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.
Manuel reports from Stage 06 of the 2015 Vuelta a España.
Manuel reports from Stage 9 of the 2015 Vuelta a España.
Manuel reports from the first rest day of the 2015 Vuelta a España.
Manuel reports from Stage 10 of the 2015 Vuelta a España.
Manuel reports from Stage 12 of the 2015 Vuelta a España.
Manuel reports from Stage 15 of the 2015 Vuelta a España.
Manuel reports from Stage 17 the 2015 Vuelta a Epsaña.
Manuel reports from Stage 19 of the 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.
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.
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...
It was between 17°F and 18°F. There is a big hill. Some people ride up it. Lots of people don't. Some people try to but can’t. Some people ride it one time but then can’t another.
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 ...
Here is Manual for Speed enabling Team Clif through staircase drills, bunny hops, reflections, portraits, hand holding, meet & greets, Chippendales, street dancing, performance art, etc.
Las Vegas is an absolutely perfect location to hold a cyclocross tournament.
Manual for Speed was on hand for the 2014 Interbike Bicycle and Bicycle Accessory Trade Show. We hit the red carpet and asked some of the most influential Bicycle Industry Style Icons: "What are yo...
Richmonders refer to the World Championship race as “The UCI.”
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.
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.
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?
Steeplechase Tournaments, like American Criteriums, are weekend events in various towns-not-cities throughout America.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
The 2014 Brooklyn Red Hook Criterium Instagram Olympics.
"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."
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).
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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