How much work ever really gets done on a Friday afternoon? Here at road.cc our procrastination muscles are getting a good work out, we're practicing our beer drinking stance, and planning our #mycyclingweekend rides.
What are you doing? Well, other than tucking in to the best collection of cycling videos anywhere on the internet?
Once you've had your fill, why not tell us how you're planning on spending the rest of your weekend via a tweet, or Instagram photo with the #mycyclingweekend hashtag attached?
In the meantime tuck into some velodrome action from Germany, video tours of Campagnolo's factory and a significantly smaller but more personal affair in Brighton, a wheelie-ing Bummie, some cyclocross madness, and Red Bull's best bits from 2015.
Some amazing POV video from Sixdays Bremen
Posted by TwoWheelsBetter on Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Sixdays Bremen: a festival of cycling and partying. If you're still standing after a day of high octane elite velodrome action, you may not be after the notorious early-hours parties that are thrown in between the days of action.
If you've not heard of it, why not check it out next year with 120,000 other spectators it tends to draw in.
As you can see from the video above, things can get pretty intense in the north German city during the festival.
We hear calls for drivers to share the roads with cyclists all the time. Countless campaigns for on-road cooperation; true road-wide peace is still a pipe dream for many.
Not these guys. Sure, there are no cars involved, but this glimpse into a symbiotic relationship between a pair of longboarders and cyclists sharing an absolutely stunning descent is something to be admired.
The blurb on the video suggests this was shot in Santa Barbra, California. The beautiful vistas we get a peek at while the foresome zip down the hill would indicate that that suggestions is correct.
How are manufacturers like Campagnolo, Shimano, and Mavic able to consistently pump out the quantity and quality of bike bits that they do?
Well, with incredibly well equiped factories like Campagnolo's, which you can have a look around in the video above.
Who knew Campag had been on the moon too? Do you reckon any other bike bit manufacturers have that claim to fame?
On a slightly smaller scale to the unbelievable levels of production going on over in Italy with Campagnolo, check out this little workshop in Brighton that produces some stunning custom frames.
Reilly Cycleworks is the name, and we've reviewed some of their gear here on road.cc.
Back in July we took the Reilly T325 titanium road bike out for a spin. Here's what we though:
If you want to see what more Reilly Cycleworks have to offer, head on over to their website.
This guy cracks us up. Yet another banger!
Posted by EXTREME on Monday, 21 September 2015
How would you fare without a front wheel?
Every single one of us here at road.cc would be helpless - not this fellar though.
According to one Facebook user to comment on this video, the 'unicycling' legend is a "nice guy" and "owns 9 different bikes but [the one he's on in the video] is his favourite."
We love a bit of cyclocross action here at road.cc, but the videos we usually find featuring cyclocross bikes don't usually include trails as hardcore as this.
Here's Enduro rider Yoann Barelli taking a Giant TCV Advanced Cyclocross bike onto trails you'd usually expect to only find suspension-heavy mountain bikes flying down.
Fair play to the man.
If you wouldn't mind taking a step back in time with us to 1986, we'll check out some slightly more sensible cyclocross riding.
Yep, this is the Guinness Cycle Cross race in a frozen Phoenix Park in Dublin. The nostalgic riders amongst you will revel in the attention one rider gives to his handy handlebar-end gear shifters.
We're not ones to shirk away from a beautifully shot moutainbike edit when we see one.
As far as we're concerned, if it's got a machine with two wheels and pedals doing something cool, we'll watch it.
If you don't know, Treck have a team of creative mountain bikers doing cool stuff in cool places called the C3 Project.
Cam McCaul is a member of that team, and here he is doing cool stuff in Utah.
Finally, how many of these top moments of 2015 do you remember.
They all came your way courtesy of Red Bull.
Some year, wasn't it?
Elliot joined team road.cc bright eyed, bushy tailed, and straight out of university.
Raised in front of cathode ray tube screens bearing the images of Miguel Indurain and Lance Armstrong, Elliot's always had cycling in his veins.
His balance was found on a Y-framed mountain bike around South London suburbs in the 90s, while his first taste of freedom came when he claimed his father's Giant hybrid as his own at age 16.
When Elliot's not writing for road.cc about two-wheeled sustainable transportation, he's focussing on business sustainability and the challenges facing our planet in the years to come.