Chalet does Colombia: A Family Album
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.
DAMON STRUB & NOMAD CYCLE
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…
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.
Millimeters & Mind Over Matter
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.
Between Awesome & Invisible
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.
The New French Workman
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.
SUMMER CASSOULET WITH CHLOE
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.