• ENCORE TROIS ZINZINS

     

    Trois parts de pizza. Pas vraiment symétrique. Pas trop chargées de garnitures. Mais la même base, avec le même goût, faisant parti d'un ensemble...

    Notre ambassadeur, Manivelle.cc, notre ami et grand mannequin, Fred, et le rouleur "original" et Niçois Denis Morino ont décidé que les Zinzins avait été trop examiné * cet été, alors ils l'ont utilisé pour combler une lacune dans leur calendrier de fin de saison. (* en fait, Fred est déjà un Zinzin certifié qui l'a complété au début de cette année). Continue reading

  • SHORTS STORIES > ODILE

     

    Shorts, gloves and shoes. The cycling holy trinity, the three contact points, the three most important pieces of kit.

    Especially if, or maybe when, you choose, to ride across America. West to east, over four thousand miles, from the Pacific rollers to the Atlantic swell.

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  • DOUBLETRACK DIARIES : UNEXPECTED LIGHT, WHAT ADVENTURES ARE MADE OF

     

    There's a book I once enjoyed about a guy traveling in Afghanistan at the end of the Soviet era called An Unexpected Light. He's a journalist who goes to meet the Mujahedeen before the Taliban took over, whilst they were still fighting the Russians.

    The unexpected nature of the light he encounters is in the oppressed people; the openness of them, their welcoming attitude towards some Englishman in their midst, and of course the actual light itself. Continue reading

  • DOUBLETRACK DIARIES

    Andy Cox caught our attention on Instagram with photos of remote gravel roads that lived up to his @doubletrackfanatic name tag. As we followed with interest, added to the double-tracks were the high mountain vistas from across the Vosges, the Jura mountains and eventually the Alps. Following his nose led Andy inevitably to Café du Cycliste where we wanted to interview him. But with all that thinking time whilst living and riding solo, he'd done our job already. These are the Doubletrack Diaries.
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  • HAUTE ROUTE VAINQUEURS

     

    Alpe d’Huez, stage one, act one of this year’s new addition to the Haute Route calendar. Our very own Kong Fùfù blistered up the 21 switchbacks almost five minutes ahead of the second placed finisher. Who happened to be his Café du Cycliste team mate, Richard Scales…

    The winning time – 22 seconds better than Fausto Coppi, but a bit behind Marco Pantani, just in case you needed a frame of reference. Continue reading

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