Ride a bike, share your experience and love. When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pheasant

Pheasant from Guido Jorg on Vimeo.

The pheasant travels around the world and his tire cracks just in front of the bicycle repair shop. The animation aired on Zappelin24.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Nogizaka46 - Hashire! Bicycle

I am not sure what the song is about BUT they do say Bicycle.


[N.G.Z.K-46字幕組„]Nogizaka46 - Hashire! Bicycle from Vincent Lee on Vimeo.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Kevin: The Other Side of GRR

"Tough
Diabolical
Hot
Torture
Misery
Pain
Dry Mouth
Hit the Wall
Exhaustion 


=


Some Thoughts I had while on the road..."

Kevin text-ed this to me along with the following picture.  Fork plus 8.29, The Other Side of Glendora Ridge Road. Kevin and I have set a date, September 1, 2012, we are riding to Mt Baldy. 


WPH Midnight Drag Racing

Took the Metro Link to Downtown Los Angeles for some late night racing with Meme.  Well actually we only watched but there were hundreds of cyclist. 

It was so hard to capture the action.  Late night, poor light, everything was a blur.

Hundreds of spectators and racers.  The tunnel was packed.

1000 feet, to be in the top 16 you needed to be at the finish line in about 24 seconds or less. 

Golden Saddle Cyclery, Kyle?

Alvin with Mobbin Mondays was representing. 

Joseph from Mobbin Mondays was there too.  Here he is warming up.

Racers are lining up to register.  Angel, in the middle, from Coco's Variety, is at every race.  I see him everywhere.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tour De Francis


TOUR DE FRANCIS DOCUMENTARY from Nick Mason on Vimeo.
Filmed in May 2012 in Belgium and France for Halfords' sponsorship of the Tour de France on ITV4.

The TV campaign also includes 24 idents shown throughout the Tours coverage.

Agency / DLKW Lowe - Production Company / Another Film Company - Director Nick Mason

Friday, July 27, 2012

Portraits of Professional Road Cyclists


Portraits of professional road cyclists 2007 - 2012 from Richard Baybutt on Vimeo.
In the past few years I've been lucky enough to photograph some of the elite of the road cycling world. Here's a short selection of some of those jobs.

Riders in order of appearance:

Frank Schlek
Bernaud Hinault
Magnus Bäckstedt
Filippo"Pippo" Pozzato
Bradley McGee
Brian Holm
Mark Cavendish
Alejandro Valverde
Thomas Löfkvist
Maxime Monfort
Alberto Contador
Bradley Wiggins
Chris Hoy
David Millar
Dan Martin
Peter Velits
Martin Velits
Marco Pinotti
Lizzie Armitstead
Carlos Sastre
Philip Deignan
Damiano Cunego
Roman Kreuziger
Vincenzo Nibali
Christian Vande Velde
Fabian Cancellara
Ivan Basso
Geraint Thomas
Cadel Evans
Michael Rogers
Johan Vansummeren
Andy Schleck
Thomas Voeckler
Pierre Rolland
Tyler Farrar

Thursday, July 26, 2012

SRSLY

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sir Chris Hoy on Bradley Wiggins

Sir Chris Hoy, you didn't jinx Bradley!
Video won't embed. Click Here for Video.

Sir Chris Hoy on Bradley Wiggins from ITV News on Vimeo.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Rise of Wiggo

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Diamond Bar to the Beach, FIXED

Michael and I killed it on fixed gear bikes today.  We headed out at 6:30 am from Diamond Bar and made it to Newport in record time. 

The ride to Newport was fast and @ 46 x 15, we were able to keep our average speed above 20 mph.  They were doing some work on Kraemer so we did take a few detours.  Once on SART, it was smooth sailing.  We kept the pace exciting and made it to Newport in no time. 

Heading back we played leap frog with other cyclist to conserve energy for the long trip back.  Basically we let them pull for us until we had a few minutes to recover before picking up the pace and leap frogging to the next person. 

Once off SART it was just us.  My legs were a bit warm but we managed to keep an average speed between 19 and 20 mph. 

Overall it was a great ride, felt good and energized after leaving Michael's house. 



