When it comes down to brass tacks, who’s faster? We’ve seen this battle unfold before…
Most people wouldn’t consider road cycling as “adventurous” yet this one man rode the entire length of New Zealand in the middle of winter. That’s 2,336km over 13 days through rain, hail, snow, ice and New Zealand’s stunning scenery. Also, check out this ride’s charity, CanTeen.
This is the tenth layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Autumn Contrast” Shot with a Leica M10 and a 50mm f1.4 lens in Lone Pine, California.
“If contrasting hues and tones is what you’re looking for on your road rides, Owens Valley is where to go, particularly the surrounding mountain roads in Lone Pine.”
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The mobile background this month is from Lone Pine as well Click here to download October’s Mobile Wallpaper.
It’s no secret that Owens Valley has become a favorite playground of mine. It’s the interstitial region where I like to ride and explore when the Spring temperatures are too hot in Los Angeles and Death Valley has already hit triple digits. With natural hot springs, enough geologic formations to shake a stick at, and lots of rich history, this place is both an educational experience and a thorough workout, all in one. Especially when you begin to venture into the Eastern Sierra.
History. It’s something we rarely touch on here, and to be honest, I’m not sure why. I’ve read numerous books on Owens Valley, including Cadillac Desert, the history of how Los Angeles robbed this region of their water, and quite frankly, continues to do so, even today. After this trip, I found myself asking “where did the name Owens Valley come from?” To which, a quick history lesson began. (more…)
… we’ve got some great stories to share next week. What are your riding plans?
… from our Lone Pine Double Header. It’s taking a bit to catch up this morning, so thanks for your patience!
Let’s take a journey through the Ukrainian Carpathians this morning.
There’s an old saying, “Seoul’s got soul” and the latest from the Rapha Rides series explores just that…
Tourist de France
Words by Sean Talkington, Photos by Sean Talkington and Kyle Kelley
Roughly 8 or maybe even 9 years ago (it’s a bit fuzzy after all these years) I started working at a bicycle shop in LA called Orange 20. The shop manager at the time Mr. Kyle Kelley aka Trackosaurus Rex hired me to work in the new larger space they had just rented. Soon after that, Ace Carreterro aka The Sleepers came on board. Ace and I were both sales associates who ended up working pretty much the same weekly schedule with Kyle. I had very little in common with the two of them. (more…)
To honor Bill Brady and to fight cancer, Leave it on the Road gets ready for this year’s big trip:
“Leave It On The Road is proud to present another epic cancer-fighting ride. Beginning Sunday August 6, 2017 six riders will ride 1000 miles in 10 days around Ireland in honor of Conor Brady’s father Bill, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2013. Bill’s racing career evolved into a love for multi-day rides, the most ambitious of which he called The Big Lap. We are honored to recreate this ride with Conor and share the story with you on Instagram. ”
And of course, they get to ride these sweet Speedvagens. Check out more photos below. (more…)