five a.m. rides

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it's cold, wet and dark outside" - another great Lawrence

Getting the bike ready for the weekend’s two day, three stage race while the eldest velominipper practices her bar taping skills #livindalife
gruberimages:

If I can’t have cobbles anymore, that’s fine, I will just have to settle for the dirt farm tracks of one of my favorite races of the year, Tro-Bro Léon. We talked for a long time about whether it was best to shoot Amstel over TBL - on a professional level, yes, most likely. In the end though, it was hard not to give the nod to a race we truly love. This one is special - can’t wait for Sunday.

if i could have two days as a pro, i’d ride paris roubaix and the tro-bro léon. i’ve been lucky enough to ride a bunch of secteurs of pavé and will certainly go back and do it again but i need to get over brittany and do the tbl sportive.

gruberimages:

If I can’t have cobbles anymore, that’s fine, I will just have to settle for the dirt farm tracks of one of my favorite races of the year, Tro-Bro Léon. We talked for a long time about whether it was best to shoot Amstel over TBL - on a professional level, yes, most likely. In the end though, it was hard not to give the nod to a race we truly love. This one is special - can’t wait for Sunday.

if i could have two days as a pro, i’d ride paris roubaix and the tro-bro léon. i’ve been lucky enough to ride a bunch of secteurs of pavé and will certainly go back and do it again but i need to get over brittany and do the tbl sportive.

paris roubaix. it’s a myth that the finish line is in the velodrome. the true goal for the riders is a hundred metres away in a run down, nondescript concrete building. 

fail to survive the selections, make it into the crucial breaks or suffer a puncture at an inopportune moment and the reward for 260km of hell will be a cold shower and a muddy cubicle. there is only enough hot water for the earliest of finishers.

cadenced:


Walter Godefroot competing in the 1978 Paris-Roubaix. This year’s edition is happening on Sunday.


the greatest cycling photo from the greatest race.

cadenced:

Walter Godefroot competing in the 1978 Paris-Roubaix. This year’s edition is happening on Sunday.

the greatest cycling photo from the greatest race.

(via pureclimber)

youcantbuyland:

Taken from @MartinFaes background image on twitter. Not 100% sure where it is (looks like Roubaix) but it’s a cool shot. Photographer Unknown.

i’m pretty sure this wasn’t part of the paris roubaix routes that i’ve ridden but it take me back there instantly.
what i’d give to be heading back there this weekend for another keepers tour…
Edit: The photo is from Stefan Vanfleteren’s book ‘Flandrien’

youcantbuyland:

Taken from @MartinFaes background image on twitter. Not 100% sure where it is (looks like Roubaix) but it’s a cool shot. Photographer Unknown.

i’m pretty sure this wasn’t part of the paris roubaix routes that i’ve ridden but it take me back there instantly.

what i’d give to be heading back there this weekend for another keepers tour…

Edit: The photo is from Stefan Vanfleteren’s book ‘Flandrien’

(via pureclimber)

laicepssieinna:

Great picture by Jelle Vermeersch on the cover of Bahamontes magazine. Ready for the classics! #cobbles #cycling #cyclinginflanders #bahamontes by cyclinginflanders http://ift.tt/1nWmXiKVive le Vélo

fuck off big cobbles, leaf mulch and slick mud. fuck yes.

laicepssieinna:

Great picture by Jelle Vermeersch on the cover of Bahamontes magazine. Ready for the classics! #cobbles #cycling #cyclinginflanders #bahamontes by cyclinginflanders http://ift.tt/1nWmXiK
Vive le Vélo

fuck off big cobbles, leaf mulch and slick mud. fuck yes.

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bisikleta:

Priest x Speedplay Clipless Pedal (by Father_TU)

oh clogging mud of the pave I cast thee out, begone…

bisikleta:

Priest x Speedplay Clipless Pedal (by Father_TU)

oh clogging mud of the pave I cast thee out, begone…

(via thechurchofcycling)

beautiful lines…

beautiful lines…

(Source: natelife, via crowemagnon)

love these samplers, last one was a ben rinnes, sublime.

love these samplers, last one was a ben rinnes, sublime.

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pedalarepedalare:

This, all day.

dream bike…

(Source: joserheo)