Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Asian bike round-up

Rickshaws in Kathmandu.

Rickshaws in Kathmandu.

Abandoned bike in Kathmandu.

Abandoned bike in Kathmandu.

I'm wondering how the fruit vendor stays upright when on the move...

I'm wondering how the fruit vendor stays upright when on the move...

A brief bike-related retrospective from my trip to Nepal. Please enjoy the full photo set.

Team Time Trial Live

A rider from the Cervelo team fires out of the bend at Cournonterral.

A rider from the Cervelo team fires out of the bend at Cournonterral.

Last Tuesday I watched Stage 4 of the Tour – contre la montre par equipe – live in Montpellier. It was awesome, check out the full Flickr set.

I and a couple of others were stationed at Cournonterral, a spot about 27km into the 45km route. We’d been recommended the place by local Tour rider Stephane Goubert, and it was ideal: we could watch the riders coming at us, then looping through the bend, then heading back out up a slight incline. We cracked out the rosé and baguettes and settled in.

I spotted Cavendish in the green jersey, but sadly couldn’t recognise either Wiggo or David Millar. However I did see Lance powering the front of the Astana train. The highlight of the day was probably seeing Fabien Cancellara ride through in the yellow jersey amid his Saxo-Bank teammates. La Maillot Jaune really gleams in the flesh, it was quite a sight.

Here’s some vid:

Where Are You Go trailer

Another inspiring and tantalising preview of this September’s Bicycle Film Festival in London.

The Cross-Canada Project

Trailer for The Cross Canada Project: Documenting a Bicycle Tour Across Canada. from mike beauchamp on Vimeo.

Another big ride project not dissimilar to this one. Mike Beauchamp rode 7000km across Canada, which is an outrageously long way. His video (which is 1 hour long by the way, the above is just a trailer) makes use of an ingenious wing mount for the camera. Perhaps I’ll be able to catch the full movie at the next Bicycle Film Festival.

Thinking about it, maybe my creaking bike vid is worthy of submission. He who dares wins.

Via the Guardian’s new bike blog.

World’s Most Dangerous Road

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My workmate Felipe sent me a link to an article about biking the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Road’ – which turns out to be in Bolivia, not at Elephant & Castle, as I previously thought. It’s added to the ‘I will ride this before I’m 60′ list.

Take a Seat

Respect to Dominic Gill for his epic and noble journey from top to toe of the Americas.

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And respect for a fantastic website.