March 2017

Peter Sagan Naked In The Shower

by editors on March 30, 2017

We’ve no doubt that Oleg Tinkov asked two-time world champion Peto Sagan to do a lot of insane stuff during his time on the team, but we’re not sure that any of it was worse that what Hansgrohe USA is making Peto do in support of their self-proclaimed “cleverly named” Shower With Like A Pro sweepstakes.

We were hoping that one of the prizes would be showering with Peto, or at least getting one of his sweaty kits, but no, the prizes are a shower head and/or a trip to Sacramento, California for stage one of the Amgen Tour of California. Damn!

If a winning a trip to SacTown is something that you’re interested in, then by all means click this link and visit Hansgrohe’s Facebook page while we kick back and laugh a little longer at super sexy Peto in the shower. . .

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Very Nice Socks From Velocio

by editors on March 21, 2017

Velocio says they are putting their best foot forward with these new socks.

Velocio socks are ultralight weight and designed for riding. Ultrafine polyamide yarns with a touch of Lycra for the perfect fit, and with new looks and colors to bring the perfect pop to a ride.

If you agree, please click the link and you can snap up a few for yourself. Seriously, it’s that easy.

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Cycling Can Save The World Here’s How

by editors on March 21, 2017

In a new book titled How Cycling Can Save the World Guardian writer Peter Walker discusses the ways in which getting more people on bicycles can make the world a better place. Reducing smog and traffic and improving health are obvious, but Walker goes much deeper into the subtle ways cycling can improve nearly everything about urban life. 

In a world dominated . . . by bikes, people can amble, children can play, fresh air can be breathed, conversations can be heard, all without our omniscient, noisy, smelly, lethal modern-day plague,” Walker says. “Cyclists are recognizably human, traveling at human-scaled speeds. As a benefits to urban living, that can hardly be overstated.

How Cycling Can Save the World goes on sale April 4, 2017. To order it, please click here. For a short interview with the author, please follow the jump.

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40th Anniversary TD Five Boro Bike Tour

by editors on March 8, 2017

On May 7, 2017 the TD Five Boro Bike Tour rolls though New York City for the 40th time to raise funds for bike education.

As New York City continues its efforts to make transportation safer, healthier, more sustainable, more equitable, and otherwise more sensible for residents and visitors alike, the nonprofit organization Bike New York is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its landmark achievement in cycling advocacy and education: the TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI, taking place May 7th.

This year 32,000 cyclists will roll the closed streets of New York City in what has become the largest bike ride in America. For the official word please follow the jump or click here.

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Patagonia’s First Down Sleeping Bag

by editors on March 3, 2017

We know what you’re thinking: hasn’t Patagonia been made sleeping bags for years? We thought that too, but in fact they haven’t. . . until now with the  800 Down Sleeping Bag. 

“After years and years of making one-off sleeping bags for ourselves and people heading out on select trips, we wanted to share what we’ve learned with the greater outdoor community,” said Jenna Johnson, Patagonia’s sr. director, technical outdoor. “Our team built on a deep knowledge of insulation design and thought through every aspect of these sleeping bags, offering our customers a highly crafted, super functional bag option. Sleeping bags are such a crux part of our kit, and they become like a partner as we go out to explore and see new places. I’m very proud of our work and excited to offer these products to our customers.”

Nothing makes sleeping in your car more comfortable than a good mummy bag. For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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