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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Inspired to Ride by Mike Dion | Kickstarter @goodlifecyclist



The World Premiere for ‘Inspired to Ride’ is set for April 11th, 2015 in Denver Colorado and we want you there no matter where you are in the world.
We've created a fun-filled day with lots of cycling goodness and by taking part in this campaign on Kickstarter you're helping make this World Premiere Event possible. 
There are two ways you can be a part of this:
  • Get to Denver Colorado and sit yourself down in one of only 350 seats.
  • Turn on your computer and watch the event via live-streaming.
This gathering of bike-minded people is going to be one hell of a good-time and we want you to be here with us whether you live in South Dakota, South Africa or the South Bronx.

This special day will be an occasion to celebrate ultra-endurance racing, bikepacking and the people who say yes to adventures by bicycle. In addition to premiering a movie, we’ve also invited some of the top names in endurance cycling to present personalized workshops on topics surrounding gear, strategies and tips & tricks hard-earned during wins at races like the Tour Divide, Trans Am, Colorado Trail, 'Iditabike' and more…


We're bringing in Mike Hall from the UK, Juliana Buhring from Italy, the film crew and other athletes who raced the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race and appear in this film.
Mike Hall's accomplishments are incredible: Trans Am 2014 win (spoiler alert), Tour Divide 2013 win, World Cycle 2012 record breaker.
Juliana Buhring's short cycling career is equally inspiring: Trans Am 2014 women's winner and 5th overall, Transcontinental 2013 only woman to attempt and 9th overall, World Cycle 2012 women's world record holder - 18,000 miles in 152 days.
Also invited to present at this World Premiere Event will be Tracey Petervary (Iditabike, Tour Divide), Jefe Branham (Tour Divide, Colorado Trail Race) Neil Beltchenko (Colorado Trail Race), Billy Rice (Tour Divide, Trans Am)

Bikepacking X Europe part 8: Home


Bikepacking X Europe part 8: Home from Marc Altena on Vimeo.
Last leg of my solo, unsupported and off-road bikepacking trip from the Mediterranean to the North Sea. Autumn is closing in while I make my way through the wet forest of the Ardennes, along the Ourthe, to finally see the dutch lowlands stretch out before me. Under grey skies I cycle north, to the island of Ameland, where to sun pops through the clouds and bathes the sea in a silvery light.

Tripod and handheld shots: Panasonis Lumix DMC-G6, 1080p, 50fps
Helmet shots: Gopro Hero3+ black 1080p Protune 50fps
Editing: Gopro Studio and Corel Video Studio Pro
Music: Jack White - Wayfaring stranger

Friday, February 20, 2015

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Bikepacking X Europe part 7: On my way


Bikepacking X Europe part 7: On my way from Marc Altena on Vimeo.
7th leg of my solo, unsupported and off-road bikepacking trip from the Mediterranean to the North Sea.


Tripod and handheld shots: Panasonis Lumix DMC-G6, 1080p, 50fps
Helmet shots: Gopro Hero3+ black 1080p Protune 50fps
Editing: Gopro Studio and Corel Video Studio Pro

An Urban Cycling Guide for Even the Most Skittish Riders @CityLab

Image AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
We all know the old saying that you never forget how to ride a bicycle—and there’s even science to prove that it’s true. That doesn’t mean, however, that we're all going to feel comfortable riding a bike in traffic in any given urban setting.
“I think getting started on the bike in an urban environment is very daunting,” says Yvonne Bambrick, author of the new book The Urban Cycling Survival Guide: Need-to-Know Skills and Strategies for Biking the Cityout March 1 from ECW Press, and available for pre-order now.

[Keep reading at City Lab]

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bikepacking X Europe part 5: Altitude


Bikepacking X Europe part 5: Altitude from Marc Altena on Vimeo.
5th leg of my solo, unsupported and off-road bikepacking trip from the Mediterranean to the North Sea.

A farewell salute to the Mont Blanc, before crossing the cristal blue Lake Geneva to the next mountain range, the Jura, and riding the steep slopes along the French-Swiss border river.

