Turn me over, I’m done
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.
Your NYC crib for a Mexican Villa
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.
AN AMERICAN IN MONTREAL
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.
Millimeters & Mind Over Matter
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.
HALF A MILE TO CHINATOWN
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.
CUBAN DINNER WITH A FRENCH ENDING
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.
A Saturday in Paradise
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.
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.
The New French Workman
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.