Archival Cycling

It has been a happy, hectic spring. Archival operations continue to expand. We’re now shipping out large orders to domestic and international retailers. New bag styles and colorways are in the works. We’re looking for new commercial space and planning to bring on a new production manager this summer. In the midst of the “blooming buzz and confusion,” I’m working to qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris, a 1400k brevet (or bike ride) held every four years in France. I’ve completed my 200, 300 and 400k rides. The 600k remains. For review, here are a few snap view from last week’s 400k. ST, Archival clothing’s tab numbering hammerer hand, joined me on the ride.

Archival travel baggage (AC, Filson and vintage Lands End)

5 a.m. ride start (24+ hours to go)

Kevin, a first year rando, and his front loaded touring rig

Sublimity pause. Holden in is safety orange booties and helmet cover

Only selvedge kerchief on the course

Joel and Sara. Early information control

Passing view

Vanilla at rest
Heading towards Sweet Home

Schlitz patch on Joel’s Carradice

Entering Lane county. Nuclear free zone

Marcola. David countering the cold with ice cream

Harrisburg. Liquor boxes have displaced public restroom access

Rolling through Albany

Around 1 a.m. Rallying against the chill

Vanilla at the Plaid Pantry in Salem, Oregon

Clerk’s car

End is near. Joel Metz on his vintage Jack Taylor

Eternal return. 25 hours and 25 minutes later

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