This last trip to LA, I got to hang out with Sean from Team Dream Bicycle Team extensively. On one of the last days, he handed me one of the new TDBT caps (I’m lying, I convinced him to let me take one for photo purposes). Aside from the red, white and blue being patriotic, I love the design of these caps. Or, if you fancy green more, they’ve got you covered.
Swoop one up at Team Dream Bicycle Team today! $20, made in the USA and worth every penny. Pace caps are the best and the four panel design fits so well.
Also, if you’re into the kit, Sean is running an extension on 2014 jersey the pre-order. The new ENDO compression bibs RULE!
Every party involved with this bike are such great people. Chris Igleheart, life-long frame builder, Keith Anderson, phenomenal painter and Jen, owner of Panty Raid and general rad woman. When Jen reached out to Chris at the 2012 NAHBS, she wanted a “do it all” bike. Something with a little more tire, more stopping power and still cross race ready if she ever felt the desire. I kind of feel like that’s what a lot of people look for in a cross bike. The main challenge with this frame, as with any small frameset, is making it look good and I think everyone nailed it! Including Golden Saddle Cyclery on the stellar build!
Pardon my hasty photos, the sun was going down and it was my last night in LA, hence the crossed-chain… At any rate, see more in the Gallery!
Hey, #CrossIsHere. Each year, Cross Vegas represents the kick-off for cyclocross racing in the States. Everyone’s stoked, racing new bikes, on freshly trained legs and ready to stare down those beer hand ups (or get beer thrown in their faces). This year, I did things a little differently, focusing more on the singlespeed race and rider / bike portraits. I’ve got more coming from the other races, but for now, enjoy!
Check out more in the Gallery!
I really admire people who see a problem and address it with creativity and style. That’s the first thing I thought when I saw the URBANIST cycling chamois panties a few weeks ago. While wearing a sweaty chamois isn’t ideal for the female (or male) anatomy – bacteria growth, saddle sores, etc, I think they’re onto something… Back this Austin, Texas-based (holler) Kickstarter here.
The gals and guys at Golden Saddle Cyclery are keeping the pre-order for their kits open until September 4th, so get on it!
Pre-order men’s jersey…HERE!
Pre-order unisex bib…HERE!
Pre-order women’s jersey…HERE!
Pre-order women’s short…HERE!
This is why I love Manual for Speed!
“At 10:01 a.m. inline behind us at the Snowmass Village Starbucks we met the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Podium Girls: Candice Wurster and Courtney James.1 Courtney from Los Angeles, California drank an Iced Doppio With Half-&-Half and Candice from Fort Collins, Colorado drank an Iced Venti Unsweetened Passion Tea.
“We’re having a blast! We work with an agency called Umbrella Girls USA and we were selected by Medalist. We’ve done NASCAR, Moto GP, NHRA, Motocross and a lot of cycling events. We feel like we’ve made it now because this Medalist and USA PRO CHALLENGE event is the biggest event we’ve done so far. We haven’t done any weird jobs but we’ve met some weird people. Do we know about Peter Sagan? Yes! And yes we saw that picture and we know what he did. We would not let it happen to us though, we’d be like, “No way!” [At this point MFS interjects: “But he’s really fast, and he is a sprinter!” And then we all start laughing and pretending to dodge unsolicited Ass Grabs.]”
“We don’t think he’s ever going to do it again though.”
See more at Manual for Speed!
That came out wrong. You know what I meant! Chris Milliman doing his thing for Luxe Wheelworks, featuring Kelli. While they were shooting this video, Chris shot these portraits. Keep on top of his (amazing) work here!
I had to share this:
“She-Devils PGH is a camp-tastic, genre-defying caper, about an all-female bicycle gang that cruise the streets of PIttsburgh, regulating the safety of their fellow female riders.
This short film begins following a typical day-in-the-life of the group, but takes a strange turn when the ladies witness a rogue car weaving along the road. They soon discover the car is inhabited by alien lifeforms and must band together to stop an impending alien attack.
Help support us in getting this film made through our Kickstarter campaign.”
Photo by Jacob Rader
I’ve been meaning to post this photo of Lauren and I that Jacob took a few weeks back in Austin. He really captured that magical moment of riding around town with your lady.
Oh and that #LightBro!
Photos by Emiliano Granado
Manual for Speed continues their documentation of American cycling with a race report from the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic, through awesome photos and some words by Ben Chaddock. See the full report and more of Emi’s great photos at Manual for Speed.