Posts Tagged ‘pave’

Paris-Roubaix challenge.

March 21, 2011

Five of Rapha’s hard men recently went out to Recce the Paris-Roubaix challenge route:

When riding a col, one has time to reflect, to assess and pace oneself, to assert some technique, some control over the demands of the climb. Occasionally the art of cycling is reduced to desperate digging, but the goal is to dance, to fly even, up these lofty, twisting roads towards the summit. When riding the cobbles there is no time for such dreaming. You are in a boxing ring and when that first bell rings, you’re instantly the boxer. Sometimes you’re just the punchbag. Rounds can last for anything from three to fifteen minutes, your feet must be quick. You float, numbed, on the smooth tarmac for a couple of minutes, then try to recover before the next round. Unless you know the course, you often have no warning before the bell rings again… read more

The Rapha Paris-Roubaix challenge takes place on the 9th April, the day before the pro event and also don’t forget Rapha’s HOTN part deux on the 10th… I’ll be there, armed with cameras and a chauffeur. Bostin’.

Hell.

February 18, 2011

This April sees the return of last year’s smashing success of Rapha’s HOTN ride. Looking forward to this as I missed last year’s event due to a ruined car… said car is now wishing it hadn’t tangled with me, while it sits atop another hunk of metal in the local scrapyard.

Find more details over at Rapha.

Ronde van Oost Lancashire.

March 15, 2010

The week previous to Rapha’s Hell of the North ride comes this, the Northern UK equivalent to the monster that is the Tour of Flanders.

Come and join us for the real deal in East Lancashire on Sat 3rd April – cafe at the car park for post ride dissection, weather guaranteed (not saying what sort…) and of course more cobbles than you can shake a 24mm Pave tire at.

More details here.

L’Eroica Snaps.

March 12, 2010

One day I’ll make it there. Via.

I fancy this.

February 1, 2010


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