“Tour de Force,” by Bruce McCall, July 25, 2005
There’s been quite the buzz surrounding the New Yorker’s latest cover art by Bruce McCall for the featured story entitled “ExerCity”. Why is the New Yorker writing about cycling? Truth is, the New Yorker has featured cycling on their covers for some time. Take the above cover for example…
Check out many more amazing cycling-inspired cover art pieces at the New Yorker!
I love me some Campy C-Record and Woof!
Pre-order one of these “Follycross” posters at Folly.
Rapha‘s Strava challenges are always a lot of fun. Ever look to see what the competitors are riding? Personally, I always enjoy clicking on the leader’s stats and seeing where they rode and what kind of elevation they can hit on their home turf. For the Rapha Rising 2013, people came out of the woodwork:
“30,841 riders worldwide took to the hills and mountain roads as part of the eight-day Rapha Rising Challenge. The challenge, in conjunction with Strava, was to climb the combined height of the Alpe d’Huez, Peyresourde, Ventoux and Col de Sarenne. A total of 7, 235m was the target but, of course, many went above and beyond that figure.”
The Campagnolo C-Record Delta brake is one of the most beautiful components to ever grace the history of cycling. While some wrenches claim they’re shit, other, more pedigreed mechanics love their unique center pull braking mechanism. Which brings me to the Dodelta. Commentary on the brake, or the user? You decide…
Check out more at Dodelta!
I am very stoked on the Women’s 100 event that Rapha organized. Here’s the break-down on this successful event:
“Sunday 7th July was a big day in road cycling: the Tour was in the Pyrenees where Team Sky’s Christopher Froome was defending the yellow jersey for the first time. Simultaneously, thousands of women cyclists were riding their own ‘big loop’, participating in something called the Women’s 100. Rapha’s idea was to encourage as many female riders as possible to go out and bag 100 kilometres on the same day as the Etape du Tour, where a merry band of women cyclists, some new to the sport and some experienced, would ride the 130km from Annecy to Mt. Semnoz.
It was a roaring success and a great day for riders worldwide. We’d like to congratulate all the people involved, particularly those who had never achieved that distance before and the people who organized the rides, chapeau. And our message now is a simple one: keep on riding.
Reports from rides across North America can be found on the Rapha blog here.”
Check out a few more infographics below.
I absolutely love Chris McNally‘s work. His watercolor illustrations really capture the spirit of getting out and riding your bike. Ok, ok, whatever, but he’s damn good at what he does! Check out his latest “creation”… Thanks for the heads up Pearl Velo!
Sure, most of us can fix our own flats (at least I hope so!) but for those who can’t Fixpert Comics put together this informative how-to guide, complete with illustrations. Check out the preview pages here.
One of Woof‘s classic designs got a little remix recently. I’ve always loved this piece!