ROULEUR MAGAZINE issue 61
Celebrating one hundred editions of the Ronde, with weird and wonderful tales from the classic of Classics
Tom and the Ronde
With three Tour of Flanders titles to his name, who better than Tom Boonen to guide us round the hellingen
Move On Up – part one
Development team An Post-Chain Reaction takes the raw material to form professional cyclists. Will they make the grade?
The VAMberg in Holland, our latest memorable climb, with an ascent of just 38 metres. It’s literally rubbish
Three Flemish hardmen, three stories: Edwig Van Hooydonck, Hilaire Van der Schueren and Johan Vansummeren
Their designs look like nothing else on the market; their thinking is equally unique. In Stockholm in search of protection perfection
White gravel roads, breathtaking Tuscan scenery and that dramatic finish in the Piazza del Campo. This could be the most beautiful race in the world
MOUNTAINFLYER MAGAZINE number 47
NO STOPPING #OLDMANWEST
He is older than a lot of the guys and gals out on the enduro race scene today, but there are few riders who can match the skill and fitness of National Super D Champion Mike west. Just don’t take it personally when #oldmanwest passes you on the trail.
SOUL SATISFACTION IN CRESTED BUTTE
Sometimes mountain biking doesn’t have to mean epic days in the saddle.
Photographer Devon Balet learns that the spirit of the sports is defined by the in-between moments: mid-ride breaks with friends, toasting marshmallows over an open campfire, and the early morning sun on golden aspen.
FROM DARK PLACES
When Olympic snowboarder Justin Reiter switched up his training regimen to mountain bike 14 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, he was also hoping it would pull him out of a bout with depression. His “rise and ride” campaign not only reeled him in from his emotional slump, he took up the gauntlet to defined trail access.
With the development and release of the new award-winning Arktos, a 6-inch-travel carbon “super bike,” Denver-based Alchemy Bicycle Co. is breaking new ground with domestic carbon production and redefining the performance we expect from a handmade bicycle.