A Tribe Called Quest’s new album features Kendrick, André 3000 and Elton John

FACT A Tribe Called Quest’s sixth album, which was recorded before Phife Dawg passed away earlier this year, is set for release next week. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Q-Tip revealed more details of the release. The album is called We Got It From Here and will feature guest appearances from André 3000, Kendrick Lamar and, of course, Busta Rhymes, who the group has been working with since he was a member of Leaders of the New School. Jack White makes a cameo, but the most interesting feature is, hands down, Elton John. 

Before the Flood

Join Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

Chemical bike lock causes vomiting to deter thieves

The ultimate solution for thieves.

Seen here.

Brisbane Blast November 20th!

The Brisbane Blast is excited to offer a new activity as part of the criterium program that appeals to a segment of the cycling network.  Fixed Gear racing overseas is growing rapidly whilst here in Australia there are no such events.

Now it is, on the 20th of November!

Register now!

CYKELN Magazine Issue 14

The latest great CYKELN Magazine is available now for FREE download.

An alternative way of understanding cycling, a different perspective to describe and tell the characters and stories behind the bike culture at 360°. A magazine that observe with interest the socio-cultural change that moves to the rhythm of a ride. New spaces and new art forms, new disciplines that coexist in the rediscovery of past values . A magazine made by designer, producer, art directors, photographers, journalists, but all united by their passion for the bike and cycling.

Watch the Kiwi's

An unlikely alliance with a world leading Kiwi yachting company may have produced a medal-winning secret weapon for our track cyclists.Cycling New Zealand has unveiled bikes they believe will have a revolutionary impact on the Rio Olympic velodrome. 

Working in secret, Cycling New Zealand combined with High Performance Sport New Zealand, manufacturers Avanti, wheelwrights Southern Spars, aerodynamic experts Kinetic Simulation and Auckland University's wind tunnel in an effort to produce track bikes capable of delivering gold.  More here and here.

Cycling helmet added, all safe!

At first glance, the Emirates advertisement on a suburban bus stop in Australia is both charming and unexceptional. A woman is riding a bicycle over a brick-paved bridge in what must surely be the Netherlands, with the slogan: "Don't just visit, live it. Navigate new paths in Europe."

If the evidence for the laws was so compelling, surely every nation would have them?

....international cycling advocates see Australia as an example of what not to do. They argue that the law's main effect is to act as a barrier to cycling, with a resulting negative effect on population health. 
... fines of up to $319 for choosing not to wear a helmet.

More about this helmet nonsense here.


Uber Introduces UberBIKE in Amsterdam

Uber is expanding its empire to include those who prefer two-wheeled forms of transportation with the introduction of UberBIKE. The new service is available exclusively in Amsterdam for the time being, but the choice of city makes perfect sense: there are an over 800,000 bicycles in the Dutch city and 63% of the population uses their bike on a daily basis. But not all bikers have the energy to pedal home at the end of a long night. UberBIKE allows users to hail a car with a bike-rack for a €4 EUR surcharge. Seen on Hypebeast

Red Hook Crit

The biggest track bike criterium was held this weekend. Ainara Elbusto (Conor WRC) wins the field sprint in the women’s race while Colin Strickland (Allez-Allez Specialized) wins with another solo breakaway in Brooklyn. While waiting for some better  and nicer footage of the race to show up, here a nasty one.  The fixed-gear event in Brooklyn, New York saw dozens of riders hit the deck in multiple pileups across both the men’s and women’s races, with the most extreme crash involving a stalled race moto.

Also after the click, read what postive words a pro rider has about this race.