Tequila is an awesome drink – it means “party on!” in every language, has a mystique that attracts the ladies, it makes you look like a bad boy, while delivering a taste, tingle and buzz of sophisticated flavors that are best appreciated with some age – it’s the perfect drink for guys like us.
The Outer Line: A Roadmap to Repair Professional Cycling is an ambitious and intensive 4-point plan to heal cycling’s image, make the sport economically viable and establish effective long term governance prepared by two Colorado business analysts turned cycling advocates. Is it the answer to the sport's problems?
Roadside Report: Alpe d'Huez is a mythical mountain, a grand beast that conjures up images of battles past with its 21 hairpin bends and its leg sapping slopes. I've been roadside on the Alpe during the Tour de France on a few occasions including the famous mountain time trial in 2004 but I'd never seen the mountain roadside in the Dauphiné. That had to change!
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – I’m pleased to congratulate Glen Copus of Spokane WA as the winner of the biggest and coolest prize we’ve ever offered here on PEZ – two Weeks Riding In Italy!
Photo Special: The Philadelphia International Cycling Championship was reborn as the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic this year and although the course has changed somewhat the action and the atmosphere on the Manayunk wall hasn't changed a bit. PEZ's ace shooter Darrell Parks was there to capture all the best moments - here's the story of his day.
Well there it is, we did it. Finally launched this thing. Outda door. Gonzo. The all new PEZ site is live, baby.
I drank a lot of negronis this year – and what better way to relive the hilights than looking back through an ice filled glass of the capricious cocktail to some of the best moments - a satisfying mix of exotic locales, good friends, and even new tastes. May I present to you, some of my Top Negronis in 2012.
Racing in France. These three words bring forward childhood dreams or perhaps adulthood ones to any cycling fan, including the PEZ team! Nothing screams a cycling adventure quite like racing through the French mountains and our very own man in France, Chris Selden lived a racing experience there recently. Here's his story.
When PEZ fan Tom Staniford contacted us about his friend competing in the Deaf European Cycling Championships we were intrigued. Firstly we didn't know it existed but then when we were impressed by his story and the high level of competition on offer. Here's the story of the UK's Tom Smith took on the big nations with bug funding at the recent Deaf European Cycling Championships!
Here's a selection of Reader emails and messages that offer up some real world commentary on how well we do our jobs. Thanks to everyone who took time to drop us a line. - Pez
Roadside Report: We arrived in Europe the day before the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad - the first major classic of the Classics season. Two months later, we were there for one last big day out to draw the Spring Classics season to a close: Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Let's take a look back at the day that was.
PEZ sits down with an industry insider who wishes to remain anonymous that offers some unexpected insight, contentious opinions and certain provocations on visual design in cycling.
While many know that the Madonna di Ghisallo is a special shrine to cyclists, only a few realize that another extraordinary place is located just 200 meters away: Cerchi Ghisallo. The Cermenati family has been crafting wheels, fenders and other wooden creations for three generations in the town of Magreglio. PEZ takes a tour and tries their whe
The cycling world harbors many fascinating personalities - it’s one of the more appealing aspects of our sport, our community. Take Marco Balduzzi. Though his wrench genius is known to only a few, he merits a place amongst the celebrated. In a previous article, Marco shared with PEZ some wheelmaking tips. This time, we take a more thoughtful look into his bike brilliance.
By now most PEZ-fans should be familiar with Joe Parkin – maybe not so much for his career as a journeyman pro cyclist, but more likely for his entertaining and refreshing memoirs of his racing days – both of which have been reviewed on PEZ. Matt Wood talked with Joe after the release of his latest book: Come & Gone.
It was the week that was - 3 major classics jammed into 7 days and PEZ was there to bring you all of it. Step inside for a look at the B-Sides and rarities, the unreleased deep cuts of the album that was the Ardennes week - PEZ style!
The salty air of the Mediterranean Sea hits you long before its azure blue comes into view. And while the ProTour boys continue their race to the sun, it’s unlikely they’re enjoying the kind of cuisine southern France is best known for. But there’s no better way to celebrate “The Race to the Sun” than with a light, bright, and lean seafood stew. So grab your mussels, clams, and Provencal herbs and get to it.
A local bike shop threw away three plastic bags full of old saddles. Mr. CheapOh, never too proud for dumpster diving, found four vintage beauties amongst a lot of crap. The 2010 Pez Cabin Fever Test: vintage saddles vs. my current ride. Why not?
On stage 17 of the 2006 Tour de France American Floyd Landis wrote his own chapter in Legends of the Tour. Four days later they ripped the pages out. Landis went from cycling super-hero to villain so fast, he experienced vertigo. One moment the Phonak rider was rolling down the Champs Elysees, flag in hand, the next he was facing a firing squad of journalists, and looking shocked, bitter, and angry.