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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. VeloNews.com 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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Dirt Rag Editor Moves to BikeRadar US

by editors on September 16, 2012

1347646924938-Ej6Xjw41Agb8-670-75Josh Patterson, the former editor Dirt Rag Magazine is now a technical writer for BikeRadar US, according to a story on BikeRadar.com.

“Josh understands all the complexities of the bicycle and can clearly explain the pros and cons of any set-up to any level of rider,” said Ben Delaney, editor in chief of BikeRadar US. “He can easily distinguish hype from substance, and his enthusiasm for riding bikes is contagious. We’re lucky to have him.”

Patterson brings one more masters degree to the BikeRadar US staff. It would appear that BikeRadar is getting even more serious about product reviewing.

[Link: BikeRadar]

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