Category Archives: NYC
Wednesday Night ‘Cross Practice on Randall’s Island – Chris Lee
Evan Murphy gives instructions to a group of racers before starting drills.

Wednesday Night ‘Cross Practice on Randall’s Island, New York City
Photos and interview by Chris Lee

Ride over to soccer field 70 on Randall’s Island in New York City around 7 pm on a Wednesday and you’ll be met with bikes rolling around in grass and dirt, someone yelling “come on you can do it!” and a group of 15 or so racers running drills around cones and trees. This is the home of the weekly ‘cross practices in New York City.

Evan Murphy, a cat 2 cyclocross racer, runs these weekly practices with his teammate, Kyle Murphy, a cat 1 racer, every Wednesday on Randall’s Island. The Murphy “Brothers” bring cones and homemade barriers to run drills and mock races. These practices not only build the skills needed to become a better racer but also helps build a community of racers in a city and in a sport where stepping out of your comfort zone is the name of the game.

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Nov 17, 2014 1 comment
Phil Gaimon Takes Over NYC to Sign Books
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Manual for Speed, Castelli, Garmin and Phil Gaimon put together a book-signing event this Saturday in NYC. If you’re in the neighborhood, swing by and check it out.

Nov 12, 2014 Comments are OFF
Still One of the Best Designed Shop Jerseys
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NYC’s John Campo posted this on his Facebook yesterday and I had to share it. These Keith-Haring designed City Cycles jerseys have always been my favorite. A pristine example of less is more with no visible sponsor logos, or flashy colors. Just white space with an original Haring illustration.

It seems some of the original City Cycles members have gotten back together, formed a Facebook Group and have made commemorative t-shirts. I’m not sure when or if they’ll be selling to the public, but I felt like it was worth the share, regardless.

Oct 21, 2014 2 comments
Bikestock Presents “Frenk”

Here’s a video from Crihs:

“Francesco Martucci is a cyclist from Italy who has been coming to the Red Hook Crit for the past 4 years. Every year Martucci comes to Red Hook with the expectation of winning the race and every year he has fallen short. He came very close in Milano No. 3. Late in the race coming into the final turn before the finish with a few laps to go, he slid out. We follow Martucci through his preparation for Red Hook No. 7 in Brooklyn.

In Milano No. 3 he crashed on the first lap. Got back up and later attacked off the front. Rainier from Mash bridged up to him with only a few laps to go and they held a gap over the peloton. The peloton caught them finally with less than 2 laps to go. He still finished 4th that year.”

Best of luck to everyone racing the Red Hook Crit Milano!

Oct 11, 2014 Comments are OFF
NY Times: East Coast Messenger Stage Race Coverage
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The Radavist’s contributor, Chris Lee, teamed up with reporter Peter Madsen of the NY Times to cover the East Coast Messenger Stage Race and launch a full gallery and report on the newspaper’s online site.

Head over to the NY Times to read all about this grassroots race!

Oct 6, 2014 Comments are OFF
The Warriors Fun Ride Intro

Back in the 90’s Squid threw a themed event called the Warriors race. Just like the movie, it was a team event and took people all over NYC. This year, he brought the event back, in the form of a fun ride and Takuya Sakamoto was there shooting video.

I can’t wait to see more from this!

Sep 16, 2014 2 comments