Dave’s next door neighbour Marsha has been assigned the plant watering duties while he’s away.
Dave Gill’s tour around North America has come to our attention by grace of his fine pictures and equally fine stories from the road. He has been on the move since late last year, and fastidiously checks in with daily blog or photo updates. He also has a fine piece of leather under him, and got in touch with us recently to tell us of a narrow escape he had just before setting off…
Talk about seasonal! If you want a Kara Ginther for Christmas, you’re cutting it very fine.
With 2012 drawing to a close, the team here at Brooks England Social Media Services Inc. has unanimously decided that it would be an act of Gross Unkindness on our part were we to continue, day in, day out, enthralling our subscribers with the sort of compelling images and reading material for which we have become famous, all the way up to Christmas morning and beyond toward New Year’s, given that even a sub-standard-quality Brooks Blog post renders the typical reader unable to constructively focus on, or talk about, anything else until he or she has had a full night’s sleep, said Vicious Circle of post-reading-sleeping-new-post-reading-sleeping being entirely non-conducive to the successful acquisition of presents for family and friends at a time of the year when family and friends are kind of expecting to receive presents in exchange for the ones they have given.
We’ve seen this signpost before! WCR racer Juliana made it to the other side in one piece.
When Yorkshire’s Mike Hall made it over the finish line in first place earlier this year, the media frenzy surrounding the WCR Grand Tour began to die down a little. And when Irishman Simon Hutchinson rolled in to take the final podium spot, most people may have reckoned that tales of world circumnavigations by bike were done with for 2012.
Brooks Head Of Marketing Andrea Meneghelli on a visit to the Moulton Works and Estate in 2010.
The sad news has been conveyed by a spokesperson from the Moulton Bicycle Company that inventor of the eponymous and well loved bicycle, Dr. Alex Moulton, passed away peacefully on Sunday last at the age of 92.
Moulton was an expert designer and developer in several fields throughout his long career, but among cyclists he will be best remembered for the iconic two-wheelers which bore his name.
Cycling in rural Zambia, one is more likely to have use for a beefy, 1950s-style single speed roadster with coaster brake than a lightweight modern carbon fibre superbike. It was with this in mind that SRAM co-founder F.K. Day immersed himself some years ago in the “unlearning process” and put The Buffalo, flagship model for the charity organization World Bicycle Relief, into production.
Switzerlander Claude Marthaler has won a special name for himself over the years among the global community of long distance cycle tourers for his feats of endurance in the saddle, and an ability to recount his experiences on paper in an engaging, thoughtful way.
If you still have a calendar from 2002 knocking around at home, you’ll probably already have noticed that its days and dates match up exactly with those of the coming year. Which of course means you won’t need to waste money on a new calendar for 2013.
Assembled Ride 4 Red participants at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
Ben Skoda got in touch with us recently about about last month’s Ride 4 Red, a cycling event for charity which takes place annually in the American capital. Funds raised go towards helping HIV related community projects, both locally and on the African continent. We’ll let Ben take up the story…