For its first year anniversary on June 16th, 48x17 Cycles
in Athens, with the support of Trimble Racing, is hosting a track and fixed
gear endurance race from Athens to Marathon Lake and back. Covering a distance
of 66,6 km the race pays tribute to the sole road cycling event of the first
Modern Olympic Games of 1896. Back then gears, brakes and deralleurs were not
yet invented and all bicycles were fixed gear and brakeless. Greek Aristides Konstantinides won the
gold, followed by German August von Gödrich and Briton Edward Battel. With Tokyo
Fixed and Cadence prizes, music and drinks at the 48x17 premises and free
accommodation available for international riders, let’s see what goes down this
time. Join the most epic of all races.
Successor and slight upgrade from my last summer's weapon of choice for the velodrome: Felt TK2. Pretty much stock, except for the wheels, stem and saddle. Took the bike for a spin around the block yesterday, so dialed in. Felt good, man.
"(The map) shows the evolution of Portland's bikeways from 1980 to the present, and is a good visual reminder that great biking cities are made deliberately; they don't start out already formed, people have to put in the effort of making them bike friendly."
"The need for a place dedicated to bicycle enthusiasts was answered with an inspirational project in Hainan, China. Bicycle Club was designed by NL Architects and is an impressive cycling pavilion, meant to bring people together and encourage one of the greatest sports."
"Helsingissä on edessä jo kuudes peräkkäinen kesä, jolloin käytössä ei ole kaupunkipyöriä. Vielä kevättalvella eläteltiin toiveita, että uusia cityfillareita päästäisiin edes koeajamaan, mutta nyt on varmistunut, että hanke lykkääntyy edelleen."
"12 tracks of anger-fuelled dancehall ragga music, inspired by 12 years of cycle courierisationment. Nobody can test this ex-cycle courier’s temperament. This is the album of the year! – Raggatisation Magazine"
As the title says. This could be good, but somewhat disappointingly it really is not. He meets some guys riding horses on the trail, and like, that's it? I don't know, man. What was I expecting anyway?
This 1980s NOS Rossin Record Pista frame spent years and years hanging on the ceiling at the back of the Velosport bike shop in Käpylä, Helsinki, yet it still shines like the day it came out of the workshop. Finally it has an owner and a new home. Congratulations!
"A photo circulating the Internet that is being called “Moscow’s Tiananmen image” is poised to become the iconic face of the pro-democracy protests gripping Russia in the wake of President Vladimir Putin’s election.
The picture shows a little boy sitting on a bicycle in front of a wall of Russian police."