The 2013 Feel My Legs, I’m A Racer ride is officially in the books and the dudes from Boyz on the Hoodz put together this video recap of all the brutality. This looks like such a fun and crushing ride. Don’t sleep on it next year.
Matt Ruscigno, the organizer of the event, has a recap on his site as well.
People for Bikes are taking advantage of National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week/Day and asking you to write a pro-bike letter to a local newspaper editor. If you aren’t necessarily the writing type, they have even taken the trouble to craft a letter for you. All you have to do is fill in some basic information and send it on in. Short of being in the streets and riding as much as possible, this is a great way to have a positive impact on decisions made on behalf of cyclists and bicycling infrastructure. Even if you don’t do this year round, use Bike to Work week as an excuse to up your bike advocacy. It certainly can’t hurt!
Go here to use People for Bike’s suggested letter. It’s that easy.
See you at Bike to Work Day tomorrow!
Y’all should know that this Friday is Bike To Work Day. In case you don’t know, film production company, Imagery with Impact, has created this promotional video contrasting the experience of a bike commuter against a car commuter starting their days. Admittedly, this is a romanticized piece. The cyclist has perfect weather, gets no flats, doesn’t get swerved or yelled at, and basically has an idyllic commute into work. With that said, this DOES happen, and even with all the normal frustrations that can pop up on a commute into work, the accomplishment always outshines the doldrum of car commuting. If you’ve been commuting for years, keep at it. If you’re new to the whole idea, watch this video and join a ride in your area to get a taste of what it’s all about.
The Kemistry gallery in London will be hosting Grand Boucle through the month of May. Designer, Christoph Reichart, and printer, Dolly Demoratti, have pulled together a visual collection that showcases racing bikes and paraphernalia dating back to 1903. The show displays bikes and bespoke saddles, but also highlights head tube badges in a series of oversized screenprints that can be purchased at the gallery or online, so no one misses out.
They have also pulled together a Grand Boucle magazine for the show and silkscreened photographs that can also be purchased online. The oversized head tube badge prints are beautiful and would look great on any shop, garage or home wall if you ask me.
Sure to go viral like the rest of his videos, this webseries from RedBull follows Danny Macaskill as he faces down and overcomes injury in order to prepare for his biggest project yet, that will involve Macaskill creating his own indoor playground for an upcoming video. It’s great to see a video that gets away from just stunts and instead shows some of the struggles of elite athletes and the lengths they must go to keep their body and mind at peak performance.