Category Archives: professional cycling
Hybrids: Illustrations by John Maniquis Friday Night in SF
Hybrids flier

From Eddie Merckxy, down to Fausto ROBOCOPpi, John Maniquis’ mash-up of cycling and pop culture figures is so amazing. I wish I could be at his opening tomorrow night, as I’m sure all of you do.

Cykel
548 Union Street
San Francisco, CA
June 6th, 2014 at 6pm

For those of us who won’t be able to make it to SF, John was kind enough to send over the pieces… See the full show list from Hybrids: Illustrations by John Maniquis below!

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Jun 5, 2014 9 comments
The Radavist 2014 Calendar: June
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This is the sixth layout of the Radavist 2014 Calendar, entitled “Handups are PRO”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

Look, professional cycling is serious business, even for Cannondale’s Ted King. So serious that he’ll turn down your coke or PBR for the “other red can”. That’s right, the only way to Ted King’s heart is through a Tecate. At the 2014 Amgen Tour of California, Stage 08 was a party and one that I won’t forget.

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Jun 2, 2014 Comments are OFF
Sagan Smash Everything!

Say what you will about Peter Sagan.

I am going to say that guy rips on a bicycle. While out riding with crowd favorite Marco “I like sandwiches and partying” Fontana, Sagan demonstrates an immortal level of bike control and skill. Some of you might be thinking, “what if he gets hurt, tweaks his wrist or skins his knee? ” I would argue that the mentality behind that sentiment has as much to do with the reason why we are sitting clicking buttons and looking at screens while Sagan is out sprinting the worlds best in his day job while casually nose manualing a tight switchback on the weekend.

~ Ride Fast, Take Chances.

May 30, 2014 2 comments
Brian Vernor: On Rivalries
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Photo by Brian Vernor

Rivalries, they exist everywhere, especially in professional cycling. So when Sven Nys, lost his main rival yesterday, it called for some reflection. Niels Albert had to pull out of professional cyclocross racing due to a rare heart condition.

Head over to Brian’s blog to read his piece…

May 20, 2014 1 comment
2014 Amgen Tour of California: Stage 08 – Thousand Oaks
TED KING FOR THE MUTHA FUCKIN WIN!

Man oh man. What a day! I’m still buzzing from the final stage of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. After a week-long road trip with Rapha North America and Tillie, the new Mobile Cycle Club, we were all at our maximum capacity. Late nights working turned into early mornings riding and after a week, all the energy left over culminated into one crescendo of cheering and support for the PRO cycling contingency.

The final stage was a three-lap circuit up and over the (in)famous Rock Store climb. Normally moto and auto territory on the weekend, this road is one of the more treacherous climbs for cyclists in the area. That said, just this one day, for four hours however, the road was ours. Unfortunately, we had to begin early… Like, wake up at 4:30am and drive an hour to start our ride at 5:30.

But, as the saying goes, early to bed, early to shred. With only minimal aggression from motos and autos, we took to the hills of Malibu Creek State Park and eventually scaled Rock Store, where we greeted amass of fans, all in support of the ATOC and looking to party.

It was majestic. Even the pros got down. Thanks so much Ted King!

Read more in the gallery!

May 19, 2014 12 comments