…the time is running.
March is near, the first classic races are coming soon and there is a lot happening over here.
Currently i’m really busy with sewing new products and stock for the season and I’d like to take the chance and give you a glimpse on how things are made. Quality and craftsmanship needs time and dedication.
I hope you like these photographs.
Besides sewing there are several other projects in the making right now and I hope to show you more about them in the next couple of days.
At least they should be finished right in time for this years Rad Race Crew.
This weekend is going to be great and i’m looking forward to some awesome days in Berlin.
I’ll keep you posted.
Personally I don’t really care about the turn of the year, I don’t really celebrate nor am I looking forward to this time of the year. Only thing that might be interesting is the fact (or fiction) that something new starts and one got kind of a new try.
Or just take it as a new chapter. But enough hype, let’s just keep it understated as always.
Between the holidays I tried to get some km in for the #festive500, but with several days full of icy roads and severe weather warnings, I don’t really managed to get near the 500km. But riding in the snow, below 0°, be chased by a dog during a night ride and crashing on icy roads has it’s own appeal. Wrong place for something like that and as Eddy Merckx famously said:
“Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel.
But ride.” ~ Eddy Merckx
I’m fine with every km and I look forward to more cycling adventures in 2015.
Besides riding bikes, I tried to start a new chapter with AURORA in the last weeks.
The first AURORA track frame was released, the feedback so far was great and there will definitely be more.
Some really artful and awesome collaborations where released in 2014 and as i’m more than happy with the results, I’m even more amazed about the great artists and people I was allowed to meet.
Especially the friends at Rad Race and everything we did together so far.
2015 will better this even more and I can’t wait to start the new season with all those Rad Races around Germany and the Netherlands. You should better check out the Rad Race website and reserve a spot.
Another Grand Tour is already in the works and of course some new AURORA gear aswell!
Let’s see what 2015 has to offer and I’m sure we will meet on the road, a fair or a Rad Race near your town.
Thanks for your ongoing support! Ride safe!
Just one week left until Münsterland Giro. The RAD RACE Battle will take place on 3rd of October on the historical Prinzipalmarkt in Münster, the Prinzipalmarkt is one of the main streets in Münsters city centre and covered with historical pavé. The RAD RACE Battle is a rider against rider sprint battle on a straight 160 m pavé track!
This is going to be really interesting and worth a visit.
Make sure to visit Münster next week, have a great day of cycling and celebrate the 7th RAD RACE with us! Check out the facebook event for more information.
I hope to see you there.
Finally the day was there, after two month of planning, many things to keep in mind and a lot work – 16 people where meeting for breakfast in the heart of Hamburg.
The excitement was visible in every face and everyone just wanted to start our journey.
After setting up all the bikes, packing the van for the first time and getting ready for the first stage – it also started to rain.
The first approx. 130 km where really wet and nothing you’d expect from a vacation trip. But the team battled it out with the elements. Sadly I had to resign the first stage after approx 75-80 km, being in the lead for the first kilometers and with a hurting knee, I decided not to exaggerate. There are more stages and kilometers to come. But the route compensated for everything.
As said above, I rode just 80 km of the 120 km of this first stage!
We had some wet cobble stones, empty field roads with great pavement, sheeps and in the end the north sea, the dykes and also the sun bid welcome to use while we arrived at our first camping site.
In less than 15 minutes our eight Heimplanet tents where set up and our home for this night was prepared. A shower, the bikes where cleaned, som warm cloth and we made our last stop for this day and visited a weird italian pizzeria to get some food.
Let’s see what the 2nd stage from Büsum to Skaerbek has to offer. The weather forecast looks pretty good so far….
Our Tour de Skandinavia starts today and it’s going to be a great adventure for all of us. We will spend the next 1,5 weeks mostly in the scandinavian outdoors and need to be well prepared. To give you a idea about what we take with us, this is a glimpse on our Tour de Skandinavia team gear. Well, it’s not really everything, there is much more.
This selection shows a package we made for each and every rider to make sure everyone is well-prepared for the weather in scandinavia in september.
Besides our AURORA x Bioracer, there are some T-Shirts, a Longsleeve and two Hoodeds to keep everyone warm – especially off the bike.
And last but not least, Cycling Cap.
With our INK&RIDE fair while we are in Hamburg.
The INK&RIDE takes place from 30.08.-31.08. at Museum der Arbeit in Hamburg and combines tattoo art, music, cycling, skateboards and much more.
We will host the AURORA x Ahrberg with us.
This will be the first time we have our new late summer collection with us (stay tuned for more on this) and you should better come over and check it out in person.
Besides the new gear, we will also have some nice bargains for you.
