Molly and I caught the Midnight Circus as part of Chicagoween.
News of Webber pitting himself against the gradient of Alpe d'Huez has turned out to be big news Down Under, because it was here that his compatriot, Cadel Evans, ripped holes in his rivals en route to victory in this year's Tour de France. And for all the camaraderie between Webber and Prost over this evening's meal, tomorrow's jolly is sure to develop something of a competitive edge as they approach the summit. One's a four-time F1 world champion, the other is a top driver in one of the toughest eras that Formula 1 has ever witnessed. How could it not be competitive?At the end of the meal, when - rather surprisingly - everyone's enjoying a shot of grappa, Prost asks about the programme for the following day. He suggests that we all stick together for the duration of the ride, but Webber's having none of it. "Before we get to the climb, let's stick together," he offers matter-of-factly. "But on the climb itself, I want to push myself. I want to see how fast I can do it and how I stack up against the professionals." Prost smiles and bites a fingernail, clearly relishing the spirit of competition that's developing. "If you want," he says quietly. "This could be fun." from F1 Racing magazine
NAMOS, located in Indianapolis, is a 501(c)(3) solely funded by donations. The Museum is dedicated to a two‐pronged mission to both encourage artists to create art depicting sports, and also to collect, preserve, and share the best examples of sport art NAMOS can acquire. NAMOS was founded in 1959 and features one of the nation’s largest collections of fine art depicting sport includes more than 900 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed media works representing some 40 sports.
"....Design buffs may recall that in 2009 we commissioned a piece of playground equipment from Ben Wilson, with whom Brooks had worked before on other projects, such as the Stüssy Limited Edition White Swallow. The end product was Seebikesaw, which we showed at 100% Design in London that year.
At the time, Ben was keen to produce an object which evoked the innocent playfulness of childhood in general, while simultaneously referencing his more adult appreciation for the bicycle in particular.
With “drop handlebars”, a couple of B33‘s for posterial comfort and a few rolls of Brooks leather bar tape to ensure a firm grip, the Seebikesaw has since been enthusiastically “ridden” wherever we have taken it...."