rides

France

Turn me over, I’m done

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Two summers ago we suggested to the younger members of a village in the French Alps that their yearly festival might be missing a bike race. Last year we went back for “Le Tour de Saint Laurent”, drank wine, played pétanque and dance to 80’s french music.

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Mexico

Your NYC crib for a Mexican Villa

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It’s the depth of winter and the owner of your neighborhood bar calls to say that her brother wants to swap his beachfront villa for your 3rd floor walk up on the wrong end of Grand St… you say yes. Then you revel in the repetition of a glorious coastal ride.

Cities

Montréal, Canada

AN AMERICAN IN MONTREAL

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When Howard Hurst went to Montreal, he found a city caught between Europe and North America, with a population that overflows with courtesy but has a “don’t fuck with me” ferocity bubbling just beneath the surface.

Cities

New York

Millimeters & Mind Over Matter

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The bike messenger industry in NYC is more than 40 years old. Several-hundred-thousand people—mostly young men, many black or Hispanic—have found employment as cycle couriers in that time. Once, the calling had cachet and glamor; now, it’s a marginal means of subsistence for city living.

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New York

HALF A MILE TO CHINATOWN

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We weaved through half a mile of traffic from the Lower East Side to Chinatown to return a set of keys, and stumbled into a record store sandwiched between shops full of Chinese herbs, filled with the pleasant rumble of pulsing underground South African hip-hop.

Charcuterie & More

Brooklyn

CUBAN DINNER WITH A FRENCH ENDING

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Winter is a time for heartier post-ride meals. We prepared Ropa Vieja, using the long cooking time to get into deep conversations while enjoying too many glasses of wine. To end the meal, a french twist of Baba au Rhum added a bit of fire to the table.

Cities

Brooklyn

A Saturday in Paradise

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It's Crit week in Brooklyn! To celebrate RHC's 10th year, here is a look at some of our favorite Chalet coverage from over the years.

rides

Hatcher Pass

Climb Home

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New York cyclist and man about town Julian Darwall documents the trials and tribulations of The Hatcher Pass Road Race, an unsanctioned 70 mile dirt road race contested through the wilderness of Alaska.

Cities

Paris

The New French Workman

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We caught up with Kevin Reza in Paris, just before he competed in his first Giro d’Italia. The native of Puteaux in the suburbs of Paris spoke to us about family, being part of France’s next generation decades after its last triumphs, and how to navigate the complexities of leg shaving with the fairer sex.