June 2013

Mammoth Turns On The Pipeline

by editors on June 24, 2013

The Mammoth Mountain Mountain Bike Park got a few new things going this weekend. First, on Friday, June 21, 2013 they opened Pipeline (yeah, that’s it in this video). They also opened the Gondola for the summer MTB shred season. Guess it’s time to get on it.

[Link: Mammoth Mountain]


Velo Hangar Team San Diego Fundraiser

by editors on June 21, 2013


Solana Beach, California’s Velo Hangar is hosting a fundraising benefit for Team San Diego’s 2013 Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic 525 mile ride on June 29, 2013 from 4 – 7 PM. We’re hearing reports of Skratch Margaritas, snacks, and lots of great raffle prizes.

Velo Hangar is located at at 637 Valley Avenue Suite C, Solana Beach, California. Click here to RSVP.

[Link: Velo Hangar]


Peter Sagan Explains How To Win Races

by editors on June 10, 2013

It’s really quite simple as evidenced by this clip from stage 3 of the Tour de Suisse. You just do like Peter Sagan does and cross the finish line first. Easy, right?


Now Chris Horner Is Out Of The Tour

by editors on June 7, 2013

Horner Chris Tirreno13 St4-1Radio Shack-Leopard announced today (Friday, June 7, 2013) that due to surgery for a IT band issue Chris Horner will not be riding the Tour de France next month, according to a story on VeloNews.

The team said that Horner will not be able to take the start in Corsica on June 29, as he recovers from his knee operation from two weeks ago. Horner has suffered from iliotibial (IT) band friction syndrome since the end of Tirreno-Adriatico. . . Horner has completed the Tour five times, and withdrawn once, in 2011, after a hard crash and a concussion. His best finish of ninth place came in 2010 and the American, popular for his affable nature and spot-on summation of racing tactics, finished 13th last year.

Hopefully, this means he’ll be coming on a few more of our group rides. But really, by the time Tour starts, who will be left?

For a more complete interview with Horner regarding his injury, click here for the VeloNation story.

[Link: VeloNews and VeloNation]


Ugo Gattoni’s Five Meters Of Bicycling

by editors on June 6, 2013

The art in this video comes from Bicycle, a book published by Nobrow Press. The art is nearly 20 feet wide and it’s all about bicycles in London.

Inspired by the 2012 London Olympic Games, young artist Ugo Gattoni intricately illustrates a cycle race through the streets of London. From elite athletes to cycle couriers, commuters, bankers, delivery boys, mums with kids, youths on stolen mountain bikes to fashionistas and hipsters on fixed gear bikes – pretty soon you will realize this is no ordinary road race!

Crazy. It is available in book form on Nobrow’s website for $24.95.

[Link: 8 Negro]


Tom Tom Dashes To Your Wrist

by editors on June 6, 2013

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After working with Nike on the Nike+ GPS watch TomTom’s recent announcement that they were launching a sports watch of their own should not have been that big a surprise. What was surprising is how good the watches look.

The TomTom Sport watch comes in two different configurations: The Runner and The Multi-Sport. Both styles feature well-designed, yet slightly different, modular straps and are operated with a “one button control.” That button, located just below the watch face, makes it possible to scroll through menus up and down as well as left and right making it easy to get to the data while eliminating the button clutter that plagues other watches in the category. [click to continue…]