In late June, a group of five riders set out on a multi-day exploration of the French Maritime Alps near the Italian border aided by note cards from locals, maps and a compass. The following are excerpts from rider Ross Measures’ journal and directions from the cards that guided the group on multiple rides each day.
Words & Photo || Gary J Boulanger Since 1981, nearly 2 million bicycles with the name ‘Gary Fisher’ have been sold worldwide, the majority of them for off-road use. Many hail the California native as the godfather of the modern mountain bike, but Fisher himself is quick to point out it was an open-source effort […]
By Colin O’Brien As the dust settles on the 100th edition of the Tour de France, what better way to banish those post-Grande Boucle blues than a book recounting every single edition since the race was conceived? British journalist Ellis Bacon has compiled an interesting, year-by-year look the Tour’s evolution, from 1903 to the present […]
By Jen See | Photo: ASO/Pauline Ballet Watching the Tour from the west coast is not what you’d call easy, unless you’re a morning person. Wait, you’re not a morning person, are you? Because I don’t think we can still be friends, if you are. Each night, I stare at the stage profile, trying to […]
When I was invited by Anthill Films to join them and Matt Hunter on this pioneering journey for their upcoming short film, “Forgotten Dirt,” it was clearly a no-brainer. It was guaranteed to be the adventure of a lifetime. This video and photo gallery hint at what's coming on August 6th.
Much ink has been spilled in praise of Jackson Hole, but if these photos are any indication, this place ain't even close to being over-hyped. Photographer Craig Grant and the rest of the Yeti Cycles crew took a road trip to the Grand Tetons and came back with these outstanding images.
The 100th edition of the Tour de France officially finished. That means there’s no longer any real reason—or excuse—to get up early and sit in front of the television for hours on end. We understand that you might be feeling a bit lost about now without your daily Tour de France fix. But Minitour is […]
Rocky Mountain's Element 970 RSL BC Edition is a cross-country racer, British Columbia style. Light, efficient and surprisingly capable in technical conditions—an excellent choice for grueling endurance races.
What do you do when you open your fridge and all you find is OJ, Cola, Purple Stuff and an empty craft beer growler? You pull out your 2014 Norco Bigfoot Fatbike, put the growler in your Growler Cage and go for a ride through Vancouver's iconic North Shore trails until you reach the Deep Cove Brewery and Distillery.
Words by Kevin Rouse || Photos Courtesy Shimano I remember the first words I read about Shimano’s foray into the world of electronic shifting. (But then there’s also these, of course) In particular I remember the commonly recurring adjectives being used to describe it. “Emotion-robbing,’ ‘robotizing’ and ‘soulless’—to name a few. Questions of reliability and […]
The Global Cycling Network goes behind the scenes with Team Orica-GreenEdge to take a look at how Tour mechanics keep thier riders’ bikes running smoothly for 2000+ kilometers.
Here's a 15-minute documentary on the annual Megavalanche in Alpe d'Huez, France. A couple hundred racers bombing down a glacier and descending nearly 9,000 feet through handlebar-high ruts, rocks, slush, ice and general mayhem--the Megavalanche is always riveting to watch.
Words & Photos || Gary J Boulanger With a 4 a.m. wake-up call for breakfast to make our 5:30 ride departure for the start line in downtown Annecy, it was a little vexing to ride the streets and bike path after listening to wedding revelers at our hotel. Ever been to a wedding in France? […]
By Stevil Kinevil | Photos: ASO/B. Bade Editor’s note: In case you haven’t been following along, we asked Paved columnist Stevil Kinevil to provide us with expert commentary on this year’s Tour de France—without actually watching any of it. Perhaps that doesn’t seem like the best plan, but consider this: On Tuesday, July 16, Stevil […]
Mark Weir is an icon. He's the tough man of modern mountain biking. The grimacing guy, charging down an ugly stretch of trail at ungodly speeds. The guy who kept pronouncing The Coming of Enduro long before anyone even took the notion seriously. Mark Weir, however, is a hell of a lot more complicated--and interesting--than any and all of that.
I was reading the New York Times today about how internet proliferation was going to destroy the ionosphere when my new iPhone5 made a noise that sounded like a whale fart. “Whale fart” is a real ringtone and when I hear it I know my old friend Brownie is calling.....