Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"
Video from Giant Bicycles: What does it take to be a World Cup downhill racer? And what’s it like to come home and race on your home soil, in front of your home crowd? We follow South African National Champion Andrew Neethling and the rest of the Giant Factory Off-Road Team as they prepare for [...]
OK, so it is Tuesday morning and I’ve only just sat down to compile the News Of The Tweet. Up here, north of the 49th, Monday April 9th was a holiday so I decided to take a day off the laptop and slip into the local customs. And I have to say, the plaid fits well.
From The Coastal Crew: We are very excited and proud to announce that The Coastal Crew have partnered up with Specialized. For all three of us, this is a dream come true. To have Specialized believe in our efforts has huge meaning to us, and we feel very fortunate to be able to work with [...]
This journey looks incredible. Source: Solidream We are cycling around the world. This video sums up the first half of our 3 years adventure cycling around the globe, in 2010 and 2011. We covered extreme climates of the world, thanks to the power of a bike and also to all the people that helped us [...]
This video is a little longer than 5 minutes, but if you appreciate photography, it’s a must-watch. From the photographer: This project was created with the same spirit that america was founded on. Our intentions are to connect everyone in america through the lens of this camera and social networking sites. We can’t do this [...]
The folks at Surfing magazine work in the same office building as us and have been putting out some great content–the Swimsuit Issue is sure to be part of that. The video is only 48 seconds, so, if you want the full 5 Minute Break, watch it 6 times. The Swimsuit Issue will go on [...]
Here’s a rad video of Martin Söderström escaping Sweden’s cold weather and preparing for the 2012 season by spending 11 days riding in Barcelona.
A while ago, we challenged any non-pro rider to try to beat Shimano’s 41-year-old marketing guy (and ex-big-name-pro), Joe Lawwill in the Fontana City National Super-D event.
Source: Santa Cruz Greg Minnaar wins the UCI World Cup Downhill season opener aboard his Fox/Shimano equipped carbon V-10 at his hometown of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Steve Peat came in 15th and Josh Bryceland 21st on this improved, pedaling course.
Trek World Racing riders, Aaron Gwin, Neko Mulally and Justin Leov getting ready for, and racing the first stop of the World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Video by: Dan Barham Today’s 5 Minute Break is a short one. Spring is starting to show. Here is a video of Darcy Turenne making the most of the spring thaw by riding the Shore’s quickly melting snow-covered trails in Vancouver, BC.
Source: SRAM In preparation for the 2012 World Cup season World Champion Danny Hart and his teammate Andrew Neethling travelled to San Romolo, Italy, for an intensive week of testing new products and setups on their bikes. Join Danny, Needles, the SRAM BlackBox program manager Jon Cancellier and the staff of Giant Off-Road Factory Team [...]