FACTA Tribe Called Quest’s sixth album, which was recorded before Phife Dawg passed away earlier this year, is set for release next week. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Q-Tip revealed more details of the release. The album is called We Got It From Here and will feature guest appearances from André 3000, Kendrick Lamar and, of course, Busta Rhymes, who the group has been working with since he was a member of Leaders of the New School. Jack White makes a cameo, but the most interesting feature is, hands down, Elton John.
Join Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
The Brisbane Blast is excited to offer a new activity as part of the criterium program that appeals to a segment of the cycling network. Fixed Gear racing overseas is growing rapidly whilst here in Australia there are no such events.
An alternative way of understanding cycling, a different perspective to describe and tell the characters and stories behind the bike culture at 360°. A magazine that observe with interest the socio-cultural change that moves to the rhythm of a ride. New spaces and new art forms, new disciplines that coexist in the rediscovery of past values . A magazine made by designer, producer, art directors, photographers, journalists, but all united by their passion for the bike and cycling.
An unlikely alliance with a world leading Kiwi yachting company may have produced a medal-winning secret weapon for our track cyclists.Cycling New Zealand has unveiled bikes they believe will have a revolutionary impact on the Rio Olympic velodrome.
Working in secret, Cycling New Zealand combined with High Performance Sport New Zealand, manufacturers Avanti, wheelwrights Southern Spars, aerodynamic experts Kinetic Simulation and Auckland University's wind tunnel in an effort to produce track bikes capable of delivering gold. More here and here.
At first glance, the Emirates advertisement on a suburban bus stop in Australia is both charming and unexceptional. A woman is riding a bicycle over a brick-paved bridge in what must surely be the Netherlands, with the slogan: "Don't just visit, live it. Navigate new paths in Europe."
If the evidence for the laws was so compelling, surely every nation would have them?
....international cycling advocates see Australia as an example of what not to do. They argue that the law's main effect is to act as a barrier to cycling, with a resulting negative effect on population health. ... fines of up to $319 for choosing not to wear a helmet.
Uber is expanding its empire to include those who prefer two-wheeled forms of transportation with the introduction of UberBIKE. The new service is available exclusively in Amsterdam for the time being, but the choice of city makes perfect sense: there are an over 800,000 bicycles in the Dutch city and 63% of the population uses their bike on a daily basis. But not all bikers have the energy to pedal home at the end of a long night. UberBIKE allows users to hail a car with a bike-rack for a €4 EUR surcharge. Seen on Hypebeast
The biggest track bike criterium was held this weekend. Ainara Elbusto (Conor WRC) wins the field sprint in the women’s race while Colin Strickland (Allez-Allez Specialized) wins with another solo breakaway in Brooklyn. While waiting for some better and nicer footage of the race to show up, here a nasty one. The fixed-gear event in Brooklyn, New York saw dozens of riders hit the deck in multiple pileups across both the men’s and women’s races, with the most extreme crash involving a stalled race moto.
Also after the click, read what postive words a pro rider has about this race.
Seen on Treadlie. For innovative design brothers, Bob and Tom Schiller, cycling and the Netherlands are synonymous. It was this idea that lead to the founding of Mokumono – believing that it’s time to ‘bring bicycle production back to the Netherlands, (they) want to revive and build upon the rich but vanished tradition of Dutch bicycle manufacturing’.
How many cyclists can claim having over 30,000 likes on their Facebook Athlete Page? Italian track star Ion Göttlich can, but there’s one catch: He’s not actually a real cyclist. Göttlich is a hugely popular cartoon cyclist reminiscent of the Incredible Hulk in spandex. The creation of South African animator Claudio Pavan, Göttlich is famous for “taking photos” with other pros and smashing out sprints on the track. His origin story, Pavan recalls, goes back to December 2014.
A student team from TU Delft in the Netherlands designed and produced a fully functional 3D printed stainless steel bicycle. The students achieved the goal of their three-month project by printing the frame of the with the help of MX3D in Amsterdam. The Arc Bicycle is the first ever 3D printed metal bicycle to be produced using a welding process. For information please contact:
Let the Bike Instructor guide you through the potential pitfalls of cycling in Amsterdam, and soon you’ll be cycling just like a local!
Cycling in Amsterdam can sometimes feel like a bit of a minefield to the uninitiated. Thankfully, Maxim Hartman aka The Bike Instructor is on hand to guide you through the various dangers of navigating the city on two wheels.
People don’t often realize it, but the design of every high-end bicycle is shaped, one way or another, by the governing body of bike racing, the Union Cycliste Internationale. This is what bikes might look like if their rulebook didn’t exist.
During the 1990s, Stretch & Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, Fat Joe, and the Fugees. The total record sales for all the artists that premiered on their show exceed 300 million. 25 years after Stretch and Bobbito's first WKCR broadcast, the legendary duo is planning to release a feature length documentary titled STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES.
With over 13.3 million bicycles on the roads, and 3.7 million cyclists, ensuring the safety of everyone is inarguably important, and promoting a culture of respectful road use could be one way of working towards this.
Read more and an infographic focussed around road safety after the click.