All of the pre-2013 HTRWWs make me cringe a little. Actually, I don’t think there’s a single HTRWW of any vintage that doesn’t make me wince at least once, but the pre-2013 videos are especially rugged.

But the Oscar Freire Looks Back Counter™ from the 2012 Amstel Gold is among my favorite bits from any of them, ever. The idea came to me mid-edit at some ungodly hour and was ludicrously hard to execute on iMovie ‘09.

It’s still kinda ratchet, but it makes me smile every time. It also makes me  glad that these days I have the infrastructure and experience to make significantly better videos with significantly less frustration.

A little gif of Roulston’s Roubaix mishap. Hayden, my apologies in advance if this makes it back to you.

A little gif of Roulston’s Roubaix mishap. Hayden, my apologies in advance if this makes it back to you.

Time for the April Transition. Though obviously this sign would be more representative if the lower pitch had cobbles and was shorter.

(Source: the10speedcognition)

How The Weight Was Gained™

Seriously, though—I’m up a Dwars and a Ronde at least.

(via Nico Mattan)

 

It’s Roubaix, man. Things happen.

It pleases me immensely that Paris-Roubaix remains defiantly French.

(h/t to paris_roubaix1973 on Instagram)

superissimo:


Always be praying for mud and haute spectating and arms blasting off of fools and legs of doom and screaming wrists. Jesus Mary and Chain, sacré merde!

#PavéMaria

cadenced:

Peter Locke illustration of Paris-Roubaix. 

(Source: whatwouldpeterdo)

 

This weekend’s bike party. It was a pretty big one.

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P comme Pavé by the Magnificent Octopus on Flickr.

"P is for Pavé"

Via Flickr:
P comme Pavé. Part 4 in the French A-Z. Wouldn’t be complete without Mr. Paris-Roubaix himself!

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