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 →
If you’ve ever had the chance to visit the Rapha Cycle Club in San Francisco, you already know it’s worth the trip in and of itself—Four Barrel coffee served up by talented baristas, a cycling library that inspires inordinate envy and the full Rapha line on display make it hard not to enjoy yourself. Add to the experience a gallery exhibit featuring John ‘Prolly’ Watson‘s photography from the 2012 edition of the Amgen Tour of California and you’ve got yourself a damn good time in the making. Continue reading →
Mention the surname Brooks in any cycling circle and immediately minds jump to sumptuous leather saddles and veritable heaps of tradition.
Filing his first saddle patent in 1882, Brooks patriarch John Boultbee Brooks, set in motion a chain of events that remains unbroken (although admittedly sporting a kink or two) to this day, forever changing the course of the legacy he would leave to this world.
Known for their quality craftmanship and timeless style, the brand has become irrevocably identified by it’s iconic leather perches.
However, in a curious turn of events, Brooks’ latest saddle offering, the Cambium, marks a drastic departure from the company’s tried-and-true traditional formula. Continue reading →