Last year, during the Transcontinental Bike Race, Rebecca Harrison became known to us as 'The Girl In The Georgette' when we noticed her sleeping on the floor in one of our signature merino jerseys. This year Rebecca has been ultra-adventuring under her own steam once again, traversing the land of the free during the TransAM Bike Race. Discover her whys and wherefores of life on the long-distance road.
It's east versus west, grandeur versus wilderness, history versus diversity. It may be mandatory for Le Tour to visit both major mountain ranges on it's annual lap of our home country but, if you had to choose, which would it be: the Alps or the Pyrenees? Max Leonard considers the ups and the downs of our most prominent peaks. Continue reading
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.
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
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The Magnetic Fields – Long Vermont Roads Continue reading