour - Short Sleeve Jersey - $78.20 (Relaxed, Standard or Slim fit)
Velo Pro - Bib Shorts - $93.50
Velo Pro - Regular Shorts - $89.25

Monday, October 9, 2017

Ordering closed on Monday, October 30. All of the shirts are expected to arrive at Bryan & Mario’s house by Monday, November 13.

We are very excited to be celebrating our 35th year with sweatshirts, tee shirts and tank tops.  We're going with grey and hot pink because our 2018 club kit will also be grey with hot pink.

You may order any number of any combinations shown below.  There are pull over or full zipper sweatshirts; tee shirts and tanks for the ladies and tee shirts and tanks for the men.

Note:  The appearance of the artwork below is computer generated. The artists at CustomInk will assure a proper placement of our club design and a consistent shade of pink on all items.  In fact, the pink will be Pantone 213 C to match our new kits.

PLEASE HURRY!  Ordering closes on Monday, October 30, 2017.

Your club president is so excited about this that he's going to order a full zip hoodie, a tee shirt and a tank top.  What will you be ordering?

Once the ordering deadline closes, all of the shirts will be shipped to Bryan & Mario's house. You make pick up your shirts from Bryan or Mario at their home or on a club ride. If that doesn't work for you, then please contact Bryan to arrange for him to mail your purchase to you.

To order:  CLICK HERE

Monday, September 25, 2017

Ride Tour de Foothills with Brian Osterwalder

Our club secretary Brian Osterwalder invites you to join him to ride a century in the foothills with well stocked rest stops and great SAG support. It’s the annual Veterans Day Tour de Foothills!

The century route includes just over 100 miles of the great cycling, just over 5000 feet of climbing and 5 rest stops.

Upon your return, you will be pampered with great food as a part of your ride registration with an optional Beer Garden and Wine tasting to complete your fantastic day.

The event is on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM and meets in downtown Upland, California.

Speaking of veterans, you can register for the ride for free! Everybody else pays, but we’ve got a $10-off discount code for you:  bikelink01

So please follow this link to register:  Click here to REGISTER!

Finally, please send an email to Brian at brianosterwalder AT gmail DOT com so that you can make plans to meet him at the ride.