Yes, we’re already in the tour, but this piece by Assos needed to be posted!
Tour season is just around the corner… Look for this feature to be released to digital video in June.
“Amazing Race supremo Phil Keoghan jumps onto a 1928 bike to ride the Tour de France as experienced by Kiwi Harry Watson, one of the first English-speaking cyclists to enter, let alone complete the race.”
I would like you to close your eyes for a brief moment and imagine yourself sitting at home on a beautiful Summer evening and… oh wait, you can’t really read this with your eyes closed now can you. Let’s try this again. So, now that I have already wasted this much of your time, maybe just imagine (with your eyes open this time) that you get a call from someone asking if you would like to visit the Tour de France and ride your bike for a few weeks with “American Cyclocross Legend Tim Johnson” (he prefers to be called that to just plain old “Tim”.) Now imagine that while chasing the TdF you will also be traveling through the French countryside in a fully restored vintage Mavic Service Course Vehicle from 1974. Now please imagine that you have never been to the Tour de France but you have dreamed about it for years and now someone is offering you a Willy Wonka sized golden ticket in the form of an all expense paid trip. Mavic asked us to fly into France around the 8th Stage and create some videos for social media purposes. The goal was to ride with Go Pro Cameras and capture the energy of the tour to make 4-5 videos in a little over a week. That meant we would need a real life video editor, so I made a call to my buddy Ace Carretero and the trifecta was complete! (more…)
Photos by Sean Talkington
Sean from Team Dream Team’s Full 36 sets are always worth a gander. This time it’s four rolls from the TdF, and it’s not your usual viewpoint. See the Full 130 at Sean’s Flickr!
Tim and Sean’s Tour de France coverage continues on Mt. Ventoux. Video compliments of the Sleepers!
I can’t even write an intro for this project, because Emi did such a great job with his. Emiliano is half of Manual for Speed and this summer, he’s bringing you a Tour de France Zine:
“OUI C’EST TOUT is a nod to Pierre Etaix’s Pays de Cocagne. Everyone should watch that immediately. My publication is a 20-page, 4-color, 2-D experience that will make you want to punch something while sippin’ on that Perri.
Sean from Team Dream is in France with Tim Johnson, driving around the TdF route in the vintage Mavic Service Course Vehicle… There will be daily updates, three of which I’ll post now below! (more…)
Who knew those inflatable arches collapsed so fast?
UK designers and illustrators Massif Central has a new poster, illustrating the Tour’s most coveted jersey for climbers: the polka dot. Head over to see more details on this great poster!