Calling us is great too because we WANT to really hear you and this way we can really do that. We love inflection, subtlety, tone, all of it. Pre-emoji vibes are the best. Feel free to ramble. FTR, we may (and probably will) publish your VM if it’s good. So make it good!
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More than reliable transportation or a destination or extensive provisioning, any Performance Journalist™ worth their salt requires for success in any endeavor or pursuit only a quality Wool Blanket. Wool blankets can be fashioned into a jacket, as in a capote, or a cloak or cape. They can be used to wrap and therefore protect your valuables during travel as well as camouflage said valuables regrettably but necessarily left overnight in a car in a dimly lit motel parking lot. In place of an otherwise useless cotton towel pre-and-post hot spring, swim hole, hobo slap, etc. As a bedroll, a napkin (albeit an oversized napkin), a pillow, a sack or makeshift bag, a brightly colored and nicely delineated picnic or lunch spot, for love-making, in defense against nearly feral or overly habituated animals, a lightweight saddle alternative, fire containment and for bivouacking and/or enhancing an otherwise primitive shelter. For wound care and poultices. Protection against the elements like dust, wind, direct sunlight, etc., as well as volatile and/or tempestuous weather. Insulation be it fixed, semi-permanent or temporary. To appear Period Correct if which period is the whole of the 1800s. A blanket and/or ad-hoc burrito-style mummy bag. And finally, if need be, they can be soaked in various nutrients, broths, herbs and tinctures for later oral or topical application.
Daniel PasleyFounder, Editor, Contributor, Blogger
Kevin BrownPublisher, Web Editor, Interneter
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THE SPECTACLE OF ROAD RACING→ Professional 🚴🏼♂️ is the finest, most beautiful, most relevant sport in the world and for many that’s as complicated and/or nuanced as the whole thing needs to get. But for us, for MFS, racing is more profound and, frankly, more interesting than a simple display of competition and speed. In service to this core belief which, here and now, we submit as a Universal Truth, we created an episodic multimedia documentary and contemporary study exalting Road Cycling for ALL that it is: ✨The ✨Greatest ✨Spectacle ✨On ✨Earth ✨
EXPLORATION, ENGAGEMENT, EDUCATION→ In partnership with NASA and the US Military this a reboot of Lewis & Clark. Our mandate: Explore, Engage, Educate. Our POV? Our modus operandi? Our raison d'être? D-i-s-c-o-v-e-r-y, discovery. From pseudo anthropology, interpretive cartography, field observations, illustrations, typologies, catalogs, terrestrial vs. galactic and bicycle-/non-bicycle-based adventure to Shackleton, Darwin, Captain Cook, we are the Corps of Discovery. 🌕🚀🚁🚲🛶🌍
THE CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF OTHER→ We are Cultural Anthropologists and Sportsmen compelled into the Wilderness to explore, document and publish a lasting and meaningful record of our experiences there. Through a collection of fictional and non-fictional multimedia we endeavor to understand and relate those people, places and pursuits the purview of Yonder. What is our purview? All things other. ///// Edges, Frontiers and Margins. Nerds & Warriors. The DTF. The Salty. W E 💖 O T H E R.
As far we can tell, the Team Presentation is a warm-up for sign-in. Or maybe, think of it like a wedding rehearsal. An opportunity to practice parking, smiling, writing your name, walking on stage, etc. You don’t have to wear your full suit but you do need to look nice. Yes the whole exercise is pointless and yes it’s as much about ceremony as anything else, but also, it’s a chance to mix and mingle and who doesn’t love that!?
There were professional cyclists.
There was a crowd.
There were kids, pumped out of their minds.
There was a dude in head-to-toe denim.
There were ladies armed with t-shirt cannons.
There was the whole stage thing.
See, sign-in basically.
CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING TEAM ROUBAIX ROSTER
A Study of Horsepower
An adult horse’s brain weights 22 oz, about half that of a human.
Horses can’t vomit.
The word chivalry comes from cheval the French word for horse.
Horses drink at least 25 gallons of water a day
It takes 9-12 months to re-grow an entire horse hoof.
Horses can lock the muscles in their legs so they can go to sleep standing up and not fall over.
Horses can run 25-30 miles an hour.
The fastest recorded (race) speed was 43.97 miles an hour.
“I was sitting having dinner by myself in the red light district in Amsterdam, reading my twitter feed, and there pops-up a picture of Phil packing rain gear into a suitcase. I just knew I had to drive down and support him. He got called up, so I got called up. No questions asked I had to be there. He needs a fan, I mean look at him, he needs someone to look after him. I got in car and six hours later I’m in Chantilly. I was the loudest fan at Presentation. I just wanted him to know that he was loved.”