PEZ's Nate King has raced professionally around the world but he'd never ridden on classic steel, strapped on some toeclips and got those downtube shifters moving on a machine from the past. Eroica California was the perfect place to do it and it's where Nate rediscovered just how beautiful riding can be.
Gorge Roubaix returned for its third running at the end of March, 2015, as racers and gravel grinders alike amassed in The Dalles, Oregon – a small, 15,000-person city nestled in the Columbia River Gorge at the end of the Oregon Trail, 85 miles due east of Portland and 36 miles north of Mt Hood.
Fancy yourself a hard man in the truest sense - the 'Belgian' sense? Then riding the famous bergs is a must do. Among the countless cobbled strips that dissect the hills of the Tour of Flanders, a few have become famous as cycling paths of the Gods (or so we think). PEZ takes a ride up the best, and nastiest of them all.
Pro Interview: One of the big changes coming soon in the season will be that of Bradley Wiggins stepping down from Team Sky after Paris-Roubaix to headline his own Continental team, WIGGINS. The guys at Southeast Regional Series recently caught up with Brit racer, Daniel Patten who is also a member of WIGGINS and a man who won the SRS race in Knoxville last year.
On an early March day this year Robert Panzera headed out into the spectacular countryside of San Diego County, California for a recon of the famous Dirty Devil Ultra Century Ride. This unique ride takes in 28 miles of packed dirt roads, amazing scenery, 11,000 feet of ascent (3,350 m) and makes for a perfect - and yet challenging ride.
The first two big races in northern Europe were at the week-end and PEZ had our photographer, Jack Chevell, there to take in as much of the cobblestone action as he could. This is how his Belgian trip panned out in the land of beer and bikes.
Cool preview of the roads of Gorges Roubaix bicycle race. If you're not already looking ahead to the epic awesomeness of racing on the dirt roads & cobblestones in the Spring, then... well, you should be.
After the official launch ceremonies were complete, Horner talked with PEZ about his new roll leading the young team, and we picked up the reverse side as young guns Tim Aiken, Griffin Easter and Luis Lemus explained how things on the team are different a bona fide Grand Tour winner as their leader.
France From Inside Tours specializes in cycling holidays in southern France. One of their most popular trips is the epic Conquer the Pyrenees, 12 days riding 1000 miles from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back, climbing over 94,000 feet. The company owner and lead guide, Allan Reeves, explains how next year’s 6th presentation of this marathon ride unfolds.
David Pearce has come to the end of his Tour Down Under with the final stage 6 circuit race in Adelaide. As always he sends in a photo collage that takes in the full atmosphere of the Australian WorldTour race, Adelaide and the star of the show; the Santos Tour Down Under.
A desperate attack by pre-race favorite Richie Porte saw him steal the queen stage but he couldn't quite reach the leader's jersey falling two seconds short as Rohan Dennis hung on in fine style. The sentimental favorite Cadel Evans was also well in attendance as was a simply huge Aussie crowd with our photographer David Pearce right in amongst them all to capture these great images of all the action.
There are many things that make the Tour Down Under one of the best World Tour races of the calendar to visit - from the amazing scenery to the quality racing but the TDU wouldn't be the race it is without the fans. Our man Down Under David Pearce played the fan on Stage 4 and caught up with some of the crowd that make that atmosphere happen.
Stage three of the Santos Tour Down Under saw PEZ man in Australia, David Pearce, spend the day in the Drapac team car to get the full in race experience. From coffee to cycling heroes and the chance to see the day's race break up close. Did the break go all the way? Read on to find out.
Day three of David Pearce's Australian adventure takes in stage 2 of the Santos Tour Down Under. More big crowds were at the roadside to greet the riders as they battled towards the up-hill finish in Stirling. With all the Joey's around we are definitely in Australia, but it was a day for the Spanish.
After his lesurly start to the first WorldTour race of 2015, David Pearce is up and running and chasing the Santos Tour Down Under. David is hanging with the Drapac team and is using his backstage pass to bring you all the behind the scenes action. He's also loving the weather.
Photog David Pearce is on the ground for the Tour Down Under, and as an accomplished travel and wine journo, was keen to visit the McLaren Vale region to ride and have a look at some of the roads that will be ridden on stage 4, with the requisite stops for food & drink along the way.
The 2015 US Cyclocross Nationals served up some of the muddiest racing in recent memory. But mud makes for epic days, and awesome photos - and PEZ photog Will Swetnam serves up his faves from the long weekend of soggy, dirty bike racing.
Congratulations to long-time PEZ-Fan Clint Underwood of Kennesaw GA - as WINNER of the Polar V800 Multisport GPS Watch and Bluetooth Smart Speed & Cadence Sensors. His 2015 training year just got off to a fantastic start!
Merry Christmas everyone - and happy holidays too. With any luck you're spending time with people who matter, and maybe even getting a little bonus time on the bike. Before the PEZ-Crew settles in for a long winter's nap, I asked the guys for a few words on the year past, and the time present.
Our last Gift Guide of 2014 is packed full of great last minute gift ideas for you or the cyclist in your life including an ultimate cycling holiday from DuVine, a Cancer Charity ride in Canada along with products from Saris, Castelli, Giro, BMC, Salsa, Clément, De Marchi, Campagnolo, Endura and more.