Friday Feature: Specialized filmmaker Chris Keiser

As cycling obsessives, our appetite for content is insatiable. The iconic bike brand Specialized understand that and, luckily for us, pander to it! Not only do they do adverts with style, humour and heart – no frying up cycling shoes for them, no siree, they get little boys riding like they’re Tom Boonen – but they also serve up a tantalising smörgåsbord of behind-the-scenes short videos. These show the riders training, getting fitted for their bikes, testing out wheels on the cobbles, even having coffee. And the man behind these films is Chris Keiser. Continue reading

A birthday treat: Why Cancellara is Fab …

Today at Casa Fondue, it is a Day of Great Thanksgiving and Celebration for it is the birthday of the Red Hammer, the Swiss Time Machine, Spartacus himself, Fabian Cancellara. Disappointed that he didn’t win Milan-San Remo yesterday but coming in second on a storming ride ain’t half bad. I had tons of ideas of how to construct this little birthday billet-doux and then I thought, let’s just watch him … so here are some of my favourite video clips of the mighty Cancellara.

Let us begin …

When I’m on the bike I’m a gladiator. I want to kill my opponents, physically and mentally. When you see that you can kill them, you have to do so.

We’ll drink a beer afterwards, but the race is a battle against all. When I attacked in Flanders, or in Paris-Roubaix with 50 kilometres to go, I wanted to show them that they were riding for second place.

(Quote from Cyclesport magazine)

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