Two of the most iconic cyclists of all time singing a duet on Italian television? Yep. Could this be a hint at what we’re working on for our next issue of Paved? Perhaps.
If you’re impatient and/or can’t understand a word of Italian, skip forward to about the 2-minute mark.
Sure, remembering to tip your bartender will get you far in life (trust us on this one…they also really appreciate Christmas gifts). Randomly telling your significant other “I love you” (and meaning it, of course) can point some serious goodwill in your direction come time for that next weekend Target run when you gather up the courage last-minute to ask if you can excuse yourself for a ride instead.
And, a simple thank-you can also make a stranger’s day. So as you’re watching the final stages of the Amgen Tour of California, remember that it simply wouldn’t happen without the help of volunteers. Even better, should you find yourself lucky enough to watch the race in person, take the time to offer a simple thank-you to a volunteer—then go home and consider signing up to volunteer next year. It’s good for you, and it’s good for cycling and it’s hard to find fault with any of that, now is it?
Making Stage 6 happen. I didn’t ask their names, but they did ask if I would take their picture. Thanks, guys.
As if Interbike needed another setting to encourage opportunities for bikes and booze to collide in the bliss of not-so-holy matrimony, the spectator-friendly finals for the USA Crits series have been moved to Las Vegas for 2013.
Specifically set to coincide with the trade show, the course will be on the grounds of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center itself—the new home of Interbike for 2013 after a long run in the Sands Convention Center. Continue reading →
Not everyone can afford using up all their sick days to stay home and watch every stage of this year’s Amgen Tour of California from start to finish, so with that in mind, we’re compiling a sort of slacker’s cheat sheet to this year’s race. Be sure to bookmark or check back regularly as we’ll be updating this post throughout the race. Continue reading →
San Francisco, CA – May 14, 2013 – Chrome Industries and ECHOS partner with urban bike pioneers to celebrate and announce the Urban Cycling Hall Of Fame (UCHOF). UCHOF is a collaborative effort that celebrates the culture of urban cycling and showcases the history and people shaping the modern urban bike movement.
UCHOF Selection Committee is compromised of those individuals who have contributed to the urban cycling movement and have been assembled to cull through the nominees and select the UCHOF Class of 2013. This year’s inaugural committee includes Kevin “Squid” Bolger, John “Prolly” Watson, Christina Peck, Austin Horse, Nelson Vails and Andy White. Continue reading →
Born in Ohio and raised in North Dakota, Shiras Andrew Hampsten—named after his Scottish grandfather Shiras Morris—came to cycling rather circuitously. Like most good American kids raised in the 1970s, Hampsten mowed lawns to raise money to buy his first 10-speed bike. He learned drafting from some older local riders, but didn’t start racing until he was 15. His parents—both teachers—took the family to England, where Hampsten and his older brother Steve would train and race with the Cambridge Town and County Cycling Club in weekly time trials and criteriums. It wasn’t until he was 16 and started racing at the national level that Hampsten realized how good he was on the bike. Continue reading →