Dont forget to order your Chicken Hawk Tees! We’re raising money to buy our first cargo bike! Soft cotton tees printed in DTLA by Knice Clothing.
Soft cotton T-shirts printed in DTLA by Knice Clothing
CHC & Little Niki Design poster; black/white/mint
Logo decals 2 white 2 black
Get it all here!
Shirts will be printed this weekend!
Just shirts will also be open for pre order in the big cartel for $17.00 each. No stickers, no poster. The pack is a steal! Do it!
Shipping in the US is FREE! Will ship WORLDWIDE for $10.00
Earlier this month I had the chance to spend a week in Ohio with my favorite graphic designer, Little Niki. I stayed in the small college town of Kent, about an hour south of Cleveland, a nice change from the big city life. Ohio is a complete 180 of the city i know and love, but with its own beauty, open fields, farms, and some cold weather. Not to mention I experienced my first snow.
Before heading out to Ohio, Niki and I had been brainstorming a poster for us to print in her Letterpress class while I was in town. I had herd of Letterpress before but wasn’t 100% sure on how it worked. Honestly all I knew was it was a way to print using big presses and letters. We were able to do everything from look through drawers to find the right letters. Different fonts, different sizes, wood block, steel blocks. The choices were endless. Somehow we even found an old Chicken Hawk looking block.Locking up our type was next. Making sure the letters wouldn’t move after each roll of the press, using different sized spacers to keep it all together.
Inking rollers was interesting, a tiny mount of ink and then we had to manually crank the rollers to get the rubber based ink to spread evenly. The cool thing about the manual roller was the fact that we were able to make a split fountain of colors using 3 different colored inks set on opposite sides of the rollers.
The great Greg Lemond once said “it never gets easier you just go faster” a quote that has kept me going when i’ve felt like my legs are going to explode. Hopefully it will be something you can put up and your wall and it will motivate you the way it has motivated me.
We made a limited run of each color, each one being a little different because of the way they were printed. Im selling these on my Chicken Hawk LA store at $20 each. All the money goes towards Chicken Hawk Courier, saving up for our FIRST CARGO BIKE!
PS. dont forget you can still order our Chicken Hawk Courier Endo Customs Cycling Kit! Pre Order is open until Sunday March 31, 2013!
Last Tuesday I boarded a plane for Cleveland Ohio to spend a week with my girl and to race at Monstertrack 14 in New York! A great overall trip, I was snowed on for the first time in my life and experienced the coldest day i’ve ever been through. Ohio was a good relaxing time, Kent, Ohio to be exact. Lots of hanging out with my girl, riding track bikes through snow one day, on the country side the next, and a little bit of letter press for Chicken Hawk Courier!
I got to visit the local bike shop a few times, Kent Cycle, right off of Lake st and Crane Ave. Its a rad little shop, with everything from a few All City Big Blocks to a few Focus 29er Mountain Bikes. Even an old school Schwinn Paramount Road frame and brand new Gunnar Fastlane. The fellas there were really nice, I hung out and talked a minute with them, they found it pretty hysterical that it was my first time to ever ride through snow, and first time i had been snowed on.
After a nice snow day, the following day was still cold but with clear skies, so we rode the countryside for a bit, a few backroads and a bike trail. Pretty much the opposite of LA, huge fields, a couple barns and a few horses. A very beautiful thing to take in when you don’t see it everyday.
Friday was roadtrip day for us. Driving from Kent OH to Brooklyn New York! Right through Pennsylvania. A long drive through lots and lots of trees. My buddy Austin Horse put up my girl and I for the weekend we were going to be in NY. First night in Brooklyn was Messenger Prom. A good time with lots of old friends but many more new friends!
Day 2. Monstertrack 14! An interesting day of riding through New York, ran into a little trouble with some drunken idiots, but cant blame em, it was St Pattys day weekend so everyone was turnt up. Mother Nature was not being my friend that day. Im from LA, born and raised, the coldest day Ive experienced previous to this was probably around 35-40 degrees. It was 32 degrees and snowing that day. My body wasn’t having it, I couldn’t get myself to race, it was too damn cold, and i wasn’t trying to walk away with frost bite. My buddy Hern and my CBNC team mate Paul had to stop midway through Manifest 3 because the weather caught up to them. Hern ended up with Frost Nip, first stage Frost Bite, for trying to race with no gloves… seriously Hern what were you thinking?? I was able to help my girl with a checkpoint, Pike and Monroe, Niki signed manifests as I snapped some pictures and go her hot Chai. At the end of the day there could only be one Monster of Monstertrack and this year that award went to Austin Horse, beating everyone by 10+ minutes! Enough time to sit down, order a beer and drink half of it! haha BEAST!
