Posts Tagged ‘video’

Rapha: Sella

Motivational.

Garmin Cervélo: Beyond the Peloton

Check out this series of videos from the Garmin Cervélo squad, charting their 2011 season with episodes for all the big one-day classics: Milan San-Remo, the Tour of Flanders, and now Paris-Roubaix.

This year’s Paris-Roubaix was a good one for the team. Although the favourite on the day would have been Thor Hushovd, the eventual winner was his teammate Johan van Summeren. Van Summeren crossed the line and proposed to his girlfriend – utter legend.

Chris Akrigg Yorkshire trials

Chris Akrigg riding some Yorkshire trails. Makes me miss riding off-road, and particularly in Yorkshire. Although naturally I wouldn’t be looking to emulate this yahoo.

Tour of the Peak District

Just checking out the route for the Tour of the Peak District in 4 weeks’ time. Stoke-on-Trent is my home town, but I’ve never ridden a road bike out towards the Peaks. I’ve ridden off-road around Edale, Bakewell and Glossop, but when I go home I tend to ride south towards Eccleshall and Telford, partly because of the distances involved, and partly because I just don’t have the right maps. So now’s my chance to do some riding out that way. I think it’s going to be tough – with one long section of A-road in particular that I’m not looking forward to.

As a taster, and on a budget of 50p, the organisers have cobbled together this ludicrous promo video, which surely has no bearing at all on the event itself:

Pedaling

I’m liking the easy-living gastro-singlespeed NYC vibe of the Pedaling video series. Great design and production too. Discovered via Dave Zabriskie’s Twitter.

Fausto Coppi’s 1952 bike

A little bit of cycling history courtesy of Rouleur magazine.

From an article by Guy Andrews on rouleur.cc.

From an article by Guy Andrews on rouleur.cc.

This is Fausto Coppi’s 1952 World Championship winning Bianchi Specialissima complete with insulated bottle covers, Campagnolo derailleurs, Ambrosio forged aluminium stem and Universal brakes. The frame was a huge advance on the bikes of the time…

(Read the full article with more images.)

Whenever I look at black and white photographs of cycling heroes, at any time from the inaugural Tour de France in 1903 to Tom Simpson’s heyday in the 60s, I am awed by their achievements. I mean, just look at their legs, their faces, their brutal bikes.

Fausto Coppi’s full-steel bike must weigh about 30 pounds, as much as a hefty budget mountain bike today. Look at the un-ergonomic bars, the single chainring, the tiny cassette. Then imagine climbing big mountains on it, trying to get comfortable on the leather saddle, wrestling with the tyre wrapped in a figure-eight around your shoulders and back.

Coppi won the Tour twice, the Giro five times, and the Paris-Roubaix in 1953. Here is one of cycling’s true legends in action:

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.

Danny Macaskill trials

Great Edinburgh street scenes on this video. Huge trials skills as well, clearly.

By the way this video is turning into a big viral hit, even Lance Armstrong tweeted it. Massive bonus for Band of Horses.

Charge Bikes in Vimeo viral

Charge Bikes have created a viral video stream on Vimeo – an excellent video-sharing service that beats YouTube on video quality, web design and user interface, more of which on the web blog – featuring a character called Shyhop. Here are the first 2 episodes:


Introducing Shyhop from Charge Bikes on Vimeo.


Shyhop Rendezvous from Charge Bikes on Vimeo.

I’ve always fancied the Charge range. Awesome XC MTBs and styling city options too.

Rollers

Discovered on Vimeo. Sweet.


rollers from kyle thomas on Vimeo.