I may not be a BMX lifer but the Dig BMX Logo has always been visually engaging to me. Growing up in the metal, punk and hardcore scenes, I always found it relevant. Four fists and a chainring (sorry, sprocket), how simple. But what’s the meaning behind it?
Head over to Defgrip to see what Dig’s editor-in-chief, Will Smyth has to say…
Here’s a nice one from Met Helmets:
“Zak’s racing career began as a courier, competing in local courier races, twice winning the North American Cycle Courier “Track King” title. He segued into racing on the velodrome and worked his way through the ranks quickly.
2011 saw Zak winning the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge points race, the biggest race of the year at his home track, defeating arch rival Jame Carney. At the Fixed Gear Classic in Blaine, MN, Zak and long time madison partner Dan Harm won the madison, competing against long time Six Day pro Franco Marvulli.
Zak still works occasionally as a courier, but his main focus is on moving up to the next level in his racing career. His dream until not long ago was to race pro six days in Europe…”
…and I can’t wait to see the whole thing!
Here are the latest from Milliman! Watch as he profiles Team Blanco as they take on the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, as well as the ladies of Rabobank-Liv/Giant.
Here’s the latest episode from Charge TV, featuring Juliet Elliot and her many bikes.
I feel like Andy is getting a lot of love on the site these days and there’s nothing wrong with that. Check out this interview with what I would consider, the original track bike blogger.
How’d I miss this? Mission Workshop, Bike Magazine and Ibis Cycles recently got together for a little Q&A on the history of Ibis and why bikes are so fucking rad. Speaking of rad, that first jersey is pretty incredible. This one’s a little long, so let it play in the background while you “work” on a Friday morning.
Thanks for the heads up Tracko!
Super Ted is one of those individuals that just makes things happen. He’s a skilled designer, craftsman and a staple in the London scene. Here, Spin London swings by Ted James Design to check in with Ted.
While at NAHBS, Julie Krasniak interviewed Richard Sachs and Rapha just posted it up. Check it out at Rapha!
From Manual for Speed
Klaus from Cycling Inquisition pulled together a rather comprehensive interview with my BRO, I mean buddy, Emiliano Granado (Manual for Speed / Outlier / Yonder Journal). As someone who aspires to one day pull in cycling photography work, I’ve always admired how Emiliano photographs the things I care about seeing with professional cycling. I.e. save the finish line shots for the other guys…
Here’s just a sample question:
“Your collective work seems to turn the camera away from the action, namely key—but somewhat expected— moments in a race, and toward a more human side of the sport. Do you see this a conscious deviation away from Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment”, or simply a different but equally “decisive” way of photographing.
I don’t want to argue with the establishment of the “decisive moment,” but I may argue that there are many, many decisive moments in every situation. With that said, we are not interested in capturing the same moment everyone else is after – ie, arms-raised-across-the-finish-line. The whole point to Manual For Speed and the majority of our work is to explore the unexplored. So if everyone is seeking certain photographs and decisive moments, then we’re concerned with capturing something else. Something more subtle, quieter, and more honest.”
See the full interview here!