Manuel reports from Stage 01 of the Vuelta a España.
Manuel reports from Stage 02 of the 2015 Vuelta a España.
Manuel reports from Stage 03 of the 2015 Vuelta a España.
Manuel reports from Stage 05 of the 2015 Vuelta a España.
Throughout the 2015 USA Pro Challenge, Manual for Speed will be following the Axeon Cycling junior development team because we think cycling development is critically important and woefully under a...
The Rodeo Bulls that shared the riders’ team bus and tent area are powerful and impressive animals. But the magnificence of their physicality was tempered by the overwhelming smell of their sicke...
Even though the WiFi signal is less than ideal the joint is located next to a Whole Foods and the tube is showing a righteous selection of flicks. Plus we’re in America. So we are doing like B or...
The music they play for the crowds at bike races is the same music that was used to force Manuel Noriega to capitulate to the CIA.
If you don’t want your picture taken, then don’t come to the race in a costume that screams, “PLEASE TAKE MY PICTURE.”
Cycling fans seem to get more excited about the helicopter flying around to shoot the cycling than the cycling itself. Maybe we at MFS should start covering Air Shows.
This year, for the first time ever Manual for Speed squares off against the Tour de France.
What better way to say “I support our dudes,” then with a t-shirt that say’s “Support our Dudes”?
We missed the finish-finish because I magically made a frituur appear with mind and manifestation powers.
I don’t think I can muster and maintain a PMA until the end of this race. I know it’s early but I’m changing my strategy already. I’m trading in my PMA for some ETS, Embrace The Suck.
We are now officially in France, the land of Wefeee not Wifi. And MGSMD (May God Strike Me Dead) if this Wefeee is not every bit as good as First World Wifi. Better than average, in fact. Did Franc...
We had all the right tools at our disposal, we had everything you need for a successful parking campaign: three copies of the official TDF Race Bible, sticker privilege, credentials, Google Maps, t...
The thing about France is that the restaurant in a C+ hotel is kinda A+.
I think what’s so fascinating, and demoralizing, about the Tour de France isn't the size and the scale, that’s to be expected, it’s a really big bike race. We knew it was big. No, what’s so...
It was rapturous and life affirming. It saved us at least an hour, maybe an hour and a half. Now I can go home. No seriously, can I go home now?
A canted yellow ramp, miles of metal barricades, medieval castles, churches and whatnots.
The brakes now make a grinding noise when we use them for slowing and stopping. The sound has a “metal on metal” quality. #rotors The concern is this: today was the first of many mountain stage...
OMFG this race has been so basic until today. Today felt exceptional. Today it felt like the Tour De France started.
I think at the time I was writing a business plan and you’re supposed to include a SWOT; which analysis seemed pertinent to today's Health & Wellness-related decision-making.
Today was Manual for Speed’s first Tour de France Sunflower Patch. I know you won't believe us, and why should you?, but photographing the race proximal to a Sunflower Patch was non-consensual.
I think I’m over the high-speed cannonball-run honeymoon tour of France. Castles, Priories and Palaces really are wonderful but they’re also remarkably tedious. At this pace and in these condit...
A 185 kilometer tribute to picnicking, rock piles, golden fields, and charming villages.
Walking up a well-spectated climb is maybe quite possibly my second most favorite part of documenting a race. The end is near. Alpe D’huez is all anyone can talk about.
Every day at the end of the day we stink and we’re sticky. I think the only time I’ve ever felt more sullied and begrimed was when I messengered on a scooter in Los Angeles back in ‘93 (the f...
In an effort to demonstrate and showcase the necessary role Fan Art plays in the culture of Road Racing we collaborated with Specialized and Sam Taylor to create a collection of TDF All-Stars.
I don’t know about you but I’m getting tired of these things. I mean, in some ways, it’s proof that the Tour de France is the Greatest Sporting Event in the History of the World. What other s...
Again with the Alpes. European switchbacks, waterfalls and millions on display.
I almost cried with joy when I got the Delta Check-in alert on my phone 35km outside Paris.
Today, Manual For Speed had a dream come true. The best part is that it was a dream Manual for Speed didn't even know it had.
Road Nationals from Chattanooga featuring a plethora of Kasual Klub Team Members.
