Merckx Monday: Do you know your Merckxabet?

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Merckabet

Bicycling asked Eddie Merckx to give them a word and description for every letter of the alphabet and this is what he came up with! You can see the article in the new Bicycling and they’re selling the patches and the posters!!!

F@%K Yeah Mondrian Track Bike!!!

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People are drawn to particular bikes that fit their own personalities and riding styles. Here at Zipp and SRAM, we love bikes as well as work in the bike industry. So we’re starting a new feature called the “Bikes of Zipp and SRAM” to highlight employee bikes and the stories behind them. We’re starting off with Chris Chou, who works for SRAM Dealer Service in Indianapolis, and his Zipp-equipped Look track bike.

Chris Chou grew up in suburban Washington, D.C., skateboarding and snowboarding. At 17, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, for art school and joined the fixed gear bike craze. That started a love affair with cycling that since has spanned the globe and about every style of riding. After university, Chou headed to New York City to work in bike shops, first in sales. He’d hang out with the mechanics to learn how to build and repair road and mountain bikes. Next stop was South Korea, where he taught English and spent his free time exploring local bike culture and attending keirin races. Before landing at SRAM about two years ago, Chou also attended a frame-building school in Colorado Springs and worked as a mechanic at Mellow Johnny’s in Austin, Texas.

Continue reading and see more images…HERE!

Yo! Chas! Nice helmet!!!

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Image from…HERE!

With a Cherubim on Top!

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See more images of this beautiful bike at The Radavist!

Tell Your Story Better!

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The expeditions of the Sportful Adventure Squad are just as much about sharing our stories as they are about riding bikes. In Remi’s case, the days of national championships are behind him. Or, according to my own equally legendary cycling resume, a podium finish in a local Cat 3 crit have passed. As for Joel, the jury is still out, though we think he still likes going fast. That being said, we thought it would be a good idea to share some photography tips to help you share your own adventures. Over the few months I will be sharing tips, tricks and techniques to get the most out of your next ride. Some tips will be technical, others will be creative ideas. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you stick in your jersey or handlebar bag, I’ll do my best to ensure these lessons are applicable to all types of gear. Remember – cameras, whether they are iPhones or the latest and greatest DSLR – are simply boxes with holes to let light in. The rest is up to you!

In this first installment of Photography Tips for Cyclists, I’ll be sharing three central ideas to help you craft a photo narrative of your next ride.

Continue reading at Squadra Avventura!

Never stop learning!!!