Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • Remember this video? Filmmaker Jesus Beltran has a followup called Back To Earth Two, above, that is just as stunning.
  • In honor of Father’s Day (down under!) Cycology Gear is offering 40% off selected tees August 16 through the 27th – and always free shipping. Father’s Day in OZ & NZ is September 1st.
  • We think The Sufferfest has some new videos out, but we couldn’t get past their tumblr of Chris Froome looking at stems
  • The National Complete Streets Coalition and Smart Growth America are celebrating the 500th adoption of the US’s Complete Streets Policy – helping to make our cities streets safer for all road users.
  • The documentary A Winter of Cyclists (64 min) is now available for purchase on Vimeo. The film captures the inaugural Icy Bike Winter Commuting Challenge as it follows twelve Colorado cyclists as they attempt to bicycle commute during the winter months. Trailer after the break.
  • This week Andy Welch released his book “Weave of the Ride.” Four years in the making, this book is about his bike trip from England to Sakartvelo. “In my mid-twenties I was dissatisfied with the direction my life was heading so I decided to get on my bike and start riding…”
  • Rapha’s North American Continental teams got together for a tour of the Pacific Northwest on roads (and snow and gravel) less traveled. Check out the video after the break and find your own adventure on the bike.

Trailer: A Winter of Cyclists from ChainRing Films on Vimeo.

The Rapha Continental: 2013 Pacific Northwest from RAPHA on Vimeo.

Comments

Der Berggeist - 08/16/13 - 2:13pm

That Rapha video is a whole bunch of YAWN. The other two are gems.

JimmyZ - 08/16/13 - 11:40pm

the randonneur video really gets what it’s about, but a hammock on wet ground is a way to wake up miserable. If it didn’t seem like a liability issue, parks could have posts to hang hammocks from, to save trees from wear and tear.

Bog - 08/17/13 - 1:16am

Those pictures are most likely Chris Froome looking at power meters. That’s how that dude rides – like a robot.

MV - 08/19/13 - 5:20pm

I’m so sick of Rapha…especially when they team up with brands I admire like IF and Pereria… I’m just not their core demographic I spose…seems like pretentious bike snob road doosh gear, I mean look at the prices for some of that crap

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