The riders doing the TT on saturday during the Tour de France won’t be the only fast things on the course. Jaguar built a special F-Type for Team Sky that they will be using during the stage. It features a carbon fiber bike rack that can carry two TT bikes, and a separate electric supply in the trunk powering the radios, amplifiers, microphones, horns and televisions. Of course it has also has a custom painted exterior and interior to match the Team Sky branding. I’m not sure the car will help them get a win that day, but it is cool to see sponsors doing something out of the norm for their teams.
I can’t believe Wheel Talk is 4 years old. It seems like only yesterday we were just some street rats rolling around Gilroy, riding dirt, and getting in trouble. If you’re curious, check out the video that started it all. Four years later and we are still around winning trick comps and sponsoring a road cycling team. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our family, friends, and all you who visit the site and like our stuff on social media. Thank you! Read More
On Friday Cykel opened a new art exhibit in their shop, by none other than local favorite John Maniquis. Hybrids celebrates cycling history with a sprinkle of pop culture for funsies. The event was jam-packed, and John being on keg duty keeping everyone hydrated made him a busy man that night. Making the rounds and finally getting to chat with him took a while.
Ever needed a little reminder to ride your bike rather than drive? How much easier would it be if your key holder would just nudge you in the right direction on those lazy mornings? Keymoment aims to resolve all that, while being a little annoying at the same time. Never has a key holder been so astehitically pleasing while at the same time serving the function to get you on your bike more up until now.
God & Famous is at it again! Just had a quick email chat with Kenny and he sent me over info about their new Spring/Summer product releases. Taking a look at their soon to be released line makes me realize he doesn’t stop designing, and the passion that goes into God & Famous is something to be admired.
Over the past few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Chris from Flux Wheels and demo some of his products. Chris is super friendly and when you talk to him you can tell the passion for cycling and designing cycling products flows through his veins. If you get to pick this guys brain you quickly see that there is a lot going on in there.
Recently Rapha held a European version of their Gentlemen’s Race in Southern Germany around Munich. This is a beautiful area to visit and ride, if you have never done so I highly recommend it! Our friends Unicorn Racing in Austria were invited to be part of the event. I spoke with Allan for a rundown of how the event went for the team and hearing his story made me wish I had been out there. There is something about the way he describes riding/racing that I just love.
Over the weekend while people were sleeping off their Sunday night Memorial Day hangovers, competitive cyclists were waking up early to race in Morgan Hill. It had been a while since I had raced, my last race being rather uneventful and saw me abandoning halfway through, but this time I felt ready to go. I gave Tori my DSLR and let her take photos of the race. She was able to get some really great shots while I was out doing my thing.