ICNY x THE 5TH FLOOR CAPSULE COLLECTION
Earlier this year, I was super hyped when ICNY hopped on board as a sponsor for #5THNYC, as I’ve been a fan of their products since the humble beginnings. Fast forward a few months and now a capsule collection is here. 

"Bringing reflective visibility to the active world, ICNY has teamed up with 5th floor over the past year in support of their NYC cycling team to create two unique moisture wicking t-shirts. The first a black tee with a reflective screen print and the second a white tee with a mixed media production of screen print and green reflective sleeve hits."

Pick yours up at The 5th Store.

DRIVESIDE: (TT) PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
The Tour of the Catskills in less than two weeks, with an Individual Time Trial on the opening day. In the meantime, please excuse the clip on aero bars.

L’AMOUR DE LA COURSE: NEVERSINK INVITATIONAL 2014

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As I finally begin to feel human again (it only took 72 hours) after the arduous day on the bike known as the Neversink Invitational — I bring to you a race report. Kind of. Actually instead of a race report, I bring to you a route report to share with you some history and a bit of experience of the key markers (both old and new) of the Neversink Invitational. Click below for the full race route report.

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VIDEO: DEUX NORTH HUNT 4
I’m at a 50% Hunt participation rate and am once again super bummed to have missed out on this one. Enjoy!

GARRETT CHOW FOR MAVIC 125ANS PROJECT
Lots of yellow and black custom bicycle goodness over at The Radavist celebrating Mavic’s 125th year anniversary. This Argonaut designed by Garrett Chow for me is the true winner. Here’s what Garrett had to say about the project:

"On the top of the Top Tube, the 7 color blocks represent the 7 eras of Mavic’s logos’ lineage. 1923 to the present. While this timeline does not extend to 1889, and the company’s inception, the 4 additional color blocks on the bike’s rear-triangle reference the company’s 11 (7+4=11) innovation milestones, extending from: 1) 1889 Idoux & Chanel begin manufacturing bike parts, including the Apron Mudguard; 2) 1923 first Mavic logo and trademark, and manufacture of rims, mudguard, and handlebars; 3) 1934 750 grams Duralumin rim first made: Magne wins TdF by 27 minutes; 4) 1973 first fiberglass lenticular wheel, and neutral support; 5) 1975 anodized rims; 6) 1975 double hook bridged rims for high-pressure tires; 7) 1979 Le Tour Mavic complete system; 8) 1997 Helium Wheels; 9) 1993 ZMS Electronic Derailleur; 10) 1999 fore drilling process on Crossmax and Ksyrium; 11) 2012 CX01 Technology Wheel and Tire System. Joyeux anniversaire, Mavic!"

Photos © The Radavist