Been a minute!
I hope you had a good weekend! It was my first to stay at home in quite some time! My itinerary had several trips lined up back to back, and I'm extra glad to be back!
Since my last issue,
- Errol & I had our eye-opening East Berlin trip. It changed my view of the city!
- After that, I was in Düsseldorf for Cyclingworld Europe. What an impressive show! Check out our Day 1 & Day 2 recaps + fave builds of the show here.
- Then I was in London with my family for my friend Rob Quirk's 40th.
- Last weekend, I was in Berlin for Kolektif & also did Day 1 & Day 2 recaps. It & the Rad Race are two of my favorite things about the scene here in Europe!
Over the next few weeks, I'm staying home in Holland, but that doesn't mean Twotone, our clients & friends don't have a shortage of great events coming on the calendar:
- April 6: Super 73 Europe's Trail Bash Launch Event with food, music & more
- April 13th: Olympian & Endurance Cyclist Event at Ampler Amsterdam
- April 14th: The 2nd Dox Under the Tracks Jazz Evening at Workspace 6
- April 20th: Cracked Earth Amsterdam Screening (more dates here!)
Beyond that, I'm back in Florida one last time at the end of the month before Otto & Mira return for the summer in June. While there, I'm proud to be helping organize a 'bike bus' to inspire kids there to cycle to school. And when I return, I'll head to Greece for the inaugural Hellenic Mountain Race. Whew!
One old adage keeps echoing in the back of my mind: as long as I hold my line, I'll be fine! I've got this. You've got this. We've got this!
It's springtime, baby! Let's ride!
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SUPER73 Trail Bash, 2023 Launch Event, April 6
Come get an exclusive look at the progress of Super 73's C1X electric motorcycle at the 2023 Trail Bash Launch Event this Thursday! They've also got their just-launched Adventure Series Collection models! if you haven't, ridden a Super 73 before, what are you waiting for? Hope to see more than a few of you there!
Ampler Save The Date & 'Out of This World' Teaser
We recently helped produce an impromptu shoot to celebrate Tuuli's promotion to CMO, and next on the Ampler agenda is an evening here in Amsterdam to learn what an Olympian and Endurance cyclist have in common besides being dedicated athletes who push their limits.
They ride Ampler bikes, of course! We've invited both Niki van Sprang and Laura Scott for a fun evening with some great snacks, drinks & test ride opportunities!
- When: 13 April | 17:00-20:00
- Where: Ampler Showroom: Haarlemmerstraat 41, Amsterdam
- 17:00 - 18:30 Welcome & test rides
- 18:30 - 19:00 panel w/ Niki & Laura, moderated by yours truly : )
- 19:30 - 20:00 drinks and networking
Later this month, a light will be shown upon yesterday's intergalactic update. Sign up for Ampler's newsletter to stay connected to ground control!
After the Storm
After the Storm explores diversity champion Aneela McKenna's workplace racial trauma and the power of the bicycle in overcoming the impacts of racial discrimination.
Following its critically acclaimed reception at film festivals and screening events around the world since its limited release in November 2021, coinciding with to the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21st, it was unveiled the film to the public. Watch here.
Ten Interesting Finds from the 2023 Taipei Cycle Show
Luke Cardew from Wholegrain Cycles, makers of Jack the Rack, visited the 2023 Taipei Bike Show in Taiwan. His most interesting finds from the show, many handy for bikepacking, are compiled as a recap here. Pretty cool!
Le Pilgrimage: A Gravel Journey Into The French Alps
You will ride 3 stages during your 5-day journey where you decide your pace, and you need to be self-supported. With each stage, the route will become harder. They can host a maximum of 40 pilgrims, so be sure to sign up in time.
Lars Schneider's Analog Cycling Stories
For the launch of a new series of bikes, Lars went on a photographic journey focused on exploring cycling culture in Paris, Copenhagen, and San Francisco. Every image was shot on film with his Leica M6. I love the idea of juxtaposing electric bikes & film photography! See more of Lars' work on his tumblr.
We Got Buzzed By a Driver & Reacted in the Worst Possible Way
My friend Jeff Lockwood contemplates cyclists sharing the road with drivers and how difficult it is to check your temper when your life is threatened in a flash. Antagonizing a motorist to the point they chase you with a tire iron is a whole different story. Read the story here. (Art by Beate Kubitz)
The F U R T H E R Adventure Race Musette
Handmade in Yorkshire. UK, the F U R T H E R Adventure Race Musette Bag is a durable and reliable means of hauling what you want constructed outta 6oz waterproof coated nylon. Look how happy Malo is to stow his camera!
It is Camille from Further's bday, so grab a bag to make him glad!
Happy birthday, Camille! 🥳
Nathaniel Barber & 'Don't Remember Me Like This'
Nathaniel is a copywriter, multi-media producer, and content strategist based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He's available for work so if you have a project in mind, let him know! In the meantime, check out Part 1 in a series about his adventure from Amsterdam to Switzerland below!
Dox Under The Tracks Nº2 with Mo van der Does & Gijs Idema
If you missed the 1st edition of our new jazz series at Twotone HQ aka Workspace 6, then you're in luck!
The 2nd edition of Dox Under The Tracks on April 14th will feature Dox Amsterdam recording artists Mo van der Does on saxophone & Gijs Idema on guitar.
Food & drinks will be provided with the opportunity to throw in on the costs & support for the musicians. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Here's to holding your line this week, this spring & this year!