The whole course. Because it was flat and bright and mostly hidden. And ugly. And supernaturally boring
At 1:38 PM on California State Route 99, just south of the Elk Grove Area, on SirusXM Satellite Radio, on Shade 45’s (Eminem’s Uncut Hip-Hop Channel-XL) All Out Show, featuring Rude Jude and Lo...
At 9:45 AM in the parking lot of the Berryessa Community Center I met my driver, Alex. After introductions we talked for a few minutes about what I was looking for. I told him I was looking for the...
It’s almost like you want us to hate you. Like you’d prefer it if we just went home right now and never came back.
Hey everybody. How’s it going. I’m okay I guess. I should've known it was going to be one of those days. I bought a new kind of yogurt for breakfast.
Maybe I’m just a sucker for deformities, dysmorphia, burning man x bath salts, body mutilation, post apocalyptic landscapes and meteorological events, supermodels loading 19th century fire arms, ...
Okay here goes. We’re not impartial, we’re partial. Yes, of course, we still care, and have always cared, and will continue to care about the whole giant sprawling spectacle. All of the fans an...
I almost passed out because of the strain thinking places on the human body in this kind of heat and humidity. At that point I made a decision to do all my subsequent thinking before going outside ...
Don't sweat sweat by beating sweat to the punch by sweating before sweating kicks in.
Tulsa Oklahoma is so hot and so humid, just being alive makes you sweat. Especially if you're alive outside. And/or thinking. And/or breathing. And/or racing bikes. That's why Manual for Speed visi...
The Blue Whale was built by Hugh S. Davis, Boy Scout, photographer, zoologist, lecturer, father of two, grandfather of four, great-grandfather of nine and friend of many.
Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium: Pre-Race and Women's Elite/1/2/3
This week on Human Athlete Visual Showcase, Troy Wells and Brady Kappius go inside Le Palais de Watson to take a peek at how the other half lives.
Maybe Cyclocross is, at best, a false-sport whose origins can be traced all the way back to an organized crime syndicate that flourished in pre-industrial Europe, when, like the Dark Ages, anti-in...
Manuel reports from the 2015 Vuelta a España.
12 year-olds and French businessmen have known this for years, but folding mini scooters really are the best way to travel.
Road Nationals from Chattanooga featuring a plethora of Kasual Klub Team Members.
We care a lot more about a specific group of dudes because they’re Our Dudes. It’s not an official thing, or a club, and they’re not all on the same team, they’re just dudes we like.
A quotidian aggregation of the day’s events at the Giro d’Italia, as experienced by an enthusiastic eight-pound miniature dachshund named Manuel.
We l-o-v-e-d loved it. I had my reservations too. I mean, you’re in England which England is all fine and dandy when it comes to bacon and club anthems but bike racing?
Listen, MSR, I couldn’t be more sorry that we had to end it like that. I was there for such a short time and we barely got a chance to talk and hang out. You know I love you! You know that.
Maybe Cyclocross is, at best, a false-sport whose origins can be traced all the way back to an organized crime syndicate that flourished in pre-industrial Europe, when, like the Dark Ages, anti-innovation, anti-technology and anti-intellectual attitudes dominated culture.
Steeplechase Tournaments, like American Criteriums, are weekend events in various towns-not-cities throughout America.
THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS THAT ALEX HOWES IS IN YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is going to be America’s single best Stage Race (ever) within the next two years. The vibe is right.
I am alone and bored in high summer Boise, just days past our nation’s birthday.
Tulsa is in fact, tough. While that may sound trite or obvious or simplistic, it’s the truth.
There Are Like Three Maybe Four Things You Need to Know About the 2014 USA Cycling Professional Road National Championships (USACPRNC) in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
One of the Greatest Most Sketchiest Spectacles of Speed on Earth; #NASCAR #critlife #shitson #knifefight Wow, just wow!!!
Road Cycling is, in fact, about the finest, most transformative sport known to man. And for many, that is enough. But for us, for Manual for Speed, it’s clear that Cycling is bigger and more profound and frankly, more interesting than a simple superficial single interpretation of SPEED. We maintain that Professional Cycling is the Greatest Spectacle on Earth.
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