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Theater Thursday

05.31.2012 //

Held every four years, Paris-Brest-Paris is one of the longest-running cycling events in existence. At 1200 kilometers, it’s one of the longest—period. Started in 1891, the event represents one of the greatest achievements in the sport, requiring racers to finish in under 90 hours. So, for this weeks edition of Theater Thursday, we bring you

3T Gets Ready for London

05.30.2012 //

Celebrating the Olympic accomplishments of past 50 years of 3T athletes, this special London colorway pairs a high-gloss white background with a striking, asymmetric motif, suggestive of the prestigious rainbow colors: yellow, green, red, black, and blue.

The Hard Road: Bell Introduces the Gage

05.24.2012 //

Sure, Bell’s new lid is pretty impressive. It costs less than a dollar per gram, and there aren’t too many of those where the new Gage is concerned. Weighing in at a paltry 233 grams, the helmet retails for under $200. What we like even more than the price though, is the new video Bell

Theater Thursday

05.24.2012 //

Shedding some light and bestowing some much-warranted attention on the sport’s unsung heros, today’s Theater Thursday is all about the soigneur. Filmed during HTC-Columbia’s last year as a fixture of the ProTour, it offers a great look into the life of the men and women who keep the peloton rolling. The Soigneur Diaries

Gallery: Stage 7, Amgen Tour Of California

05.20.2012 //

While Gesink would go on to light up the upper slopes of Mt. Baldy later on in the day, the scene at the second KOM at the top of Glendora Mountain Road proved to be pretty eventful as well. Jump past the break for the full gallery.

Amateur Hour: Ride the Tour of California Like the Pros—Only Slower

05.18.2012 //

As cyclists, one of the supreme fantasies in most every superfan’s mind is the experience afforded to the pros during a stage race. While to the professionals this experience becomes the only one they know, to us amateurs the idea of having devoted soigneurs and mechanics, race radios and team cars, is pretty damn cool.

Theater Thursday

05.17.2012 //

Back after a brief hiatus, we once again bring you Theater Thursday. On tap this week we present Brussels Express, a documentary on the bike messengers of Europe’s most congested city. Wonderfully shot, do yourself a favor and kick it into fullscreen and sit back with your snack and beverage of choice. We of course

Cycling U. — Marian University Wins its Third Straight National Road Title

05.08.2012 //

By Derek Taylor For the third year in a row, Marian University is the class of collegiate road racing. The small, Franciscan and Catholic university in Indianapolis successfully defended its 2010 and 2011 team omnium titles at the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships in Odgen Utah from May 4-6. Read past the break for a

Newsflash: Live Chat with Levi

05.04.2012 //

Levi Leipheimer will subject himself to the onslaught of the frivoulous masses on May 7th, taking questions from anyone and everyone, compliments of Clif Bar and them good ‘ol interwebs.

In The Drops: BMC’s granfondo GF01

04.17.2012 //

By Kevin Rouse Photos: Ryan LaBar With the cobbled Classics bidding us adieu, it’s easy to look back at a defiant Tom Boonen, who, with apparent ease, condemned every single member of the peloton to the role of mere peasants within his very own cobbled fiefdoms of Flanders and Roubaix.

Theater Thursday

04.12.2012 //

KK’s Finest Hour Keith Ketterer, inside sales rep for Giant Bicycles, and former manager of the famed Diamondback Racing Team, recently set the Masters world hour record. Here’s a look inside how he trains and prepares for such a feat while working a full-time job.

Happy Easter!

04.06.2012 //

Race Report and Gallery: Red Hook Criterium, Brooklyn

03.27.2012 //

With rain looming, the Fifth Annual Red Hook Criterium went off at 9:15 P.M. as is tradition for the young, but already iconic event. Contested by roadies, track racers and messengers alike, track bikes are mandatory and the course is designed to favor those with both endurance and urban handling skills.

Theater Thursday

03.22.2012 //

From the mind of Joseph Patrick and the website Humans Invent, this profile on the The Flying Scotsman looks into Graeme Obree’s latest goal: the human-powered land speed record. The Return of Graeme Obree “Meet Graeme Obree. “When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in

Training in Fear — Getting Ready for the SPY Optic Belgian Waffle Ride

03.14.2012 //

They say fear isn’t a proper motivator. I say bullshit. The SPY Optic Belgian waffle ride has me training scared—scared I’ll get dropped, scared I won’t finish, scared I’ll be bestowed the freeloader’s Purple Jersey. But, the point is, the Spy Beligian Waffle Ride has me training—more than I have in quite some time.

Gallery: North American Handmade Bike Show

03.14.2012 //

The North American Handmade Bike Show is never at a lack for eye-candy. Here’s a few shots of some our favorites from this year’s show.

Theater Thursday

03.08.2012 //

It’s another wonderful day in the neighborhood as we bring you this week’s edition of Theater Thursday. On tap: two films that are in no way related to each other than by the fact they’re both in this week’s post. First up, in the spirit of the recent North American Handmade Bike Show, is a

Theater Thursday

03.01.2012 //

In our leadup to the Noth American Handmade Bike Show, we’ve become a bit myopic in our lust for everything handmade. So, we decided to take a step back from fancy lug-work and beautiful brazing with this mini documentary, The Good Bike Project. The film highlights the story of Caroline Macfarlane and Vanessa Nicholas and

Blackburn Designs Presents the Bicykillers #legendaryride

02.29.2012 //

A Santa Monica staple since 2004, the Bicykillers night ride was the subject of a recent Blackburn Designs edit. A cool idea from a neat company, we look forward to seeing more #legendaryrides.

The Commentator

02.28.2012 //

Paved Contributing Photographer Brian Vernor is a multi-talented individual. While his stunning images grace the pages of Paved, he is also a talented filmmaker with titles like The Cyclocross Meeting to his credit. Vernor’s latest project is a collaboration with Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles and others, and will focus on filmmaker Jorgen Leth, the

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