Rapha knows how to capture everything little thing they do and turn it into an epic video. Same thing goes for their Gentlemen’s Race held in Australia where sixteen cycling teams rode the inaugural Australian edition of the race. The point of Rapha’s Gentlemen’s Races is to inspire a different type of racing. Being unmarshalled, unsupported and unsanctioned, there’s no better way to find out if you’re a true team, pulling together through the difficulties and attrition to get each other to the finish, or just six individuals racing the clock. Be inspired.
First run in 1905, The Dipsea is the oldest trail race in America. It is run every year on the second Sunday in June. The scenic 7.4 mile course from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful courses in the world. The stairs and steep trails make it a grueling and treacherous race. And its unique handicapping system has made winners of men and women of all ages. One of those winners was Jack Kirk who was at one time the oldest trail runner in the race with age 95. He completed 67 consecutive Dipsea contests en route and twice winning it. In 2007 Dipsea legend Jack Kirk died at the age of 100.
The Air Attack is Giro’s ending to the compromise of having the three attributes of Aero, Cool and Light in one helmet. With a compact, versatile design that creates less aerodynamic drag than their best road helmets, and a patent pending approach to ventilation that provides better cooling power than their best aero helmets, the Air Attack redefines performance. By reducing drag and helping to maintain your optimal temperature, it can enhance your body’s efficiency, in effect giving you a boost of free speed. The Air Attack is available from Spring 2013.
Darren Baum trained and worked as a certified aircraft engineer and stainless steel TIG welder before becoming a frame builder. His cycling career began as an A grade rider before a car accident in 1990 sparked a long-term interest in how biomechanics and bike design can be used to increase performance. Baum is all about hand crafted bicycles and operates from Australia. They love cycling and as they say, the proof is in the pudding. The Baum Corretto bike is one of very few titanium frames in the world with every tube butted with an individual rider in mind. In their own words: “It’s the ultimate scalpel, a perfect tool. Part jewel, part weapon, maybe two or three parts secret lover — this is as good as we make them.” The Field Grey, Morpheous Purple Corretto is a treat for the eyes. You can see more images on Baum’s Flickr page.
The North Face Hyper-Track Guide is a new running shoe model that will be released in 2013. It has been built with an 8mm heel-toe offset and includes a new platform that stacks a softer midsole foam on top of a firmer foam to enhance comfortability during your ride. The Cradle Guide™ technology makes sure that your feet is somewhat forced into a natural running movement. The lightweight upper is made of mesh and has a seamless construction. The North Face Hyper-Track Guide is suitable for both road and off-road running. Via RunningWarehouse
The adidas Original Mountain Marathon is not just a contemporary tribute to the long distance and classic running shoe from the eighties. This revamp is up for any rugged trail or rainy mountain hike. Available from next month in both vibrant blue and orange. Via Crooked Tongues
The Nike Air Pegasus 28+ Trail is a well cushioned running shoe that will get you off road in comfort. The shoe comes with an enhanced upper featuring Flywire for premium support, plus an extra-durable outsole. This Dolphins version comes in an orange and teal colorway.
Brussels Express is a great 19 minutes long documentary about bike messengers in Brussels, the most congested city in Europe with only 4% cycling traffic. brusselsexpressfilm.be/