Posts Tagged ‘six day’

Henri Cartier-Bresson.

November 18, 2010

Ever since university I have been a fan of Cartier-Bresson’s work. Only the other day I was speaking with my partner about my seldom used Moleskine notepad… The only words it contains from my time in higer learning, among illegible ramblings are “Look at works by Henri Cartier-Bresson”. Aah, bless.

Another one: France. 1932.

Via.

German Track in B & W.

October 12, 2010

What a brilliant gallery. Historische Bildergalerie des Bahnradsports has an absolute sack full of vintage track cycling scans from the early 1900s up until the early sixties and they are all great. If only I could read German!

Black and White

September 20, 2010

Some great shots of the six day races in America just after WWII found over at bikeraceinfo. I especially like the top one here, braces and side slicked barnets are a great look.

Print.

May 25, 2010

Seen.

Europe.

November 9, 2009

If you love cycling, you love Europe, even if you don’t understand it.

It’s interesting because I know there’s a global audience likely reading this, and for many it might be so obvious that it seems hardly worth writing about. Still, growing up on the west coast of the U.S., the monuments, riders and traditions of this sport that I love seemed as foreign as the languages that are spoken.

Separated by the Atlantic, there are still countless numbers of cyclists who may never make it to Arenberg, Galibier, the Mortirolo, or the infamous Alpe d’Huez, but that doesn’t make it any less inspirational. In fact, it seems that the draw is almost more powerful because of the distance. The places and heroes of cycling predominantly still have names that many of can’t completely pronounce properly.

We are proud when “our guys” succeed “over there”—Lance, Andy, George, Greg—but I’d venture to say we might be more enthralled by video like these of Boonen and the Six Day because we can’t fully understand it. We just know it’s beautiful.

Lovely words from Slate Olson at Rapha.

Hetchins Appreciation.

October 26, 2009

Kris… this one is for you.

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And there are plenty more where these came from so if you like your tubes steel, curly and British get your mouse over to here and click that button.

Nostalgia.

June 2, 2009

Absolutely magnificent photograph here of Madison square garden approximately 100 years ago during a six day race.

By the way for those who don’t know the only reason they didn’t race for seven days was because the lord said so. “And on the seventh day he rested” too right he did, some folks even died racing the six day event.

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