From the Left, Jason's Surly. Michael's Wabi.  His Wabi is crazy light!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lance Armstrong Bio 4 of 5

Red Bull - Always Big

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kevin Rides on, Here then There ...

Fork Plus 6.75, then ...


 Fork Plus 7.00.  Almost There!  Just 1.29 miles before the drop into Mt. Baldy.


Lance Armstrong Bio 3 of 5

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

PISTARD SS-2012


PISTARD SS-2012 from Cosmo Sapiens on Vimeo.
Here is the presentation of PISTARD 2012 spring summer's collection. PISTARD is a shoe project born from the collaboration of the shoe maker BLACK DANDY, and the bicycle blog AS DE PIQUE. PISTARD are cycling shoes both made for men and women, to ride, walk and dance...

More info:
http://www.facebook.com/pistardshoes
http://www.as-de-pique.com/identite/pistard-as-de-pique-x-black-dandy/#more-1087
http://www.blackdandy.fr

Special thanks:
Aline Chau
Kenza Boukeroui
Sylvie & Norbert

Lance Armstrong Part 2 of 5

Monday, July 16, 2012

Lance Armstrong Bio 1 of 5

Like him or not, his story in very interesting. 

Bee Cruiser - From BikeHacks.com


A reader known only as S2 submitted the following.* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Mobile beekeeping in the SF BAy Area.Actually a honeybee swarm.  Half the colony and the old queen have left the hive where a new queen has been hatched and are out looking for a new home.  The old queen rests surrounded by her workers while some scout bees search for a new space. From the SF Bee Association.


via www.bikehacks.com




via www.bikehacks.com

Friday, July 13, 2012

Jason's Skid


I spent the day perfecting my skid, or rather learning how to skid.  It is not easy and I still have much to learn.  Yesterday I posted a tutorial on how to skid.  I found it very helpful and since I've been riding fixed, I figure its time to learn how to properly skid.

I can skid fairly well by throwing my weight forward but, other than looking cool, it does very little in the way of actually stopping me.  And not to mention, throwing your weight forward while bombing down Mt. Baldy is not a very comfortable feeling.

I have seen other guys lock their legs up instantly and I've often wondered how they do this.  The trick seems to be lifting up with your dominate leg, while simultaneously pushing down on the other AND (This is the key) having your knees/inner-thighs pressed into the middle of the top tube.  Night and day!  Skidding becomes much easier.

I am certainly not ready to go brake-less, but yesterdays tutorial was VERY helpful. 



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fixed Gear, How to Skid

It worked (But I still have a ways to go).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Brompton Interpretive Dance

People ARE weird. Cyclist ARE Cool!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Le Tour De France by Shortwave Radio

I will try this!

Tour de France coverage on shortwave
Radio Netherlands Worldwide - through July 27
7235 1200-1600 18,27,28 ISS 250 60 F RNW
9595 1200-1600 18,27,28W WER 100 300 D RNW
13700 1200-1459 27S,37N,28SW NAU 500 230 D RNW
13700 1200-1459 28S,39W NAU 500 140 D RNW
13825 1200-1600 18 ISS 250 30 F RNW
For identifying Radio 1: Watch out for the phrase "op Een" on jingles. It's a bit in passing, thus could be overlooked after the "Radio Tour de France". (Kai Ludwig-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 8/wb, BC-DX Top news July 4/BC-DX #920)

Stupid Roller Tricks

Okay, you have some good skills. 

Stay Cool in Hot Weather Riding

Stay Cool in Hot Weather Riding
Bicycling.about.com
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Link: http://bicycling.about.com/od/howtoride/tp/Stay_cool_in_hot_weather.htm

Hot weather can make normally pleasant rides more difficult, and really scorching weather can make you want to stay off the bike altogether. But that's not necessary when you use these simple ways to keep cool on your bike. You can beat the heat, stay safe, ride longer and still have fun.

Continue Reading for Tips While Riding During Hot Weather ...

Friday, July 6, 2012

Kevin Rides to Fork Plus 5.73

Getting closer and closer with every ride.  Soon enough Kevin will be dropping into Baldy Village.  Last ride it was 4 point something, today its Fork Plus 5.73.  That is only 2.52 measly miles until the next downhill and an easy ride into the village.

