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breadwinnercycles:

Today I got some bad news. Tom Teesdale died of a heart attack while riding his bike on Ragbrai in Iowa. Tom has quietly built thousands of bikes for hundreds of different bike companies. He built early Gary Fishers, the Kona Hot and his own custom frames through the hay day of mountain bikes. Tom’s shop was 4 doors down from my first girlfriend’s house in West Branch, Iowa and I spent a lot of time watching him work as a bike racing teenager. My first custom frame was built by Tom in 1995 and I raced for years on that frame. I will be thinking of Tom, his family and his contributions to the bike world today. Peace.

BUMMER

breadwinnercycles:

Today I got some bad news. Tom Teesdale died of a heart attack while riding his bike on Ragbrai in Iowa. Tom has quietly built thousands of bikes for hundreds of different bike companies. He built early Gary Fishers, the Kona Hot and his own custom frames through the hay day of mountain bikes. Tom’s shop was 4 doors down from my first girlfriend’s house in West Branch, Iowa and I spent a lot of time watching him work as a bike racing teenager. My first custom frame was built by Tom in 1995 and I raced for years on that frame. I will be thinking of Tom, his family and his contributions to the bike world today. Peace.

BUMMER

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19 hours ago

Tuesday.

Tuesday.

2 days ago

bokanev:

Cascade Cycling Classic with HBU23 - Stage 1 - Mt. Bachelor Road Race.

See the full set here.

More excellent stuff from Andy Bokanev!

PDW Omnium: COMING SOON

PDW Omnium: COMING SOON

5 days ago

RAD: Rider Appreciation Day

jennlevo:

Rider Appreciation Day returns to N Williams Avenue! Cyclists heading home along one of Portland’s busiest two-wheeled commuting corridors will be treated to freebies, high fives and parties thanks to the local businesses on N Williams. More details to follow.

When 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Where 
N Williams Avenue | Portland, Oregon

cycleboredom:

Non Abandonné
Another cray day at Le Tour. And by cray I mean same. Andrew Talansky showed just how strong the desire to finish this race is by soloing off the back for nearly 80km, making the time cut by just 5 minutes. I don’t have enough chapeaus for this guy. These daily stories unfolding on our screens are why we love this race and this sport.
Image: Cyclowired.jp/Tim de Waele

SO GOOD

cycleboredom:

Non Abandonné

Another cray day at Le Tour. And by cray I mean same. Andrew Talansky showed just how strong the desire to finish this race is by soloing off the back for nearly 80km, making the time cut by just 5 minutes. I don’t have enough chapeaus for this guy. These daily stories unfolding on our screens are why we love this race and this sport.

Image: Cyclowired.jp/Tim de Waele

SO GOOD

6 days ago