Garmin Launches An Action Camera

by editors on August 20, 2013

Garmin, the company that lets most of us know where we are and how fast we’re going, today (August 20, 2013) announced the launch of an action POV camera that is set to go head to head with the ubiquitious Go Pro. It’s called the VIRB and it features ANT+ connectivity that will allow for live sensor data recording right on the video. The VIRB is on sale today on the Garmin website for $299. Click the link for the official word.

[Link: Garmin]

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Photographer Jeff Curtes Bridges The Gap

by editors on August 8, 2013

It’s always nice too see a good crossover act. For years Jeff Curtes was the photographer responsible for creating the images that told Burton Snowboard’s story. Now, Curtes has moved to Australia and is beginning to shoot cycling. It’s something he thought he’d never do. Like many of us cycling was Curtes’ escape from his other life. Now he’s beginning to mix the two. Check out this Life In Focus edit from F-Stop for the rest of the story.

[Link: F-Stop]

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Dan Malloy’s Slow Is Fast Book Tour

by editors on July 24, 2013

Last September man about the surf Dan Malloy (and friends Kanoa Zimmerman and Kellen Keene) rode his bike down the California coast line to check things out, catch some surf, and of course, create some multimedia masterpiece. In this case it is a book titled Fast Is Slow and a short film called Moving Pictures. Now Dan is touring California with the book and film and you can see both if you’re in the area. The Slow Is Fast tour begins in Mill Valley, California on August 2, 2013. For a full list of tour locations, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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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]

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Brady’s RKP Book Project: Why We Ride

by editors on April 25, 2013

If you’ve every thought about supporting a cycling Kickstarter project, Patrick Brady’s Why We Ride project might just be the one to jump in on. Brady is raising money to fund the publication of a collection of his essays from his “soul of cycling” website Red Kite Prayer. The good news is he’s already reached his goal, but as he explains in the edit, there’s even more he’ll be able to do if more money is raised including but no limited to helping to pay some medical bills for his newborn baby. Watch the edit, and you’ll see exactly why this Why We Ride project would be a good one to be a part of.

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A Bike Snob Abroad: The Book Trailer

by editors on March 18, 2013

After dying laughing several times while reading the Bike Snob NYC blog (and being brought back to life with a good jolt from some portable defib paddles), it was finally good to put a face to the name. His shoes shoes alone prove he’s part of the proper tribe. Now the snob is out on the road promoting his book Bike Snob Abroad (which comes out this spring). In the meantime, click the link to buy it his first book Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling, or here for his second The Englighten Cyclist.

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UCI Backs Off On Kimmage Suit

by editors on October 26, 2012

Kimmage Paul Sundaytimes-1In what be a bit of a relief for Irish journalist Paul Kimmage the UCI announced today that it is “suspending its legal action,” according to a story on Velonation.

While the UCI has stopped short of ending its legal action, it has said that it will put it on hold for now. “While continuing strongly to maintain the merits of UCI’s case, the Committee decided to seek to suspend the UCI legal action against journalist Paul Kimmage, pending the findings of the independent Commission,” it stated in a release issued several minutes ago. . . “UCI President Pat McQuaid and Honorary President Hein Verbruggen who are individual parties to the case will similarly seek to put their cases on hold.”

If they had a shred of decency left in them McQuaid and Verbruggen would drop the whole thing.

[Link: VeloNation]

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Spoke: The Hazards Of Cycling Doco

by editors on October 3, 2012

On September 29, 2012 filmmakers Lauren Gardner, Nick Navarro and Em Baker left San Francisco on bikes to make a documentary film “exploring the hazards of cycling in the U.S.” according to a story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Gardner, Nick Navarro and Em Baker. . . plan to spend the next three months traversing the country, ending up in St. Augustine, Fla., widely considered one of the most dangerous places for cyclists in the country. Their footage and interviews will be turned into a documentary titled “Spoke.” . . “We want to examine the hows and whys” of bicycle-car accidents, she said, and explore the various types of infrastructure in place across the country. . . “We don’t want to create a perspective that’s biased — we are trying to represent all different viewpoints,” Baker said. . . Along the way, the trio will be meeting with families affected by bicycle accidents, law enforcement, cycling advocates and many others.

You can help the filmmakers complete their trip and their movie by making a contribution on Kickstarter. Click this link for more information.

[Link: Santa Cruz Sentinel]

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Interbike 2012: The Photo Gallery

by editors on September 22, 2012

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After a week in Las Vegas (September 17-21, 2012) at Interbike 2012 we feel like we were just getting a handle on where everything was. It was a huge show filled with wondrous things of all sizes and shapes. Here is a little of what we saw, people we talked to, and booths we stumbled through during our tour. Enjoy the ride. Click here for the complete photo gallery.

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Watch CrossVegas Live On VeloNews

by editors on September 16, 2012

Crossvegas LogoThe new fall cyclocross season kicks off on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada with CrossVegas and none of us have to travel to party city to watch it live. No, thanks to VeloNews we can all sit in front of our computers with a chip-n-dip and watch the whole think online.

Six-time Emmy award winning producer/director Kent Gordis will direct the broadcast. Dave Towle, billed by promoters as “the voice of American bicycle racing,” will anchor the commentary team. editor Brian Holcombe will join Towle in the booth, with Simon Burney, author of “Cyclocross: Training and Techniques”, providing course-side insight.

There might be worse ways to spend a Wednesday night, right? Coverage begins at 8 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2012 right here.

[Link: VeloNews]

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