Kevin keep it up and keep going, only 2.52 miles (Or Mile Marker 8.29). The stretch between 4.25 and 8.29 is the hardest but with only 2.52 miles left you certainly can do it! 



The Ongoing Cycle


The Ongoing Cycle from Christopher Starkey on Vimeo.
The Ongoing Cycle - Cycling has become a part of culture in modern day society, this 8 minute film explores the reasons behind why people cycle and the emotions they go through. This film takes the audience on a journey through a series of bike maintenance shops, cycle clubs, casual and professional cyclers. Showing cycling in an artistic form.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Lazy Sunday

Sometimes the best videos are so simple.


a lazy sunday from sydfxd on Vimeo.
syd.fxd.'s first feature flick. filmed on a gopro riding around sydney on a lazy sunday arvo.

featured music - Collide by MOOG ft Erin Renee
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/collide-feat.-erin-renee-single/id468723592

enjoy.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

GMR to Mt Baldy with Randy

Woke up early and rode to Mt Baldy with Randy.  It was a quick ride and I was home with enough time to clean up before taking the family to the La Verne Parade.


This one is for Michael from CLR Effect.


GRR and GMR was closed to motor traffic.  The road closure made for a great ride.


Now off to see some fireworks then its back to the the daily grind.  Working tomorrow!

General Putman's Ride

General Putnam's Ride
General Putnam, hearty and stout,
Certainly tired the enemy out,
Boulders and ditches he took with glee,
And from all harm escaped scot-free,
'Twas easily done for Old Glory's sake,
A-riding his Corbin Coaster Brake.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Quick Run


A Quick Run from InspiringRiding on Vimeo.
Our first real go at film. We'd love to hear what you think.

Rider: Mike Wilson
At: Wainuiomata Mountain Bike Park
In: Winter
Shot: Mike Wilson

Shot on a GoPro Hero2.

Music: Fresh Twitter
Artist: Tymphony
Source: jamendo.com
Creative Commons: Attribution-ShareAlike

Monday, July 2, 2012

One Very Fast Cyclists

Is this for real?

LA Storica 2012


La Storica 2012 - Materiale preparatorio per il film "L'Ultimo Chilometro" - www.thelastkilometer.com from Stuffilm on Vimeo.
La Storica - 22 Aprile 2012
Footage clip from "The last kilometer", a forthcoming documentary movie - thelastkilometer.com
Out Dec 2012
Pedalata cicloturistica per bici d'epoca su percorso parzialmente sterrato con partenza e arrivo a Pietra Ligure.

Il ciclismo antico, rievocato nei racconti dei nostri anziani, torna oggi alla ribalta, anche per il calo di popolarità che vive lo sport dei giorni nostri, per le brutte vicende legate al doping. Ecco quindi che nasce negli appassionati il desiderio di rievocare le gesta eroiche del ciclismo del passato, sulle strate sterrate, con mezzi pesanti e dal funzionamento rude, ma belli e preziosi con le loro cromature, le selle in cuoio, i telai artigianali e su misura: nasce il desiderio di ricordare ed emulare Binda e Girardengo, Coppi e Bartali, Moser e Saronni che su queste strade venivano ad allenarsi e a correre la "Classicissima".

Estratti dal materiale girato per il film documentario "L'Ultimo Chilometro" - thelastkilometer.com
In uscita a fine 2012
(testo in italiano a fondo pagina)

(testo in italiano a fondo pagina)
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The Last Kilometer - documentary movie

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The last kilometer
1- One kilometer to the finish line. The bunch is all together, every cyclist is tense like a knot of nerves, victory and dreams are still available for each rider. This is bicycle, this is its sport, cycling, a perfect metaphor of life.
2- From the 80's to now cycling has greatly changed. As journalist Gianni Musa says "If you think that every rider now has a transmitter in the ear and is virtually
guided by his car, I would say that this is the end of the adventure". So, is it The Last Kilometer for Cycling?


