Cobb Cycling has just released the first women’s product in their new clothing lineup, the Rapido Women’s triathlon short. As a logical extension to the Cobb saddle line, designing a triathlon short to work specifically with the bike seat shapes required all new thinking about triathlon shorts.
• 10 panel design
• 2 convenient rear pockets
• Ergonomically placed seams
• Advanced No-Rise leg grippers
• Seamless Synthetic moleskin fast-dry chamois
The Rapido Women’s triathlon short is designed for hot weather racing and training conditions. The new, innovative chamois will keep the rider dry without bunching in the leg seams, this special chamois material will eliminate “sticktion”, the main cause of saddle chaffing. As with all Cobb products, full aero testing and temperature management testing was done to ensure the highest levels of performance.
I talked to my 37 year old brother Kevin almost every day. Kevin was my brother and my best friend. Often he told me stories from his daily bike commute to work. “Someone purposely tried to run me off the road today.” “Someone yelled ‘Get off the road’ and honked at me today.” “Someone threw an almost full can of soda at me today.” I finally asked him to stop telling me about the harassment. It was difficult to imagine that he was being treated this way. I often wondered if these drivers ever stopped and reminded themselves that the cyclist was a human being who had a mother, a father, a daughter, a wife, a sister and friends. Kevin was a kind and giving person. He genuinely loved helping others. He had a difficult life, but was one of the happiest people I have ever known. His smile was unforgettable.
On June 11th 2009, while riding his bike, Kevin was struck by a teen driver. He died in the early hours on June 12th.
In memory of Kevin, I would like to ask drivers to see the cyclist. Please give them the space, time and respect they deserve.
They are more than a machine.
Beyond the metal, they are a human being.
-Tanya Pavlis sister of Kevin Pavlis
*The people on the side of the road, in this video, are not actors. They are Kevin’s family, including his now 6 year old daughter, and friends.
Perhaps the greatest endurance feat of all time, and one of the least well-known and celebrated; Tommy Godwin’s record-breaking 1939 ride deserves to take its rightful place as one of the greatest athletic achievements ever.
A feat of physical and mental endurance so momentous, so outrageous – that it’s difficult to fully comprehend what the achievement actually represents.
If you are not a regular cyclist, but particularly if you are – consider this scenario: you wake before the dawn and drag yourself out of bed and out into the bleak morning of a Boxing Day in wartime England.
You eat little (if anything) for breakfast and ride purposefully through the inclement weather and along poorly maintained streets. Your bike is well-maintained, but is a heavy steel-framed bike with only four gears. You ride for some hours, and then you ride for many more – until you have completed a staggering, shattering, 185 miles on the road.
The next day you ride 204 miles.
You don’t think that this is particularly extraordinary; in fact it’s actually a little below your daily average, and after all you have been doing this for over fifty-one weeks straight, with only one day off!
In four days time you have good reason to cheer the arrival of the New Year – your name is Tommy Godwin – and you have just smashed the record for most miles cycled in a year.
The Maserati 8CTF is considered to be one of the most glorious racing cars of all time, with the legendary victories of the ‘Boyle Special’ at Indianapolis in 1939 and 1940.The bicycle pays homage to the Maserati 8CTF in numerous small details, from the extensive use of chrome, to the frame that is painted in the same wine-red as the Indianapolis-winning car of 1940. Likewise the saddle, handlebars and loops of the pedals are covered in leather the same color as the driver’s seat of the racing car.
“Not Normal.” It’s what Lance Armstrong supposedly said about his rivals who were turning in performances beyond the realm of natural human possibility. Doing things that just weren’t natural.
Now, it’s the name of a new digital publication that takes aim at 21 of the sport’s top riders from different eras, and analyzes performances, in watts generated up climbs at the end of long days within stage races.
Not Normal? An insight into doping and the 21 biggest riders from LeMond to Armstrong to Evans examines riders both old (Bernard Hinault) and new (Chris Froome, Bradley Wiggins), and labels performances across an index of suspicion versus believability.
It’s the result of years of research by its editor, Antoine Vayer, a French journalist and a Festina trainer from 1995 to 1998 who has written for French dailies Le Monde, Libération, and l’Humanité.
In 1999, Vayer created AlternatiV, an independent organization aimed at helping athletes who either chose not to dope, or hoped to quit using PEDs. Last year, he joined the action group Change Cycling Now.
To read the full article on Velonews, please click here.
Geaux Run will be offering a sale to all Fathers. All of the current sale shoes will be marked down 50% off of the sale price. Also all of the regular priced merchandise will be 15% off, so come get them while they last!
Tuesday June 18th
From 10:30am – 12:00pm at the Geaux Run store free massages will be offered to Dads, also refreshments will be provided. Please come by and help us celebrate all of the great Dads out there.
If you have any questions regarding this event or anything running related please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (337-706-8763), or stop by the store (906 Harding Street Lafayette, Louisiana 70503) (In the oil center)
June 15, 2013 – June 22, 2013