The Hunt Series started out from an urge to adventure and youthful fun by brothers James and Dylan Nord who started the Deux North movement. In search of the freedom and thrill they knew growing up, but had lost as adults, the ventured out in the form of the Hunts. Stories about discovering new roads, getting lost and taking changes. Things we wholeheartedly support here at Upprvalley.
Chasing the Ghost is a film made by Craig Bingham with the purpose to inspire. And it does just that. You do not need to be a cyclist to find inspiration in this wonderfully crafted film. The film is the story of two teams (USA and GB), two fierce rivals that come together forming “Allied Forces” to take on the challenge of cycling 3000 miles across America in less than 5days 5hours 5mins to set a new world record. With the goal to use the record and show their adventure as a platform to raise awareness and funding for Help for Heroes and Woundered Warriors. Sit back and enjoy! The project photography by Craig Bingham is also worth a visit.
The Rapha Super Cross has entered its third season and finally accommodated the one ingredient that makes cyclocross fun to watch, mud. All participants and spectators were able to enjoy a portion of frites, beer and cowbells with their racing, creating an unforgettable atmosphere.
Takashi Miyazawa is one of Japan’s top sprinters and rides for Team Saxo. He is featured in this short but sweet video in which he talks about his passion and sacrifice to chase his dream and become a professional rider in Europe.
Last year, on a trip to Rwanda for Rouleur magazine, photographer and filmmaker Ben Ingham followed the chaotic journey of the Tour of Rwanda, a bicycle race that twists and turns on the roads out of Kigali to the corners of the land of a thousand hills. In this short, vibrant film, Ingham captures the abstract rhythms of the race, the strength and determination of the riders, and the frenzy that lines the otherwise quiet roads of rural Rwanda as people throng to greet them, and catch a glimpse of the circus that passes by. (Via Film Africa 2012) · · · ◊ ◊ ◊ · · ·
The Harrington jacket by Vulpine is a simple modern British classic jacket style, created from lightweight water resistant cotton. The jacket is a soft, light and feature-full outer layer for mild Spring and Summer morning and evening riding. The front zips are waterproof. It can be worn all-year round, as a thin windproof outer layer or as a base for heavier garments. It is best suited to warm or mild days, due to the light breathable material. · · · ◊ ◊ ◊ · · ·
Bohemia is the first Rapha Continental Europe story. Away from the road well-travelled, a true adventure into the Hidden Europe. Looking forward to the full film.
#HUNT1 from Deux North on Vimeo. Brothers, James and Dylan Nord grew up together going on adventures, riding their bikes, building forts, and playing pretend. A few decades later they were still riding bikes, racing them now, but had lost the adventure and childish fun of their youth that they couldn’t forget. They decided to create something that would allow them to step outside of their modern adult lives and experience the unabashed freedom and thrill they knew growing up, but had lost as adults. And so Deux North was born as a way to say, “I’m still young.” Deux North’s first story begins with the Summer Hunt Series, ten trips north, to the high peaks of the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains in New York City’s backyard. Every hunt in the series is designed around friendship, adventure, and challenge, and each is told beautifully in film, photo, and word.
The iconic yellow jersey through the ages: the story of two great champions of the Tour, Bernard Hinault, Pedro Delgado and the creation of the new yellow jersey in 2012. Enjoy the sightings of this year’s jersey’s in this last week of the 2012 Tour. More at lecoqsportif.com/letour.
The first pieces from the Bradley Wiggins X Fred Perry Collaboration have been released today. The launch marks the start of a 6 season collaboration with the Olympic cyclist (and current leader in the Tour de France at the time of writing) and mod enthusiast. The collection is inspired by vintage cycling jerseys of the 1960s and the heritage and style of Fred Perry. Wiggins was involved in the design process of the collaboration from the very early stages. The jerseys are available in 3 classic colourways: white, sky blue and black. The jersey’s are available online at Fred Perry.
What better way to describe the forthcoming Trek Madone 7 Series to be debuted in 2013 then in Trek’s own words. So here it goes: Want to go fast? Ride a race bike. Want to go faster? Ride a Trek OCLV Carbon race bike. Want to go fastest? Ride Madone 7 Series. And see how fastest feels. Madone 7 Series is the road racing bike champions have dreamed of. The lightest. The fastest. Incredibly aero. Built by hand to win it all. Because fast is everything. And if those words are not inspiring enough, watch the promotional video below.