A collection of news, articles, and video from the previous week that I think are worth seeing.
This week on the web is a series where I gather the content from around the web that has caught my eye during the week, putting it all into one place.
So, in no particular order…
Strava has rebranded their ‘Premium’ subscription as ‘Summit’, and now also offers smaller plans for those who don’t want all of the features. These cheaper packs (£1.58 per month) could be a good deal – for example, almost everything I’d be interested in would be contained in the ‘Analysis’ pack. Definitely worth further investigation.
Another action they’ve taken is to start charging manufacturers to use live segments. There’s more information in the DCRainmaker article linked above, but this is a slightly less easy to swallow move.
The Transcontinental is going on as we speak. It’s become one of the foremost dot-watching events of the season and, for a little added challenge, one rider is attempting the race on a Brompton folding bike.
There are a lot of arbitrary fashion rules in cycling – especially on the road. The Velominati ‘rules’ were once something of a joke, but some people take them (and themselves) a little too seriously.
So how about some new rules? Ones that we actually can follow, from an actual pro. Here are Phil Gaimon’s New Rules of Cycling.
‘Grab a flag to be seen’ – Pagosa Springs pedestrian crossing
Town of Pagosa Springs has new crosswalk signs and flags downtown. They are provided for increased pedestrian safety. pic.twitter.com/uO7FHyiRR2
— Pagosa Springs PD (@PagosaPolice) August 1, 2018
This popped up on Twitter. Absolute madness.
Sleep is important – whether you’re an athlete, and explorer, or just trying to concentrate at work. But what if you’re well away from home comforts? A nice little piece from National Geographic on some of the more human practicalities of adventure and exploration.
"I got into cycling because of this race. Now I'm here, stood in the yellow jersey. It's incredible" – @GeraintThomas86
— Team Sky (@TeamSky) July 29, 2018
Oh yeah, the Tour de France ended. Geraint Thomas of Team Sky won the yellow jersey, and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) took the green jersey. While some take major offence at opinions like this, I think the final week of the Tour was a little lacking in excitement in terms of the major competitions.