Paul Mccartney looking sharp on two wheels. Happy Birthday. Roll On.
The trails were kind to fatbikers at this year’s Iditarod Trail Invitational. While the world has been watching the teams of four-legged critters struggle through snowless patches of trail in the regular Iditarod race, a handful of hardy folks have mostly been avoiding the headlines while pedaling, running, and skiing the route for almost two weeks.
Bill Nye rides the solar system in 2.5 miles and gets super heated about Pluto. Start at 3:45 for the short version. I’m going to bring this up with him next time I see him at Green Lake. Also THIS.
“Sways with every thrust, giving greater reach and power to the rider.” The Brooks Climax saddle from the 1800s was the first saddle to use a cut-out to relieve pressure on those sensitive areas. There are still many opinions about whether or not this style of cut-out is beneficial. Proper saddle positioning and shape are certainly the most important factors in my opinion, but I have talked to many people who swear by saddles with a cut-out. Everyone’s body is unique, I guess you could say different strokes for different folks.
Brooks currently offers a line of saddles with cut-outs reminiscent of their saddles from days past. Check out the line of Brooks Imperial saddles. Personally I think they should have stuck with “Climax”, after all sex sells right?
Check out these great vintage photos from previous years (1983-1990) of the Chequamegon Fat Tire Fest. Complete with Greg LeMond circa 1990. More vintage photos HERE, although I came across them over at Bike Jerks.
This looks incredible. Headbadges have long been a favorite part of the bicycle for me. They remind me of the figureheads on tallships. I remember how cool it was that the headbadge on my old Schwinn cruiser was screwed into the head tube, with two tiny little screws. A little detail that made it seem like they took pride in their work.
Now there is A Cycling Lexicon: An A-Z of bicycle headbadges collected by a professor of biology in Michigan, curated and designed by Carter Wong design. Available HERE
Christmas is coming up if anybody is looking for a gift for me…
Here is some rad footage of a cyclocross race from 1960. It appears this is a video of a video being screened in the 90s and commented on. The commentary is priceless too, at least the parts I can understand. “The lad in the front in red used to be head of the cheese counter”.
“Beautiful on two wheels” She only loves him for his track bike, but that mustache can’t hurt either…
Tacoma, WA native Gary Ellis “The Lumberjack”!