1. Austin Horse
4. Chaz (1st oot)
A few ladies came out and killed it as well! Roz destroyed the field of females coming in a few minutes ahead of the rest! 1st Female and 21st overall, out of over 100 racers, male and female! Not the mention this chicks one of the main reasons there was PBR at the after party!!
21. Roz Patterson- First Female
The party and awards were wild and crazy just as expected. I dont party hard so it was real tough for me to stick around until 3am for Awards to be announced. Austin walked away with a Bamboo Bicycles Track frame, a bad ass custom Re-load bag and a bunch of other rad prizes.
Even though I went out to NY specifically for Monstertrack, I gotta say my favorite day there was Day 3, new friends day! I got to meet and chill with two people i have been wanting to meet for a while now. Jeff Underwood owner, founder of Continuum Cycles and Nemo of Never Not Riding. After Austins win at Monstertrack, Jeff, who also runs Continuum Coffee, offered to make him brunch for the win. Of coarse Austin agreed and invited Niki and I to be his guests. I ride my Continuum with pride so I was extremely excited to finally be able to go to the shop and meet Jeff! I had hot chocolate, a waffle and some of my girls Spinach Frittatas, all I can say is whenever you’re in New York you have to check out Continuum Coffee for brunch! Best hot chocolate i’ve had! I got to talk to Jeff for a while and found out a few secrets in Continuums future, not sure if i’m at liberty to discuss, but I can say I see a second Continuum coming into the stable soon. Very excited for this year!
The other person i had a chance to meet was Nemo of Never Not Riding Cycling Club, this guy was rad, really nice and all about riding but looking fresh while doing it. Never Not Riding is a cycling club with a belief in always looking good on your bike. Being on CBNC that’s been something that always caught my eye, looking clean and crisp no matter the occasion, always look presentable and people will treat you with respect. Especially now that I’m trying to work with restaurants as Chicken Hawk Courier, people respond better to someone in a button up than to someone in cut off shorts and a shirt with no sleeves, theres a time and place for it all. Nemo gave me a NNR shirt and welcomed me to the NNR family. Im happy to represent NNR out on the west coast along side one of my newest CBNC team mates, LoudAlvin!
The drive back was another long one through lots and lots of trees, only this time it was in the dark. We had such a hard time leaving Continuum Coffee just because the dudes there were rad, the hot chocolate was amazing and the food just hit the spot. I had two days left in Ohio, Niki and I spent Monday printing some letter press posters for Chicken Hawk Courier. The great Greg Lemond once said “It never gets easier, you just go faster”, something to keep us all motivated! Letter press is a rad process, huge presses, small letter blocks and some rubber based ink, its a little more complicated than that but a really fun process. Designed with Little Niki Design, watch out for my girls stuff in the future, she’s going to hit the west coast in a few months, and she has a real good eye for design. Ill be selling the prints for $20 on ChickenHawkLA soon, all the funds go towards Chicken Hawk Courier.
Overall it was one of the best weeks i’ve had in a while, I got to ride my bike in new places, experienced my first snow, and spent the whole time with my favorite lady! Check out my Flickr for some of my trip!
Our first official client! We’ve been working with Discount Medical Pharmacy in Silverlake, for a few weeks now. if you’re have a prescription here you can ask them to have Chicken Hawk deliver to you. They know exactly who we are!
2716 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Mon-Fri 10 am – 6 pm
To all my cycling friends, family and pretty much anyone out there! Endo Customs is letting me open up a pre order for my Chicken Hawk ‘Merica Cycling Kits. They’re letting me sell them as a fundraiser for my new business, Chicken Hawk Courier Service! Pre Order will be open for about a month so save your pennies friends! The money raised will all go towards keeping the service up and running.
Ps Did i mention Endo makes all their kits in Downtown Los Angeles and you CANT get Endo kits unless its a team order? Here’s your chance!! Oh and I designed these myself
Swoop Here! Grab the jersey or bib separate or just get full kit!
**Orders in before March 1st will be sent through on the 1st. Orders after that will be sent in on March 15th. Endo expects about a 6 week turn around time. **
Any deliveries in Silverlake will be $5 today! We’ll be rolling around The Sunset Junction and by the Gelsons on Hyperion and Griffith Park for the afternoon.
Friday night was a good night! Picked up a few bottles of Fireball Whiskey, a case of bottled coors, dinner for four from Chi Dynasty on Hyperion with a few more things here and there. I realized something. People need booze and food a little later than 10pm on the weekend.
We’re going to push our hours back on Friday and Saturday night to Midnight (12:00am). Order beer for the party, wine for that romantic dinner with your significant other, or food and beer because you guys are to stoned to go anywhere. Anything you need well get for you!
Sunday- Thursday 10:00am- 10:00pm
Friday- Saturday 10am- Midnight (12:00am)