This weeks video round up features the usual crazy jumble of cycling related visual trinkets, but oddly no embarrassing video evidence of painful looking crashes (sliding down a hill on your bum doesn’t count), that’s probably a first.
The Rapha Why
Love ‘em or hate ‘em Rapha have changed the cycle clothing industry and a large part of cycling itself. Here Rapha founder Simon Mottram explains the ideas behind the birth of the brand and the whys and wherefores of the business.
LaClassica Road To Davos - Living the journey
The Rapha effect can be seen in this video by Italian clothing brand La Classica as they pedal to the Swiss ski-town of Davos. And stare into the distance a bit, all Epic like, in the rain.
NIK&LEIF - A Loop of the North Sea
Here’s Nik and Lief, a pair of BOB Trailers and a lot of punctures doing a loop of the North Sea during the summer of 2016.
Lisbon to Sagres - Bikepacking Down Portugal
In October 2016 True Dynamic Films set out to ride from Portugal’s capital city Lisbon down the west coast to Sagres, the southwesternmost tip of Europe. Taking five days to travel the along the historical ‘Rota Vicentina’ off-road route, it shoes that Portugal is really nice away from the golf courses.
Try cross they said, it’d be fun they said...
The USA national cyclocross champs are currently underway in Hartford, Connecticut and the preliminary races before the big guns turn up for the weekend are proving that the course might be, um, fun.
Cyclo-Cross National Champs course preview
While we’re on cyclo-cross here’s a preview of this weekends Cyclo-Cross National Championships course as seen from the handlebars of Rob from Islabikes.
Project Y v1: Apply to be a Subject-Athlete
Yonder Television are making a science documentary about some peoples desire to push their physical, mental and psychological limits and they’re using the Dirty Kanza, a 200 mile a solo, self-supported, non-stop gravel race in Kansas as a test bed. Apply within.
Fear is a funny thing
Just one word - steep. Here’s Kyle Mears casually riding down some slickrock in Moab. (NSFW Caution, contains rude words of amazement)
HandBike vs FixedGear : the Dangerous Challenge
You’ve spent countless nights awake staring at the ceiling haven’t you, wondering which is faster - a hand-bike or a fixed-wheel bike? Finally the folks at Dafne Fixed have decided to put an end to that age-old question with some hill-bombing.
An old film but we’d not seen it before and it’s nice to watch a bit of animation. Coming from the hand of Sander Joon at the Estonian Academy of Arts this is the story of a track race and some cigarettes, and a hat, and a rabbit…
We hope this sees you fired up for the weekend, whether that's slithering in the mud, riding up a hill in some merino clothing or looking at rabbits in a different way.
Tony Blackburn? Isn't he dead yet? Why do third-rate celebs think their witterings are worth listening to?
Sounds to me like they're getting ripped off. People have thrown together Raspberry Pi hardware along with a camera (there's some excellent camera...
Would it be too simple to say the categories are based on sex, not on gender?
I had to go and look that up and can only agree with you. Quite a handsome Coat of Arms as well.
That G turn from 2km to 1km was something to boggle at, wasn't it. Cav was magnificent, the others especially Milan surprisingly faded. Lovely...
Think you've got hold of the wrong end of the stick there, testosterone is reduced by taking testosterone blockers, not by 'taking oestrogen'....
I concur GP4000 is the hardest I've ever had to mount on a rim, Ultegra wheelset in my case. Shifted the outer skin on my thumbs!...
Another one who deliberately misuses the term. Looking for trouble. Yeah because in London you have to stake out a road all day to find one offence.
Ticks a box, doesn't it?...
Normally I don't have a small enough violin for them but in this case I guess it's possible that their office / secretary / intern submitted this...