The last couple of weeks have been insane for me! Work, sleep, work, sleep. FML means: fuckmylife. Yeah, there are reasons I wake up and don’t want to get out of bed, holy crap I am slammed! In a beautiful yet, time consuming way. The Portland Bicycle Studio is busy, the Veloshop is jamming and cx season is ready to explode upon the world. Good times.
I found these images and sounds inspiring. If you have 30 minutes to kill, enjoy these videos, images and culture I’ve stumbled upon. I’m going to go ride my cyclocross bike after I get done working and arranging clients bicycles on this gray, sunless Saturday afternoon.
Speaking of cyclocross, Cross Junkie gives us a killer little video of our favorite socially awkward Belgian, K Pawls. Featuring a perfectly Belgian pastime: sprinting up muddy hills (on a farm) over and over and over again. With your disabled trainer in a sweet off road wheelchair, giving you the time-splits (with a stop-watch, who needs a power meter anyways?!) and a suave Belgian cyclocross legend hanging out, kicking the dirt, making small talk and observing you work. Classic.
I don’t know Liz but, I am a huge fan of Ludo. Bald doping bastard… the video is worth making it all the way through, a mix of vlaams and english so you can’t get too lost. Liz Hatch en haar idool Ludo Dierckxsens Click on the image to check out the video.
Rider’s Collective has a story on me in the July issue. Click through to download the .pdf and check it out!
Independent Fabrication is rocking it hard right now!!
My dear pal Cara Gillis is so PRO. And racing over in Belgium right now with the Canadian national team. L’original! She is posting up some videos and photos for the racing and travels on her blog. Come home in one piece Cara!