While I was at Specialized HQ a few weeks ago, I got a quick tour around their facilities. Amidst all the top secret products and prototypes, I was allowed to shoot a few photos at the model shop and in their new wind tunnel. For me, seeing products developed by hand, rather than on the computer, was paramount. I really miss making models in architecture and there’s something conceptual, yet tactile about the process and end product.
In a perfect world, I would have liked to see the process of modeling products and then testing them in the wind tunnel, rather than posting fragments, but so it goes!
These photos will just end up on my hoard drive if I don’t post them, so check out a few more below!
Somehow, yesterday I missed out on posting about Manual for Speed’s exceptional coverage of the Tour Down Under. So, if you haven’t caught up yourself, check out Stage 4 and Stage 5!
Has me missing it! This day was so incredible on so many levels. I was excited to be riding new roads and we ended up rescuing a Wedgetail Eagle. These photos are from a lost roll of film I just found from Australia. Read up more on this ride, right here.
In what critics are calling “the best Manual for Speed post in 23.9 hours”, Daniel has continued to explore the various euphemisms of Australia, while working on his own Drop Bear impersonation. The Tour Down Under seems to be going a little better for Manual for Speed. See for yourself at Day 03′s coverage of the TDU.
During the Mythical State of Jefferson Brovet (the ride where I didn’t bonk), we met this character named Kevin Krueger who makes Skid Town Bicycles. These things were built specifically for bombing fireroads and double track and while there ain’t much information on the ‘net about these klunkers, Yonder Journal did manage to capture a few suave gents posing on some of Kevin’s machines.
I felt like it was worth sharing today, especially with Bene’s Trek gracing the front page of the site.
From what I can gather, the Mythical State of Jefferson Brovet is almost ready to launch. I can’t wait to see the photos from that ride!
I keep finding rolls of film in the bottom of my bags and stuffed in with unexposed rolls. It makes for a pleasant surprise, especially when it reminds of my time in Minneapolis this past summer. Jeff’s got one killer van and we had a blast loading it up and hitting the trails at Lebanon on the Krampus.
Speaking of Minneapolis, I’m pretty sure I’ll be at Frostbike. See ya there?
Even without the sought after green vest (more current evidence), Manual for Speed continues to conquer the Tour Down Under. While the photos are always great, I enjoy reading the story’s copy more. In fact, I’m wondering how long it took for Daniel to order a “long black” or a “pie”. Personally, I like the sauce on the side.
In other news, a Wedgetail Eagle died because the light reflected off MFS’ orange fest distracted it and it flew into a radio tower. Way to go, Tour Down Under. At least Daniel got a pick-me-up.
Anyway, check out Manual for Speed’s great coverage at the Tour Down Under!
… for healthy living. I hope you’re ready for this one! Here’s a little warm weather skid action for all you shredders still stuck in snow. Spring’s coming, it just never left Texas.
Yes, it’s good. Why wouldn’t it be good. In fact, the coverage from CX Nats over at Manual for Speed is great. I love the interview with Walton and Evan.
What are you waiting for? Check it out at Manual for Speed.
Photos by Trevor Hughes
Before the #MessLife hashtag, photographers like Trevor Hughes took to the streets with their 35mm cameras to document the lives of bike messengers. Projects like this inspire me to get out more with my camera and that’s saying something. These are some of the best messenger portraits I’ve seen. Love the Fat City Cycles cap!
See the full photoset at Trevor’s Flickr!