Tripod and handheld shots: Panasonis Lumix DMC-G6, 1080p, 50fps
Helmet shots: Gopro Hero3+ black 1080p Protune 50fps
Editing: Gopro Studio and Corel Video Studio Pro
Music: Autumn- Altitude

SADDLE LOCK BICYCLE CONCEPT LETS YOUR FRAME, COMPONENTS PROTECT YOUR BIKE | BIKERUMOR

Integrated Saddle Lock Concept Bike view
Featured on Korean design blog Designers Party, this concept by Lee Sang Hwa, Kim Jin Ho, and Yeo Min Gu utilizes a button-actuated joint at the seat cluster and an integrated saddle lock (combination digits right there on the saddle!) for quick rear wheel locking without supplemental locking mechanisms. 

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Welcome to Cyclocross | The Red Bulletin

As the winter sun dipped low in the afternoon sky and a sustained, icy 20-plus mph wind ripped off the blue-gray water of nearby Greenwich Bay at Warwick, Rhode Island’s Goddard Memorial State Park, Curtis Whitequickly, deliberately and just a tad desperately made his way to the former carousel building doubling on this Sunday afternoon as race central. It housed the podium where in 20 minutes the 19-year-old would receive his medal for winning a bike race and, more importantly, two propane heaters on full blast, taking the chill off the 35-degree day.
White’s victory came by three seconds over Kerry Werner, whom he dramatically outsprinted after an hour and three minutes of intense riding. And running uphill through sand. And sprinting up a flight of steps. And hopping off his bike, over two logs, then remounting to continue on the 2.14-mile loop course with more than 60 turns.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bikepacking X Europe part 4: Gimme Shelter


Bikepacking X Europe part 4: Gimme Shelter from Marc Altena on Vimeo.
Leg 4 of my solo, unsupported and off-road bikepacking trip from the Mediterranean to the North Sea.

The journey continues north, towards Mont Blanc. Snowcaped peaks all around, dazzling descents through dark forests and a spectaculair early morning ride on the Crete du Mont Jovet.

Tripod and handheld shots: Panasonis Lumix DMC-G6, 1080p, 50fps
Helmet shots: Gopro Hero3+ black 1080p Protune 50fps
Editing: Gopro Studio and Corel Video Studio Pro
Music:Gimme Shelter

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bikepacking X Europe part 3: going wild


Bikepacking X Europe part 3: going wild from Marc Altena on Vimeo.
Third leg of my solo, unsupported and off-road bikepacking trip from the Mediterranean to the North Sea.
Beauitifull and remote mountain scenery on the French-Italian border, a lot of hike-a-bike, rough descends and hair-raising hairpins on the Col de Mallemort and Tete de Viraysse.

Tripod and handheld shots: Panasonis Lumix DMC-G6, 1080p, 50fps
Helmet shots: Gopro Hero3+ black 1080p Protune 50fps
Editing: Gopro Studio and Corel Video Studio Pro
Music: The Black Keys - Work me

Lance Armstrong’s Ugly Detour From Redemption | NY Times

Lance Armstrong once told me that it would take maybe six months to a year for him to rebuild his reputation after he admitted lying to the world about his drug use.
He said his plan was to keep a low profile and quietly earn back public trust, partly by apologizing to the people he had stepped on or, in some cases, tried to destroy.
Armstrong, who in 2012 was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping, seemed proud of his blueprint to restore his image. He said it would show that he was a good person who had been forced to dope because everyone else was doing it.
The plan might have worked — if he had bothered to follow it.
[Keep reading at NY Times]

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bikepacking X Europe part 2: not for the faint-hearted...


Bikepacking X Europe part 2: not for the faint-hearted... from Marc Altena on Vimeo.
Leg two of my solo, unsupported and off-road bikepacking trip from the Mediterranean to the North Sea.
Some of the best mountain biking on earth on the breathtaking Alta Via dei Monti Liguri and Grande Traversata delle Alpi. Cerntainly not for the faint-hearted...

Tripod and handheld shots: Panasonis Lumix DMC-G6, 1080p, 50fps
Helmet shots: Gopro Hero3+ black 1080p Protune 50fps
Editing: Gopro Studio
Music: The Black Keys - All you ever wanted

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bikepacking X Europe part 1: the Cote d'azur


Bikepacking X Europe part 1: the Cote d'azur from Marc Altena on Vimeo.
Video of the first leg of my solo, unsupported and off-road bikepacking trip from the Mediterranean to the North Sea.

Tripod and handheld shots: Panasonis Lumix DMC-G6, 1080p, 50fps
Helmet shots: Gopro Hero3+ black 1080p Protune 50fps
Editing: Gopro Studio

Music: The Black Keys - Keep me