Thursday, April 4, 2013


With the legendary bicycle race Paris-Roubaix (pronounced: Pair-ee Roo-bay), known for its sections of the course composed entirely of cobblestones, taking place this Sunday, I found a video that is a very interesting look at the race. It was made by a bunch of guys from Paris who bonded together over their single speed, fixed-gear bicycles, the same as what I will ride for the hour record. They decided to ride the Paris Roubaix course on their fixed gear bikes over a couple of days, and documented the experience. I found it to be a very interesting take on the experience from the point of view of amateurs and common men, especially in light of my own ambitions.

Here's the link to the video on Vimeo: Paris-Roubaix Le Film It's in French with English subtitles.

Hope you enjoy it.