✂️ Stage 70: President Joe Biden falls from a bike
and how much alcohol one needs to drink to start falling from a bike
This week’s newsletter includes two very expensive bits of tech, as well as a look into how President Biden managed to crash in front of the world media. We’ve got interviews with cycling legends past and present and there’s an article exploring how much alcohol we can go for until we start falling off our bikes. Enjoy!
Hi, how’s it going?
This week’s newsletter is coming from the back of my parent’s car on the way to Scotland. I’m not going to lie, it’s pretty cramped in here. I have two bikes, a million and one bags and a load of other random stuff crammed around me.
It’s National Champs weekend, and this year we have the pleasure of it being in Dumfries, which is just over the border on the west coast. Tomorrow brings TT Nationals, and the road race is on Sunday.
These are my first races back after what feels like forever, so I have no clue where I’ll be, I just know I’m going to race hard.
Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions, or feel I’ve missed something that is worth putting in the Newsletter.ㅤ
Talking to Tadej Pogacar
Tadej Pogacar is the best cyclist in the world. Back-to-back Tour de France wins, as well as going on the attack and winning, or coming close to winning in races that really shouldn’t suit him. Yet, just because you’ve won the Tour de France, it doesn’t mean you can skip the queue at a bike shop.
⏱ 7-minute read
A new Ineos cycling academy in Africa
Ineos are hoping that their investment will develop cycling in Africa, as well as provide aspiring young African athletes with greater opportunities. The ultimate aim would be for a rider to progress from the Academy to the Ineos Grenadiers.
⏱ 3-minute read
A new Pinarello?
If you’ve had one eye on cycling social media the past week, it’s likely that you’ll have seen a graffiti Pinarello on your timeline. It seems like their trademark Bolide is getting an update just in time for the Tour de France.
On the surface, there don’t seem to be many differences, apart from disc brakes. However, we’d happily gamble that this is a new super-fast design. And for the paint job? I’d happily ride that all year round.
⏱ 4-minute read
€729 for 2 watts?
CeramicSpeed have released a new Over-Sized Pully Wheel (OSPW). The OSPW is an aftermarket derailleur cage designed to improve efficiency. Their latest update uses a fairing-like cover over the jockey wheels.
CeramicSpeed claim that it would save you 2.5 seconds in a 25 km TT ridden at 50 kph. It’s a lot of cash for not much speed, but it does look cool.
⏱ 3-minute read
Finding freedom off-road
Emma Pooley is both a World Champion and Olympic silver medallist on the road, yet she’s finding most freedom with new challenges. She’s trying everything from Ironman triathlons and duathlons to Everesting attempts and ultra off-road challenges.
⏱ 3-minute read
Does a little bit of alcohol help?
“A little bit of what you like does you good.” A statement which has seemingly rang true for decades. When it comes to alcohol, it could be true, too. Alcohol has a “J-Curve” effect on performance, a little doesn’t hurt, but very suddenly the negatives come into play.
⏱ 5-minute read
After dominating the Tour of Slovenia, Pogacar and Majka found themselves coming to the line together. The teammates decided the winner in a slightly unorthodox manner: Rock, paper, scissors….
George Hincapie is a legend of the cycling world. The Loyal Lieutenant, Hincapie guided Lance Armstrong to all of his Tour de France wins as well as having countless top results himself.
Hincapie came into cycling in a dark era and while we can’t ignore that, he was also responsible for revolutionising cycling as we know it. One of the first pro-cyclists to move to Girona, Hincapie has countless stories some of which he recounts in this podcast.
⏱ 52-minute listen
We’ve all been there, so we really shouldn’t laugh. This video tells its own story, the literal downfall of the President of the United States.
⏱ 1-minute watch
N+1 Introducing 👋🏻
In this part of the Newsletter, each week we introduce one of the brands we work with at N+1.
This week we are introducing… Isadore
Isadore create quality and stylish cycling clothing guided by ethical principles and sustainability. Founded by two former pro-cyclists, Isadore is not intended to chase watts, KOMs and results at the finish line, but to enjoy the road and create wonderful cycling memories.
Be sure to download our app and browse their products!