One of my new favorite Tumblrs, Reporting Home, just gave an older illustration a digital makeover and guess what? It’s Wednesday!
One of the first Merckx Monday posts I ever made was on Eddie’s Hour Record track bike. Go back and check it out if you missed it. When I saw this artwork by Richard Pool, I immediately thought of that beautiful machine!
Many thanks to artist Richard Pool for this week’s Merckx Mondays portrait!
As evident in the Year in Photos post, this website is and will always support the excitement found in riding bikes of all kinds.
Over the years, I’ve noticed people who were generally enthusiastic about track bikes and fixed gears talk down on other forms of cycling and it bums me out. As a population, cyclists should be kind to each other, share the road, trails and paths with our extended family and most of all, have fun.
If you’re reading this website, I doubt you need anyone to tell you this, or to ride more in general, so just know that I’m here for ya!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s warm and sunny outside.
Thanks to Chris Piascik for the killer illustration!
I love it when Manual for Speed gets weird!
“Manual for Speed commissioned Dan Funderburgh to create a limited edition screen print inspired by Paris Roubaix – cycling’s most iconic and famous/infamous one-day race. Paris Roubaix aka The Hell of the North is notorious for it’s harsh conditions (cold, wet, muddy, rainy, windy, etc) and treacherous sections of pave or cobbles, of which there are 27; e.g. Trouee d’Arenberg otherwise known as The Trench.
Hand printed at LQQK Studio in Brooklyn, the gradient was achieved through the use of a single screen, split fountain technique, which technique results in subtly unique prints. The print measures 21 x 33″ and is signed by Dan Funderburgh. Limited to 50.
Manual for Speed, now in our fourth year, is Emiliano Granado and Daniel Wakefield Pasley. MFS is a long-term study of Professional Cycling.”
Swoop one at Manual for Speed!
I really, really love this print from 100 Copies and the fact that it’s a tribute to the people of Tacloban makes it even better:
“The devastation of Typhoon Haiyan has seen homes and lives destroyed by flood waters.
If each of us do our bit to contribute, we can help the people of Tacloban rise above this disaster and rebuild their lives.
All proceeds for this print will go to the Red Cross Haiyan Relief humanitarian efforts in the Philippines.
85 copies remaining
Date of release: November 2013
Sheet size: A1 (840mm X 594mm) Approx 24 inch X 33 Inch
Print Quality: Offset Lithographic Printing using 3 Pantone spot colors. Printed on 9 Lives Recycled 250gsm paper. Suitable for archival use.”
At this point, it should be Molteni Mondays, right? Artist Richard Pool just came out with these “The Cannibal” t-shirts, celebrating everyone’s favorite (right?) racer in orange. See more at Richard Pool’s site!
Firefly gets artsy in their latest video. I wonder what this is all about?
Ucon and 8Bar Bikes got together recently to take the concept of creating a ‘featherlight’ track bike to the next level. Personally, I think this came out great! I really love the paint and the details down to the collaboration caps and straps. The video is a little long, but you get the idea.
Check out more photos of the bike and the process below!