Last Saturday was the first track meeting of the season at Herne Hill Velodrome. Rudy Melo, Reece Wood and George Garnier were there racing the A(s) and Alex Blomeley was there with his camera. Click read more below for the full set.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.”
Heading to Woodstock for a bi-annual training camp is quickly becoming a 5th NYC tradition.
This year it felt even more important to unite the team with new member Rich and a number of injuries as well as start reminding the legs that the calendar of races would not submit to even the harshest of winters.
We headed up on Thursday night with the anticipation of 3 days of the Catskills finest roads ahead. Nik, unable to ride due to the current rehab of a back injury had briefed us on what the 3 days were to hold.
Nik was indeed the hostest with the mostest, the quality of the roads and routes were matched only by the quality of his cooking and we savored both to the full.
Regardless of race or personal priorities 9 from our 13 were there over the 3 days contributing to the team through their presence, skill behind the lens, pans or handlebars.
Check out #5thkamp for each of the guys perspective and scroll through the images from Chris above.
On Sunday Reece and I (Rudy) drove to Horsham for London X League‘s last cyclocross race of the 14/15 season. It was nice to catch with our friend and photographer Jon Baines who met us there and got some amazing shots of me racing. Click read more below for the full set, which summarise the day really well.Read More
Yesterday we #5thLDN went out for some good old winter base miles. To keep one of our traditional alive we finished our ride at Santa Maria‘s little brother Bravi Ragazzi. Click read more below for photos from the day.
Cold, muddy and exhausting – watching cyclocross was hard work. Riding it looked even harder. Rudy and Pasquale were the ones brave enough to kit up and race in Round 11 of the London X League at Redbridge Cycling Centre.
Don recently spent a few days in California soaking up the West Coast vibes we’ve come to yearn for from our times on BKLA13 and Hunt4 #seekanddiverge This time Don would be introducing his brother to the roads and the experiences that can only be gleaned from riding them. Click Read more for his words.
Some photos from the South-Eastern Cyclocross Championship in Deal, Kent. Alex is still healing from his Red Hook Crit crash and was there to support Rudy and Pasquale, while photographer Jon Baines was there behind his lenses taking some great shots. Click read more below to see rest of the set.