Written in sharpie on a mirror in the at-home barber shop of Julien Howard (aka The Velo Barber) are the words, “Be a blessing.” It only takes a few minutes of hanging with Julien to experience his infectious positivity and ability to capture your emotion and without missing a beat, make any previously held stresses disappear.
On an early Los Angeles morning, in a house with an orange door, Isabel King kits up and sets out for yet another day of crushing nearby climbs in the Santa Monica Mountains. Since the start of the COVID pandemic exactly 12 months ago, Isabel has taken over 1,000 Strava QOMs (Queen of the Mountain’s - fastest time on a given Strava segment).
Our ability to transcend what seems possible - to push further, to dig deeper, to climb higher - is more powerful than gravity itself. By exploring new roads we expand our horizons. Because deep within ourselves, we know that there is more.
Hammerhead and Olympian Flora Duffy are teaming up to create a custom-designed Karoo 2 inspired by her home territory of Bermuda. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this design will go to The Flora Fund, a sport-funding program established in 2018 by Flora Duffy to support other young Bermudian athletes.
Sometimes you dream about waking up one morning and setting out for the big adventure, leaving the daily life behind. More rarely though, you take the freedom to actually do it – to dare to go on that voyage, discover unknown land and fresh air, and rediscover the beauty of an empty mind.
With no domestic pro racing in 2020 due to ongoing pandemic concerns, CS Velo Racing climber, Sean Gardner, needed to find something to ride for. He planned an audacious attempt on the Everesting world record.