Sunday, April 13, 2014

Paris Roubaix: A Quick Adjustment

Paris Roubaix is a hard race on everyone including the mechanics.  I think this is the winner of the "how far out of the car can you reach before you bounce off of the road" prize.  Jimmy Engoulvent (Europcar) had trouble with his derailleur, with the chain jumping off of the rear cog, it fell to the mechanic to make the adjustments and lube the chain all at 45 kph.  The dust of the cobbles of the Hell of the North, play havoc on these fine tuned racing machines not to mention the damage the pounding of the rough roads do to rider and bike alike.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  Also, this painting and all of my cycling art is available for purchase through my artist website for only $50.00 (USD).  You can follow the direct link at the end of this post for this particular piece.