Tuesday, December 22, 2009
"We are at the races to prove a point. That point is to be ambassadors for all of those I just mentioned. (Y)our obligation is to know everything about every company on the kits as well as about every part we use until the season ends. We are at the venues to represent, and represent well. We (the team - you - us - the folks who raced here before 2009) give good brand.
"In an era and in a climate in which teams falter, vaporize, splinter, cease to exist, and just plain can't raise a fucking dime, we are flush. We are quite flush atmo. Data point - we're not Radio Shack flush, but heck - I can only panhandle so much, huh. We have parts. We have a good war chest of funds. And we have each other.
"Let's represent, let's make memories, and let's race."
Richard Sachs (aka The Professor's Eternal Idol)
The rest can be read here.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Over the weekend, I received several emails from Hollywood containing photos of bikes in his personal quiver. One of the emails was titled, Bike of the Day, so I expect more treasures to be forthcoming.
Check out Hollywood's new crabon belt-drive fixie. The nameless Entourage-member extraordinaire pictured looks non-plussed to be in the photo.
But it's not all new-styling retrofitted Madones. Hollywood goes old-school with his throwback freeride Raven. Check out those carbon spins! Nevermore, nevermore.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Looks like mountain biking, "the cyclocross of movies", is about to make another silver screen appearance in the upcoming film "Ride the Divide". As most of you know, the Tour Divide is the longest mountain bike race in the world spanning over 2700 (self supported) miles from Banff, Canada to Antelope Wells, NM (Mexican Border). What some of you might not know is that the Tour Divide was pioneered by Carrboro's own Matthew Lee (see rider in video with Sobe-Cannondale kit on in one scene and black stocking cap in another).
This film chronicles the trials and trailside experiences of three distinctly different Tour Divide Racers, with Matthew Lee being one of them.
Ironically enough, I just found out this evening that my wife is friends with the director of the movie. It's a small world after all...
So who is up for this next year???