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Cyclocross News Nov 2007

Cyclocross races are held typically in the autumn and winter months and consist of short, 2.5–3.5 km or 1.5–2 mile courses. The course can range from pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike and navigate obstructions and remount in one graceful motion. Races are generally between 30 minutes and an hour long, with the distance varying depending on the ground conditions. The sport is strongest in the traditional road cycling countries such as Belgium (and Flanders in particular), The Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Geoff just completed 2 cyclocross races within the past 2 week. Placing 6th out of 36 starters in division 4’s in Los Angeles then leading the race for 5 laps this past weekend in the Chicago and ending strong with 2nd place.

Next race is December 2.
Yeah, Geoff!

Colette Introduces The Solitary Arts @ Paper 24HR


6 p.m.-6 p.m.: 24-hour Shopping Marathon!

Event: IS IT ART OR IS IT COMMERCE? PAPER’s 24-hour Department Store

Open to the Public

Location: PAPER’s Cultural Storefront – 233 S. La Brea @ 3rd St., Hollywood

PAPER opened a high concept “24 Hour department store,” an indoor market with 25 participating brands, artists and shops that PAPER adores. Unique/limited brands will be on display such as Colette (Introducing The Solitary Arts), Opening Ceremony, Undefeated, M.A.C Cosmetics, The Smell, Levi’s® Damien Hirst, Screaming Mimi’s, Ooga Booga, Mollusk, Citizen-Citizen, PAPER art store, Family, RVCA, Kime Buzzelli’s Showpony, Creative Growth, Jack Spade, Lost & Found, William Good, Heartschallenger, Cobrasnake, Supreme, A+R, Ingo Maurer, Three Asfour, FUCT, Rodarte, Jeremy Scott, Modern Appealing Clothing, Hit + Run and many more. This will be the best store on earth and will only be open for 24 hours then it will disappear. Andrew Andrew will be the 24-hour hosts pod casting, DJing and simply performing acts every hour on the hour.

Presented by Project title sponsors: Levi’s® and M.A.C Cosmetics.

We’d like to thank Sarah and Colette for welcoming The Solitary Arts and showcasing our products at her booth. Geoff did an awesome single-marker drawing for the Colette booth, situated directly in-front, as you enter the department store.

Cinematography by Tobin Yelland

Tobin Yelland created this film for DC Shoes & SSUR .

Also, view the little trailer for the Spring 2008 release of the Beautiful Losers film. Tobin Yelland is the cinematographer.

Rip in Japan...with the Traveler

Incredible Being of Lightness: NPR / KCRW & the California Design Biennial

Hosted by NPR / KCRW’s Frances Anderton and her show DNA (Design and Architecture), Michael Worthing, Co-Director of Design at CalArts, comments on the California Design Biennial.

Listen in on their conversation.

...Bright Colors, Handcrafted, Geoff McFetridge and the Solitary Arts.

San Diego, California; Visiting Gary Benzel & Igloo Store

Gary Benzel and Arik hosted us at the Igloo Store on September 8th down in San Diego.

Thank you guys!

Igloo Store, Little Italy, San Diego, CA
Click the photo above for the map

Igloo is one of the stores that carry the Solitary Arts line. Drifters wheels…

Arik hosting us at the Igloo Store

Solitary Arts pins and stickers next to Michael Leons awesome playing cards

Mollusk Surf Shop opens in Venice Beach, California

Mollusk Surf Shop opened their third location on Saturday, September 1 at 1600 Pacific Avenue in Venice Beach, California to a warm (freakin’ hot) reception from curious locals, traveling tourists, friends of friends, and close compadres.

The best way to experience Mollusk Surf Shop is to visit one of their shops personally. Simply Amazing. They have their first in San Francisco, second in Brooklyn NY, and now, Venice Beach.

John and Brett gave us the opportunity to build an in-store display for the Solitary Arts with the very first, “mini skate shop”, inside their store. All of the Solitary Arts shirts are for sale along with the last two of the original Big Red complete skateboards.

Kyle, Danny & Keith, Venice Beach, California

Jeff Canham is an amazing artist/painter and he made this
corner of Venice Beach a breathing landmark once again.
Click on him waving above to see more of his work

Serena taking photos of Jeff Canham

Mollusk Surf Shop: 1600 Pacific Avenue
Venice Beach, California

John McCambridge & his daughter.
Mahalo John for all your support

Brett sitting under the spiral staircase


Indoor Treehouse by Jay Nelson

Ivy must have folded a thousand shirts for the opening
Always in good spirits

Jeff Canham was the lucky person who got to sleep in the
treehouse the night before the opening

Ivy and Danny Hess. Click on Danny in the photo
above to see the amazing boards that he shapes

Serena & Mason sitting at the cashwrap bench

Womens section.

Brett sitting next to the last known barrel used at
Clark Foam. It’s converted into a useful
and beautiful display for the books section

Johnny sitting at the cashwrap with a nice Nat Russell
piece behind him. Click the photo to read Nat Russells blog

Kyle Field reading on the recycled drum-table.
Click on Kyle reading above to view his artwork.
Little Wings!

John McCambridge artwork inside the Mollusk mini-gallery

Good friend, Kevin Lewis from Stereo Skateboards came
to visit his new neighborhood surf shop

Solitary Arts Traveler complete skateboard on display.
The Traveler is a deadstock deck, with the
center routed and the Moon graphic sticker dropped-in,
Black Eggs (wheels) and Tracker 89mm mid-track trucks

Keith is an amazing fine carpenter and built a large portion
of the shop. He scours scrap-yards within each city Mollusk
opens and reuses local materials to build the interiors.
Here, checking-out original artwork by Geoff McFetridge

Thanks to everyone at Mollusk!

kenny forever

solitary arts
mini skate shop

jef hartsel

bob lake

ez ryder
is jef hartsel and jay adams

geoff mcfetridge
interviews yong-ki chang

our inclusion
in stuff

equal dist. is
yong-ki chang
in the bay area

champion don't stop
is geoff mcfetridge
in atwater village