Cycling in a Toque

Cycling in a Toque: March 2013

Monday, 25 March 2013

Team SmartStop Channel

Chris Uberti
Ever wondering what your favourite professional cycling team is doing? Ever wonder what I have been up to when I've accidently stopped blogging? Well with the Premier Sports Group's Team SmartStop Pro Cycling youtube channel, have no fear, your answers are here!

No seriously, there are some great insights and content here at the team channel. Here is a quickie from Tasmanian devil Clay Murfet sharing his insider tricks about the new cleats we will be using this year.

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Sunday, 24 March 2013

NCC #3: Delray Beach Race Report


Saturday, 23 March 2013

NCC #3: Live Feed Information

Today Team SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis races at the Delray Beach USA Crits/NCC twilight criterium. Since it is a USA Crits events, SmartStop Self Storage is once again providing you with great camera coverage of the event. Hopefully the course lighting, the local ambiance and the race commentators help you feel like you are right there, a part of the action. 

Check out the twitter and facebook tags below to get instant updates from the race, maybe you even want to actively participate! See the full article for the embeded live feed.  Race starts at 8.30pm EST, 5.30pm PST.
Enjoy and thanks for watching!
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Friday, 22 March 2013

Travel Day Golfing

Brought to you by Mountain Khakis clothing, Keen casual footwear, Tifosi casual eyewear. 


Thursday, 21 March 2013

'Brand' New Movie

Video coming at'cha!
Morgan Spurlock has been putting himself in difficult situations to garner your attention and hopefully your reflection for a while now and his latest project has already created a huge buzz at the annual spring film festivals around the world. His latest movie aims to shed light on the power of branding and its place in modern society. Interestingly enough, my SmartStop Mountain Khakis Pro Cycling teammates are also working pretty hard on putting together small shorts throughout the year in the hopes of creating fun and exciting content without becoming overly redundant sponsor-pluggers.

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Scribble it, Share it, then forget about it

Maybe we all need to wear
shirts with pockets!
Whether you are an artist or an economist, a creator or an organizer, you've probably come to the realization that making a daily reflection, regardless of one's choice of media, is an important step in reaching one's goals or perhaps more importantly, embracing the journey toward said goals.  By providing an outlet to reflect upon the struggles of today, one can build an environment in which progressive perspectives can develop in the days that follow; who knows what you'll come up with!

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Vera Beach, Florida


Monday, 18 March 2013

NCC #2: Race Recap (Video Blog)

On-board footage with Thomas Brown (Team SmartStop)

You be the judge...should the guy that ruins my teammates' day be reminded by USA Cycling officials that it is a privilege, not a right to race the Pro event.

More footage from the race

Video of the first crash from a spectator: Link or click picture


Sunday, 17 March 2013

NCC #2: Cigar City (Video Blog)


Saturday, 16 March 2013

Comets & Cormets (Video Blog)


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

A New Season

CyclingNews Gallery
Spring training camps, right now you're either at one or dreaming of one. At least that is what my Jedi mind skills are saying since someone changed the clock on the stove.  I guess that also means that we all get one extra hour to ride each evening...does that mean we also get to enjoy an extra post-training beer too?

Don't miss the team's new 2013 commercial plus a review from team camp.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

"Like I'm Wearing Nothing at All!"

MK Catalogue
It's not very often that you find someone in the same walk of life, or even the same type of pants for said walking, but that seems to be on the rise recently. Now that I've been conditioned, I am eagle-eyeing Mountain Khaki peps from 300 yards! At first I was skeptical about leaving my traditional Reebok do-everything-in-them-because-they-are-worth-$3 shorts at home this season, especially since they've been a staple since 2011 but one of the team's primary sponsors, Mountain Khakis, has created what I call super-fly pants, or super-flying pants.

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Sunday, 10 March 2013

NCC #1: Old Pueblo Race Report (Video Blog)


Friday, 8 March 2013

BIKES Episode #7: Action Photography

Gruber Images
This week's episode takes us behind the scenes at Team SmartStop Mountain Khakis' team photo shoot plus a visit from World Tour professional photographer and former pro cyclist Jered Gruber. 

The season is only just around the corner and hopefully ya'll (I'm in the Southeast!) catch this week's episode before heading off for Spring Break. Don't forget to keep working on your name tag projects! Question #2 is here!

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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Hot Dish w/ Sarah (Video Blog)


Monday, 4 March 2013

Digitial Awesomeness: Team 2013

2013 Team Shot 1:  Kit by CyclinginaToque
2013 Team Shot 1: Kit, a photo by CyclinginaToque on Flickr.
So this week is team camp and tonight is the special, web-cast, live-streamed, smoke-machined, intimate-rock concert bar located, Chad Andrews commentated, lazer light show stimulated Team Smartstop p/b Mountain Khakis Team Presentation.

What are you doing at 4.30pm PST or 7.30pm EST tonight? Check it out!

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