Trans-Provence day six
Bike magazine correspondent Seb Kemp is almost finished with the Trans-Provence–which is a week-long mountain bike race in the south of France that features plenty of hills, spills, blood, and majestic singletrack–and he’s writing a series of dispatches for Bike magazine as part of it. In his most recent, he praises the race organizers for their detail-oriented approach. Of course, some things can’t be helped, and Kemp gets lost on day six. “Whether it was a tiny oversight on behalf of the course markers, my stupidity, or an irate farmer tearing down signs, it doesn’t matter. I stumbled around and any hopes of a week-long result where chased away in that one mistake. Four to six minutes is a hard gap to make up if it had happened at the start of the week, but going into the last day means recouping that lost time is almost impossible,” Kemp wrote for the magazine. To read his full post and take a look at some photos of the event, click here.
Photo of day six stage-winner Anka Martin courtesy Bike, Sven Martin
Surfing magazine’s Tom Carey
As part of Surfing magazine‘s ongoing Baby Cobras contest–which offers aspiring surf journalists the chance to showcase their work and win a trip to Hawaii’s North Shore–the magazine is highlighting one of their senior staff photographers every week. This week they’ve highlighted Tom Carey, who got his start after dropping 10 grand on a camera when he was still a teenager. “I was shooting with all my friends around Seal Beach, California, because there was a huge talent pool back then. And I was I definitely working hard as a grom–like shooting every morning and every afternoon–but I had fun doing it, so it wasn’t hard work. But that’s what it took,” Carey wrote. The photo below is of the late great Andy Irons in Indonesia. Click here to view the full gallery of Carey’s work.
Photo courtesy Surfing, Carey; click on the photo to view Carey’s full gallery
Whiteout conditions in Bulgaria
Take a close look at the photo below. Can you make out the house in the whiteout conditions? The photo was snatched from a recent (and haunting) teaser video for a story in Powder magazine about skiing in Malyovitsa, Bulgaria, after a hundred-year storm ripped through eastern Europe in January. “We arrived in the wake of innumerable tales of misery: a family whose propane tank exploded while they tried to keep warm. An avalanche that flattened a house, claiming 10, but sparing a 5-year-old girl. In four weeks, 824 people perished from exposure, the inability to reach medical help, and accidents caused by the threatening conditions, like the falling foot-long icicles we dodged on the streets of Bucharest,” wrote Powder correspondent Anthony Bonello for the story. Click here to watch the video, and click here to read the story by purchasing a digital version of the most recent issue of Powder, which is on newsstands now.
Click on the photo to watch Powder’s video