Trackside ‘85 in it’s entirety is now online!

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Jofjell spent the six days collecting visual impressions with his camera and recording the sounds of the event on a portable cassette recorder. Unfortunately, the sound tapes were lost shortly thereafter and because the aim was to make a still film, the photos remained unpublished for almost 30 years. When Staffan Weigel, co-founder of Ass Savers and long time family friend with the Jofjells heard about the unpublished pictures from Berlin they decided that it was time to tell the story about that October week to the world. The result is the photo exhibition Trackside ‘85, a small piece of cycling history.

Continue reading and see more images…HERE!

Dave Moulton on Brian Baylis…

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It was a sad moment this morning when I learned that framebuilder and painter Brian Baylis had died the previous evening. I felt I definitely needed to write some sort of tribute, as Brian was one of the first people I met and worked along-side when I came to San Marcos, California in the early 1980s.

But what to say in writing such a piece, that is the problem. Brian Baylis was such a complex character, even when you knew him, you didn’t really understand exactly where he was coming from, so how does a person begin to explain that personality to others who never knew him. I’ll just have to start at the beginning and do the best I can.

Continue reading…HERE!

Never not impressing me…

and just to be clear, I’m talking about Damian, not Chrome!

Training Grounds for a new Yellow Arrow!

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When the refurbishment of the Velodrome in Horta, a Barcelona neighborhood, was completed early this year, it was renamed in honor of Miguel Poblet, the first Catalonian (hell, the first Spaniard) to wear the Tour’s yellow jersey. Poblet was also the first rider of any nationality to win stages of all three grand tours in a single year. He went on to win 26 stages throughout his career, and proved his versatility with wins at Milan – San Remo, and multiple podiums at Paris – Roubaix. He could climb, he could sprint, and they called him “la Flecha Amarilla”, The Yellow Arrow. With the velodrome finding increased use and love from a new wave of cyclists (the cities fixed gear riders) perhaps a new Yellow Arrow will soon take flight.

Photographer & rider Brazo de Hierro visited the velodrome during and after its refurbishment to capture this rejuvenation, and Ferran Bartolomé (with translations by Neus Roura) helped us explore its past.

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So rad! Just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved with this!

Victor Vincente of America Reseda To The Sea, March 9, 1980!

So many great photos from Dean Robert Bradley and you can buy prints of all of them!

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I may just have to buy them all!

Swoop…HERE!

Thanks for sharing Team Dream Bicycle Team!