After Ranger Camp, I had a few days before an engagement in Scotland, so Robin from Blackburn Design and I took a road trip, stopping in Bilbao for an evening and then in Southern France to visit our friend Greg. This afternoon, after catching up on emails, we took Greg’s e-fatbikes on a ride to the beach and up to this WWII bunker on the beach. I gotta admit, I never thought that sentence would come from my fingers on this website. Ha!
Cycling is quite the symphony. See more at Les Pédaleurs.
This just goes to show that you’re never too old to chase your dreams.
Here we are, one full year later. The MAVIC Trans-Provence was the buzziest enduro of 2014 and this year’s course looks to be delivering one hell of a fun time. Even on Day 01! Let’s all wish the Radavist contributer Tytanium some good luck!
“Climb” is a short video featuring a mostly gravel road on the col des Chevreres in the Vosges mountains, where le Tour came last year. It also happens to be the home of 2014 Tour 3rd place guy, Thibault Pinot…
Fall is my favorite riding season, particularly because of the apparel offerings and layering options. There’s nothing like climbing for hours, stripping layers to descend in the brisk, chilly air wearing a favorite jacket.
With each year’s season change come new offerings from brands, one of which I’ve been really enjoying is Café du Cycliste. They just launched their fall / winter 2014 lookbook and it’s looking great.
Also, see a few more photos below.
Please note: the Trans Provence is over. You can hear Ty giggling – he’s the one in all black, the anti enduro fluoro, getting rad in the still above – with excitement on the trail and getting in his victory beer wheelie. Watching this unfold has me itchin’ to ride in France, how about you?
Day 4. In which our noble riders visit Roubion and the Maritime Alps which, roughly translated, means Sea of Mountians. In this segment the drone camera operator has really hit his stride with some fantastic long follow shots that really really really make me want to get over to France and ride.
Riders have reached the midway point for this year’s Tran Provence and the stage 3 took them up a long hike-a-bike above treeline. My guess is that this was done not just for the benefit of the riders, because the images coming back from this days stage are stunning. Wind swept passes and people on their bikes hauling assses. Epic.
Let’s get this show on the road. The 2014 Trans Provence is on!
Nice is the home base for French cycling apparel company Café du Cycliste. They know the roads, climbs and descents like the back of their well worn in cycling mits. The surrounding Alpes Maritimes region offers some of the best riding in France, and is accessible by numerous scenic roads.
CdC want to welcome you to Nice by laying it all out in the ultimate local’s only guide. Head over to Café du Cycliste to see their Guide to Riding in Nice and the Côte d’Azur.
Mavic really captures the beauty of the Alps in this web miniseries called “Les Alpes – A non-stop Journey from Évian-les-Bains to Nice”. I’d love to ride the French Alps on the road bike but I gotta say, the trails look like even more fun. Here’s part one and check out part two below.
Cyclist Mike Cotty is about to embark on a personal journey. He’s planning on riding 666 kilometers of the French Alps from Evian Les Bains to Nice. In doing so, he must traverse 17 mountain passes. Yes, those passes: Télégraphe, Col de la Colombière, Galibier, Madeleine, Glandon, Croix de Fer, Vars, Izoard, Bonette and Madone. In doing so, he’ll have an elevation gain of 16,000 metres.
Yikes. But hey, that’s pretty fuckin’ metal. Talk about the Mountains of Madness…