With the Queen of the Classics now behind us, for many the best parts of the road racing season are over – although if this was a preview of the talent pool in 2014, the Grand Tours should be quite entertaining this year as well.
Paris-Roubaix 2014 was one of the best single day races in recent memory, with numerous breaks and an insanely fast average speed (+45 kmph!) – in the final 10 km the lead group included the likes of Cancellara, Sagan, Boonen, Hushovd, and Wiggins, so you know the win was hard fought. Enjoy the always-infomative coverage of Cosmo Catalano, and next up, Amstel and Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Not really a State Bicycle supporter but we always mess w/ Macaframa, and damn can Jason Clary ride a bike! SF hammering, serious business.
Road trip at the end of May to Washington State! Two of our favourites in Sideburn Mag and See See are bringing the Dirt Quake event to America from the UK – flat track racing for all kinds of bikes that wouldn’t normally be sanctioned to shred the dirt (and for real pro flat tracking as well). Heck this video even has a Canadian connection soundtracked by The Vicious Cycles (the best). See yall in Castle Rock.
Ohhhh it’s Classics season! Aka the best time of year to be a road racing enthusiast. One of the most exciting pre-Monument races is Strade Bianche, quickly becoming a favourite amongst racers and fans alike for its white gravel segments and rolling Tuscan scenery. Cosmo Catalano‘s How The Race Was Won is one of my favourite things on the internet, and it’s great to see him back in form for the 2014 season… Milan – San Remo this weekend, pop a Castello and enjoy.
Damn… Maine and New Hampshire showing what cold water surfing is about in this Joe Carter film entitled A Farewell to Winter. Beautifully shot and paced, minimalist soundtrack, and -25 C air temps, basically a perfect edit.
One of my favourite labels/brands on the market today, Finisterre has recently released this short film entitled Coming Up For Air. Incredibly director, scored and narrated by Mickey Smith and produced by The Astray, this is definitely more of an art piece than your average straight-ahead surf edit. Finisterre always impresses from the clothing to the marketing, and this film only strengthens that trend.
Always Cut-Rate fans, from the label though the to the bikes. Here’s Oliver Jones’ Born Free 6 builder showcase video, an overview of his take on bikes and the show, and a preview of his entry, a very mean looking Shovel (also: interesting soundtrack choice with the Keef).
Justin Morrison aka Scrappers is a man of many activities; drawing, painting, camping, surfing, moto riding and i am sure the list goes on. Born on Vancouver Island and now based in Portland, Scrappers is all about the adventure life and he wants to share and explore that with you, so much so he is looking to launch a free adventure/lifestyle mag called STAY WILD. To help get things off the ground he has started a Kickstarter page to raise money for the printing costs of the first issue. This looks like it is going to be a super rad publication, one I can fully support and if you feel the same head on over to the Kickstarter and throw down in the name of adventure…