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Paris-Roubaix through a Holga lens


richdirector:

Lovely pics – classic torture

Originally posted on CycleStuff:

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Crack o’dawn buses, festidious prep, feed stations, border roads and the cobbled quick step.

Paris-Roubaix.

A brutal ride. A painful trip. A very enjoyable time. What else would keep people glued to a tiny screen pointing toward an open motorhome door? Event report to follow, but these shots, taken through a Holga pinhole lens, give a flavour of the iconic event. 

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Specialized, Go, GO GO!!


richdirector:

Big company squeezing everyone. Neil prude made great windsurf gear – hope their bikes are the same

Originally posted on riding against the grain:

For all who thought Specialized would go through their recent troubles and come out the far side a reformed company, you’re wrong.  It only takes a click over to NeilPryde bikes to find out that Specialized is still at their old game .

Effective immediately we are retiring our ALIZE bike name and replacing it with NAZARÉ. This is just a name change – your beloved bike will remain exactly the same.

This change comes at the behest of a well known bike company. According to their lawyers the ALIZE name was too close to one of their trademarked bike names and, as such, we need to stop using it.

We didn’t really see it the same way. Both the spelling and meaning are completely different. All our names come from winds (or other water sports references) which is in our heritage. ALIZE is a north-easterly wind found in central…

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