Who is looking forward to Maca2? This is the first of a lot of online content coming out this year before the official Macaframa 2 gets underway. Filmed last fall in Brisbane.
- Track bike posts
Ever since Hame, the last edit I worked on with Angus Sung I have been really keen to bring him back up to Scotland to perhaps try something on a slightly larger scale. Having chatted to him for many late hours we decided to make it happen. Next on the agenda was riders. Having known Tim Puellyn from The North Race and having many mutual friends from Glasgow he was an obvious choice and was super keen from the word go. Finding the rest of them was easy. Some of my closest riding mates from all riding backgrounds. Ross McArthur former Scottish Mountain bike trials champ and all round strong man of anything two wheeled. Andrew Leitch who runs Glasgow Fixed Gear forum and spends his time in the winter chasing Wiggo around Majorca on his road bike. Chris Millar another skilled man across the board, smoothest man on a mountain bike ever coupled with some trials skills and many years riding fixed. All of them with more banter and drinking ability than the army.
As for the road and route this took weeks to decide on and was discussed in great length but we finally settled on Bealach Na Ba. It’s a milestone climb, and we saw the opportunity to be the first brakeless, fixed gear riders to tackle it, up and down.
After hearing what we planned Alec Farmer from Trakke bags was supper keen to support us, let us test some of his quality prototype bags and hats which can be seen in the video and also do the driving for the camera crew.
Bealach na Bà is a historic pass through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula , in Wester Ross in the Scottish highlands. The road is one of few in the Scottish Highlands that is engineered similarly to roads through the mountain passes of the Alps, with very tight hairpin bends that switch back and forth up the hillside and gradients that. approach 20%. It is the greatest ascent of any road climb in the UK, rising to 2,054 ft, and is the third highest road in Scotland. Meaning was also probably the windiest road in Scotland to as I’m sure you will see.
On this trip we also had Szymon Nieborak taking some amazing stills you can look forward to seeing some of his shots in the coming weeks in a few different articles.
Big Thank you to everyone who made this trip possible. I’m sure you will never look at a head wind in the same way again.
Over the past few months I have been working hard with our friends Tim Pulleyn and Angus Sung to put together a collaboration project with The 5th Floor, The North Race and Trakke bags. We looked at locations all over the highlands of Scotland trying to find the best scenery and location we could to really make it something special. I think you could say we found a lot more than we bargained for.
Stay posted for more on his epic project.
Head over to Cycleangelo to see what he has to say about the RHC‘s qualifying rounds and head over to his FB Fan Page to see his full set of photos. The qualifying rounds made the race much more interesting and cleaner, meaning only the more experienced riders would go through to the final, making the whole event a safer race. Plus the riders’ anxiety to find out if they have done enough to qualify and checking the amazing Red Hook Crit App every 5 minutes to see where you stand in the top 100 was a great experience.
First RHC from this years 1st race. I am sure there will be more popping up over the net the next few days. The next Red Hook Crit is only 2 months away, but if you cannot make it to that, make sure you make to the London Nocturne on the same day, to race the same course and event as professional road riders from Team Sky, Rapha Condor JLT, Raleigh and many others. Registrations are now open.
We’re just back in from The Red Hook Crit, an astounding event and proud performance from the 5th Team below. More on the race events later, but for now big thanks to Matt Lingo for his shot of (from left to right) Chris Pino, Phil Garofolo, David Hall and Rudy Melo sporting the 2013 kits.
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So things up in the cold dark north have been on the quiet side the last few months, but as the nights get lighter and the calendar gets busier things are starting to waken up. One such thing is a collaboration project with The 5th Floor, Angus Sung, The North Race and Trakke bags.
I cant give to much away but as they say a picture tells a thousand words.
No that’s not The Stelvio.
Killer shot of Alonso Tal by Matt Lingo.