five a.m. rides

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

gregorygalloway:

Peter O’Toole (2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013)

gregorygalloway:

Peter O’Toole (2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013)

oi! sinyard, big S. lo sceriffo’s a coming for ya. and he’s pissed… 

oi! sinyard, big S. lo sceriffo’s a coming for ya. and he’s pissed… 

(Source: facebook.com, via thismachinekillscobbles)

unpaved-cycle-club:

hbstache:

Once upon a time (since 1896) there was this amazing race called….Since we can no longer call it by name we felt compelled to express that through a tee. Limited Edition Paris Redacted T’s UP NOW at hbstache.com #parisroubaix #cycling #cobbles #caféroubaix #supportcaferoubaix

A.S.O. Just banned specialized bikes from the cobbles for 2014 for lack of respect to cycling and French culture

love this…

unpaved-cycle-club:

hbstache:

Once upon a time (since 1896) there was this amazing race called….Since we can no longer call it by name we felt compelled to express that through a tee. Limited Edition Paris Redacted T’s UP NOW at hbstache.com #parisroubaix #cycling #cobbles #caféroubaix #supportcaferoubaix

A.S.O. Just banned specialized bikes from the cobbles for 2014 for lack of respect to cycling and French culture

love this…

(via roadworksbicyclerepairs)

youcantbuyland:

superissimo:

good job, big guns. good job.
BIG S GREATNESS.
wtfkits

Free Roubaix

specialized, roubaix is so ingrained in the history of the sport it’ll be around long after you fail. back off

youcantbuyland:

superissimo:

good job, big guns. good job.

BIG S GREATNESS.

wtfkits

Free Roubaix

specialized, roubaix is so ingrained in the history of the sport it’ll be around long after you fail. back off

(via thismachinekillscobbles)

War vet forced to change bike shop’s name after threat from Specialized | Calgary Herald

if you give a shit about this sport, use whatever voice you have to express your displeasure. 

gruberimages:

We are flying down the Carrefour de l’Arbre. It’s just over freezing, and it’s almost dark. We’ve been shooting and interviewing Johan Vansummeren for most of the day on the cobbles of Roubaix. On this gloomy day, it has been about a year and eight months since his win at Roubaix, but he hasn’t given away much in terms of emotion when asked about what it feels like to retrace his steps - he did say that he didn’t feel the cobbles of the Carrefour that day. He said it felt like they weren’t even there. They disappeared for him. Whatever feelings he was guarding were brought to the fore though when we hit the Carrefour de l’Arbre - the pivotal sector of cobbles where he left his breakaway companions and went on to victory. He goes faster and faster on that long, terrible straight section to the restaurant at the quiet crossroads. 30 out of the turn, then 40, then 50kph - it’s incredible. I feel like I’m watching the race again, except I’m a bike length away. He is in his drops, his shoulders take on that characteristic lean, his grimace appears, and he doesn’t have to say a word - I know where he is. It’s not December. It’s a warm, dusty, April Sunday, and the road is packed with fans. There is an endless tunnel of noise and chaos, but it’s a blur to him as he rages by on a road with no cobbles.

gruberimages:

We are flying down the Carrefour de l’Arbre. It’s just over freezing, and it’s almost dark. We’ve been shooting and interviewing Johan Vansummeren for most of the day on the cobbles of Roubaix. On this gloomy day, it has been about a year and eight months since his win at Roubaix, but he hasn’t given away much in terms of emotion when asked about what it feels like to retrace his steps - he did say that he didn’t feel the cobbles of the Carrefour that day. He said it felt like they weren’t even there. They disappeared for him. Whatever feelings he was guarding were brought to the fore though when we hit the Carrefour de l’Arbre - the pivotal sector of cobbles where he left his breakaway companions and went on to victory. He goes faster and faster on that long, terrible straight section to the restaurant at the quiet crossroads. 30 out of the turn, then 40, then 50kph - it’s incredible. I feel like I’m watching the race again, except I’m a bike length away. He is in his drops, his shoulders take on that characteristic lean, his grimace appears, and he doesn’t have to say a word - I know where he is. It’s not December. It’s a warm, dusty, April Sunday, and the road is packed with fans. There is an endless tunnel of noise and chaos, but it’s a blur to him as he rages by on a road with no cobbles.

Are you looking at me?
WTF? De Niro rides bikes?
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velotone:

"As soon as I saw you I knew a grand adventure was about to happen." -A.A Milne -Winnie the Pooh

i don’t remember there being a bike in winnie the pooh

velotone:

"As soon as I saw you I knew a grand adventure was about to happen." -A.A Milne -Winnie the Pooh

i don’t remember there being a bike in winnie the pooh

(Source: acompletelife)

mmm, beer….