As Jens was asked what one of the most challenging race moments he encountered throughout his 17 Tour de France finishes, he brought up a late stage in the 2010 race that qualified for him..
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Located in a one-time cold storage facility for seafood, Jerome Cycles is just blocks from the sprawling Port of Los Angeles. In the former fishing village of San Pedro, owner Jared Jerome creates American-made, handcrafted, “city bikes” inspired by classic European design.
Our community felt a great loss when legendary Los Angeles bicycling advocate, Alex Baum, passed away at the age of 92 this past March. Baum’s life was filled with unique and extraordinary experiences, and his legacy is rich with contributions to the bicycling community.