In this episode, we leave the city of Auckland and get our first taste of riding in the New Zealand countryside. We work our way to Rotorua where we interview Jeff Anderson, NZ's only steel bike builder. We also interview Damian Day, who suffers from several nerve disorders but has been bike touring full time through NZ for the last 5 years.
I shot some footage on Canton Ave today and quickly edited it together. I got a couple wrecks and missed a few brutal ones while watching. This race and the people who do it are amazing.
The race is the 13 steepest hills in Pittsburgh . My friend Steevo has won it 8 years in a row including today. Here is a good article on it from 2005.
Music by Menomena- buy their music here-menomena.com/
My photography portfolio mattdayak.viewbook.com
Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler are publishing the best 165 portraits and stories of the over 500 portraits of cyclists they’ve photographed during their 2 year journey around South Africa. Divided over 3 books, each will contain a different 55 stories, and also two essays each by local South African and major international cycling figures. The books are designed by Gabrielle Guy (gabrielleguy.com) and they have also collaborated with celebrated South African artist Gabrielle Raaff (gabrielleraaff.com) to create an individual hand-painted watercolor map, based on Google Maps, to indicate the location of each of the portraits.
When they started the project, Bicycle Portraits aimed to be a study of South African commuter culture, and they wanted to find out who rides bicycles, why they ride bicycles, if and why they love their bicycles, and of course why so few South Africans choose bicycles as a transport option. But Bicycle Portraits has turned into a portrait of a nation through the bicycles that they own and ride every day - revealing all manner of social, class, historical and cultural nuances never imagined.
Music : 'Sohlala Siphila' (Staying Alive) by African Noise Foundation
Kevin Landry and Jeremy Norris both moved west to the mountain biking mecca of Squamish with the same goal in mind -- ride as much as possible and create their own vision of mountain biking. As luck would have it, they would move into home right across the street from one another, forge a friendship and begin sniffing around for new lines and trails. Curiosity powers mountain biking's evolution, so Kevin and Jeremy went looking.
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Geoff Franklin makes wood and leather bike accessories and shares his thoughts on the term "handmade" and the design process.
Short documentary about Garry Beckett a Soigneur a track championships, shot on 16mm vimeo.com/63311902
New vid starring the one and only BikeSnob NYC