The Brazilians are coming
Surfing magazine’s October issue is its “Brazil issue,” and as a complement to that they have created this killer flipbook titled “Brazil is a song.” Why do a Brazil issue? According to Taylor Paul, Surfing’s editor-in-chief: “Maybe it’s a ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ scenario, where every positive interaction I’ve had with a Brazilian was some mystical preparation to make a Brazil issue of an American magazine. To give them the credit they deserve. Or maybe it’s a Paul Revere moment, where I ride my steed along the shores of Snapper Rocks, the Outer Banks, and Trestles, warning the orthodox surfing community, ‘The Brazilians are coming! The Brazilians are coming!’ To force the surfing world to pay attention–because they are serious competition now.” To view the flipbook, click here.
Photo courtesy Surfing, Tom Carey; click the photo to view the flipbook
The Olympics of motorcycling are going on right now in Germany. Or, to be more specific, the International Six Days Enduro is ongoing, and the folks over at Dirt Rider magazine have all the dirt on it. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it has been put on since 1913 (with some breaks in between due to the world wars) and it includes up to 1,250 miles of riding and strict rules, meaning motorcyclists often have to make their own repairs. As of day two, the French team is in the lead with rider Pierre-Alexandre Renet landing in first overall. The U.S. Trophy Team is sitting in sixth overall, and Sarah Whitmore, Rachel Gutish, and Mandi Mastin, the U.S. women’s team, is fifth overall. To read the highlights from day one, click here. For day two action, click here. And remember to check back with Dirt Rider daily to keep up to date on the event.
Photo courtesy Dirt Rider
Bike mag rides the Trans-Provence
The Trans-Provence is a seven-day mountain biking race in the south of France that runs from Rochebrune to Monte Carlo. For anyone who has ever been to that part of the world, the area is, shall we say, hilly, and the race is billed as one where “the full spectrum of riders’ technical mountain biking ability, fitness, and craft is tested to the limit on some of the wildest bikeable terrain in Europe,” according to the race’s website. Luckily for us, Bike magazine has a correspondent, Seb Kemp, who’s riding and reporting on the race. Of the race’s second day, Kemp writes: “There is no man who could possibly describe what happened today. So I won’t really try, but maybe I can give you some idea.” To read Kemp’s attempt at description, click here.
Click play to watch a video of the Trans-Provence event and read Kemp’s report