Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rapha Continental The Movie

Hi Bicycle Peeps

I stumbled across this little jewel today, as many of us are gearing up for our race season, this is a nice little reminder.

The Rapha Continental began in 2007, driven by the idea to discover, or perhaps rediscover, the lost art of cycling. Too many riders that we knew had started to lose sight of why we love to ride, slipping into a racer’s mentality and putting our focus on measuring watts, counting calories and doing ‘efforts’. Don’t get me wrong, many of us excitedly pin numbers to our jerseys and line up each week but we’d reached a point where somehow the ends didn’t seem to justify the means.

Rapha Continental – The Movie from RAPHA on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, how do you add to that? They've said it all. That's inspiring, intimidating, humbling. I feel I've had a glimpse, but only a glimpse of what they are talking about and it's what keeps me coming back. The spirituality, the euphoria the separation from daily distractions ... I haven't found anything that comes close to cycling.

    I also agree with them re: Racing detracting from rather than adding to my enjoyment, but that's probably because I have LOTOJA looming on the horizon like fiery meteor waiting to crash to earth in just over two months and me without a bomb shelter. Better get back on the bike.

    Thanks for posting this,


    PS what sort of bulletproof bikes are they riding. I ride through one rain storm and my bike creaks like a rusty swingset, and gravel? Not sure I'm ready to take it to that level. Maybe on someone else's bike