Following Cards – A ride through history

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.

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Spotlight | Boombotix Boombot2 Wireless Speaker


When I stuff myself into the ol’ speed-cycling kit and tighten up the tap shoes, I prefer that the sounds entering my ears are ones made by the wind and perhaps my riding companion’s voice—or my own voice if I’m solo and start to lose my mind. But if my riding companion is a toddler […]

#useyourweekend Social Recap


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News: Cane Creek Announces Climb Switch


Cane Creek updates Double Barrel shocks with climbing prowess, dubbed Climb Switch.

Tested: Cannondale Jekyll Carbon


Cannondale credits its ECS-TC (Enhanced Center Stiffness-Torsion Control) system for this super-precise ride quality. And all marketing hype and terminology aside, every single one of our test riders has commented about immediately feeling this true-tracking ride quality.

Feature: Jared Graves’ EWS #3 Rider Journal


It was all going well, when I saw my whole stage go down the drain. The course tape had been completely broken at the end of a long fast, steep straight. Pretty quickly, I realized that I had missed a corner... I knew I had lost probably a minute or more, and I was fuming!

News: iXS Debuts “New Trail RS” Enduro-Style Helmet


With the "Trail RS" iXS presents a new helmet that has been developed in cooperation with freeride legend Richie Schley.

Kona’s Matthew Slaven stable following Santa Cruz shooting


Kona Factory rider Matthew Slaven is recovering in a San Jose-area hospital after being shot last night in an apparent mugging while he was in Santa Cruz for an Easton-Bell Sports sales meeting. Slaven is a team rider and sales rep for Bell helmets, a company based in nearby Scotts Valley.

Tour de France Sideshow Slideshow | Part Deux


Finding Funny on the Fringes of the Tour de France It’s been an eventful first week of the Tour—hopes have been dashed, fortunes have been raised and holy crap it’s been hot. But, that’s not all that’s been happing. Welcome to the Tour de France Sideshow Slideshow, unknowingly brought to you by the ASO, and […]

Feature: BC Bike Race–Squamish and Whistler


What seemed like an insane number of miles and elevation gain a week ago are now over and done—a figure on our cyclocomputers, an accomplishment achieved, a shiny buckle at the center of our waists.

Video: “Giant Sabotages Shabby Bikes” Campaign


In an inspired turn, Giant Bicycles takes a page out of the Sabotage-era Beastie Boys book with this smart video.

Video: Into the Dirt of Mount Etna


Would you ride a bike down one of the world's most active volcanoes? These guys would.

Dirty Words: Everybody Must Get Stoned


I’ve been a bit stymied in my attempt to ride my bike for an hour a day instead of watching the Tour de France at the crack of dawn. Almost every dawn since the race began, cold rain has been pouring down. For some sick reason, showers reappear about every four hours.

Tested: Giro Feature


It’s only natural that a helmet dubbed the ‘Feature’ should have plenty of them. But at first glance, that doesn’t exactly appear to be the case.

Video | Orica-GreenEdge Celebrates Yellow


Go figure, even Tour de France athletes still sing on the bus.

Sneak Peek: 2014 Kona Process


2014 Kona Process splits to three models: the Process 111, Process 134 and Process 153.

Ferrous Friday | FUSO OS-LUG


Words by Kevin Rouse || Photos Courtesy Dave Lieberman A name synonymous with high-quality race rigs in the 1980s the FUSO name is fresh off of a 15-year hiatus. For everyone who coveted one of those storied frames back when Hammer pants where en vogue, they’ll be pleased to know that the original frame designed […]

Stevil Kinevil Recaps the Tour de France


Ed. Note: We’ve enlisted the quill of Paved columnist Stevil Kinevil to update us regarding all the happenings going on in that bike race over in France—except he hasn’t watched any of it. Stage 1- A bus crashed, lots of riders crashed, my computer crashed, Marcel Kittel won, those who bet against him crashed. I […]

Video: Fabien Barel Presents Season 2, Episode 2


There's something primal about riding remote, rocky, rainy terrain, and this is the setting for episode 2 of "Fabien Barel Presents." He has journeyed to Scotland to find Joe Barnes to experience this harsh setting. Scotsmen must be hard and strong to survive, and it's the same for mountain bike riding in that area, as Fab discovers with Joe.

Sal Ruibal’s Dirty Words | Everybody Must Get Stoned


By Sal Ruibal I’ve been a bit stymied in my attempt to ride my bike for an hour a day instead of watching the Tour de France at the crack of dawn. Almost every dawn since the race began, cold rain has been pouring down. For some sick reason, showers reappear about every four hours. […]

Feature: BC Bike Race–The Sunshine Coast


The propeller on our float plane slowly works itself up to speed. In seconds, we’re airborne. The plane banks and we see Puget Sound, countless islands and towering peaks stretching away in every direction. It’s so pretty, a blind man would take a picture if he had an camera in hand.

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