Author Archives: "Kevin Rouse"
“This is not your hippie nephew’s Critical Mass. Nor is it your team’s Saturday bagel ride…the guy on the singlespeed is BMX pro Todd Lyons, who will pass you on the upcoming descent while pulling a wheelie. The kid on the Specialized Tarmac who drops you is 18-year-old Fabian Vasquez, who took second in this
With the spring Classics on our doorstep, it’s a dangerous time to be browsing for flights across the pond. However, you may not need to go all the way to Europe to get your classics fix. Nestled in the High Country of North Carolina, the dirt and gravel roads of Boone play host to the
Joao Correia has enjoyed an interesting cycling trajectory. As a young racer, Correia enjoyed much success, but dropped out of the professional peloton at age 21 to head to college. Eventually settling into a career in publishing—and gaining nearly 60 pounds—Correia would eventually end up as associate publisher of Bicycling magazine, before quitting his desk
Our initial impressions of Cyclepedia’s iPad app had us absolutely raving, and we’re still more than enamored with our now-favorite cycling app. Therefore we deemed it highly prudent to let you know that, from now through Valentine’s Day, the app will be available for download for just $4.99. Worth every penny of it’s original $9.99
Take a load off and cue up some bandwidth, Theater Thursday is back again this week with plenty of pixels for your viewing pleasure. On tap, we have ‘The Man Who Lived on His Bike’, and a mini-documentary following Robert Knol on his Guinness World Record-Setting ride from Cairo to Cape Town. Enjoy. The Man
Words and photos by Hurl Seeing UCI President Pat McQuaid in full kit, returning from a training ride in the beautiful surroundings of UCI’s headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland, I had to pinch myself to remember where I was, and why. Shimano had gathered several journalists for the official unveiling of their Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting
Here’s a few frames for your enjoyment. On tap for this week: ‘365 Days in the Life of a Bicycle”, a look at a year in the life of an abandoned bike. And, for posterity’s sake, a revisit of the thrilling finale of the 1989 World Championships. We all know the outcome, but the drama’s
Gates Carbon Drive has paired up with the BMC Racing Team to become the team’s official Lifestyle Bike sponsor. Gates will provide riders with the UC01 lifestyle bike, which is centered around Gate’s Carbon Drive. Select riders will also receive the Mass Challenge concept bike, an ultra-lightwieght, singlespeed belt-drive design that sits just above UCI
Canada’s latest Pro-Continental team, Ekoi.com-Gaspesien, has just announced that is has obtained its UCI Continental license for the 2012 season. The team will ride Devinci’s top-end, new-for-2012 road frame, the Leo SL.
Here’s some theater for your Thursday. This week, enjoy some great cyclocross footage, meet Tom from Demon Frameworks and his wonderful handmade creations, and then we go ‘Deep Custom’, with Royal Antler’s documentary on Minneapolis-based framebuilder Erik Noren, and his company, Peacock Groove Bicycles. 5ème Manche de CDM Cyclocross
AX-Lightness, famed creator of freakishly light cycling components, has recently debuted its Vial frame. However, while still incredibly light ( 745 grams for a medium), the Vial frame is not the company’s lightest; the Alpha (under 700 grams for a 54cm frame) takes those honors. However, in a turn away from the company’s no-holds-barred approach
Billed as “your vacation on your budget” Hermosa Tours’ self-guided cycling trips offer an intersting middle road between fully-guided tours and fending for yourself. By taking care of the buzz-killing day-to-day logistics Hermosa’s self-guided tours allow riders to focus on the riding, and not how their luggage and supplies are going to make to their
This week’s installment brings another interesting crop of videos. Tweed Ride//2011follows the 2011 Washington D.C. tweed ride, showing those Brits that they clearly don’t have exclusive rights to that stodgy, woolen fabric. 3D-Printed Lugged Track Bike documents the construction of a track bike whose lugs were created entirely on a 3D-printing machine, and affixed to
After much speculation, Magura’s latest product launch has definitely garnered some attention. As opposed to a widely rumored disc road brake, Magura’s RT8 hydraulic rim brake isn’t quite as drastic a departure from traditional braking, and is designed around time trial applications only. At face value this seems to be a bit of a let
The Bianchi Oltre in Vacansoleil livery Bianchi will head to the Giro this year with two teams aboard the flagship Oltre. World-Tour team Vacansoleil and Pro Continental Team Androni Giocattoli will be showcasing Bianchi’s flagship steed for the 2012 season.
It’s time for Theater Thursday once again, and this week we bring you a rather varied assortment. Women of Cyclocross offers an important look into the female side of cycling’s fastest-growing discipline. Velodrome Amsterdambrings to life a run-of-the-mill practice session at the local velodrome, and lastly, Brooks Saddles-The Blues of an Icon of Cycling provides
Registration for this year’s amateur Tour of Flanders is now open, giving riders a perfect opportunity to maximize their early-season suffering. Taking place the day before the professional race you’ll have the opportunity to choose from three different lengths (80km, 134km, and 244km), with the longest mirroring the professional course nearly exactly. For more information,