The final installment of the epic journey from London to Istanbul.
No mud, no glory. You have to get muddy in cyclocross.
Unsanctioned gravel races are the future. Vermont’s toughest gravel road race and the Rasputista.
Rasputitsa is Russian for the mud season when roads become difficult to traverse. The 1st Annual Rasputitsa Spring Classic will be held on April 19th, 2014 starting at 9 AM EST at Main Street in Newport, VT. This 47 mile (31 miles of gravel) road race travels some of Vermont’s coldest and barren landscapes. The event raises money for the Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation. Register for $40 online at: http://www.bikereg.com/rasputitsa
Looks like Samsung Galaxy is taking the watch concept to a bike computer. The road bike placement looks good and having an integrated stem makes it look much better. The hybrid bike with the stem placement of the Galaxy looks a bit awkward. The sheer size of the Galaxy is a bit much.
Overall, this is a new trend of smartphones adding in more features related to fitness.
Watching the Syracuse/ Virginia Tech basketball game featuring announcer Tim Brant reminded me of the 1980s cycling coverage on CBS.
Moreno Argentin in a Sammontana Bianchi team kit.
No other bike manufacturer has such an association with one specific color than Bianchi. Bianchi’s classic tongue in cheek ad (above) where they poke fun at celeste as being ugly could be an insight to how they truly feel.
Bianchi seems to include celeste almost like a burden. Most of the higher end bikes Bianchi produces have hints of celeste with black and other colors dominating.
Bianchi has to reclaim celeste as a color. The new hot bike color seems to be a light shade of blue reminiscent of the classic Bianchi bikes. Trek painted their Madone’s a bright baby blue for team Leopard Trek at the Tour last year. The bikes were a striking design taking celeste and making it a little brighter.
Now Specialized is getting into celeste with the intro of their new team bike livery. The colors are based on Omega Pharma’s logo, but the color scheme does get close to the Bianchi blue.
Of course I have to admit that I ride a Bianchi and not in the typical Bianchi blue either. Sacrilege I know.