So there’s this new sports nutrition service called the Feed. It’s actually kind of genius. You subscribe to a series of “boxes” that contain everything from hydration, to nutrition and recovery supplements. Either purchase their selection, or make your own. Then, each month, a box shows up at your door.
The world of pop culture has fan clubs for everyone from Bieber to Katy Perry. Until now, professional cycling has been missing out… Filling the void: Manual for Speed’s Fan Club. Beginning with an interview of Ted King.
I kinda want posters or stickers of this….
When it comes to the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, I know where to go for photos: British Cycling. Each year they offer up a selection of moments from the weekend’s event that are too good to pass up. See more at the British Cycling Flickr.
One day I’d love to shoot photos at this event.
Yesterday, I got the hair brained idea to race the 2014 Mellow Johnny’s Classic at Flat Creek Ranch outside of Austin. I’ve never raced MTBs before, but figured what the hell? My buddy Hanson Little and I drove out, paid the $40 and raced. I started at the back and made it up to 4th. Hanson got 3rd. We were stoked but the highlight of the day for me was watching the UCI Pro Women absolutely crush the course. Check out the recording from the day here and the results here.
Team LUNA Chix was in top form, absolutely shredding every lap, leading the pack by well over a few minutes. It was really great watching these women rip the course apart! While I didn’t make a big deal about shooting photos today (man, it was hot), I did manage to get a few worth sharing. Check them out in the Gallery!
In 2009, Academy Award®-winning director Alex Gibney (2007, Best Documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side) was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession. THE ARMSTRONG LIE picks up in 2013 after Armstrong was stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles, and presents a riveting, insider’s view of the unraveling of the greatest deception in sports history.
I wish I could let you watch the Armstrong Lie on the site for free. Instead, here’s an embedded movie where you can pay $3.99 to rent it. I’ve seen it and it’s worth the watch!
… this counts as a #WheelieWednesdayz post, right?
Last week, in a very sedated state, I requested that my friends at Manual for Speed do a feature unlike anything professional cycling has done before: #SelfieSundays. Yes, I want to see pro cyclists take selfies with their phones or cameras. Or camera phones even. Well, the call to arms is here:
DEAR PRO CYCLISTS, we need your selfies. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll profile you on our site. Manual for Speed dot com
— manual for speed (@manualforspeed) February 17, 2014
You heard them! Yes, you have to be PRO to submit the selfie. Wait, do pros even read this site?
This one looks good!
To commemorate the premiere of Nelson Vails’ documentary, Cheetah, Cinelli made a run of limited edition caps, designed from the skinsuit he wore during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics match sprint. A portion of the sales will go to support the documentary, so check out more and pick one up at Cinelli.