HALF A MILE TO CHINATOWN
As we pedal onward I realize it’s true, New York is probably dead but who fucking cares? Where one scene fizzles, another will take its place. There is something interesting happening in a building you have passed countless times. It's up to you to find it.
Turn me over, I’m done
No one appreciates stubborn grit more than a cyclist, but some things have limits. In the last few years, Chalet has visited a remote french mountain village for the Festival celebrating Saint Laurent, famous for exclaiming "turn me over, I'm done" while being burnt alive. The festival has everything you need: toe curling wine, fresh baked pizza, french dudes arguing with little kids over Petanque, and since we've been attending... a bike race.
Your NYC crib for a Mexican Villa: Bucerias - Sayulita
The bar buy-back might have departed alongside old favorite NYC dives like the Mars Bar, Max Fish and Trash Bar, but love and loyalty to your local can still have its unexpected rewards.
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.