Posted: April 8, 2013 in cycling
Tags: aweful, car, classic, cold, cycling, cyclists, milan san remo, professional, rain, snow, tyres, Vittoria, weather, wet spring, wheels
Well, it has been a while since my last post. Things have been rather hectic in Sweat ‘n Gears land, but I am now making the time to try and post something on a regular basis.
So this morning while on Facebook, I saw an awesome video from the guys at Vittoria. And hats off to them for showing the hardships the pro riders need to go through, especially in what we are referring to as Spring.
Posted: October 30, 2012 in cycling, Road
Tags: bike, cycling, martyn ashton, out-takes, party, pinarello, Road, trials, video, YouTube
So last week I put a post out about Martyn Ashton and his super amazing skills on the Pinarello Dogma 2. If you haven’t seen it then click here before reading on.
Well, since that video Martyn and his team have posted a second video of Road Bike Party – the Out-takes!
Posted: October 25, 2012 in cycling
Tags: backflips, bradley wiggins, bunker, carbon, coast, cycling, cyclist, danny macaskill, dogma, golf, martyn ashton, pinarello, riding, skatepark, tdf, trials, urban, wd-40, wheels
So you’ve all heard of Danny MacAskill, the trials rider like no other. Well, fellow trials rider Martyn Ashton decided to do something spectacular, but with a twist.
Ashton decides to display his awesome bike handling skills using a Pinarello Dogma 2 – the £10,000 carbon road bike the same as used by Bradley Wiggins for his Tour de France win.
The 5-minute vid, a promotion for WD-40, was filmed in a variety of urban and coastal settings. Ashton also hits the skatepark, rides a wall of death at the fair, and backflips from the most unlikely of locations – a golf course bunker.
Posted: October 23, 2012 in cycling
Tags: bicycle, cycling, downhill, first descent, fun, hellion, highland mountain bike park, laugh, love, malcolm, mountain bike park, mountain biking, mtb, ramp, ride, sport, youtube clip
If you’ve not already seen this YouTube clip, then where have you been hiding? It’s about 4-year old Malcolm and his first descent of the first ramp on Hellion at Highland Mountain Bike Park. If this video doesn’t make you smile and want to go ride your bike, then nothing else will.
Posted: July 31, 2012 in cycling
Tags: Alexandre Vinokorouv, australia, bradley wiggins, cycling, garmin, Kazakhstan, Lizzie Armitstead, London 2012, Mark Cavendish, men, olympics, road race, satnav, spectators, Surrey, Team GB, West Byfleet, Weybridge, YouTube
The men’s Olympic Road Race took place on Saturday and unfortunately Team GB were not able to deliver the goods. Many will question what went wrong but I honestly feel they just read the race wrong and let too many favourites get away. By the time they realised what happened, it was too late to pull it all back to deliver Mark Cavendish to the line first.
Anyways, as it is not often that the Olympics lands on your door step, I decided to make the most of it and go see the racing on Saturday with a few friends. The plan was to get to West Byfleet where they also had a large TV screen that was showing the race live. Unfortunately we didn’t know the local areas of the race in Surrey too well and placing too much trust in the SatNav we managed to land up in Weybridge.
Once in Weybridge we made our way to the train station as the route was going right past there. The location was approximately 40km into the race route. We set up camp with a great view of the oncoming riders (as you will see in the clips below). When we arrived there were only a handful of people standing against the barriers. However, by the time the race came past, there was not a single gap in the people against the fence and the crowds were standing about 5 deep. An awesome spectacle to see, especially in the UK. It was estimated that over 1 million spectators attended the men’s race.
And this is what we saw:
Video 1 – the breakaway group
Video 2 – the peloton
Posted: July 27, 2012 in cycling
Tags: Adidas, Becky James, chris hoy, cycling, Jessica Varnish, keith lemon, Laura Trott, Lizzie Armitstead, London Olympic Games, Team GB
Adidas have released a new YouTube video that features Keith Lemon from Celebrity Juice fame, meeting with the cyclists from Team GB. Sir Chris Hoy, Lizzie Armitsteadt, Becky James, Laura Trott and Jessica Varnish all get a chance to have typical Keith Lemon behaviour thrown their way while cycling on stationary bikes. A really good video to come out just ahead of the London Olympic Games.
Posted: July 27, 2012 in cycling, Road
Tags: bradley wiggins, cycling, lego, legoland, maillot jaune, peloton, tour de france, windsor, yellow jersey
Brad leading the peloton at Legoland
The team at Lego have decided to honour Bradley Wiggins‘ win at this year’s Tour de France by creating a special cycling display. The company let Brad know what they were doing through Twitter. The display, which appears at Miniland in Windsor, sees Bradley in Legoman format leading the peloton in his maillot jaune. A handy reason to take the kids back to Legoland.