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Thule RoundTrip Pro Bike Case

July 15, 2014 | By | No Comments

I was lucky enough to get to try the new Thule softshell RoundTrip Pro box, which I used it first for our Mallorca Training Camp.

It comes flatpacked which is great for when your not using it as you can store it away nicely! The box was easy to assemble, simply slide in the side panels and you have a rigid casing. The unique think about this box is the incorporated lightweight workstand which doubles as the internal frame of the case, it keeps your bike locked in but also allows plenty of space for your kit and wheels.

This box is great, light, easy to use and carry around with handles in all the right places! I throughly recommend this box. Thanks Thule for this smashing product. Find out more about the case on Thule’s site.

- Matt Stanbury

07 May

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California Dreaming: By Ryan Fisher

May 7, 2014 | By | No Comments

I headed out to Los Angeles for work last week and after the beautiful winter we’ve had in NYC it was a shock to the system to be in 70 degree heat and sun for seven days straight.

I haven’t spent a lot of time in LA but seemingly everyone there is at least a double threat. I met a lot of very talented people, there were a few actor/models, an actor/model/producer, and an actor/producer/model. I felt pretty pathetic only having one job so I started telling everyone I was an employed person/bike racer, or if they were a good looking female I just told them I was jobless/homeless – it’s the ultimate double threat and it gets women to stop talking to you quickly.

I don’t like talking to women when I’m on the road because my wife reads this blog.

When I wasn’t working I headed out for a few really good training rides up to the Griffith Observatory, it was a great place to ride, was close to my hotel in Korea Town, and it provided some amazing views of the city (my inner tourist was also really pumped to be near the Hollywood sign).

I was sick the entire week with a really bad cold but I fought through it with medication and didn’t miss any of my planned workouts which I was pretty proud of – insert something here about pride being man’s greatest downfall.By the time Saturday rolled around I was feeling terrible but I had signed up for the San Luis Road Race and I wasn’t going to miss it.

I’m not sure if this is a west coast thing but the race started off like a semi-cross start with a semi-sprint and the pace didn’t slow down for over an hour. A break got away really quickly which was confusing as hell because normally there’s so much negative racing that no one lets a break get away in the first 15 minutes of a race, but they were gone and we weren’t going to catch them. I felt like I was struggling to keep up with the group for large parts of the race and sent a post race report to the guys saying the race was crazy hard, but after looking at my power numbers it turns out the race was actually pretty easy and I was just really sick with walking pneumonia.

I’ve been bed ridden this entire week and will now have to miss Orchard Beach, Hunter and Bear Mountain. I’m looking forward to getting healthy and I learned a valuable lesson, don’t go to LA, the flakiness in the air will get stuck in your lungs and give you pneumonia.

21 Apr

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Full Windsor Nutter: Long Term Review

April 21, 2014 | By | No Comments

Once upon a time in London I visited Full Windsor’s studio  and amongst all the mudguards we all now know and love there were sketches and blueprints for whats now manifested itself as the Nutter Multi -Tool. I’m stoked that after a fantastic Kickstarter campaign I’m able to bring you a long-term review. Click Read More to hear my thoughts.

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14 Oct

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RHC Milano by Marco cremascoli

October 14, 2013 | By | No Comments

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Some great analog black and white shots by Marco Cremascoli of the Red Hook Criterium in Milan few days ago.

For the full set check out Marco’s website.

02 Oct

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Post Ride Nutrition

October 2, 2013 | By | One Comment

I’m certainly not a nutritionist and i’m certainly not qualified to give out advice, but what I can do is share my experiences and understandings.

 

Photo Credit. Angelo

It’s a common misconception that riding your bike gives you a free pass to eat exactly what you want. A misconception that I regularly lean on to justify my post-ride munch. While the image of that burrito might get you through the last few miles in actual fact, the longer you ride, the more important the consideration of nutrition and supplementation

Considering what you eat straight after riding is just as important as before and during exertion; planning ahead and a careful routine could play a key part in improving your stamina.

But that doesn’t answer the question what should you be eating and drinking after your ride.

Click Read More to get a bit more information that might help you make that decision.
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25 May

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Biketopia

May 25, 2013 | By | No Comments

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Beautiful poster, even better initiative, check it out on worldwidecyclingatlas.

23 Apr

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Looking forward to the giro this year…

April 23, 2013 | By | 4 Comments

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Angelica Camacho, the first Colombian Maglia Rosa of the Giro.

p.s. Girls, I will try to find a hot guy wearing the same jersey for you :)

17 Apr

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26 Mar

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Stanridge Speed x DSC

March 26, 2013 | By | No Comments

You might have seen hype about this killer collaboration between Death Spray Custom x Stanridge Speed, on instagram/social media. Here is a nice shot of one of the Stanridge Speed x DSC bike that will be in action at the up coming Red Hook Crit this Satuday. Check out the matching skinsuit that Evan Murphy will be wearing it.