1800 meters of climbing on mostly dirt roads in 85km? How else do you think Don would have celebrated his birthday? Make sure to check out the #DonsNonBdayRide hashtag on Instagram for more photos from the ride!
Irreverent Road Ride is a 125 miles, 14,000 ft self supported ride that will take you through some beautiful and more often times very questionable roads in Vermont. The fine folks over at Short Handled Shovel claimed that it will be the hardest one day ride you’ll attempt, that the route will be unrelenting and at one point you will walk your bike. They were not lying. Read More
Last year I (Rudy) was lucky enough to join Deux North, Specialized and a really solid crew to ‘Hunt’ from Barcelona to Valencia. The crew was myself, the Nord brothers James and Dylan, Chris Riekert from Specialized, Jered and Ashley Gruber, photographer Jon Baines, videographer Aaron Vazquez and driver/mechanic Patrick ‘The Tree’ Miller. It was the first time I met of the group, but after a few minutes together we were getting along really well, but that was needed because we were going to spend the next 3 days cycling together.
The Hunt 5 was one of the best bike trips I have ever done. Beautiful, tiring, hard and fun, all at the same time. We went through some roads that I probably would have never been through if it wasn’t for this trip. Unforgettable stuff! I will let the video do the rest of the talking. Check it out! Make sure to also head over to Deux North for more photos and words by Dylan Nord.
“Inspired by the sport of professional rally car racing, Deux North took a special group of riders to the Rally de Catalunya in Spain for Hunt 5. In Salou, they met one of the world’s best drivers, Kris Meeke, and recorded his story of passion and adventure. Traveling along the route of the World Rally Championship, from Barcelona to Valencia, Deux North ran into some of the most beautiful places on earth as well as some interesting surprises and setbacks. It was Kris’ story that inspired Deux North’s hunters over their four day trip and to this day. This is Hunt 5, as told by World Rally Championship driver, Kris Meeke, and Deux North’s Hunters.”
Six days before the start of the Tour of Britain 2014, I had all the logistics finialised for two stages of the ToB that I wanted to cover and had been looking forward to them for quite some time, and then the phone rang… Five days later, after some emailing with Tom Southam (team press officer and former rider), I found myself catching a morning train northbound to Liverpool where I was to meet up with the team, Rapha Condor JLT. More images on Angus’s blog here, Click Read More for full article.
If you make one mistake you’re gonna be fucked because in races like this, you can’t use your fitness to overcome mistakes. If you do, then you don’t have any fitness left to race the bike race.
I don’t have a scheme but I don’t want to turn around in my late thirties and wish that I had done more with bike racing. Right now I want to do as much racing as I can and if thats leads somewhere, great, I won’t have any regrets. If it doesn’t, I still won’t have any regrets. I just turned 26. There’s no time limit on getting a real job, settling down, putting some money into a bank. Theres no ticking clock for that.
I’m enjoying the opportunities I get and have currently, I’m not looking too far ahead, I’m not preoccupied with what’s next, I’m focused on the present, the here and now, I’m taking it all in.
The Tour d’Afrique 2013 ended 1 month ago and Dario took part at the final leg from Windhoek to Cape Town with Chas and Lucas Brunelle. According to Dario, it was the perfect scenery for testing the Cinelli Hobo prototype. They reached the TdA Group in Windhoek and rode with them along 1700 km of dirt, sand, wind and road. Sounds nuts but incredible at the same time. You can find a short report of the trip on Cinelli Bootleg’s site and watch the short video below for now, but stay tuned for more on this amazing trip.
Zak’s racing career began as a courier, competing in local courier races, twice winning the North American Cycle Courier “Track King” title. He segued into racing on the velodrome and worked his way through the ranks quickly.
2011 saw Zak winning the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge points race, the biggest race of the year at his home track, defeating arch rival Jame Carney. At the Fixed Gear Classic in Blaine, MN, Zak and long time madison partner Dan Harm won the madison, competing against long time Six Day pro Franco Marvulli.
Zak still works occasionally as a courier, but his main focus is on moving up to the next level in his racing career. His dream until not long ago was racing pro six days in Europe…
We are offering these in 36″x14″ or 20″x 7.5″ Panoramic . Printed on C-type Kodak Metallic paper – this has a rich reflective metallic base and is fully archival. When mounted onto Aluminium it feels like it has been printed into the metal itself.
Ryokou follows the journey of Shane Perkins from his home in Adelaide post London Olympics to taking residence in Japan whilst competing in the 2012/13 Keirin competition. The documentary explores the Japanese Keirin as a pivotal part of Shane’s personal and professional growth, in context of some of the major events in his career. The series comprises of 6 episodes which will be released online in early 2013. Looks great and I can’t wait to see them.
I haven’t seen this on any of my usual channels, a great series charting from concept to delivery an Opel car manufacturing collaboration with Fixerati. I’ve just jumped straight in with the ‘Reveal’ episode but be sure to check out the rest. Thanks to Angus for drawing my attention to it. Nice to see Jon hard at work!