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Ride Along: Hot Boyz of Cycling – Marc Marino
Words and photos by John Watson
Marc Marino is the nicest guy ever. He’s also super hot. Ladies, take note. He’s got it all: tattoos, tan lines and a track bike. On a serious note, Marc’s a good friend and I always enjoy spending time with him, especially at the Amgen Tour of California.
Today, I forced Marc out into the course to shoot some photos before he woofed down his lunch: a donut with almond butter smeared on the top… Check out a Ride Along interview below!
Parking lot yoga, hydration, swimming pools, shopping malls and yes, more hydration. Manual for Speed tackles it all with the ladies of Team Stan’s NoTubes!
Tracko turned me onto this interview with Harry Rowland the other day and since then, I’ve read it a few times. It’s a great read, accompanied with a couple of photos and a handful of exceptional quotes:
“A lot of my customers, they just want to ride a bike and enjoy it. One of the problems with these factory wheels is they’re such low spoke count that if a spoke goes out on the club run, you’re not going anywhere. You need to call someone and get a lift home. You’ve got to be realistic, save your high end wheels for best. There’s a place for them, but even professionals will train on 32 spoke wheels. When the photographers come along they’ll be on the best gear, but when they’re out on their own without a team car, they’re riding normal wheels.”
Read the full interview at Andy Waterman’s site!
This Saturday, I’m flying out to my second home – California – to cover the Amgen Tour of California with Rapha once again.
In conjunction with the new and improved Mobile Cycle Club, we’ll be doing three group rides leaving from the following stages: Stage Three – Mt. Diablo, Stage Six – Santa Clarita – Mt. High and Stage Eight – Thousand Oaks. I want you to come, enjoy a nice, chill ride and have fun – and pick up some limited edition goodies from House Industries.
See more below…
“Fun” on Mt Pinos – 1.5 hours north of Los Angeles
Words and Photos by Sean Talkington
The term “Mountain Biker” is used to describe a person who rides a bicycle in the dirt. This term, although correct is also very broad. For example, a RedBull drinking, flat bill hat-sporting, goggle-wearing downhill rider in futuristic board shorts has very little in common with a spandex toting, gram (and calorie) counting, leg shaving XC mountain biker. I personally find myself (way) more on the side of the calorie counter but can still find pleasure in watching my friends get “sick” or “pitted” while I “walk” or “slowly walk” across big gaps and technical drops.
The word “fun” is often used to describe bike trails by all parties of mtb’er who ride them but this word “fun” is subjective. I have grown to find that some of the trails I find “fun” are often refereed to as “miserable” or “way too much climbing” or “hella boring” when you ask certain friends. I have also found that these same friends call trails “super fun” that I find “super terrifying”. We all have our favorite rides, routes, trails etc. but it is rare that you find trails that make the whole of mountain biking happy.
Photo by Kyle Kelley
Here’s my favorite use for the Brooks bar ends…
This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2014 Calendar, entitled “Cooked Corners”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.
You know the drill. Lean in hard and let her rip. No matter what kind of shred sled you’re navigating, a nice and dusty corner is best cooked well done. This photo was quite popular and enough people asked for it at high res that I felt like it’d be perfect for the 2014 May calendar!
For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2014 Calendar – May.
Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)
Oh man! I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there before. Thanks for this Rubber Side Up photo Ty! Check out a GIF of this crash below.
If you’ve ever ridden with Eric Brunt aka Skullcrusher then you’re well aware of this dude’s strength on a bicycle. A recent transplant to Los Angeles, Eric spends his weekends doing insane rides (like going up Cloudburst, TWICE in one day) and soaking in the San Gabriel mountains.
The last time I was visiting Los Angeles, I shot some photos of Eric at GSC, working on his Ibis cross bike. Check out a ride along interview below!
Photo by Sean Talkington
I love photos like this from bike rides and I can’t wait to see that kit go into production. Thanks for making me miss Los Angeles and the Mountain Otter even more, Sean!