Category Archives: professional cycling
Manual for Speed: Persistence at the TDU #UpgradeCreds

Even without the sought after green vest (more current evidence), Manual for Speed continues to conquer the Tour Down Under. While the photos are always great, I enjoy reading the story’s copy more. In fact, I’m wondering how long it took for Daniel to order a “long black” or a “pie”. Personally, I like the sauce on the side.

In other news, a Wedgetail Eagle died because the light reflected off MFS’ orange fest distracted it and it flew into a radio tower. Way to go, Tour Down Under. At least Daniel got a pick-me-up.

Anyway, check out Manual for Speed’s great coverage at the Tour Down Under!

Jan 22, 2014 Comments are OFF
Manual for Speed Needs #UpgradeCreds

The guys at Manual for Speed have been dealt with a classic case of anti-upgraditus. Apparently, the Tour Down Under doesn’t believe that MFS are legitimate photographers. Yet, in this recent field study, photographers with more access just seem to be dicking about.

Here’s a backstory:

“That’s when I was handed the orange vest. Not the blue or the green or even the fluorescent vest, the o-r-a-n-g-e, orange vest.”

Even with their recent Strava Instagram takeover, numerous sponsors and endless piles of incredible photos of professional cycling the guys aren’t taken seriously by the Tour Down Under officials.

Do Manual for Speed a favor and RT this for them.

Jan 20, 2014 2 comments
CX Hairs: #SVENNESS 2.15

Another weekend, another CX Hairs presentation:

“For episode 2.15, SVENNESS makes a stop at the Belgian National Cyclocross Championships, which took place at the Gaverbeek Hippodrome in Waregem, West Flanders, Belgium. The race takes place on a flat track with several flyovers and drainage ditches. It is a bit muddy and there is one long stretch of sand that plays an important role in this race.

We focus on the sand, the planks, the attrition of an already small field and the solidification of a legend. For the Belgian elite race, only racers who have full-time contracts are allowed to compete. That means the field is only 14 deep. The elites without contracts race a minute after the full-time pros start their race.”

Jan 19, 2014 Comments are OFF
Some Great Photos from CX Nats


Photos by Meg McMahon

I’ve been looking all over for nice, bright, sharp photos from CX Nats and Meg’s have been the best so far. Head over to her Flickr for a nice selection.

Jan 16, 2014 4 comments
Manual for Speed Does Gloucester

Yes, I know this race was like ages ago in internet time, but the dynamic duo at Manual for Speed have pulled together a very comprehensive post on Gloucester, aka one of the best cross races in the Americas. Head over for Edward Hopper talk, Mark Wahlberg and oh yeah, cross.

Head over to Manual for Speed for more.

Jan 6, 2014 Comments are OFF