For seriously. Whatever you got; questions, complaints, comments, inquiries, snaps, solicitations, etc.
Email works really well. You can do attachments. You can send it at your leisure, regardless of time zones. You can work on it and craft your missive over time. Do it, email us.
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!
Cycling, Culture, Other*
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Performance Journalism™ about the culture of Bicycles, Sport and Other. YP = YJ + MFS + 🚲 + 😜 X PJ™
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.
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 ✨
We interview—DEEP DIVE STYLE—our favorite Professional Racers. (+++FUN FACTS!)
The Human Athlete Visual Showcase is an exercise in personality. Because listen, these dudes aren’t robots.
A study of the more ubiquitous or “prevalent” types of chillers found spectating PRRs on any given day, at any given race. Illustrated by Thomas Slater.
The Red Hook Criterium series (RHC) represents a look into the “current” future of professional road cycling.
What we really want to do is convince you that Crit Racing doesn't suck.
1. a classification according to general type, especially in archaeology, psychology, or the social sciences.
Since 2011, MFS has produced a litany of game-changing kits.
MFS is at the House of Tirol AKA Innsbruck, Austria for the World Championships.
DCWF Street Team v 2nd week of TDF = 6 Stage Reports, 6 Field Recordings, @millarmind poster campaign, a Soigneur Cliché series, a new T-shirt, Chilleurs, etc.
We’re not doing Knife Fights this year, we’re doing Most Animal Primes. What’s the difference? 💵Five-hundred bucks! 💵
Welcome to Italy, aka the best country in Europe
We took a two-day tour to Long Beach and Santa Barbara in search of sunshine and California Chillers.
We are professional, possibly preeminent, Fans doing a multidisciplinary episodic artwork exploring Cycling Fanaticism.
Watching dusty AF racers pound Fantas in a field among the dead and wounded NEVER gets old. It should, but it doesn’t.
Luck, chance, and surprise are an unavoidable result of The Classic’s design. A self-fulfilling prophecy.
This is the Tour de California and California is 1000% the best state in the World.
Two years ago I vowed to never document the Tour de France ever again. But I’m not over it anymore. I’m into it.
Tulsa Tough is CRITSMAS
A) it’s just race and B) if you prepare and train your whole life for racing, but you see Nationals as something other than a race.
The Vuelta is a last chance, go for broke, desperate, new-meets-old-meets-possible-meets-heartbreak grand tour during the bright hot death throes of summer.
I can tell you that every single day when that first rider crosses the finish line, it is spine tingling. This sport is beautiful.
After a long and, at times, turbulent negotiation with A.S.O, Manual for Speed is proud to announce the introduction of the Most Animal Classification Jersey
What makes the Spring Classics so classic? Hmmm, could it be that the races travel through ancient and medieval European towns teeming with drunk zombies?
Gettin’ fired up with Garmindale and Mountain Chewbacca
Seriously, the coffee in France is pathetic. ☕That France borders Italy only further confounds slash exacerbates the problem. 😔
I forgot my computer charger. I forgot to pack socks. I wore the same socks for three days, the first of which days was 37 hours long.
This year, for the first time ever Manual for Speed squares off against the Tour de France
If you don’t want your picture taken, then don’t come to the race in a costume that screams, “PLEASE TAKE MY PICTURE."
A quotidian aggregation of the day’s events at the Giro, as told by an enthusiastic eight-pound miniature dachshund named Manuel. Illustrated by Thomas Slater.
When the world’s most talented cyclists are literally tearing each other apart in the gladiator pit that is professional cycling, Manual for Speed is there.
345 bikes, 15 Total Bikes Per Team, 23 Teams
Dear Matthew Busche, I hope you enjoy your jersey bro! P.S. Can we be friends?
Richmonders refer to the World Championship race as “The UCI.”
Hey Raoul, next time we pass a larger than life paper mâché time trial bike resting on a forklift on the side of the road, can you stop so we can photograph it?
When I approached Graham Watson at the start of the bike thingy this morning he gave me a low-five like straight away, just like that, like we were buds. Boom.
And that is how Manual for Speed discovered the existence of Dolphin Tale 2, and by proxy, Dolphin Tale 1.
A quotidian aggregation of the day’s events at the Tour de France, as experienced by an enthusiastic eight-pound miniature dachshund named Manuel.
A dust storm or sandstorm, or haboob (هَبوب) in Arabic, is a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions.
#CHILLEURS #CHILLEURS #BECAUSEFRANCE #COBBLEGOBLINS
Favorite USA Pro Challenge Cycling Term found in the Glossary section in the back of the USA Pro Challenge Media Guide: "Big Ringing It."
