22 November, 2011


WE MOVED TO http://takeoverla.wordpress.com/

WE MOVED TO http://takeoverla.wordpress.com/

WE MOVED TO http://takeoverla.wordpress.com/

WE MOVED TO http://takeoverla.wordpress.com/

WE MOVED TO http://takeoverla.wordpress.com/

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Sean Martin

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21 November, 2011

Product Review: Chrome Anza

I recently got a Chrome Anza for these harsh winter months in LA. This Jacket rocks. Pair it with a Cobra
and you are good to go. I wore this all last weekend in SF, where it was cold and rainy kept the elements out.
Rocked all day yesterday with a hoodie, during our downpour of the year, here in LA and was it was perfect.
This jacket looks great on, you feel sleek and smooth, ready to cut through any weather. Works well against the wind
as breaker too. Most the time in LA, I wear this with a t-shirt and I am totally protected against the elements.

This is my only issue with the Anza. The snap button on the back pocket. If you are carrying a heavy load on your
bag it tends to dig that button right into your back. Chrome could be solve this by making it velcro. Otherwise, this
has become my main top layer winter riding jacket. Perfect.

Swoop the Anza

PS. You might be wondering what that LDG frame is... Stay Tuned for the New New

Video Round Up X

Leader Team edit from faz adhili on Vimeo.

Back on Blogger means videos are back over here.

Mission Workshop: Waxed Canvas Rummy

You can't go wrong with Waxed Canvas. Looks amazing and gets better with age. Mission Wokshop
just dropped theses jems.

Constructed from American-made 10 oz. waxed canvas, this limited-edition version of our Rummy
messenger bag gets better with age. The weatherproof canvas will show unique wear patterns that
reflect the trials of your daily routine.

The Rummy features a roll top compartment along with two quick-access cargo pockets, four internal
zippered pockets, custom aluminum hardware and a detachable cross-chest stabilizer.

Made in the USA with a lifetime warranty.

CranksGiving LA 2011: Recap

Cranksgving was this past Saturday in LA. 50 racers came out to support the longest running Alleycat in LA.
Two Manifests were needed to completed before you could hand off your food to the kids at Para de Ninos.
Myself and my lady Melanie did not finish due to technical difficulties. Congrats to Animal for coming in first!

1st Place - Animal
2nd Place - Ash
3rd Place - Haulass
1st Place - (women) - Martha
2nd Place (women) - Bebe
DFL - Lil Ceez
Bonus Points - Big Jungle

PS. You can it all agian this week at the 4th annual VCR Thanksgiving Alleycat

17 November, 2011

A Few Changes Around Here

If you haven't noticed, TOLA! has gone through a change again. Joe has left TakeoverLA. I wish him the best,
but like all good things, his time has come to an end here. Which left the .com up in the air. While that gets
sorted out, I will continue to run the blog here from good old blogspot. The site will be back in all of it's glory
shortly. I ask that you bare with me and continue to support TOLA! We have a lot of big things coming up 2012,
larger races, more worldwide coverage of events and of course bringing you the best Los Angeles and the rest
of the USA has to to offer in this amazing sport/ lifestyle we call Cycling.

Here are the notable changes

Twitter: @TakeoverLAblog

Email: TakeoverLAblog@gmail.com
Feel free to send everything you would like to see on the blog here.

FaceBook Page

Help spread the word!

16 November, 2011

15 November, 2011

2011 Bike Expo: Photo Re-cap

What a whirlwind trip. Saw my friends, saw my lady, hungout with the raddest people SF has to offer and came up to SF with two of the best dudes a guy could ask for (we were short a few other amazing LA guys, next trip fellas!). We rode around, had beers, eat food, looked at bikes at the expo and swap. I managed to take some photos, so this is the first round of photos, while I wait for the other ones to come through.

SKYLMT: Skyscraper Bars

Oh snap. SKYLMT has new Skyscraper Risers for sale over at their site.
Get on it, I bet these will be going fast.

Featuring a large box area with relaxed bends, the skyscraper bar is the solution for people
who want to run a taller bar but don’t want a crossbar. Clamping area is knurled for no-slip

-Sean Martin