28,February, 2018

Ira Ryan held an alleycat in Portland on 2004 that I happened to race when I rolled through town on my way to SF from Vancouver.  At least I think he was on one of the checkpoints - feel free to correct me.  Point is, that was the first time I heard of Ira. 

Of a handful of blurry images taken during that race - this is the best one.

I lifted this from his bio.  I remember his story about the rando-cat, and him talking about sleeping in a ditch on one of these particularly epic rides.

 

In 2000 I moved to Portland, Oregon where I took a job as a bicycle courier for five and a half years – the last two of which I helped start and run Portland’s only bike messenger collective. Cold, wet and dark mornings in the winter and endless hours of sunshine in the summer. For years I worked all week to ride and race on the weekends. In 2003, I finished second in an unsanctioned “rando-cat” from San Francisco to Portland, completing the 750 mile route in 4 days.
Over the years, miles and with 80 frames built I have refined my own personal style of cycling routed in speed, distance and self reliance.
My experiences as a cyclist, my style and my love for the machines that make it all possible culminated in the creation of Ira Ryan Cycles which unofficially debuted in 2005 when I built my first frame and raced it without paint for 325 miles over 24 hours to win the inaugural Trans-Iowa Race. Gliding over moon lit gravel for hours and hours on a bike I made with my own hands, to win the Trans-Iowa, is an experience that will forever influence my riding and commitment to the craft of bicycle building.

 

Ira joined forces with Tony Pereira to build under the Breadwinner moniker.

Breadwinner offer a slew of steel selections, but one stood out to me because of it's name.  KOMOREBI  (That's japanese for #lightbro.)

It's an adventure / gravel / bikepacking / do-it-all rig based on their 29" MTB platform.

More at Breadwinner.


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Sizing

Jersey  |  Vest

                                           XS        S          M         L            XL            2XL    

Chest Circumference    86-90   90-94   94-98   98-105   105-111   111-119

Front Length                   52-53   53-54   54-55   55-56      56-57       57-58

All measurements are in centimetres - CM

 

Bib Short

                                         XS        S          M         L          XL        2XL    

Waist Circumference  69-74   75-80   81-86   87-92   93-99   100-107

'Standard' Leg               23         24        25         26        27         28

'Classic' Leg                  23        24.5      26        27.5      29        30.5    

All measurements are in centimetres - CM

 

 

T- Shirt's

                                               XS    S      M       L       XL     2XL    

Chest (armpit to armpit)     92     97    102    107    112    117

Length (neck to bottom)     74     75     76      77      78      79

All measurements are in centimetres - CM