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For Immediate Release: MFS 2015

MANUAL FOR SPEED 2015 ANNOUNCEMENT PROSPECTUS

EBRUARY 2015
PORTLAND, OR | BROOKLYN, NY

Manual for Speed is feeling really really really good about 2015. Like over-the-moon good, like gushing good, like pot-o-gold good. So we thought we should share some of this good feeling and tell you a little bit about our 2015 race dates, initiatives, and staff additions. This year will be next-level colossus and we are looking forward to captivating your eyeballs, titillating your intellect and stimulating your senses.

2015 MFS TEAM ROSTER: IN-HOUSE

L: EMILIANO GRANADO [ARG/USA] – FOUNDER / PHOTO EDITOR / PHOTOGRAPHER / DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA R: DANIEL WAKEFIELD PASLEY [USA] – FOUNDER / PHOTOGRAPHER / WRITER
L: KYLE VON HOETZENDORFF [USA] (NEW HIRE!!!!) – EDITOR / WRITER R: KEVIN EDWARD BROWN [USA] – PUBLISHER / OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
L: IAN MARSHALL [USA] – CLIENT / DRIVER / PRODUCER / OPERATIONS / DELIVERER OF #UNFAIRADVANTAGE R: RAOUL STURME [NED] – DIRECTOR OF EUROPEAN OPERATIONS / HYPE-MAN
L: THOMAS SLATER [UK] – ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR & DRAWER R: KLAUS BELLON [COL/USA] – HISTORIAN / INTERVIEWER / KONSULTANT / KAPTIONER
PETE MORRIS [USA] (NEW HIRE!!!!) – STAFF HEALTH & WELLNESS GURU; BODY BY PETE SENSEI

UNDERWRITER

Manual for Speed is made possible through Castelli’s continued support and we are proud to announce that we will continue to have an #unfairadvantage throughout 2015.

2015 MANUAL FOR SPEED INITIATIVES

What follows is a non-hierarchical list of MFS Goals, Projects and Campaigns.

Current!!!!!!!

  1. Race Coverage: High intensity in-your-face action from the hottest spots on the international racing calendar. Manual for Speed’s race coverage makes you feel like you are pressed up against the barriers, hanging on to the back of a moto, and literally so close to the peloton that you can taste-feel the riders sweat as they whip past you.
  2. For the Record (FTR): An index of insights, outsights, and excites straight from the mouths of Human Athletes.
  3. Human Athlete Visual Showcase (HAVS): Athletes are gifted physically/mentally/spiritually/visually—no doubt about that—and Manual for Speed knows just how to unwrap those gifts for you.
  4. Manual for Speed Manual (MFSM): A clinical and precise investigation into what it takes to develop the processes and take the step-by-step steps that will lead you to the essential essence of speed.
  5. Manuel: Manuel is a make believe totally real dog and illustration-based correspondent that we send to races to report on, illustrate and interpret everything and anything related to the key moment(s) of the day, all in the manner of court reporting—for which he is famous and for which he has won awards.

Future-Current!!!!!!!

  1. Reach for the Dream: As a cyclist you have but one dream. Manual for Speed will show you how to grab that dream and love it into your life.
  2. Ask A Pro (Dear MFS): Advice from an artisanally hand-picked selection of athletes and players who pull the strings in the worldwide cycling festival.
  3. Kasual Klub: Those who can truly #chill will maybe care about what this is all about… or not… whatever.
  4. American Crit PRIMES at American Crits: Tired of winning energy bars and haircuts? Of laying it all on the line for some tubes and a handshake? So is MFS.
  5. Dave Towle Contest: You will literally turn yourself inside-out while ratcheting it up another notch all the while ripping the legs off of anyone else who gets in your way to win this contest.
  6. MFS Museum: Artifacts, relics, charms, amulets, long lost treasures, hidden keys to hidden doors and a whole lot more will be on display and up for sale on the Manual for Speed museum page.
  7. LA SWEAT: 2/3rds all-female racing team, 2/3rds unprecedented insight into American Professional Racing, and 3/3rds Sunset Strip flash, LA Sweat is set to release some hard bodies into some hard racing.
  8. Body By Pete: Manual for Speed’s personal fitness guru and potential Olympic hopeful Pete Morris will give you the inside tips and tricks to building your perfect body.
  9. Manuel the Dog Goes to the Giro: Manuel does Italy, capisce?
  10. Smoothie Genius: A motion picture presentation on how to blend fruits and vegetables and supplements with elegance and aplomb.
  11. Turning Pro with the Murphy Bros.: This is what happens when people STOP racing amateur and START racing for real. The Murphy Bros. do what it takes to make tons of money racing bicycles.

