Cuba underwent a bicycle revolution in the 1990s during its five year ‘Special Period’. Oil was scarce as a result of tough economic constraints, and throughout those years of austerity, bicycles where introduced as an alternative mode of transport. Thousands of Cubans used bicycles on a regular basis, as pedalling became the norm on the island.
Years later, the transportation crisis subsided and motorised vehicles returned, and the country’s bicycle culture took a hit. Now, new bikes are difficult to come by and parts are not readily available, yet many Cubans still use bicycles daily and, despite the limited resources, a handful of mechanics provide a service to those who rely on their bikes in their everyday lives.
Plenty of cyclists roam the streets of Havana and the rest of Cuba. Ángel, a typical bike riding Habanero, provides a brief insight into Cuban bicycle culture and the importance of bike mechanics in the capital as we come across both riders and repairmen.
*Music by VOLT HEIST: voltheist.com
Read the feature story: diegovivanco.es/portfolio-item/havana-bikes-feature-story/
SWISSMAN Xtreme Triathlon is a unique triathlon adventure over the Irondistance with a total ascent of 5400 m. The journey begins in southern ambience at the lowest point of Switzerland at 196 m above sea level, crosses the Alps with three major hills and reaches its summit with the stunning scenery at the finish line just below the top of Europe at 2061 m.
Film produced by ARKTIS design: www.arktis-design.com
Ironman Austria: Linsey Corbin Race Video 2014
by Linsey Corbin
A timelapse view of professional triathlete Linsey Corbin setting a new course record and American record at Ironman Austria.
Music: Tom Ingleby
Camera: Go Pro Hero 3 Black