Manual for Speed
2016 American Tour of Kalifornia May 15, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Date
22 May 2016
So the 2016 ATOK is in the bag and for MFS we made it through, by which I mean nothing critically damaging happened and there were no unsolvable issues. -MFS
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2016 Spring Classics April 3, 2016 - April 24, 2016
Ronde van Vlaanderen
Location
Northern Europe
What’s a Cobble Goblin? What are we talking about? Great questions, we’re glad you asked. Okay so, in order to properly consume our Campaign Coverage you need to fully comprehend all the relevant terminology, the three most crucial of which being, of course: Cobble Goblins, Cobble Gobblers and Cobble a-Gobblin’. -MFS
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2015
September 19, 2015 - September 27, 2015
2015 UCI Road World Championships

Richmonders refer to the World Championship race as “The UCI.”

September 16, 2015 -
2015 Cross Vegas

I didn’t have the best time. I hope you did. Team MFS discussed this back at the La Quinta Office after my keycard quest (see below). We all pretty much shared the vibe, but then after looking at the photos we thought, hey these photos aren’t that bad, this race looks all right. So Dear Readers, look at the photos, there’s something to them.

August 22, 2015 - September 13, 2015
2015 Vuelta DAY España

Manuel reports from the 2015 Vuelta a España.

August 17, 2015 - August 23, 2015
2015 USA Pro Challenge

12 year-olds and French businessmen have known this for years, but folding mini scooters really are the best way to travel.

July 4, 2015 - July 26, 2015
2015 Tour de France

Objective #7: Attend the Tour De France. CHECK.

June 12, 2015 - June 14, 2015
2015 Tulsa Tough

Cry Baby Hill is now a Music Festival.

May 23, 2015 - May 25, 2015
2015 USA Cycling Professional Road Race Championships

Road Nationals from Chattanooga featuring a plethora of Kasual Klub Team Members.

May 10, 2015 - May 17, 2015
2015 Tour of California

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.

May 9, 2015 - May 31, 2015
2015 Giro d’Italia

A quotidian aggregation of the day’s events at the Giro d’Italia, as experienced by an enthusiastic eight-pound miniature dachshund named Manuel.

May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015
2015 Tour of Yorkshire

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?

April 25, 2015 -
2015 Red Hook Criterium

The 2015 Red Hook Criterium Instagram Olympics.

March 22, 2015 - March 22, 2015
2015 Milano–Sanremo

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.

March 8, 2015 - March 15, 2015
2015 Paris-Nice

Paris-Nice did not race to the sun in 2015.

January 18, 2015 - January 25, 2015
2015 Tour de San Luis

This race does not suck.

January 7, 2015 - January 11, 2015
2015 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

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.

2014
November 14, 2014 - November 16, 2014
2014 Jingle Cross

Dear Iowa, bootcut jeans? Still? Really? Is it because you guys ride Harleys and work in fields and whatnot? Like what I'm trying to say is this, do you wear bootcut jeans because you wear so many boots?

October 3, 2014 - October 5, 2014
2014 KMC Cyclo-cross Festival

Steeplechase Tournaments, like American Criteriums, are weekend events in various towns-not-cities throughout America.

September 14, 2014 -
2014 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal

Why was Ted King carrying four boxes of nutritional bars up to his room the night before the race? Did he just sit and eat those in his room instead of going to team dinner?

September 10, 2014 -
2014 Cross Vegas

Las Vegas is most definitely in the middle of a desert. There is just no way of denying it; any map worth a damn will show that the City of Sin rises like a middle finger from the center of a vast brown expanse, away from major bodies of water, far from a dependable jetstream.

August 18, 2014 - August 24, 2014
2014 USA Pro Challenge

THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS THAT ALEX HOWES IS IN YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 4, 2014 - August 10, 2014
2014 Tour of Utah

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.

July 12, 2014 - July 12, 2014
2014 Andersen Banducci Twilight Criterium

I am alone and bored in high summer Boise, just days past our nation’s birthday.

July 5, 2014 - July 27, 2014
2014 Tour Day France

Manual for Speed will be sending Manuel, an eight-pound miniature dachshund currently working toward obtain an online degree in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University from his home in Miami-Dade county.

June 19, 2014 - June 29, 2014
2014 Tour of America’s Dairyland

While competing in Tour of America’s Dairyland, Team CLIF Bar Cycling not only raced in professional-level criteriums for 11 consecutive days, but Team CLIF Bar Cycling also undertook the challenge of watching 24 movies, including the complete Harry Potter series.

June 6, 2014 - June 8, 2014
2014 Tulsa Tough

Tulsa is in fact, tough. While that may sound trite or obvious or simplistic, it’s the truth.

May 21, 2014 - May 26, 2014
2014 USA Cycling Professional Road Championships

There Are Like Three Maybe Four Things You Need to Know About the 2014 USA Cycling Professional Road National Championships (USACPRNC) in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

April 26, 2014 - March 3, 2014
2014 Speed Week

One of the Greatest Most Sketchiest Spectacles of Speed on Earth; #NASCAR #critlife #shitson #knifefight Wow, just wow!!!

April 13, 2014 -
2014 Paris-Roubaix

The 2014 Paris-Roubaix, presented in photographic form.

April 7, 2014 - April 12, 2014
2014 Vuelta al País Vasco

Vuelta al País Vasco is chill. I mean it’s fast, and it’s probably the hardest race—according to Tom-Jelte Slagter—in the world except for a Grand Tour (i.e. the Vuelta, that French one and the Giro), and the spectator turnout is a solid B+, but all and all it’s kinda laid back.

March 29, 2014 - October 11, 2014
2014 Red Hook Criterium

The 2014 Brooklyn Red Hook Criterium Instagram Olympics.

February 5, 2014 - February 8, 2014
2014 Dubai Tour

"Dubai Tour is the new professional cycling race that will open the UCI Asia Tour. From February 5th to 8th, 2014, the Great Cycling is coming to Dubai for the first time. 4 stages, the best teams and the best riders will offer the World an amazing competition and a magnificent showcase of Dubai."

January 19, 2014 - January 26, 2014
2014 Tour Down Under

The day before yesterday it was 44°, yesterday it was 38°, today it’s 27°. Sometimes it’s windy here. Mostly it’s pleasant and bright, like the way Christians and nearly-dead people talk about Heaven. Only everyone here still wears shants, camouflage, and cargo-pocketed camouflaged shants (but shants all the same).

January 12, 2014 -
2014 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

"Look, when you're recovering before Nationals you can't get up to change the channel."

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