I can’t say that the riders as a whole appreciated the gentleman in a turquoise bikini bottom sprinting up the hill in front of them.
I hugged Ben for me. For you. For everyone. We shared smiles. I asked him how he did that, I reminded him that breaks don't stay out, like, they just don't. It's not how racing works, so like, umm,...
If you’re a reader and consumer of Manual for Speed (or in other words if Manual for Speed is in your personal Fan Club), and you read these Race Reports, then you may (understandably) be confuse...
Fuck the lackluster setting, the invisible stage, the absent crowds, because none of that matters, it’s window dressing. These are the best in the world doing what they do.
We at Manual for Speed believe it's time to begin a conversation about the state of Road Cycling in America today.
Dear ATOK, you got California, I mean it’s California, the same one known around the world.
But I do want to tell you something: as much as I might feign disinterest and try on airs of disassociation I can tell you that every single day when that first rider crosses the finish line, it is...
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.
"I don’t remember the first cassette that I bought but I do remember the first cassette I wanted. My neighbor had it: Motley Crue’s - Girls Girls Girls."
MFS collaborated with Dehen 1920 to create One-Of-A-Kind-Official Manual for Speed Correspondent Jackets.
He's not just a dumb, hyper-exceptional hunk of an athlete. He's a complete human being equipped with complexity, contradiction and nuance. Also, he's funny. Point is, we like him.
As far we can tell, the Team Presentation is a warm-up for sign-in. Or maybe, think of it like a wedding rehearsal.
Look, Paris-Roubaix is insane. It’s exactly why Manual for Speed was invented.
You could say Phil became a hobby of ours, or you could say we became friends, both characterizations of our relationship are accurate. We like him personally and we're fascinated professionally by...
Manual for Speed brought an "Animalizer" or vision-based portal in the form of an ancient leopard skin (on loan from the Smithsonian's Museum of Hunting and Gathering) to today's Amstel Gold Roster...
Amstel Gold, I’m told, was boring and lite-disappointing; but I didn’t see that, I saw an incredible high-speed spectacle.
Alex Howes. Allllllllllllllllexxxxxxxxx Howwwwwwwes. Alex, Alex, Alex, Alex, Aleeeeeeeeex. Howes.
La Redoute is maybe the single greatest section of any bicycle race ever. It’s magical.
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.
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...
I am 6’4”, 185 pounds. I am wearing the polka dot Mountain Classification jersey during the Cascade Cycling Classic. I got to choose between size small and size extra-small. Enough said.
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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