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For those of you who are terrified by the deep personal commitment it takes to enter into a long-term, subscription relationship with a magazine, we’re pleased to announce that our Summer Issue of Paved is now officially available on newsstands. Of course, subscribers’ copies should be about dog-eared by now, and we’d guess that at […]
Debuting at this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Breadwinner Cycles is the product of master framebuilders Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan joining forces to create a lineup of six semi-custom models. And, apparently, in addition to welding up a good lookin’ frame, the duo is pretty handy at video production as well.
While Google’s Glass has been getting quite a bit of press as of late, the internet behemoth doesn’t completely own the world of wearable computing. Enter the Recon Instruments Jet. As powerful as an iPad—and nearly as expensive—the Jet Heads-Up display packs quite the technological punch. It’s also made with cyclists in mind.
By Vic Armijo ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 25, 2013)—Certainly, the big news of RAAM 2013 was the dominant win by Austrian Christoph Strasser, who in finishing in a time of 7 days, 22 hours and 11 minutes became the first solo rider to finish RAAM in under eight days, averaging 15.58 miles per hour, and in […]
Words || Gary J Boulanger Deirdre Demet grew up near the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a city well known for its penchant for bratwurst, beer, cheese, speedskating and bicycle racing. Dede—as she is known—quickly took to speedskating after her figure skating coach told her father she preferred racing around the ice. Following […]
The 100th Tour de France starts Saturday, June 29, 2013. Here’s a glimpse at La Grande Boucle by the numbers. Source: ASO Riders 198 riders at the start (22 teams of 9 riders) 300 support personnel 17 members on the stewards’ committee 2013 Route 3404 kilometers (2115 miles) 21 stages 36 stage towns 537 French […]
In the spirit of the San Luis Obispo Little 500 taking place this weekend, let this video from last year’s event inspire you to get on a bike and have some fun this weekend—in any way, shape or form. Remember to keep the rubber side down though. That is, of course, if you saddle doesn’t […]
In Doing So, Becomes First Rider to Finish in Under Eight Days By Vic Armijo ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 19th, 2013)— Christoph Strasser has earned his 2nd Race Across America win, reaching Annapolis this afternoon in a record time (pending certification) of 7 days, 22 hours and 11 minutes with an overall average speed of 15.56 […]
By Vic Armijo CHILLICOTHE, OHIO (June 18, 2013)— Christoph Strasser has been racing this 32nd RAAM on almost a fully liquid diet. While he’s had a few tidbits along the way “Just to make me feel like I’m eating something,” he’s following a dietary plan used by many endurance racers. It’s quick, efficient, avoids most […]
Photography | Caroline Yang One of the most prestigious domestic races behind the WorldTour-saturated Amgen Tour of California and USA Pro Challenge, the Nature Valley Grand Prix is a staple on the domestic racing calendar. A five-day stage race, the Nature Valley Grand Prix pays homage to the backbone of American domestic racing with three […]
By Vic Armijo Effingham, Ilinois. June 17, 2013 — As the leaders reach the final miles, Christoph Strasser continues out front. Meanwhile, Reto Schoch in second is well over the problems of cramps and heat issue he suffered earlier and is riding at a pace slightly faster than in his 2012 win—but Strasser is going […]
Words and photos | Vic Armijo GREENSBURG, KA (June 15, 2013)— Early this Saturday morning, just east of Pratt, Kansas, race leader Christoph Strasser passed the halfway point of RAAM 2013. And while by late Friday 2012 winner Reto Schoch was within three and half hours of Strasser, having whittled down the five hour gap […]
With the leaders now in Kansas, and the mountain passes of Colorado behind them, look for speeds to go on the rise, but as riders near the limits of sleep deprivation, the standings could see a bit of a change as riders break for a bit of shut-eye. For more up-to-the-minute info, be sure to […]
By Vic Armijo June 14, 2013. Pagosa Springs, Colorado — Three thousand miles is an immense number in bicycle terms. And it takes more numbers to put in perspective what an undertaking it is to pedal from California to Maryland. The buzz prior to this 32nd edition was that the event was hosting three recent […]
Host Dave Towle checks in on the Race Across the West, as well as the heated battle between race leaders Christoph Strasser and Reto Shoch in the fourth episode of the RAAM Report. Check it out, and be sure to stay tuned—there’s still nearly a week of racing yet to go.
Words and photos || Vic Armijo MEXICAN HAT, UTAH (June 13, 2013) — Compared to 2012—so far—circumstances are vastly different for 2011 winner Christoph Strasser. Last year it was evident in the very first miles of the race that Strasser was suffering in the heat, as seen in the photo below, taken before the first […]
Words and photos || Vic Armijo COTTONWOOD, Ariz.( June 12, 2013) — RAAM fans have known that this 32nd edition would be exiting, with three recent winners entered in the solo male category. And day one did not disappoint with last year’s winner Reto Schoch (Switzerland) being the first to reach time station one at […]