HPCX 2014
It’s rare that I get to go out to a cross race to spectate and support, so being able to hang with the team this past Saturday at HPCX in New Jersey was a blast. Not pictured: BBQ and warm October weather. More photos on the Facebook page.

5TH NYC Catskills Century+
To celebrate the end of summer and welcoming of autumn, our masochistic friend Don led us to a 112 mile ride through the Catskills this past weekend. Read all about it on The 5th Floor Blog.

Above the Clouds Store in collaboration with Negative Films creates a new video, NOCTURNAL ART FILM, highlighting and featuring ICNY’s range of reflective apparel in action through the evening streets of Sydney, Australia. 

Though Specialized might lead the industry with bicycle technology, the company definitely hasn’t forgotten about how they got to where they are. This beautifully crafted steel Allez will be going up for auction beginning Sept 8 and 100% of the proceeds will be going to World Bicycle Relief (WBR). More info below:

"Specialized Bicycles has been lucky to serve the greater cycling community by striving to produce products that and inspire to improve riders lives for 40 years. In the year of our 40th anniversary we simply want to say ‘thank you’ to the riders and give back to one of the best bicycle charities, World Bicycle Relief (WBR). To celebrate, we are revisiting the Steel Allez and sending 100 percent of the proceeds to the WBR. Working with Mark DiNucci, one of our original frame builders at Specialized whose bikes still win global recognition and awards, we wanted to rethink the steel frame from the ground up. The Allez is one of the bikes that started it all for us and in 1981 and stood for the best technology a rider could get. It was part of the very foundation of all of the bikes we have built since. For this ONE-TIME-ONLY run of 74 Frames, every tube, lug, and braze-on has been examined through fresh eyes. “Every lesson we have learned over the last 40 years has been applied to create a totally new and totally modern steel frame” said Bryant Bainbridge, R&D manager for Specialized in the 80s, “Keeping with the 40th theme, we will build the 40th Anniversary Allez in the very factory that created the first Stumpjumper, a factory that continues to produce some of the finest handmade bikes in the world.”

Auctions starts September 8th: www.ebay.com/40thanniversaryallez


"It’s funny how a week of time experienced under intense circumstances outside of situations you regularly experience usually blur together into one big mess. Already a few days after you remember what has happened, but it’s like the memories and experiences from that bubble of time has melted together. Plus, you only remember the good things."

Read more about Johan’s Hunt on Deux North.