Saying hi on your ride is one of the easiest ways to be friendly and help sustain a sense of community among your fellow riders. Be it someone riding in a suit and tie to work, a family riding to the store, or someone else out on a proper ride, you should always say hi. The guys at GCN do a great job in this video of the when and how of the greeting. Check it out below!
Horses and cyclists have a lot in common, particularly race horses; they eat a lot, they need exercised, they need groomed, the need well taken care of. Treat them the same right? This funny video from a Scottish TV ad shows you how you should treat a cyclist on the road in a different and pretty hilarious way.
One thing with professional races, like the Tour de France, is that the race waits for no one. The front of the race may slow if there is a crash or for a “nature” break but for flat tires or bike mechanicals, you will quickly fall behind. The job of the team car is to feed riders bottles as well as food along with making sure their bikes stay in proper working order. Often times this means fixing whatever needs fixed while moving at speeds of 30 or 40 mph, or more. The Wall Street Journal put interviewed a mechanic from one of the teams who is the one reaching out the window performing any fixes. It’s a pretty interesting task and one that seams risky for both rider and mechanic. The next time you see a rider getting service on their bike from the team car, you’ll know what’s going on.
Tons of people, a downtown setting, a sweet course closed to traffic, beer, music, an absurd amount of bike riders, and all generally at night make for American bike racing at it’s finest. All across the country in large cities and small towns alike, downtowns are transformed into a stage for some of the fastest bike riders in the country to put on a show of speed, agility, and guts. Criteriums make for one of the best ways to watch a bike race as riders race on a short circuit that only takes generally one to two minutes to get around. There is a culture around them from the side of the riders to the fans that watch, both of which change slightly to the location of the race. A race in southern California is a bit different than that of Oklahoma, to that of Pennsylvania. They all however are off the hook. Fun and exciting to watch as well as to race. Peloton Magazine published this awesome video made by Jordan Clark Haggard that captures the feel of these races with Tulsa Tough in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Depending on where you live, you can probably check out one of these races in person easier than you think. Let us know what you think of the video and any questions you might have on criterium racing.
Adam Yates of Orica Bike-Exchange was off the front by himself in second place on Stage 7. Meanwhile, a fan ventured too close to the generator keeping the 1 kilometer to go inflatable upright and apparently caught his belt on the power cored for it. With about near perfect timing, the collapsing inflatable caught Yates just as he was riding under it. The follow moto carrying spare wheels caught the whole thing on a GoPro which is the video below. Yates luckily only needed stitches on his chin but that will be a crash he as well as the cycling world will remember for a long time.
Tour de France 2016: Adam Yates crashes into collapsed inflata…Watch the moment when Adam Yates, of Orica Bike-Exchange, hit an inflatable arch which collapsed as he powered his way towards the finish line in Stage 7. Yates, who needed stitches in a chin injury, said later: “I had no idea I had hit something. Next thing I knew I was on the floor.”
Posted by Velon CC on Saturday, July 9, 2016
Definitely a Rocky influence in this video but still a great take away of never give up. Peter Sagan’s hard work paid off with wearing the Yellow Jersey for the past 3 days in the Tour de France. He wanted to win big races since he was a kid and he wrote the script to his own movie, his life. Whatever it is that you want to do, be it on the bike or life in general, do it and do it they way you want to. An additional take away form this video is that with cycling you don’t have to just ride but can do other things to stay fit and get strong.
Peter Sagan *sunroot movie part. 1Život je ako film… Niekedy ťažký, inokedy sladký 😉
Life is like a movie…sometimes sweet, sometimes hard. Remember that you´re the main character in your life and you´re filming your story right now. Never give up and cheer up your life with *sunroot.
Posted by Peter Sagan on Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Don’t you just love sitting in traffic in the morning on your way to work? Why not try this? You may need mad skills but you’ll arrive at work fully invigorated. Give the morning commute by bike a try this week.
Anyone knows traffic jams?? Here my video to avoid them!
Posted by Abbombazza 100% Brumotti on Thursday, June 30, 2016
Some trails are beginner rated where they’re pretty smooth with few obstacles. Others are so rocky and technical that only an expert could ride. Riding a Via Ferrata is neither of those. They will have some challenging aspects but the real difficulty is getting over the fact that if you fall, you’re dead. A Via Ferrata is a climbing or hiking route along a cliff face that is protected with a steel cable. You can find them all over the world particularly in the Alps while fewer reside in the US, potentially because of liability issues. This ride takes place in the Brenta Dolomites where over 90% of the downhill sections were ridden. This is probably a hike/climb much better experienced on foot than by bike. However it makes for a pretty incredible video. Enjoy below.