COVERAGE

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! THE TOUR DE FRANCE!!!!!!: We will be covering the TDF in its entirety—absolutely all of it. The racers, the chillers, the camera men, the dogs, the hedges, the chairs, the tape, the cobbles, the #cobblegoblins, the vicars, the podium girls, the podium shoes, the gendarmes, EVERYTHING, #live and #inperson. This is the de facto premier sports event for all dedicated #chillers.

Additional race season highlights include Paris-Nice, Milan-San Remo, the Tour of California, the Tour of Utah, the USA Pro Challenge, the World Championships, and The Tour of Britain.1

Tour de San Luis: 1/18 – 1/25
Paris-Nice: 3/8 – 3/15
Milan-San Remo: 3/22
RHC Brooklyn: 3/28
Athens Twilight Crit: 4/25
Tour of California: 5/10 – 5/17
Road Nationals: 5/23 – 5/24
Giro d’Italia with Manuel: 5/9 – 5/31
Tulsa Tough: 6/5 – 6/7
Downer Ave Crit: 6/20
Boise Twilight Crit: 7/12
TOUR DE FRANCE: 7/4 – 7/26
Tour of Utah: 8/3 – 8/9
USA Pro Challenge: 8/17 – 8/23
USA CRITS Finals: 8/31
Tour of Britain: 9/6 – 9/13
Cross Vegas: 9/16
UCI Road Race World Championships: 9/27 – 9/27
Gloucester: 9/27
Providence: 10/3

#MICROSPONSORS

As correspondents, artists, journalists and publishers both inside the in the field and out, we have special needs. #microsponsors are those brands and products that help to meet our ever-evolving, ever-changing, ever-transmogrifying needs.

Confirmed:

Please buy products from these people, they support us. We endorse them.

Head / Mental Acuity – Stumptown Coffee: We hold Stumptown Coffee accountable for our fringe hour brain fitness. Their vibrant caffeinated beverages keep our lights on in the dead of night; their elixirs electrify us throughout the insipid early mornings. If you hope to achieve anything remotely close to what MFS has, you will drink Stumptown Coffee.

Body / Future-Sartorial Garb – Outlier: MFS understands the future, we GET IT, and therefore we wear clothes that are prepared for the inevitability of the next outcome. Looking good is not a secret, it’s Outlier.

Camera Clothes / Photographer Specific Ute Vests and Luggage – Billingham: Photographers know that it isn’t the camera, the lens, or even the end result that sets true professionals apart from the pretenders, it’s their camera luggage. For MFS the only choice for camera luggage is Billingham—for those in the in, this is an obvs.

Crowd Appeasement/Chiller Containment – Danner Boots: Manual for Speed is constantly being put in a position where we need to quell the fervor of our clambering fans and ease the disquietude of all the world’s hopeful #chillers. As preeminent chillers we know when to reach for Danner Boots Mall Cop editions to help put things right with the world. If you are considering trying to become a valuable member of society, you will buy a pair of Danner Boot Mall Cop Editions so you too can help keep things chill!

Unconfirmed:

Please consider buying products from these people, but don’t do it yet, we’ll get back to you.

Feet / Foot Aware – Nike FlyKnits: In 2015 we would like to make Nike FlyKnits our official footwear sponsor, on account of they are hella tight, hella light, and fantastically functional for all orders of business.

Water / Effervescent Hydration – Perrier: Water, plain water, is fine. And fine is fine if you are fine with fine, but fine doesn’t get you to the next level road racing spectacle coverage. Fine doesn’t get you an insider look at what makes the global cycling spectacle tick. What we’re getting at is that we are not fine with fine. We strive for excellence; we intend to tame the untamable. To do that, we won’t settle for plain water, we demand water with something more, because that’s what we intend to give you, something more.

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