Yes, it’s true, we’re on a non-clothing video-centric streak right now, so just roll with it while it lasts.
This year’s edition of Milan-Sanremo was one for the ages. The first of the big 3 Classics, the weather made for a dynamic race and hardman glory, with an amazing finish (as is the standard for this test of endurance). I won’t let on how it ended but rather check this highlight and commentary reel from Cosmo Catalano, the latest entry in to his How The Race Was Won series. Humorous and insightful, these are the best pro road cycling videos going.
One more video today, Patrick Seabase showing us how it’s done with the dead serious 47×17 climb and smash. Trackbikes, they are awesome, and should not be underestimated. Needs to get me to the Alps to try this myself (or the Rockies for the CDN version).
We first showed you clips from this feature-length doc way back in 09, and now the film is finally ready for a proper release late this spring. Here’s the final trailer, a beautiful look at one man’s cross-country journey via bicycle.
Part of him had been expecting something profound to be waiting at the ocean, but, in many ways, it never came.
You can pre-order at copy of For Thousands of Miles via the project Kickstarter page, and peep the 6 years of production summarized in 6 minutes below
The dudes at the Deus Temple of Enthusiasm in Indonesia, still having way more fun than the rest of us, who woulda thought.
Also, this Husky out of the Indo shop is straight bananas. Need to visit for some sun, surf and dirt road blasting ASAP.
Anecdote: unsanctioned bike racing on the street has come a long way. Back in the olden days when Brendan and I were racing alleycats it was all beer and jean shorts: now, when you show up to sprints or a checkpoint race most everyone is in kit, myself included. Dudes (and ladies) take this stuff seriously these days, and in my opinion, it’s way more awesome for it. This vid by LA’s Wolfpack Hustle promotes their 2013 Unified Title race series and it is awesome… if this doesn’t get you jacked to ride your fastbike then you’re doing it wrong.
Here is a look at another new Japanese label that popped on the radar this season, Rottweiler with their spring/summer 2013 collection lookbook. The label has a real 60′s feel to it, with some greaser styles mixed with some surf inspirations as well as some more dressier styles. Digging the paisley prints as well, which I have been noting in a lot of collections this spring.
Danish streetwear label Rascals’ has released this lookbook for their new spring/summer 2013 collection. I dig the brand’s take on modern streetwear styles as well as their love for bike culture, makes sense as Copenhagen is the bike capital of everything. They also have a great bio on their site: “Formed in 2008 by Who Cares Inc. Nørrebro, Copenhagen. Only inspired by real people. NO HISTORY,” enough said I’m sold.