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More on Brian Vernor and the Three Peaks Race
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Ritchey Design: Three Peaks. What is it?

Brian Vernor: It’s called a cyclocross race, but really it’s a long distance adventure through the English countryside. The course carries you up and over three significant peaks, all of which force you off the bike for an unreasonable amount of running, hiking and shouldering. I grew up in Santa Cruz, California and at the time it was (and still is) one of the hubs for cyclocross in the United States. I started racing there in high school and I heard whispers about “Three Peaks” from some of the elder statesmen of the sport who’d gone to Europe to race and explore the less conventional rides and races out there. Three Peaks was always discussed with great reverence. And fear.

If you’re like me, you want to know more about Yorkshire’s Three Peaks “cross race.” Earlier this year, Brian Vernor with the help of Ritchey was able to compete in this infamous event, resulting in a video, photos and a complete story to come. For now, Brian’s got an interview up on the Ritchey Blog, so head over and check it out!

Dec 8, 2015 Comments are OFF
Spend this Weekend Riding
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… Not that you needed any motivation to do that! Cheers to the weekend, from sunny and still way too warm for December, Southern California.

Dec 4, 2015 2 comments
The Radavist 2015 Calendar: December
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This is the twelfth and final layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “#LASucksForCycling”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

All those cars, that impenetrable smog and no dirt, anywhere. That’s the perception of Los Angeles, yet explore the #LASucksForCycling hashtag and you’ll see a whole different side of LA. It’s been a fun few months living here and I can only imagine how this website will grow with new roads to ride, people to meet, bikes to document and stories to be told…

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2015 Calendar – December. Please, this photo is for personal use only!

(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

Dec 1, 2015 2 comments
Another One of Bicycling’s Raddest Dogs: Denver!
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An early photo of Radavist contributor Morgan Taylor’s trail dog, Denver, has just been featured over at Bicycling Mag’s Instagram on the last day of their Raddest Dogs photo contest. We submitted our own rad shot of Golden Saddle Cyclery shop dog, Stella – which you can vote for until 11:59 p.m. ET, tonight! For the full story behind this photo, head over to the Bicycling feed, and follow the life and times of Morgan and Denver on Instagram.

Nov 20, 2015 5 comments
Ass Savers’ New Photo Blog
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By utilizing the Exposure platform, collapsable fender company Ass Savers has started a new platform for sharing photos, beginning with the Red Hook Crit Milano. Head on over to the Ass Savers Journal for the photos and story.

Nov 19, 2015 Comments are OFF
Bike Mag Limited Edition Giro Empire VR90 Razzle Dazzle Edition
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I almost don’t want to show you these, because as you might have guessed, they were a gift to “friends and family” of Bike Mag. Ever since architecture school, where I explored WWI razzle dazzle camouflage and its potential for a building’s façade I fell in love with the seemingly random pattern language. Since then I’ve enjoyed seeing it appear literally all over pop culture and now, the cycling industry.

My favorite dirt shoes are the Empire VR90s and while I’ll always default on black, these shoes are a piece of art. I’m honored to own a pair so to the crew at Giro and Bike Mag, thanks for making them happen! Check out more photos below.

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Nov 12, 2015 40 comments
The 10th Annual ‘Feel My Legs I’m a Racer’ Hill Race in Los Angeles
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Ten years, ten hills, ten attempts at proving yourself to your peers that you’re a fast mofo. Or just an excuse to wake up at 6:30am on a Sunday to ride bikes up the steepest hills in Los Angeles with a bunch of like-minded individuals. I’ve heard of this event before. Year after year, it’s organized by Matt Ruscigno, an ex-BMXr from the NorthEast, which is where the S&M bikes reference comes from: “Feel My Legs I’m a Racer…”

The human condition of putting oneself through excruciating pain for personal betterment is something that Matt taps into with Feel My Legs. You don’t have to win the day’s ten climbs to feel a sense of accomplishment. In fact, for many of the racers, just making it up Fargo Street (the steepest residential street in California) was enough.

My morning began with coffee and a scone. Ok, two scones. Then I hopped on my touring bike, loaded up my camera equipment and went to the start of the event. I could only tag along for the first five climbs but I pretty good grasp on the event…

Nov 9, 2015 35 comments
My New LA Backyard
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The title of this post comes from an email someone just sent over that ended with “Have a great weekend in your new LA backyard!” I felt it was a good segue into some photos I shot today with my buddy Hans up in the Verdugo mountains, just a 20 minute pedal from my front door.

Weekends are great like that. Hope you’re taking advantage of the short days.

Nov 7, 2015 8 comments
Enter the CXORCIST – Funeral Cycling
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Enter the CXORCIST
Photos by Stefan Feldman & Warren Fentonand, words by Kyle Scully

This past January, I flew from balmy Vancouver BC to a surprisingly frigid Austin TX to hang out at the US Cyclocross National Championships. The trip itinerary included meeting friends from the internet, watching some racing (the ones that didn’t get cancelled), and most importantly, racing John’s Crash Nationals Race. Unsanctioned “Bandit Cross” style races were new to me at this point in time and I didn’t really know what to expect… (more…)

Nov 6, 2015 3 comments