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Sketches From the Road
We are on temporary reprieve from the road now, resting and preparing for the next half of our summer Rapha Continental tour. Leaving July 12th for Arizona, we're looking forward to riding all of the Rockies and across the Big Sky states. Working through all the emails, phone calls, texts, uploads and downloads, maps, videos, notes and artifacts accumulated over the last three months, we have a clearer understanding of what's involved in telling an interesting story from the road. With that in mind, we will continue to post evidence of some of our more interesting moments and experiences while we've had the time to digest it all. Starting here with a few of our favorite polaroids, illustrations, quotes and musings selected from the 11×17 art journal cum scrapbook from the van.
Beginning July 12, we will be back out on the road and journaling on a daily basis. For 21 days and eleven rides, through seven western states we will continue to report on the making of the Rapha Continental. Please follow along.
- @vickiewoodsford @tobytoof @daithetooth @WhittleFit Thanks Vickie, very kind of you to say.
- @daithetooth Thank you Dai.
- @rich_mitch @RaphaCycleClub You're welcome.
- @rich_mitch Hey Rich, you're probably best to head to our @RaphaCycleClub in London to try them on with advice some our knowledgable staff.
- RT @rapha_australia: The first #alpedquiz question has been asked. "FAUSTO COPPI WAS THE FIRST MAN TO DO WHAT?" Answer at http://t.co/EnOFN…
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- What do you get the cyclist who has everything? Here's what we recommend for the dandy in your life. → http://t.co/ciPREr3fnP
- RT @racefietsblog: Leuk, de Alpe d' Quiz van @RaphaRacing is begonnen! 3 weken elke dag een andere prijs http://t.co/QiWhfY8hXy @rapha_euro…
- The @rapharacing #festive500 is back. Once again we challenge riders worldwide to clock 500km between 24-31 Dec. → http://t.co/HmgDlUJTiI
- RT @RaphaCycleClub: NYC: Analog to digital conversion. #oneoftheseplease #Festive500 http://t.co/f2rQd3Lv6g
Lots of vertebrae on the road today. Everytime I saw some spine of an animal on the road it reminded me how bad my back hurt. - Steve Francisco
Insane dirt climb #2: You have to go into a pretty dark room for climbs like that. Fortunately, I inhabit that room often… I've even got a sofa in there - Ben Lieberson
In Texas, the chipseal really is bigger. - Ryan Thomson, 337 in Texas Hill Country
Oh you guys did it Spaghetti Western style. - Local cyclist we met at the bar of diner in Jasper, Arkansas. He was referring to the direction in which we rode Jasper Disaster.
I will be the nice looking brother in the Maroon Velour Sweat Suit - DJ on a radio station somewhere on the border of Mississippi and Louisiana. He was talking about how listeners would recognize him at a lunch party his radio station was promoting.
Mr. Fly is an amateur photographer and he makes one dollar turkey and ham hand sandwiches. - Lynn and Vida Greer, Killing Me Softly in Liepers Fork, Tennessee, talking about the owner/operator of their favorite place to stop for lunch.