A Marathon Day in the Saddle

Seven Spectacular Mountain Passes at the Maratona dles Dolomites

Words by Colin O’Brien
Video Courtesy of Maratona dles Dolomites

The first kilometres of the Maratona dles Dolomites are as electric as any you’ll have on a bike. Helicopters hover overhead, bands line the roadside, crowds cheer and ring cowbells. Continue reading

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Dear UCI Delegates, Sincerely Greg LeMond

As you may have heard, British Cycling Federation president Brian Cookson has ousted sitting UCI President Pat McQuaid—a result that surely has a resurgent Greg LeMond in good spirits.

Fresh off of the successful launch of his new bike line at Interbike last week, LeMond showed his support for Mr. Cookson in an open letter, his preferred medium it appears: Continue reading

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Theater Thursday

Theater Thursday | Waiting Game

Sure, this video’s Dutch, but that doesn’t keep it from being pretty damn cool. Give it a watch, and just you wait…

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Video | Machine for Riding

The near comatose state of confusion that inevitably follows Eurobike and Interbike was almost instantly made better as we watched Machine for Riding. A mere minute of your day is needed to enjoy this collaboration between Vandeyk Contemporary Cycles and filmmaker Christopher Kippenberger — though we suspect that you’ll want to watch it again.

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Proof | Interbike Day 3

Photos By Jen See

By Day 3 of Interbike, you’re ready to say goodbye, but the Stuff. So much Stuff.

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Farewell Interbike

Interbike, Interbike, you’ve bested us again.
You’re a celebration, a party—overflowing with men.

Sure, bikes are the focus, but then again, there’s plenty of booze,
So soon you had us stumbling amongst the industry’s who’s whos. Continue reading

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Proof | Bikes and Beer a lá Vegas

Photos and Beer-drinking by Jen See

Exploring the neon jungle of Las Vegas by bike on The New Belgium Brewing Company Mobile Social. Bikes, beer and a barrel of fun…what could go wong?

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Paved Does Clif Bar Cross Vegas

Photos by Jen See

Beer, cyclocross, full moon, good friends. The way it should be, always.

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Proof | Interbike 2013 Day One

Photos By Jen See

Welcome to Vegas. Now wait in line.

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Spotlight | Bicycle Coffee Company

Coffee. As you know, we’re pretty obsessed with the stuff. Like, our little world pretty much comes to a screeching halt without it. Also, we get a little cranky.

The Bicycle Coffee Company is on our team. And yours! Based in Oakland, they hand-roast their beans in small batches. Currently, they’re cooking up beans from Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Ethiopia.

Based on the lovely cup that started our morning here at Interbike, they know their way around a coffee bean. The brew came from beans grown by the Asobagri coffee collective in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. Asobagri’s mantra is People and Planet Before Profits and the coffee is organically grown and Fair Trade certified. Mostly, it just tastes good.

Fun fact! A coffee bean is essentially a cherry pit. The part we grind up and turn into scrumptious ambrosia is the seed of the coffee fruit. So now you know.

The Bicycle Coffee Company does all their deliveries — rain or shine — by bicycle. According to co-owner Brad Butler, none of the employees own cars. It’s all bikes, all the time. Bikes, coffee — these are pretty awesome things in our humble opinion.

If you’re in the San Francisco Area, you can roll by Mission Workshop and pay the Bicycle Coffee People a visit. They occupy a shipping container outside the Workshop.


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