The Giro so far has been epic! Hope your getting a chance to see it and follow it. I’d recommend getting over to the newly relaunched Manual for Speed and checking out their coverage amongst their newly realised coverage manifesto.
Im stoked to have visited a number or have had them on my doorstep. Check out Cycling Tips Top Ten Coolest Bike shops and see which you agree with and which you think are glaring omissions.
DAS RAD KLUB is a newborn brand from Bristol (UK), this is what they have to tell us:
“With our inspirations coming from cycling, partying, punk rock, minimalist design & the city of Bristol, we plan to put our twist on some of the most tried & tested apparel & accessories. Everything we do represents everything that we stand for: having fun on bikes.”
MASH SF new site has been refurbed and is looking sweet with some nice new features and photos. Check out here.
Playing catch up with this one a little, but Ten Speed Hero deserves your attention, always amongst my dailies and the long awaited store doesn’t disappoint. Indulge here.
It’s still dark outside. It might be wet or windy. It is definitely cold. Your bed is warm. For any normal person, there is no decision to be made, just a flicker of consciousness before turning over, pulling up the covers and sinking back into luxurious slumber.
But you are no normal person. You are a cyclist.
Check out Tales of The Winter Ride by Matt Seaton here. His writing is incredible and I count his book, The Escape Artist amongst my top reads. Nice to see him putting in the results in the Spring Series too!
“A London cycling organisation has come up with a concept for a lorry with no blindspot to reduce the number of cyclists killed in collisions.
The Safer Urban Lorry would have a lower cab and larger windows than most trucks, allowing the driver to spot cyclists and pedestrians in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle.”
More photos and infos on DeZeen.
Lately the blog has been quiet, but is March, the clocks changed, race season started and we’re all out riding and racing our bikes… and that’s the way it should be. We’ll still aim to bring you a healthy dose of what events are happening or what bikes or products we’re finding inspiring but expect these less frequently as we charge into our most exciting seasons ever between New York, Glasgow and London as well as work to bring out new products on The 5th Store.
One such ride that will be consuming my next week or so is BKLA13. This bro’venture has spawned not only its own hashtag #BKLA13, jersey and cap but also it’s own Tumblr. Stay tuned to it here over the coming week to chart our progress and find out what it’s all about.