Today I popped over to the Oaks Amusement park in Sellwood to catch a rare glimpse of cyclocross racing within Portland city limits. It was a proper muddy blast.
Category Archives: cycling
There aren’t enough bike theft deterrents out there in the world and bike locks are almost literally a band-aid solution so I was glad to be a Kickstarter backer of this project. I didn’t know about this video ad for the product until today, it’s kind of awesome.
Auto uploads of data to Strava from a Garmin Edge 510
This is a pretty niche trick, but I recently figured out how to finally upload activities to Strava wirelessly using the latest Garmin Edge 510. The newest Garmin Edge computers offer bluetooth sync to your phone, which is then used for real-time mapping of your rides, weather alerts, and when you’re done with a ride, …
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Giro di Portland
Every summer there are some crit races in downtown Portland and they are a blast. I missed last week’s Twilight Criterium but got to see last evening’s Giro di Portland. The racing was hot and fast, with some surprise results. The Cat 3 race was won by a 13 year old that won a race …
On paper, Armstrong likely doped
Mud, Gears, and Pain // Armstrong's TdF Victories Lance Armstrong is either the most amazing genetic anomaly to have beaten performance-enhanced cyclists while remaining clean himself, or if you follow occam's razor, he doped just like his peers did.
First double front flip on a MTB
Yesterday, the first double front flip was pulled on a mountain bike. Fast forward to about 1:40 to pass up the attempts and b-roll: Pretty damn insane.
My favorite photo of the year
This is from Dan Sharp, from last weekend’s race that I was also at, and it not only looks cool, those guys are going about 25mph on a somewhat cloudy day and I’m amazed that this photo could even be technically captured so well. So great.
Me in the mud
That’s me in the blue kit with the white helmet popping into frame after about 5 seconds. I love the slow motion because watching it is a close feel for what it felt like to ride through 6 inches of mud and water with biblical rain falling on you for 45 minutes of racing. The …
My favorite way to watch the Tour de France
I'm traveling and trying to keep track of the Tour while on the other side of the country, so I've been experimenting with a few options. I first tried to find free feeds of the Tour online but they're often flakey and not in English. I watched the Versus channel on TV when I was …
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Temporary Urban Bike Racing
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=10529044&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00adef&fullscreen=1 For a few short hours before the LA Marathon starts, there exists 26.2 deserted miles of road through Los Angeles' normally very busy streets. These guys rode it. (via GOOD)