Posts Tagged ‘le tour’

Fignon Flickr Grips.

January 17, 2011

Dang! Fignon’s Raleigh/Super-U TT bike is an absolute stunner.

Seen at Numerius’ photostream./

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1989.

August 23, 2010

Gotta’ love American commentary!

The 1910 challenge.

July 20, 2010

What a movie! I have watched this a few times over the weekend and it’s just mystifying how it was possible to do back in 1910. The human really is capable of more than we expect of it.

Well done guys. Truly an epic journey.

Watch the movie here.

Cannibal Attack.

June 22, 2010

Bit of a wobble-cam fest later on but great viewing nevertheless.

Games.

October 23, 2009

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Brilliant. A whole website dedicated to cycling board games. I didn’t even know this sort of thing existed, but now I do I want one. Yet another item for me to search for on ebay! Oh the lady will be pleased.

I don’t know about anyone else but I want to play Les Cracks.

Go here for more weird and wonderful goodies surrounding cycling… and gaming.

Rebore.

August 19, 2009

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Daniel Rebour was a French illustrator of the post war era. During the 1940s, 50s and 60s Rebour created precise line drawings for catalogues and magazines documenting the innovations, intricacies and curiosities of bicycles and their components. His exquisitely detailed and beautifully crafted illustrations show a love for the bicycle and its mechanical beauty and strike a fine balance between technical precision and artistic expression.

Words by Joe Hall at the Rapha.blog.

I Love Paris.

July 29, 2009

So I have not long been back from Paris and after sifting through what seems like thousands of photographs I have finally sorted out enough to post.

Now I could quite easily sit here and ramble on about how amazing it was to see all the pro riders whizzing by at speed and how excited I was to be a small part of Le grand finale but I will let my weak photographs do all of the rambling for me!

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View the whole set on Flickr.

Fausto Coppi.

July 16, 2009

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Fausto Coppi riding in the 1952 Tour de France… Man I love a scan!

Photos courtesy of Ddsiple on Flickr.

Anyone Twittering?

July 15, 2009

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I am, and since I cannot get Eurosport either at home or at work I will be following the Tweet De France from today, any Spinwell readers using Twitter?

Thanks Tracko.

Brent Humphreys.

July 13, 2009

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These are just some of great photographs taken by the man Brent Humphreys.

Just check those colours! Absolute professional, Brent your a don.

Cheers Lee for the heads!

Lance x Damien Hirst Sneak Peek.

July 9, 2009

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Not too much info on this as yet but what I do know is that Lance will be riding this bike on the final stage of Le Tour on the 26th on July and guess what else? I will be right there to see it.

Best believe my ass is going to Paris for the final stage!

More info the Trek x Livestrong collabs here.

Props to Joe.

July 7, 2009

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My homeboy and London cycling connection Joe is doing the Etape du Tour in a couple of weeks with a few boys from Rapha.

Big up yourself Joe this is an absolute mammoth task.

The Reconnaissance mission of the Etape took just over two days to complete… Joe and his crew have 8 hours! Vomitting anyone?

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The 2009 edition of the Etape du Tour is the most hotly anticipated to date. The coup de grace of this year’s event will be the Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux. Featured 13 times in the Tour’s history, ‘Le Geant’ is infamously tough and one of the most respected mountains in Europe. Eddy Merckx needed oxygen on the col’s summit after his winning climb in 1970 and Tom Simpson pushed beyond physical boundaries in his attempt to conquer this extinct volcano.

This epic ascent, however, will be a fitting climax to what will be a glorious and memorable day on the sunny roads of Provence. The route takes in exquisite Provencal scenery and whilst there will be suffering, it should be the ride of a lifetime.

Words taken from ‘The Elusive Prize’ at Rapha.


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