Topanga Creek Outpost ☮️@topangacreek

Adventure Studio. Cabin. Bikepacking. Leather workshop. Bike shop/sales by appointment for proper fitting. Rogue Journeymen #unpredictyourjourney

www.topangacreekoutpost.com/

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Topanga Creek Outpost ☮️

The terrific people who join our shop rides and become part of our shop family are the ones who keep us going and happy. Coffee, banana bread , bike rides, Adirondack chairs and ham lunches. It’s all about community. Upside is that we are fortunate to have some of the amazing people share theses things with us as they live in the LA area and Topanga while the downside is they often move along on new adventures. @barthdamon is exactly that and we will miss him as he heads out of California for a new creative protect. Bon voyage buddy. #bonvoyage #creativepeople #hamlunch #coffee #bananabread #topanga #topangalife


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@roguejourneymen is at @rosebowl_fleamarket this weekend giving it another shot. We couldn’t make it to the last one because the fires evacuated us and we could not laid our gear. If visiting us in Topanga is far away and you have not made it to the shop lately, stop by the arts and craft blue section of the Rose Bowl today and say hello to Andrew who is there. #rosebowlfleamarket #roguejourneymen #grizzlybearhaute #handmade #canvasleatherbag


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I counted 26 riders this morning on our way up from the shop! Perfect send off for Matt who is heading to Brighton, UK to embark on a new life adventure next month. Good luck, Matt! I’m sure we’ll see you again.


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8 AM ride tomorrow. A little fair warning. @onion.sauce is on a little R&R trip eating tapas some far away place. Our Saturday ride will be short that slow guy who is always saying he’s helping corral everyone when in fact he’s just chilling in the back. Anyway, show up a bit early so the chaos can start right at 8 and last for a couple hours. Always hills. Always fun. Always a good crowd of people.


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🇨🇺 CUBA 🇨🇺 Bikepacking! To us, there is more to this photo. @theweirdroad isn’t just another guy with a @surlybikes ECR from our perspective. He is ready for some photography with a @swiftindustries inspired by @ultraromance bag that we did a little @roguejourneymen modification for easy-on / easy-off. Plus leather strap. Anyway, looking forward to some photos. #bikepacking


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Some holiday gift ideas we have at the Outpost. There are a whole slew of things. It’s a lot of fun up here this time of years. (In years past we didn’t have busy holiday times when it was almost only bikes and gear). Some of this we made in Topanga like @roguejourneymen and others we simply love made in the US like @bedrockbags @spurcycle @larkin_cycles @10speedcoffee and from Italy @silca_velo and more. Stop by if you are looking for something not from Amazon. That’s our thing. #ridewith10speed #bedrockbags #roguejourneymen #grizzlybearhaute #silca #silcatools #spurcycle #spurcyclebell


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While the rest of the world is consumed in politics, work, family stuff, money concerns, new bikes, etc... @rover_shopdog has figured it out. Set yourself by the wood stove and relax. It’s all going to be OK. #cabinlife #topangalife #rover #rovershopdogbrown #rovershopdog


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He’s our firewood guy. Hat John. A wood stove keeps our little cabin Outpost warm in the winter and this dude supplies the wood for us. When we returned from the evacuation it was clear that the time away had impacted everyone in Topanga including Hat John. We immediately picked up a load of wood from him and have gone back for more. His income had also disappeared during the evacuation and he needed to get back up and running, too. If you need a load of firewood for camping or anything, we will give you directions to his place. (Topanga is a little different and we need to also explain about leaving him the money in the envelope after you get the wood when he’s not around, etc.). #hatjohn #firewood #topangalife #topanga #cabinlife


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How did Nunu get his name? A decade ago we hired a new staff member but in true bike shop dude form (not necessarily proud of this story) we didn’t want to commit to his name so we called him “New Guy”. Lacking a sense of humor and ability to work around bikes he didn’t work out. Luckily we didn’t waste our brain cells on his actual name and he disappeared. A short time later this New character was completely competent working at our favorite coffee place and we offered him a job being a sorta renaissance guy. While we kinda expected him to work out, considering our previous hire we also didn’t want to get too close too soon so we referred to him as “New new guy” wondering how many “news” we needed hire til we asked for a name. Turns out we loved this one but didn’t find out his name til we were getting tickets for our shop trip to France and Switzerland (story for another day). In the meantime we shortened New New Guy to NuNu and that’s how he got that name. We went camping with him this week. #nunu PS. @ryanwrkmn kinda spells out his real name but if you see him around he will always be NuNu to us.


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Tobias picked up his new @pivot_cyclesusa just before the Saturday ride when Nate picked up his new @surlybikes . We had a blast and it appeared they did to.


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We stopped during our ride today for Haiku writing and readings. It’s Bike Shop Day and @718_cyclery created it to bring attention to bike ships and encourage inclusion. @surely.its.shirley rides with us regularly and here is her Haiku she wrote and read today during the ride. Getting out there riding for us in Topanga is more than just bikes. We like to add some poetry or readings each week. #haiku #bikeshopday


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Haiku Saturday. For Bike Shop Day we did Haikus on the mountain top.


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