Happy Thursday! I’m 24hrs back on the ground here in Holland & shipping this more than a few days into the week but for good reason! Heaps has happened since the last installment 10 days ago and I leave on my next trip already again tomorrow so let’s dive in & click all the images below before the week gets away from us! ; )
I just scheduled a time to catch up Markus from Komoot at Eurobike. Check out their new video by clicking above and check out the app here:https://bit.ly/Komoot_Android & https://bit.ly/Komoot_iOS (Keen to meet there too? twotoneams.nl/tag/eurobike/)
Above, is a link to Christian Ehl’s great piece about his ride across America. best quote? “If you want great experiences, choose great roads.”
I love that.
Last but not least on the cycling highlights, my good friend Lester and RIH Sport Amsterdam were featured on The Radavist last week with photos by bud Kevin Sparrow. Worth a read to learn about RIH’s storied history & exciting future! http://bit.ly/Radavist-RIH
During The Next Web this year I barged into a conversation at a table about how Amsterdam would be terrible for raising kids. I convinced them otherwise. The new dad at the table? Tucker Max. Well now it is his turn to convince me that angel investing ain’t all its cracked up to be:https://bit.ly/TuckerMax-on-Angel-Investing
No Dolby is indeed no start-up but my friend Staci Janik, an entrepreneur & designer in Atlanta, did find a way to make their wall of patent language engaging and whimsical. Imagine what she can do for your company:http://www.stacijanik.com/
Humble or quiet or proud & loud: your career hinges on your ability and achievements. How do you promote yourself without being a jerk https://bit.ly/dont-be-a-jerk
The Tramworks hub for small businesses just shipped a brand identity referencing their office locations heritage very directly, with all signage creating by fret cutting from corten steel – an exact mirror to the process used for the original 1905 tram signs. With business cards like this, how could you not close more deals?! https://bit.ly/tramworks-bizcards
Some big riding highlights from last week!
- Last Thursday: I did my 300km Trans-Florida: https://bit.ly/300km-across-Florida
- Last week, the 9.2k km Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme 2015 finished:http://bit.ly/1Pd0Wt8
- Last night, my friend Leo finished his 4.3k km Trans-Continental:http://bit.ly/ƐƖ-tcr-2015
And this week is Paris-Brest-Paris! A 1230km ride organized once every four years since 1891 and ridden by about 6.000 cyclists who prefer to be called randonneurs. Several of my friends will have exactly 80 hours (3 days + 8 hours) to do it! Allez Bas, Frank, Jenny, Julien and more!
Click above to learn more about the history of this amazing ride from Max Leonard on the Strava blog.
Here is to going the distance this week!
The world’s longest Ultra-Stage bicycle race, Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme 2015, has reached its finish. Ten international athletes cycled 9195 km for 23 days at an average speed of 30 km/h. The Russian team of Mikhail Ignatyev and Ivan Kovalev won the race in the duo category, while Belgium Kristof Allegaert was the quickest amongst solo riders.
Smothering heat, cold, strong head and tail winds, heavy showers, thunders, huge insects, night rides, 1000-km stages, various climate and time zones – that’s just half of the list of challenges the cyclists had to battle during those 23 days on the roads from Moscow to Vladivostok.
“If you compare my world tour and the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme I’d say that the race is much tougher, “ said the only female athlete and a Guinness World Record holder for circling the globe by bike, Paola Gianotti. “You have to keep the pace, overcome the difficulties and manage without sleep. That’s a truly extreme challenge and I feel it in every inch of my body.”
“It was hard even for the local riders, – said the 2004 men’s track cycling points race gold medalist , Mikhail Ignatyev.” “it was an unusual format for me. Different stages, different physical conditions of the competitors and awful roads made this race a real challenge. I love my bike and it’s a part of me, but there were moments when a thought of getting back on the bike made me scream,” commented the Russian duo team winner.
41-year old Allegaert stormed to triumph in the solo category. “Frankly I’m surprised, – said the Belgian, – I thoroughly prepared for the race but didn’t expect to win. It was an exciting and challenging race. I’m sure there will be plenty of riders wanting to compete in the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme next year”.
Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. During the race, the athletes passed 7 time zones, 4 climate zones and crossed the border from Europe to Asia.
Kristof Allegaert (BEL) 318:57:30
Eduard Fuchs (AUT) 331:52:13
Steve Harvey (UK) 337:35:49
Denis Madjara (RUS) 399:11:43
Mikhail Ignatyev/Ivan Kovalev (RUS) 282:16:23
Thomas John/Johannes Rosenberger (DEU) 283:41:51
Paola Gianotti/Paolo Aste (ITA) 286:6:46
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- Let’s talk about how and if Ignition can help you with tradeshow and retail brand environments at Eurobike: https://calendly.com/twotoneams/ignition-design-eurobike/08-26-2015
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- Let’s catch up at the Pure Fix booth at Eurobike this year: https://calendly.com/twotoneams/purefix/08-26-2015
- They’ve got some great bikes coming out soon and we’ve done some great rides in Europe recently. Here is a highlight from what we did with Levi’s: http://purecitycycles.com/blogs/news/18108856-pure-amsterdam
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The Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme is 9195km long. It takes approximately 9h to travel this distance by plane, 120h by train and 7-9 days by car. Spanning across Europe and Asia and passes through seven timezones and four different climates, the route follow the the longest railway line in the world: the Trans-Siberian Railway. It connects Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. It has connected Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916.
Four solo riders: Steve Harvey (UK), Eduard Fuchs (AUT), Kristof Allegaert (BEL), Denis Madjara (RUS) and 3 duo teams Paola Gianotti and Paolo Aste (ITA), Thomas John and Johannes Rosenberger (DEU) and Ivan Kovalev and Mikhail Ignatyev (RUS) will be on the roads of Russia for 23 days, to take the human powers to the next level and compete in a challenge of a lifetime.
These nine men and one woman are on target to accomplish this in 23 days on one of the most mesmerizing routes in the world.
[Source: Red Bull’s newsroom July 2]
Some additional resources for info on the race:
• Here is a Google Doc with an update from this past Monday.
• A great post Nigel Wynn did on Cycling Weekly is here.
I’ve had the honor of working with the kind & brilliant team at Vulpine several times in the past few years and always meant to contribute something meaningful to their blog.
…life is fast paced for almost everyone and you can’t lead out, all the time.
Well, today we published a story about being forced off the back in races and how it has become an allegory that has influenced my life off the bike as well. By this I mean, life is fast paced for almost everyone and you can’t lead out, all the time. For me personally, the past almost two years have been the most frenetic, fast paced and chaotic yet. I’ve been dropped a few times but I’m still in it to win it!
Read more about The Importance of Getting Dropped here.
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