Red Hook Crit Milano No. 7 Part 3/3

I travelled to Milano alone but once I came to the racecourse in Bovisa, Milano I called Rickard who was very keen that I came down. Met up with Håkan and a bit later Therese.


It may not look so serious with tattooed people riding around on fixies and look cool. But never seen so many people on rollers and never seen a women’s race go so hard. Serious racing with high fashion.


The people and fashion is  a bit fun with my friend Therese who got style mixed of the clean well dressed Stockholmstyle with some bikehipster attributes 🙂 And she knows a lot of people. She was the one introduced me to the cool girl Keira:


And to the Critleader Ash:


And some other. The atmosphere was relaxed but still very serious and skinsuits a must. No loose jerseys or women with jerseys sliding up far over the hips. And riders where hard, hitting the barriers and just walking from the crash bleeding like the Stockholms fastest, Jacob:


Was great to meet Erik Nohlin, the man behind the Specialized Sequoia too. We may not have the same visions but he is the guy making me interested of riding further and too people that thinks Specialized is the bad giant to be good. A normal person that is changing the world of cycling through one of the biggest companies.

Should mention Lian too, a dutch women I met in Dalsland that take great photos and seems like a normal person just liking cycling. Doesn’t have to be more advanced than that 🙂

I love friends, cycling and style. Red Hook Crit Milano had it all 😀 Thank you who made this trip unforgettable 🙂

Red Hook Crit Milano No. 7 Part 2/3

First they warmed up on rollers and got happy:


And then time for Qualification, Last Chance race and the real Race. Random slideshow here of an event you can’t miss to watch next year 🙂

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Ending with a great video by Francis Cade from the day:

Red Hook Crit Milano No. 7 part 1/3

It’s been a weekend of that gave me dreams, friends and with so many expressions. People go full out instead of just fitting in a line with one type.

We start with the easiest, the parts a.k.a bikes. Here starts the fashion with so many different styles. Coming to the Crit area in Bovisa, Milano starts with S-Works:


Very standard high class racing with black. The AllezAllez teambikes wheren’t so plain black painted by Erik Nohlin:


Wooden striped rims:


A different designer and style for every race:


Not as standard as the Red Hook Crit bike:


Another cool team is the Cinelli-Chrome with their lovely HEDwheels:


Or maybe my favorites, Oscar that seemed more red in real than on my picture:


Found a bike with a Specialized Tarmac Nibali shark front:


A lot of bikes, a lot of different bikes:


That includes picture of the winner yesterday:



And a cool kit:


As you may have seen it’s not just all about:


as it’s fashion. No big clubs with old people not wanting changes or colorful clothes makes design easier and easier to try new cool patterns.

The two things making this special is the fashion, having it in Milano suits the fashion 🙂 And the other thing is how people fight and really tries to go faster. No matter if you’re a women or a men, everyone goes flat out and giving up is not on their minds. Racing!

Ending with a bear, some gold and the startyear of a Red Hook Crit Sponsorcompany called Specialized 🙂


More will come tomorrow. What do say if this part was about parts. Left is people and the race, which you like to read about first?