Veterans Day Bicycles

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by Byron on Nov 11, 2014 at 10:33 AM

crossing a stream

Expecting a war bicycle on Veterans Day? Of course and this photo is from the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps.

Read their story on the Army History Journal and remember, CX was invented during War time too

In the late 1890s, the bicycle craze was sweeping [Europe and North America, not just within the civilian population, but also within military circles. Many countries in Europe had established the bicycle as a means to move formations of troops onto the battlefield economically and swiftly. American military observers at maneuvers across Europe reported back to their superiors in Washington on the success of the military bicycle.

25th Infantry Bicycle Corps story was also a PBS special and now on YouTube

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Issue 18 Puddles Are Gathering

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by Byron on Nov 10, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Katusha in Showers Pass

Katusha in Showers Pass jackets

An issue about how heavy rain weighs on our minds drops on iTunes and the web today with these articles from me, Patrick Brady, Zanne Blair, Kyle Ranson, and Matt Haughey.

The story by Kyle I first heard at Interbike during a Showers Pass media meeting and asked them to share it in our magazine. It’s the free cover story and about a small Portland company supplying a Tour de France team.

One otherwise average February day in Portland, Oregon, Showers Pass got a call from Team Katusha’s promoters. The spring classics were just around the corner, and the racers were in desperate need of some decent rain jackets.

cover

The “rain” cover for was designed by Pfaltzgraphics. Subscriptions to our ad-free magazine are $16; individual issues are $4 and subscribers directly support our authors, photographers, and editors.

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Issue 18 Cover

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by Byron on Nov 08, 2014 at 12:44 PM

cover

The “rain” cover for issue 18 that drops Monday on in iTunes and the Web. Ad-free subscriptions are $16; individual issues are $4 and subscribers directly support our authors, photographers, and editors.

In the issue are stories about how heavy rain weighs on our minds.

The gear and bikes we ride too.

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An unReal Tease

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by Byron on Nov 07, 2014 at 4:11 PM


We see you there. Stuck in the real world. Staring blankly at your computer screen. Hoping to find something, anything, to take you away. It’s time to let your friends at Teton Gravity Research & Anthill Films transport you to a place beyond the real world. #theunRealmovie - Coming Summer 2015.

Then! Cam McCaul goes on the Weather Channel to talk about it.

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UCI CX in the Pacific Northwest

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by Byron on Nov 06, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Peters

Pro men racing

MFG Cyclocross has been so busy working on bringing the previously cancelled UCI race to the Pacific Northwest, they didn’t send out a press release, like they normally do before a big event.

women

Pro women

Not unlike CX Worlds in Louisville that was bailed out by Papa Johns, the event was “saved” by a unnamed California who asked that participants donate to water charities. Here’s their Facebook announcing the dates of 12/6 - 7.

We are fortunate to have a friend in California who has graciously decided to personally fund the title sponsorship for the weekend. With his support, we are able to do great work, and keep UCI racing in the Northwest. In exchange for his support, he has simply asked that we bring awareness to and help support an organization that he firmly believes in: Waves For Water.

Granting the Californian’s wish and with a big thank you, here’s what Waves for Water is about:

We work on the front-line to provide clean water to communities in need around the world. We work with world leaders and strategic partners who take a no-nonsense attitude toward making global change.


Sounds good to us; especially in the land of plentiful water. Been around the sport long enough to know the work, dedication, and effort these events require.

Ego

And us amateurs

We’ll race that weekend and report from the big show. Here’s a selection of photos from past Starcrosseds (MFG’s previous UCI races) and who can forget Joey?!.

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Wasn’t Wet Enough In Seattle

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by Byron on Nov 05, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Forested

Nice trail

It wasn’t wet enough in Seattle, so I rode east a bit, in North Bend. On the Iron Horse Trail and made it to here. The bridges smelled like soaked creosote and I turned around. Got enough material now for Issue 18

laid the bike down

Laid the bike down, so it could soak more of the damp in

At one point during the ride back to the trailhead, a leaf fell in front of the bike, and was caught by the tire before hitting the ground.

Leafs falling and stuff

The valley looking West towards Seattle

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Venture Out

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by Byron on Nov 05, 2014 at 5:12 PM


For our ventures, we ride, and race, and travel, and tour, and anything really with two wheels.

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Issue 18: Research

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by Byron on Nov 04, 2014 at 9:07 AM

My legs showed up for about 39 minutes of the 4 hour ride on Saturday AND I scored a double tailwind, which is like showing up at Panda Express right before closing, and the server gives you an extra spoonful of Honey Sesame Chicken Breast. I was out riding in the rain, ostensibly “researching” a story for Issue 18 that drops this month on iTunes and the web.

18 about how heavy rain weighs on our minds. The gear and bikes we ride too. I missed the local CX racing, but posted a report from the winner of the men’s 1/2s, Russy.

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Reel Zef Shit!

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by Byron on Nov 04, 2014 at 8:45 AM


New Die Antwoord just dropped and Flea is in it, Dita Von Tease, Jack Black too… and this edit isn’t safe for work, but wow, and on rotation while we’re writing and editing Issue 18.

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