Good idea or totally pointless compared to Pinhead?! What do you think? I am quite curious of trying it!
More info here.
You’ve no doubt seen the new Richard Sachs / House makeover. If you haven’t check it here. Its a beautiful reinvention of a classic and iconic colorway and branding.
What you might not be so acutely aware of is that team rider Dan Chabanov is contributing an online column to Peloton magazine.
This is a really frank and insightful look into the east coast Cyclocross scene and indeed Dan’s season as a Sachs rider. With this year being my first endeavors into CX i’ll be following it closely.
Some time back Cyclr approached me to interview for their forthcoming site.
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I was more than happy to get involved and I’m now pleased to say that it’s published. Check out the piece here. It may answer some questions you had about The 5th. Such as why we’re The 5th Floor!
Our friends over at Pristine have been quick on the draw at posting up their photo coverage from RHC Barcelona.
Check it here.
A month or so back myself and Chris headed out to watch the Philly Cycling Classic. Knowing that local boys Evan and Dan we’re in the newly formed invitational Century racing team for the event that draws in Pro Continental teams really added to the event for us. As well of course as ‘The Wall’, Manual for speed were there and of course managed to capture the build up to the race in their typical insightful and voyeur way. This is a great read and really hits home some of the feelings I go through with my approach to racing. Can’t wait for part 2.
If you make one mistake you’re gonna be fucked because in races like this, you can’t use your fitness to overcome mistakes. If you do, then you don’t have any fitness left to race the bike race.
I don’t have a scheme but I don’t want to turn around in my late thirties and wish that I had done more with bike racing. Right now I want to do as much racing as I can and if thats leads somewhere, great, I won’t have any regrets. If it doesn’t, I still won’t have any regrets. I just turned 26. There’s no time limit on getting a real job, settling down, putting some money into a bank. Theres no ticking clock for that.
I’m enjoying the opportunities I get and have currently, I’m not looking too far ahead, I’m not preoccupied with what’s next, I’m focused on the present, the here and now, I’m taking it all in.
Condor Cycles announced today that they will supply a range of track, road and mountain bicycles for use in the new Lee Valley VeloPark, site of the 2012 London games and velodrome, which is planned to open in early 2014. This is perfect match, a legendary bike brand and shop from London supplying the Olympic velodrome in London.
The Olympic Park in Stratford is currently under transformation, with the London Velodrome, nicknamed the Pringle, set at the heart of a new venue to be known as the Velopark. It is intended the Velopark will be used by the local community, clubs and elite athletes and run by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. The site will include a reconfigured BMX track, mountain bike trial, new road cycle circuit, bike hire and cycle workshop facilities.
Condor won a three year contract to supply bicycles to the Velopark. The bicycle frames for use in the velodrome will all be made by hand in Italy and built in London by Condor mechanics. The VeloPark users will also ride Condor road bikes and like all the bicycle frames made by Condor, the product will be made by hand in Italy before being turned into a ride-able machine at Condor’s build facility in East London. The bicycles have been designed in-house by Condor’s design team and use specially selected Columbus aluminium triple butted tubing, heat treated for additional tensile strength.
One of the latest blogs to make it onto my feed is La Tete De La Course. The unique photo journal section is well worth checking out.
Last Friday I travelled from London up to York after work to take part at the Rapha Gentlemen’s Race, it was the second time the race has taken part in the UK. I had a rad time! Click read more below for some photos I took and a small report of the day.
Two of our riders Josh and Kendal, one is bearded and the other is not, are doing the Cent Cols Challenge in September to raise money for the Isle of Wight chemotherapy unit and Cancer Research UK. They have started a photographic blog called Fifteen Thousand Feet documenting their fundraising efforts and training. They have been motivating the whole team by riding a lot recently. Please help them spread the word and get behind our guys by helping them out with any donation possible.
“We both began cycling a few years ago and since then have been constantly challenging ourselves to do longer, faster, harder rides. Last year we decided that we wanted to find a way that we could help people through cycling. This blog will document our training, racing, fundraising and challenges. In september we are doing our first big event the Cent Cols Challenge – Dolomites in italy, to help raise money for the Isle of Wight chemotherapy unit and Cancer Research UK. The challenge consists of 2000 kilometres and 162,335ft of climbing over 10 stages. Thats the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest five and a half times.” Josh + Kendal | Fifteen Thousand Feet.