Cities

Colombia

Chalet does Colombia: A Family Album

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In preparation for our third print issue, we spent 10 days exploring Bogotá and riding 300 miles to Medellín. We invited photographer JP Bevins and our new editor Robert "Chip" Constantino because there is nothing like riding and sleeping together for 10 days to really get to know one another. This is a behind the scenes look at the trip, from mountain top empanadas to duct taped achilles.

Bikes

New York

DAMON STRUB & NOMAD CYCLE

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Chalet stopped by Nomad Cycle is Long Island City, Queens for a very chalet conversation with with Damon Strub. Damon’s a modern-day scholar of cities and bicycles so conversation flowed from urban cycling’s slow mainstreaming, to architectural curiosities of New York, and the coming apocalypse…

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

New York

Millimeters & Mind Over Matter

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Today, the bike messenger industry in New York City 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.

Bikes

Brooklyn

Between Awesome & Invisible

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We begin our exploration of the fine art of the New York beater bike with JP Bevins, a Brooklyn based freelance photographer and founder of No Life Like This Life. The best beaters can be locked to a street sign in midtown for hours then proudly ridden to a downtown party that night. Different occasions call for different choices, from fashion to function, and everyone’s got their version of perfection. For us, the best artfully tread the fine lines between.

People

Paris

The New French Workman

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We caught up with Kevin Reza in Paris, just before he travelled to San Lorenzo a Mare for his first Giro d’Italia. The 26-year-old native of Puteaux in the suburbs of Paris spoke to us about family and his cycling upbringing; what it’s like being a fresh pro at the Tour de France; 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.

Charcuterie & More

Brooklyn

SUMMER CASSOULET WITH CHLOE

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Chloe Lasseron, Senior Recipe Designer at Ritual, shows us how cassoulet, typically a rich, slow-cooked casserole shouldn't be relegated to winter but is the perfect recovery meal post summer ride.