AETHERmoto LA | The Great Malibu Traverse

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Join AETHERmoto LA every Second Sunday of the month as we explore some of the best riding routes in the Greater Los Angeles area.

When: Sunday, August 10th, 2014.
Meet at 9am for coffee & donuts, kickstands up at 9:30am

Where: AETHERhq
(6100 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA)

What (the Ride): For this ride we will boldly endeavor to complete The Great Malibu Traverse. Our route will take us up the first canyon along the PCH. From there, we we will twist, weave, and snake our way through the Santa Monica mountains until we reach the absolute last canyon back to the ocean. This route will have us traveling the full length of Malibu entirely in the hills. The journey will be long , the views will be spectacular, and the roads will be twisty. Very, very twisty.  So fill up your tank and join us for a motorcycle odyssey  through some of the best riding terrain on the planet.

Click here for the Route Map

Group Ride Guidelines (etiquette):

1 Arrive with a full gas tank, having already used bathroom.
2 Know the route in case you get separated (especially gather points)
3 Ride at your own comfortable pace. Group rides can often push people beyond their skills. Don’t get caught up in keeping up.
4 See #3. Seriously.
5 When making a turn off of any given road, stop and wait until the next person sees you. Rinse and repeat. This way the group can keep moving without losing anyone in the turns
6 Let faster riders past you. The group should automagically end up fastest to slowest after a while (It’s ok to be slowest!)
7 If you have to bail out, send a text so we don’t have to come looking for you.
8 Have fun, that’s the whole point. Extra credit: post your awesome shots and story to Insta/face/ter/gram and the list and tell everybody how fun it was. #aethermoto

Moto Guzzi Tractor 02 by Venier Customs

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This Moto Guzzi V7 by Brooklyn-based Venier Customs has been redesigned for two-up riding on the chaotic streets of New York City.

This restyled Moto Guzzi V7 Stone has been transformed by Venier Customs for one of their New York clients. Dubbed the “Tractor 02″, the bike was customized for two people to ride comfortable across the bumpy streets of Manhattan while dogging taxis and buses.

To this end, the bike has been outfitted with dual-sport knobby tires as well as an elongated flat bench seat that has been shifted 30mm towards the back of the frame. It also features a GPS legendary speedo and a black LSL headlight. It has been finished with two tone glossy gray paint with a gold strip and matching gold logo.

A simple, elegant city commuter with an aggressive flat track-inspired attitude, the Moto Guzzi Tractor 02 by Venier Customs is versatile piece of art. Check out more of Venier projects on their website: venier-customs.com

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Good To-Go Freeze Dried Meals

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Good To-Go dehydrated meals lets you bring healthy, gourmet meals into the backcountry.

After a long strenuous hike, the first thing we’re looking forward to when we break for camp is a nice, well-cooked meal. However, more often than not, the bag of freeze dried food we brought along is barely passable – even with our our ravenous appetite! Enter Good To-Go Freeze dehydrated meals.

Founded by Jennifer Scism, co-owner and chef of nationally recognized Soho restaurant Annisa, and her husband David Koorits, Good To-Go endeavors to bring high-quality, healthy, gourmet meals out onto the trail. Their lightweight dehydrated packs are handmade by a team of chefs in Maine, whose sole purpose is to craft the best tasting meals possible. They use real food, fresh produce and toasted whole spices to deliver a flavor that can’t be achieved by other processed freeze dried meals.

To see all the meals Good To-Go offers, check out their website: goodto-go.com They are also available for purchase on Amazon.

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Kit Bike by Lucid Design

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The Kit Bike, a new concept by Lucid Design, could be completely dismantled in minutes and would fit into a circular bag the size of a single wheel.

Coming out of India-based creative agency Lucid Designs, the Kit Bike would be an creative alternative to the awkward, small-wheeled folding bikes currently on the market. When built, it would be made from lightweight hollow aluminum tubing with each piece being held to together by a lockable turnkey. For ease of setup, all the attachable joints would be accessible from one side of the bike. The drivetrain would use a belt rather than a chain, while the saddle and included carrying circular bag would be made from high-grade leather.

The major draw of a design like this would be the ability to completely dismantle the bike for easy transportation and storage. No other design has been able to transform a full-sized into such a small package. This type of bike could be checked for air travel or placed in the back of the closet of a small studio apartment.

Unfortunately, the Kit Bike is still just a concept, but for more information about it check out the video below or Lucid Design’s website: lucid.co.in

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End of Season Promotion | Get 20% Off

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END OF SEASON PROMOTION | RECEIVE 20% OFF

As we start to ramp up for fall, we’d like to offer you a chance to hold onto summer just a little while longer. From July 28th to August 3rd we are offering everyone 20% off many of our styles.

So if you have been holding out, now is the time to pick up one of our current styles and ride out the rest of the summer season in style.

Enter Promo Code: AEO20

This promotion does not apply to the following styles: Altitude, Apex, Empire, Highline, Skyline, and Eclipse. Offer is available in online and at Aether retail locations (NYC, LA, SF). Not applicable to previous purchases.

