• The Influences Of Confluences


    The Musée des Confluences in Lyon sits on the meeting of the Rhône and Saône rivers. It's purpose is to examine the story of mankind and the history of life. Philosophy and science, à la francaise. It was also the meeting point for the second edition of Chilkoot's Confluences - four districts, four departs, four groups of cyclists that leads to some pontification on the story and meaning of cycling, following the format laid out by our learned museum curators.



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    En général, nous sommes coursiers ou randonneurs mais rarement les deux.


    One thousand kilometres, some fifteen thousand metres of gain in elevation, riding day and night, completely unsupported, to be completed in under seventy five hours.

    Each of us taking part, like each of us anywhere, have our own particular motivation that drive us on.

    For myself, it felt  somewhere between love and hate. Continue reading

  • On The Road Again

    « In Tennessee in the rain again

    and the fireflies never go to sleep

    and the country songs never help you sleep(…)

    The roads don't love you and they still won't pretend to

    The roads are dark and long in all those country songs »

    The Magnetic Fields – Long Vermont Roads Continue reading

  • cmc2016_manivelle_design



    Trains, plains, and...gravel bikes. The second edition of the Cuneo-Monaco Classico was made by pioneers for pioneers. Part cyclo-sportive, part audax, part pizza and beer festival, the guys at Chilkoot know how to throw a bike party. And the rules are, there are no rules (if you like it that way). There is a beautifully crafted route map sure, but don't follow if it you want to get to Stars 'N Bars for beer in Monaco as quick as possible. Continue reading

  • gnocchi



    The best gnocchi in the world is, of course, from Italy.

    The best gnocchi in the world is made by the loving hands of gentle Jennie, the co-proprietor (along with slow-moving but fast-thinking Beppe) of a very remote mountain retreat in the Cottian Alps. Continue reading

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