Synopsis

The Last Kilometer is a movie that faces cycling at 360 degrees through 5 characters, 5 stories:

Ignazio Moser - Francesco Moser's son. Young rider full of strength and dreams, above all the
Paris-Roubaix, the legendary road race in northern France. His father, a constant reference and point of comparison for him, won Paris-Roubaix three years consecutively.
Cadel Evans - international star, first Australian rider to win the Tour de France, last year.
In 2012, everybody's waiting for him. From his winter camp in Spain to the "Grande Boucle" in July, the movie will follow his entire season. Will he be able to repeat in 2012?
Davide Rebellin - 40 years old, last year he returned to victory against all odds.
But after the scandal of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, when he was forced to return his silver medal, for many his name only represents the dark side of cycling, doping.
Gianni Mura - the "suiveur", a well-known italian journalist who every year, since the 60's, writes his Tour de France chronicles. From there, he will provide us the keys of interpretation of this sport.
The Fans - fans and fan clubs willing to follow their idol everywhere, ready to shout for his victories and to soothe his defeat. In particular, we will follow the mythical "El Diablo", a german fan wearing his red devil costume and painting trident symbols on the road some miles before he appears.

The Last Kilometer is the story of a road racing season, but it inevitably turns into a portrait of our passions, motivations, experiences, feelings.
A film with an international slant, as now cycling has become an international sport.
A movie for all those who have been on a bicycle once in their life.

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Like it? Get involved!
Actually we are working at the movie production: filming, making interviews, following riders and races.
The movie will be out at the end of 2012, but it is now that you can really help becoming a co-producer of The Last KM.
If you're a company, we're currently looking for production partners and sponsors
Contact us! info@thelastkilometer.com
If you're a private, you can support us pre-ordering your dvd copy: thelastkilometer.com/dvd.html
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L'Ultimo Chilometro
1- Un chilometro all'arrivo. Il gruppo è compatto, i corridori sono un fascio di nervi tesi, tutti hanno ancora pieno diritto al sogno della vittoria.
Questo è la bicicletta, questo (e molto altro) è il suo sport, il ciclismo, metafora calzante della vita.
2- Dagli anni '80 ad oggi il ciclismo è cambiato radicalmente.
Come dice il giornalista Gianni Mura "Se si pensa che i corridori hanno nelle orecchie una trasmittente e sono teleguidati dall'ammiraglia, si può dire che questa sia la fine dell'avventura". E' arrivato L'ultimo chilometro per questo affascinante sport?

Sinossi


L'Ultimo Chilometro è un racconto a tutto tondo del ciclismo attraverso 5 personaggi, 5 storie:

Ignazio Moser - figlio di Francesco. Giovane corridore carico di forze e di sogni: tra tutti la Parigi-Roubaix, la mitica corsa del nord che il padre, riferimento ma anche costante termine di paragone per Ignazio, fece sua per tre anni consecutivi.
Cadel Evans - star internazionale e primo corridore australiano a vincere il Tour de France, lo scorso anno. Nel 2012 tutti lo aspettano al varco: dal ritiro invernale di Alicante alla Grande Boucle, il film ne seguirà l'intera stagione agonistica. Saprà riconfermarsi?
Davide Rebellin - a 40 anni compiuti, lo scorso anno contro ogni previsione è tornato vittorioso. Ma dopo lo scandalo olimpico di Pechino 2008, quando fu costretto a riconsegnare la medaglia conquistata, per molti il suo nome rappresenta ancora e solo il lato oscuro del ciclismo, il doping.
Gianni Mura - il "suiveur", giornalista di fama che da anni racconta il ciclismo attraverso le sue cronache dal Tour de France, e che dal Tour ci fornirà le chiavi di interpretazione di questo sport.
I tifosi - gli appassionati e i fanclub disposti a seguire il proprio idolo in capo al mondo, ad esaltarsi per le sue vittorie e a lenire le sue sconfitte. In particolare seguiremo da vicino il mitico "El Diablo", tifoso tedesco che armato di forcone e coda da diavolo da anni segue le principali gare del calendario internazionale.

L'Ultimo Chilometro è il racconto di una stagione di corse, ma inevitabilmente diventa racconto delle nostre passioni, motivazioni, vicende, sentimenti.
Un film dal taglio internazionale, come è ormai diventato internazionale lo sport delle due ruote.
Un film per tutti coloro che una volta nella vita sono saliti su una bicicletta.

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

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