Mile-A-Minute Murphy and the Inaugural Paced Landspeed Record
Charles Minthorn Murphy was known as “Mile-A-Minute Murphy” and his feat would begin a long tradition of pacing bicycles behind moving vehicles to achieve speed records, though never again behind a train.
Project Speed Profiled: Denise Mueller-Korenek and Coach John Howard
Years in the making, Project Speed is the collective effort of a small group of individuals. They have one singular purpose, getting Denise Mueller-Korenek to 167 miles per hour riding a purpose-build bicycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
The Cyclist Running for Sheriff Makes the Case for Reform
When we heard there was a candidate running for sheriff who is an active cyclist, we took note and sat down with the man himself, Duke Nguyen, to hear his take on some of the issues we’ve seen in Southern California, and specifically in Orange County. Nguyen is a 26-year law enforcement veteran of the force and currently investigates officer involved shootings for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
Spartacus in SoCal: A Visit To The Southland By Fabian Cancellara
At the Trek Bicycle Superstore, cyclists in California (and cyclists visiting) had the opportunity to ride with and meet Fabian Cancellara, the Olympic gold medalist and jersey wearing Swiss powerhouse.
Mandy Marquardt Is A Rider To Cheer For
Mandy really loves cycling, but training for a race like the UCI Track World Cup still requires dedication of mind, body, and time. Fortunately, USA cycling arranged for her and the other riders to arrive in Los Angeles a week early so that they can train on the Velodrome they will be competing on.
A Quiet Protest With A Loud Message
The day of the ‘die-in’ was cold and windy; cyclists carried signs, bikes, and bloodied shirts as they made their way on to the grassy knoll at Malaga Cove in Palos Verdes. Around forty cyclists gathered together at 3:55 pm on Tuesday, pulling white, blood-splattered shirts over their head as they began to lay down on the grass.
The American in Search of Swiss Gold
A conversation with ASSOS CEO Philip Duff. ASSOS has committed to providing uniforms for the USA Olympic team through 2020. We were interested in finding out how this all came about so we put in a call to Lugano, Switzerland to speak with Philip Duff directly – here’s what we found out.
Breaking Away With Masi
We embarked upon the “Legacy Project”, a series of different elements that combined to celebrate, promote and raise awareness of Masi’s Ninety Year history. The center point of the project would be a brand history book that recorded the story of Masi from its earliest existence in rural Florence, and through its Californian era in the early 1970’s.
Voices of the Athletes
Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California began in Pasadena after the race made it’s way from the first stage in San Diego. For the 11th year, the 8-day race hosts WorldTour professionals as they roll their way across the Golden State.
Interview with a Professional: Jon Hornbeck
Hailing from the Golden State, professional cyclist Jon Hornbeck took his first spin through the Amgen Tour of California this year as part of the Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie team; a youthful crew of contenders on the rise.
Cervelo BWR 2016: CAF’s Truly Tough “One Arm” Willie Stewart
“One Arm” Willie Stewart Finishes His Fourth Belgian Waffle Ride with the support of the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Photography by Jake Orness.
Cervelo BWR 2016: CAF’s Truly Tough Juan Carlos Hernandez
When the Challenged Athletes Foundation asked me to participate in the 2015 BWR, I had no idea what I was in for. That year, I pushed my bike through the dirt and bonked so hard I swore I’d never come back. That all changed when…
Cervelo BWR 2016: CAF’s Truly Tough André Szucs
I may not be a pro cyclist racing around the world, but the BWR has to be one of the most creative and difficult courses on the planet. It’s famous for bringing feelings of anxiety and fear, but it also brings a deep sense of…
Zak Pashak: The Canadian Re-Building America By Bicycle
Growing up in Calgary, Zak Pashak was always intrigued by the city’s infrastructure and the many modes of transportation moving through his “sprawling mass of a city.” Though most of his youth was spent in Canada, Zak was drawn to U.S. popular culture and influenced by performers like Eddie Murphy, the music coming from Detroit, and the American urban scene.
An Air of Confidence: Rally Cycling at the San Diego Wind Tunnel
We accompanied Rally Cycling to the San Diego Wind Tunnel earlier this month, and had the opportunity to see how the team uses the tunnel. Members of the team brought their bikes into the chamber and mounted them atop an aluminum platform that measures the effects on the static bike/rider combo by the forced air circulated by a 20-foot propeller on the other side of the building.
Nick Roumonada: Giving Back to CAF
Nick Roumonada, a dynamic 30-year-old triathlete, began working with the Challenged Athlete Foundation (CAF) when he was given a prosthetic running leg through their grants program. After learning about CAF’s rich history in supporting disabled athletes, Nick was motivated to participate in triathlons.
Lenny Isaacs & The Red Rider Club
The Red Rider When planning a trip to Las Vegas, many Angelenos labor over whether to drive or fly. But if you’re Huntington Beach resident and Type 1 diabetic, Lenny Isaacs, you may decide to cycle the 300+ miles. And that only begins to tell…
Hern Montenegro Of Montenegro Mfg. And His Handmade Carbon Bicycles
After years of experience working with carbon fiber in the bike industry, Hern Montenegro officially went all-in on his passion when, in 2013, he created the first product branded with the name Montenegro.
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