The Bay Area is alive!
I have been unfortunate enough to surround myself with a group of people who are fantastic rhetoricians, crafty wordsmiths who deploy their absurd logic with the impunity of conversational tyrants. Whats more the majority of these word sorcerers are so crafty in their discourse that when facts are checked and tallied their formulas pencil out. One of these special souls is Charlie Sponsel.
Once again the trials and trails of Provence don’t disappoint. While the weather at this years TP is a blessing the 3 hour hike-a-bikes and the pummeling descents are certainly not easy. Have a look at day two. These men and women have a long week ahead!
We’ve already seen the first half of Stanridge Speed’s track crit team, now here’s the second, Katie Arnold.
Come on! As the season turns and leafs give up their perch the men and women on the Trans Provence race to the coast and the promise of long topless hours on the French Riviera. Radavist favorite and all around shred master Mr. Ty “Wide Smile” Hathaway is abroad and on board his Bronson, finishing 18th after the first day of racing.
He is up against some fast competition with Jerome Clementz back to his winning ways after missing the majority of the enduro season with an injury. Unfortunatley the peoples champion, “Silverback” Sven Martin, took a digger on day one that has taken himself out of the race. Looks like he will be spending the rest of his time sampling the terroir rather then the terrian, as we are sure he will make time to refresh his knowledge of the fine local French wines.
Here’s something the UK readership can appreciate. Bike insurance from the Yellow Jersey.
Let’s get this show on the road. The 2014 Trans Provence is on!
… and cross is here, even in Oslo.
A recent Pinkbike feature had me sifting through the MTB video mecca that is the Coastal Crew. Who are they? Where do they ride? What do they ride? All of these answers can be found both in the video above and at their Pinkbike feature. Seriously, don’t miss this one.
Thanks for sharing this video, Michael!
Sam and Kurt are two rock-climbing, wheelie poppin’ rad dudes who found themselves smack dab in the middle of the Great Divide route this summer, as part of the Blackburn Ranger Out There program. Here’s a quick video showcasing their personalities and inner expectations.