I love seeing people’s take on track racing, especially from an illustrative approach. Check out more of Gianluca’s work at his Behance profile.
If you’ve never bikepacked before and really want to get into it, or you have attempted before and failed miserably, then you NEED to read this post over at Yonder Journal. It’s a break-down on how to pack what, where and lists essentials for long rides / tours / camping trips.
Head over to Yonder Journal for the full article!
This is amazing. Watercolor artist Chris McNally tackled over 300 watercolor illustrations to make this short video about what it’s like to own a Vanagon. So rad Chris!
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!