The old guys, the bikinis, the naked kids, the summer Sunday Mediterranean Harbor Tableau of it all.
Seeing any given race more than once or twice is difficult. Seeing the start and the finish and maybe once in between is often the best case scenario.
From 2011 to 2012, MFS embedded with Team Exergy across the United States.
"A race like this could prepare you well for what’s next, or you could just dig yourself into a big hole."
The history of American stage races dates back to the 1970s and Colorado’s Red Zinger Bicycle Classic.
Manual for Speed was at the Tour of California and talked with various players in the workings of Team Exergy and Team Garmin-Barracuda.
Redlands is the first NRC race of the year. It's a coming out party.
Seven races in seven towns in nine days. Speed Week is a grind; but when it goes right, it goes great.
1. We do not speak Flemish. 2. We do not speak French. 3. We are not accredited AP photographers. 5. We are not in their “system.” Not even a little bit.
Manual for Speed Manual, instructions in maintenance of the mind and body.
The six tenets of La Sweat: Fun, Friends, Roads, Health, Technology and Sweat.
Six years ago, we went to Colombia. We met riders and staff from the 4-72-Colombia team in both Medellín and Bogotá.
Manual For Speed collaborated with the institution that is American Cyclocross.
Where and how Pros actually, literally, live. At least for two maybe three months out of the year.
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. 🌕🚀🚁🚲🛶🌍
Pushing Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Emotional limits without causation.
We use Art and Science to answer humanity’s most important question: why do Subject-Aths push their mental, physical, spiritual and emotional limits? And PSAs!
Type II Discovery, Transformation, and the people, places and things you discover on the other side of a mountain and/or elevation sickness.
Riding/pushing AWOLs from hut to hut in New Zealand's biggest mountains.
The Dead Reckoning crew takes fat bikes to Bolivia to find big mountains and bucket chicken.
Once upon a time there was a dream of a route across the mountains that would link Fresno and the coast to Bishop, then on to Nevada, the midwest and beyond.
Four days riding, pushing, pulling-carrying-dragging-shoving-sliding-portaging our bikes.
A 10-day Normcore Bicycle Tour through the Australian In-Back.
We wanted unseen backroads through washed out ravines, we wanted jungle and Joan Wilder, we wanted angry mountains and rowdy compañeros.
Vermont’s excellence isn’t limited to a surfeit of jams made from hand-coddled berries and gamey ripe yogurt, still warm with the bustle of a probiotic kingdom.
We called audibles, we looked for shortcuts, we enjoyed our evenings, we camped longer, slept in, swam, and went off-route for gross pizza and delicious candy.
After three days of rural Virginia hedonism we realized that the bicycle isn’t just about pushing limits.
Before reading ahead, know that what you will see will probably cause you to quit your job, grab your bike and your swim trunks, and hightail it to the MSOJ.
Russia to the north. Azerbaijan, Armenia, Iran and Turkey to the south. To the west, the Black Sea. The east, the Caspian Sea. Georgia is in a magical spot.
If you’re going to pack up and equip bikes, Sun Valley is the place to do it.
If you were to make a board game about bikepacking, this route would be the game board.
Inspired by Randonnuering as well as our love of maps, cue-sheets, history, colloquial nuance and regional vernacular.
Auditing a (nearly) mythical Gold Rush burro trail through the mtns, hornets, poison oak, Big Feet, weed farms and Happy Camps of the MSOJ. Pistols & Crystals!
Club Macho is a completely integrated vertical lifestyle system developed and perfected by Benedict “Poppi” Wheeler.
They went West, we’re going East. They endeavored to discover America, we endeavour to REdiscover America.
NASA commissioned MSO to create the International Alphonsus Lunar Celestial Vortex Park: the first intergalactic reserve/wilderness area in the Known Universe.
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.
The hardest part about shooting a drag race snowmobile up a steep hill is staying on it.
We wanted media passes, we coveted vests, we had visions of standing so close to the track that we’d feel the wind on our faces as the sprinters flew by.
A rendezvous is basically a Historical Pop-up Village for fur traders.
Hot Springs are public gathering venues-nexuses-places. Historical reverberations manifested as geothermal energy.
Experiencing a swimming hole may not seem like a matter of life or death, but it does require an adventurous spirit.
The study of the recreational habits and habitats of Americans in our Western states.
As much an exclamation as a remote and desirable escapist location, fire lookout towers are the true tree forts, now made available for societal escapism.
What if i told you there was a savage wilderness filled with unimaginable riches? Physical riches, spiritual riches, natural riches, all of the riches.