AETHERmoto SF w/ Piston & Chain: Station House Cafe

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Join us every First Sunday of the month as we explore some of the best riding routes in the Bay Area. These rides meet at AETHERsf and are led by Piston & Chain. All types of bikes and riders are welcomed.

When: Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. Meet at 9am for Ritual coffee, kickstands at 9:30am

Where: AETHERsf at The Proxy (489 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA )

What (the Ride):

This month we go North to Station House Cafe in Point Reyes Station. After breakfast and Ritual coffee at the Aether lot, we roll North to Mill Valley, then above the cloud line on Panoramic Highway. From there, we hit epic twisties that include Ridgecrest Road and Fairfax-Bolinas just before we find Highway 1 North into Point Reyes Station.

While the last bit seems a bit straight, it’s incredibly beautiful and it begs you to return to SF (or wherever else you’re heading) via either the Lucas Valley or longer Fairfax-Bolinas route.

Click here for the route map

Group Ride Guidelines (etiquette):

1 Arrive with a full gas tank, having already used bathroom.
2 Know the route in case you get separated (especially gather points)
3 Ride at your own comfortable pace. Group rides can often push people beyond their skills. Don’t get caught up in keeping up.
4 See #3. Seriously.
5 When making a turn off of any given road, stop and wait until the next person sees you. Rinse and repeat. This way the group can keep moving without losing anyone in the turns
6 Let faster riders past you. The group should automagically end up fastest to slowest after a while (It’s ok to be slowest!)
7 If you have to bail out, send a text so we don’t have to come looking for you.
8 Have fun, that’s the whole point. Extra credit: post your awesome shots and story to Insta/face/ter/gram and the list and tell everybody how fun it was. #aethermoto #pistonandchain

B-and-Bee Sleeping Cell

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Designed for music festivals goers who don’t like sleeping in tents, the modular B-and-Bee sleeping structure offers enclosed king-sized beds for a more comfortable night’s sleep.

Created by a team of Belgian designers, the hexagonal sleeping cells can be stacked four high in a diagonal line to accommodate 50 individuals on only 100 square meters of ground. Each module is winched onto a base frame using a crane to form an interlocking stack. Roll-up fabric covers provide privacy from the outside world but can also be secured open to let in air or allow occupants to watch a performance from inside. Lightweight metal steps are used to access the upper compartment, while lower compartments are used as locker space.

The B-and-Bee is currently being tested at the Gentse Feesten music festival in Belgium, which runs until July 27th. The designers hope to develop a production model of the structure after receiving suggestions from users.

For more information about the B-and-Bee sleeping cell, check out their website: b-and-bee.com

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Camp Cups by Mazama

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These beautiful, handcrafted Camp Cups by Mazama were inspired by the classic enamel mugs of past generations.

In an age of cheap ceramics, chintzy plastic, and disposable paper the majority of the cups we use on a daily basis do little to heighten the overall drinking experience. By and large, they’re purely utilitarian in function and entirely forgettable in style. However, if we care about the quality of what we put in the cup (good coffee, good whiskey, etc.), then why wouldn’t we want to drink out of something we cherish?

The Camps Cups by Mazama inspire to be more than just an empty vessel for transporting liquid and serve as a reminder of the best moments of summer: the outdoors, campfires, and cowboy coffee in the morning.

Made from hand thrown vitrified stoneware, the Camp Cups are finished with a special dual-color glaze technique to capture that classic enamel look. They feature a tapered, unglazed foot which allows sets to nest together neatly for storage while a carefully considered handle provides a solid yet comfortable grip. The Camp Cup can be purchased in two different sizes: 12oz and 8oz, as well as in two different color styles: Cloud with Ink Speckle and Ash with Cloud Speckle

So if you’re looking to elevate the quality of your cup to the quality of your coffee, take a look at the Camp Cups by Mazama. You can also check out the rest of their collection of quality drinkware on their website: shopmazama.com

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Pendura Coat Stand by Galula

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The Pendura coat stand by Portuguese design firm Galula is a refreshing take on the mundane coat rack.

While there’s nothing particularly innovative about a triangle on its own, it is not everyday that you see it incorporated into a coat rack. The base of the Pendura is set away from the base of the wall with the apex resting against it, while slanted grooves within the oak frame serve as multi-functional hooks. Whether you choose to hang coats, scarves, hats, or anything else you can imagine, the Pendura is a versatile piece of design and home decor.

For more information about the Pendura coat stand, check out Galua’s website: galulastudio.com

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goTenna

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Like a modern version of a walkie-talkie, the goTenna links with your phone to create an off-the-grid network that can communicate with other goTenna-linked devices, even when cell networks are overloaded, down, or out of range.

Each goTenna features a Bluetooth LE data interface, internal antenna, and 2-way radio, all of which have been integrated into a rugged, water-resistant, dust-proof design.  The device is small enough to be slipped into a pocket or can be attached to a backpack or belt using a clip strap.  The goTenna has a range of couple of miles in a congested urban areas, but will reach much further out in open country. Once purchased it is completely free to use and works with both Android and iOS phones.

For more information about the goTenna check out the video below. To purchase check out their website: static.gotenna.com

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