Friday, 26 April 2013

A Special Day Gran Fondo L'eroica Beechworth

We came we saw we suffered. We rode the Strada Biancha in our Woollen Jerseys and our pre 1987 bikes to the sound of tyre on gravel and creeking metal. Pushing hard against sand and dirt and fuelled by red wine , salami and cheese. We stopped on many occassion to take in our surroundings and gather our strength. Humbled but not defeated.
We take our hats off and salute you, until next year,  when we will return wiser and better prepared for battle.

A few pics of the day and a short Video shot from our bike cam. Our only complaint would be that there where not more competitors on the day. Hopefully we can change this for next years event.

L'eroica Gran Fondo Beechworth 2013 from KRESCYCLES on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

La Course en Tete

If you are in to cycle racing and especially the racing of yesteryear then this movie is a must see.  The movie is a bio on the great Eddie Merckx and was made by French filmaker Joel Santoni in 1973. The title refers to his style of riding ( always at the head of the pack ). The movie was shot over the course of one year and although it received critical acclaim it was quickly forgotten about.
It is now available on DVD.
Original movie poster below.

For a preview of the documentary check out this youtube video. But definetely go and buy the DVD as it comes with another great cycling documentary of the time "The Greatest Show on Earth " focusing on the Giro d'Italia of 1974.

Monday, 15 April 2013

GRAN FONDO Beechworth

KRES will be participating at GRAN FONDO Beechworth this coming weekend and in particular  the L'eroica leg of the event . A tribute to  the racing of yesteryear in which all participants must ride bikes of pre 1987 vintage. The race is based on  L'eroica in Tuscany Italy which runs each year.
For an insight into what L'eroica is all about, check out this great mini doco on L'eroica Italy.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

A Tribute to a Master Craftsman & Visionary

The Great Tulio Campagnolo
Master Craftsman definitely. Visionary well maybe occasionally as he did after all dismiss the Japanese competition as small fry.

Titanium Bike

A type of bike we hope to be able to produce at KRES .... Titanium that is.

Passoni Titanium