The Underdogs of Tour de Faso

Benin's team arrives in the Miracle of God for the big show after traveling over a thousand kilometers with little rest
Benin's team arrives in the Miracle of God for the big show after traveling over a thousand kilometers with little rest
Christoph Herby of Quiet Griot shares a new post on CyclingNews.com’s “Cycling in Benin” blog about Benin’s National Team and the Tour de Faso.

Herby begins: “It was a long, bumpy road to Ouagadougou, Africa’s best-named capital and ground zero for the Tour de Faso. We loaded into the rickety minivan that’s transported the Benin team to races for over a decade. Owned by a former cyclist, the ‘Miracle de Dieu’ has transported the Benin team to races for over a decade and has become a fixture on the West African racing scene.” Read the full story here.

Cycling in Benin: Donation Drive for Benin National Team

The Benin National Team have a knack for piecing together road bikes from miscellaneous components. Photo credit: Christoph Herby
Our favorite former pro racer turned Peace Corps Volunteer and CyclingNews.com blogger, Christoph Herby, has stirred up tremendous interest in supporting the Benin National Team with his recent “Cycling in Benin” posts. His most recent post is “Dreaming of the Champs Elysées.” Continue reading Cycling in Benin: Donation Drive for Benin National Team

2010 NAHBS Interview: Ted Wojcik of Ted Wojcik Custom Bicycles

Ted Wojcik of Ted Wojcik Custom Bicycles talked with Heather Higgins on the first day of the 2010 Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show about two of the bikes he brought to the show. Continue reading 2010 NAHBS Interview: Ted Wojcik of Ted Wojcik Custom Bicycles

NAHBS Inspiration

This morning before the masses descended upon the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show, I caught up with several inspiring and inspired frame designers / builders cum change agents. I’ll post the interviews as soon as I can get them transcribed, likely this evening. Ed Ip is already working on a photo dump. For now, here are the names so you know what to look forward to:

Steve Bilenky of Bilenky Cycle Works
Mike Flanigan of Alternative Needs Transportation (ANT)
John Fabel of Sylvan
Ahren Rogers of Banjo Cycles
Renold Yip of Yipsan
Nate Meschke & Matt Cardinal of Signal Cycles
Marty Walsh of Geekhouse Bikes

Ed & I are hangin at Perly’s (111 E. Grace btwn 1st & 2nd Streets) anticipating 2 big breakfast plates. Afterwards, we will head back for another hour on the show floor to take some portraits of exhibitors and attendees. Facial hair will figure prominently!