Yesterday, I got the hair brained idea to race the 2014 Mellow Johnny’s Classic at Flat Creek Ranch outside of Austin. I’ve never raced MTBs before, but figured what the hell? My buddy Hanson Little and I drove out, paid the $40 and raced. I started at the back and made it up to 4th. Hanson got 3rd. We were stoked but the highlight of the day for me was watching the UCI Pro Women absolutely crush the course. Check out the recording from the day here and the results here.
Team LUNA Chix was in top form, absolutely shredding every lap, leading the pack by well over a few minutes. It was really great watching these women rip the course apart! While I didn’t make a big deal about shooting photos today (man, it was hot), I did manage to get a few worth sharing. Check them out in the Gallery!
A few months back, I expressed an interest in attending Frostbike to Jeff from All-City. Typically, it’s not really a huge media event, meant more for shop owners and brand reps. Wheels turned and viola, I found myself in freezing cold Minneapolis. While I had a few preconceptions about what I’d see, I was wildly impressed.
Frostbike is much smaller than I expected. It’s a QBP-specific tradeshow, only open to Q brands both in-house and distributed. In house brands include: Surly, Salsa, All-City, Whisky, Foundry, 45NRTH, Civia and others. Around 100 vendors total showed off products new and old.
Notable sights: iSSi, Q’s new in-house pedal brand – All-City‘s Macho Disk – Surly‘s new dropout designs – $250 fatbike tires by 45NRTH – the fatbike course outside QBP was a blast – the food was awesome – free beer! – Angry Catfish making coffee – Seeing friends, meeting and talking to readers!
Preface: it’s winter in the midwest and a lot of the new products were MTB and fatbike-related.
I don’t know what else to say. I had fun at Frostbike and hope to return next year. See some of the radness in the Gallery!
Man. This night. Handsome Cycles, One on One and Chrome got the hairbrained idea to do a shop bike shred sled race after Frostbike last Saturday. There were many wrecks, kegs were killed, rare whiskeys were consumed, people passed out, people were kicked out and yes, fun was had.
Minneapolis goes hard… then goes back to the hotel room and drinks more until 4am. See more in the Gallery!
As part of their unveiling for the 2014 cross bike lineup. All City threw a Snow Ball on Friday night during Frostbike. Jello Shots, dancing, free beer and formal wear filled the room at the Eagle Club as people could fondle three new cross bike models.
I ended up waiting for two hours as the shuttle bus returned to the hotel on frozen roads, so I missed out on a lot of fun but when we finally got to the party just before midnight, it was still bustlin’. Check out some photos in the Gallery!
I’m about to take a nap right now so that I have enough energy to party here tonight!
This just in from Red Hook Crit HQ:Trimble Racing is proud to announce the 2014 Red Hook Criterium Championship Series. Rockstar Games returns as the presenting sponsor alongside a strong list of supporting series sponsors including Giro Sport Design, Cinelli, Castelli Cycling, Timbuk2, hatchMAP, San Marco, Ass Savers, Peloton Magazine, and R&A Cycles.
1. March 29, 2014 – Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn No.7
2. August 30, 2014 – Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No.2
3. October 11, 2014 – Red Hook Criterium Milano No.5
Race registration for the Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn No. 7 opens on
Monday February 17 at 12:00pm EST
Three Race Championship
Improved Timing & Scoring App
Better Athlete Experience
Improved Qualifying Format
Design & Sponsorship Collaborations
5k Running Races in Brooklyn & Barcelona
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Three-time Tour winner Greg LeMond is having an exhibition at the Rapha Cycle Club NYC beginning tomorrow. To kickstart the event, Jeremy Dunn put together an interview with the cycling legend at the Rapha Blog which I recommend reading. This interview coincides with a forthcoming collection of clothing including a jersey, sun sleeves and a cap called To the Sun.
For those who are in NYC, I send warmth and sun your way, I got more than enough in LA this week! If you can make it out of your home, head over tomorrow to see the exhibition, which includes a few featured pieces:
1986 TDF Look/Hinault
1989 TDF TT Bottechia
1989 World Championship LeMond /TVT (carbon tube)
1990 TDF LeMond/TVT (carbon tube)
1989 TDF Bottechia
1991 TDF LeMond/Calfee (first full carbon frame)
The full collection of 2014 LeMond Bicycles
All TDF jerseys, World Championship Jerseys, All team jerseys and caps, assorted components and ephemera.
Cheetah, the documentary on Nelson Vails, is having a world premiere in NYC this Saturday. Pick up tickets here. See the Pennsylvania premiere flier below.
The Hump Hundo was such a rad time that the guys from Mudfoot are throwing the Dirty Hundo Cyclocross edition. In typical Mudfoot fashion, it’ll be a fun, but tough ride. 90 miles, 9,000′ climbing and 35 miles of dirt. We did part of this ride the other day and it’s amazing.
Head to Mudfoot to find out how you and two of your friends can ride.