Slamin' DNB Mix
Most roadies are predictable. Mountain Bikers are the most cliche group out there. Fixie goons you can spot from a mile away. But.. Brevet riders are something completely different. Brevets are long distance cycling challenges ranging from 200k to 1600k and more. They attract a certain breed of cyclist...the Randonneur.
The Randonneur truly enjoys the ride - not the race, but the simple ride. Fast or slow, it doesn't matter. The adventure along the way is where the enjoyment is found.
My pal Jambi in Berln insisted I join him for a 200km Brevet set on a cold, wet, and gloomy day. I was surprised to see all of the interesting and enjoyable characters on the ride. It was a unique experience - here are a handful of shots I snagged while trying not to freeze my ass off!
Drum and Bass mix to kick off the Tour de France.
Getting out of cold central Europe is a must once April hits. One of the most popular spots for German and Austrian cyclists during early Spring is Gardasee (Lago di Garda in Italian). I guess since I am technically an Austrian cyclsist now - I had to give it a go and see what it was all about.
With countless long climbs and picturesque scenery at every head turn - it always delivers. Spot on. I can't say enough. It is about the best place to go with a bike on the planet.
Yeah...sometimes the main lake road get's to be a pain in the ass to ride on, but once you get off of it. Jesus. Christ. It's amazing.
I hit it up with my Bae Brigitte. We rode together some and I also did a handful of solo rides. Our favorite was the via Forra just south of Limone - absolutely freakin' stunning.
The Man. The Legend. The Champion (no really - he is the US Champion!). Jeremy Powers takes to the decks and rips out some 'tunes in this 30 minute guest mix!
The French Riviera is known for it's glitz and yachts and Maseratis, but it has a lot to offer for bike touring. Vineyards, gravel coastal trails, and rocky mountain passes line the coast. A true bike paradise.
Here are some snapshots from a 7 day bike journey across the Southern coast of France - from Barcelona Spain to San Remo Italy.
Deep in the Italian Dolomites lies the small town of Bormio. It lies at the foot of three of cyclings most iconic climbs - Stelvio, Gavia, and Mortirolo. If there was a Heaven for the cyclist who loves pain, then this is it. Wait, maybe we should say Hell.
Vienna is often cited as the World's Most Livable City. With nice quick routes out of the city and tons of great climbs in the WienerWald, Vienna quite possibly be the prime metropolitan city for Cycling in Europe.
Here are a handful of images from a nice Spring Weekend or Riding in Vienna with the Vienna International Cycling Club and the Veletage bike shop.