May 2013

No Tour De France For Wiggo

by editors on May 31, 2013

wiggins_2945234Team Sky Pro Cycling announced today that 2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins will not be able to defend his title in the 2013 running of the historic race through Europe due to a nagging knee injury.

Team Principal Sir Dave Brailsford confirmed on Friday: “With illness, injury and treatment Brad has gone past the point where he can be ready for the Tour de France. It’s a big loss but, given these circumstances, we won’t consider him for selection. . . “He hasn’t been able to train hard since the Giro and now he needs further rest. Whilst we all know these things happen in sport, it doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a huge disappointment for everyone in the team – and above all for Brad.

Does this mean that professional level bicycle racing is actually detrimental to overall health and fitness? Shock and horror. Guess it’s all up to Chris Froome, now.

[Link: Team Sky]

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Mammoth Bike Park Opens Saturday

by editors on May 21, 2013

mammoth_bpThe grand daddy of MTB mountains, Mammoth, will open at least 12 trails including Downtown, UpTown, Big Ring, Paper Route, Juniper, Timber Ridge, Shotgun, Lower Pipeline, Lower Bullet Lakes Trail and Pioneer Practice Loop, on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Yes, that’s this Saturday.

As a plus, the mountain is still open for snowboarding (and skiing) so it’s kind of a two-for-one kind of weekend this Memorial day. Stay and bike packages start at just $69 a person. Click the link for more info.

[Link: Mammoth Mountain]

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Ryan Humphrey + Pure Fix Cycles

by editors on May 14, 2013

Artist Ryan Humphrey picks up a Pure Fix Papa at Dave’s Wear House and gives it a little art upgrade. Nice, if you’re into that kind of thing, right?

[Link: Pure Fix Cycles]

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Yes, Bend, Oregon Trails Are This Good

by editors on May 3, 2013

Fox riders Kirt Voreis and Tyler McCaul show the world just how good the mountain bike trails around Bend, Oregon are. And no, few of us will ride them this smoothly, but it’s still worth a try.

[Link: Bike Mag]

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The Story Behind The Mulholland Takeout

by editors on May 1, 2013

The New York Daily News has the story behind the motorcycle vs. cyclist video everyone was talking about yesterday. It happened on April 27, 2013 on Mulholland Drive’s “Dead Man’s Curve.”

Cameraman Ken Snyder has been shooting video of wipeouts on the hazardous turn for four years but Saturday’s collision was the only time he ever saw a motorcycle take out two bikes. . . “There are many more just like it,” Snyder said. “It is a very common type of crash on this turn. Just usually no one is there and the rider falls alone.”

If Snyder is always there shooting video of crashes (and the CHP is always parked there), it might be a good place to avoid for all kinds of reasons. Oh, and if you’re wondering who the girl is, apparently, she’s in all Snyder’s videos.

[Link: New York Daily News]

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People For Bikes Standoff Video

by editors on May 1, 2013

Sometimes cycling (like love) can be is a battlefield, but People For Bikes is hoping to remind both sides of the battle that things are better if we all just try to get along and Roll Together.

[Link: People For Bikes]

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