So if you are in Hamburg and want to spend a nice day with tattoos, bikes and good people, visit the INK&RIDE and say „Hallo“ at our booth.
Check out the INK&RIDE facebook event for up-to-date information.
It’s time to announce something really big!
Together with Ingo, founder of the Rad Race, I worked the last two month to organize a very special journey. Both of us where dreaming of a tour like this for long and it was time to finally realize it.
TOUR DE SKANDINAVIA 2014
We will ride from Hamburg to Oslo in 9 days and sleep in our Heimplanet tents between every stage.
Our crew consists of sixteen people and thirdteen of them will ride the approx. 1200km on their road bike or track bike. The rest of our crew will follow in our tour van and take care of us and the equipment. We will also try to document the tour as good as possible with our cameras and hope to get back with some nice visuals for you.
This is going to be a really interesting experience, a challenge for everyone of us and a beautiful journey with stunning landscapes. Riding with the nature and see what it has to offer, no matter if it’s rain, wind or sunshine. On 1st of September we start the tour in Hamburg, will ride our way on the west coast of denmark and arrive in Frederikshavn, there we cross over the Kattegat with a ferry and reach Göteborg. The tour continues on the west coast of Sweden, we cross the Oslofjord and finish right in the heart of Oslo.
1. Stage – 01.09.14: Hamburg – Büsum / 117 km
2. Stage – 02.09.14: Büsum – Skaeberg / 151 km
3. Stage – 03.09.14: Skaeberg – Ringköbing / 137 km
4. Stage – 04.09.14: Ringköbing – Nibe / 167 km
5. Stage – 05.09.14: Nibe – Frederikshavn/Göteborg / 109 km
6. Stage – 06.09.14: Göteborg – Kungshamn / 158 km
7. Stage – 07.09.14: Kungshamn – Sarpsborg / 143 km
8. Stage – 08.09.14: Sarpsborg – Hokksund / 140 km
9. Stage – 09.09.14: Hooksund – Oslo / 105 km
Besides a lot work and our privat effort, we are very happy that some friends/companies help us out with gear and support. As mentioned above – Bombtrack provides us with two of their bikes!
We can’t wait and just want to get on our bikes and start this tour.
During the whole tour you will find updates, pictures, thoughts and much more in the AURORA blog.
Follow us on our journey!
For more updates also follow Rad Race of instagram
May is here and the next great event in Berlin.
The next one will take place on 31st of May 2014 at a very special location in the Hamburg Harbour – the Brandshof. This race is called “Street Hunt” and each and every lap around a 950 m course counts.
The more laps you can win, the more points you score!
There will also be a After Race Party, to celebrate this event and all riders.
No matter if you ride a fixed gear, a road bike or what ever, this is going to be really interesting and a great weekend in Hamburg.
To make sure that you will come to Hamburg, we decided to give away 2 special Wildcard Packages for you!
Your chance to save your spot on the starter list and a nice package of AURORA and RAD RACE gear on top!
To enter this Wildcard raffle you just have to do the following steps:
1. Like RAD RACE on Facebook, if you haven’t already
2. Share THIS blog post on facebook.
3. Leave a comment with your T-Shirt size and your preferred bike for the “Street Hunt” below this blog post.
The raffle is open until thursday the 8th of May 23:59 (GMT).
I will randomly choose a winner with www.random.org and contact the lucky ones via eMail, so please don’t forget to leave your eMail address.
The prizes are:
1. Wildcard for the RAD RACE Street Hunt in Hamburg + RR Bidon + RR Shirt + AURORA Shirt + RR x Aurora Cap
2. Wildcard for the RAD RACE Street Hunt in Hamburg + RR Bidon + RR Shirt + RR x Aurora Cap
3. AURORA “Rad Races” Shirt + RR x AURORA Cap
Sebastian & the Rad Race Crew
What a weekend. It took some days to get everything back to normal and check out the snapshots we made during the Berliner Fahrrad Schau, but this finally is the quick recap of the weekend.
We had the chance to share a booth with our friends from Benu Bags and many more.
Cycling is for children of all ages!
After some busy weeks we are finally on the way to Berlin, just two days left until this years Fahrrad Schau starts. On the backseat we’ve got a lot of gear with us and also the first pieces of the AURORA Spring / Summer Collection 2014. Are you curious?
Beside this we are happy to announce the schindelhauer x AURORA goldsprint competition. If you are one of the fastest riders on the schindelhauer bike with our AURORA Velcro Straps on it you can win great prizes. The first gets a all new schindelhauer „Hektor“ track frameset which will be revealt this weekend for the first time. Come and visit us and take your chance to be one of the first to own „Hektor“.
We hope to see you there!