It’s two AM and I find myself organising a list of what largely consists of cycling videos. What’s great about all of them is how stylised they are. I find myself getting hung up on this more than anything. Mostly they’re all sleek and stunning, artsy little things, each interesting in its own impressive way (and then there’ll be a mad rogue one that appears in the mix, wild and weird, too). Move over amateur go-pros; some of these are stunners. On top of that, a few of my friends have both been doing awesome things this week and launching new projects (some of which are even unrelated to cycling). Always excellent.
The guys that have created what’s pretty much the only beautiful running magazine, Like the Wind, bring it to life with one week of running-related exhibitions and talks.
My friend Dani is an ace female cyclist and rides fixed gear bikes around East London. She’s made a rad site about stories and snaps called Little Wheels. Less coffee, more fun.
Have a High speed tour of San Francisco hills with the TCB messengers. You’ll leave feeling psyched to ride (and I’ll get sentimental about my travels there earlier this year).
Here’s what my September in 60 seconds looked like.
Track life. The trailer for Velodrome feature French accents and a silent, moody soundtrack.
East London is having a photography festival. From Tokyo to Whitechapel.
Receiving photos of 1km high cliffs in Roraima in Venezuela on the daily from my friend Nick who’s out there trekking around. Just look at this place.
The Ridge. Danny Macaskill heads to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline. Views to hold your breath.
ICNY winter gear is rad. Get seen on the roads without looking like a pillock; a key life skill. I love their striped jumper. Also see: socks.
This guy has an excellent orange raincoat and some interesting stories on his first experiences of riding Brooklyn and the Red Hook Crit in 2014.
Have you seen the videos of the guy that climbs tall stuff?
Learning tricks is tricky. Here’s some calm and smooth car park two wheel practicing.
There’s something wonderful about the mid-air flying feet of BMXers in slow motion.
How great are these shots of the green peaks of the Pyrenees? Awesome shots by Caroline Pauleau, who shot Warsaw Cycling earlier this year.
The Gobi March ultra: a 155-mile, seven-day antidote to modern life.
“On the road you’re never able to go full speed. On a track there will be never be any danger. What I really like about the track is that when you arrive fast in the curves, you can feel the pressure of the curve and turn.” – Track Life
Trends on boob shape and other things. Collyn Ahart is learning about running a startup. A slightly old article I found myself coming back to this week, and still love.
Depression and running. A few moments from behind shooting 30 miles in the canyon, alongside some absolutely stunning scenery.
Follow that up with some necessary seaside calm. Meditation at the shoreline.
“Walking to Listen” – a lovely journey walking across America. An interview for #Adventure1000.
Light relief. Can’t watch enough of a naughty cyclist being tipped off a bridge.
“I’m poor as a mouse. Fashion doesn’t matter anymore because we’re making our own. I’m also learning crazy things like that there are trends in boob shape.” – Collyn Ahart