A coffee table book signed by the 2014 winner of the Tour de France!

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If you are in to art, cycling and/or the Tour de France you might like this crowd funding project. For a $25 pledge plus $22 (shipping to Canada) you would get a copy of the 192 page book full of beautiful & original 2014 Tour de France cycling art (signed by the artist). I purchased a painting from Greig called “A Hard Climb’s Reward” as a gift for my hubby a while back. Greig Leach’s cycling art is awesome! I think this would make a great coffee table book for any home or bike shop!

BUT THERE’S MORE…For a $500 pledge you can get a copy of the booked signed by the winner of the Tour de France 2014 (5 available)! When I read this I wondered how Greig could be so sure that the winner would sign 5 copies of his book so I sent him a quick note on Facebook. (where I first read about the project). Here’s what he said…

“My editor is very connected to the peloton, knows many of the riders personally. She has interviewed all of the major contenders and lives in the Cote d’Azur region of France where most make their homes.” and then also replied with “I wouldn’t offer something that couldn’t happen, it is important to be a man of my word.”  ~ Greig Leach

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1335072134/book-de-tour

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A Hard Climb’s Reward

I just bought an original watercolour painting on ebay to add to my collection. I usually only blog about my paintings at artiboughtonebay.wordpress.com but this painting equally applies here to my cycling passion. I’m not a racer so most of the works in this collection didn’t “speak” to me but what cyclist doesn’t appreciate a nice descent after a long hard climb?

“A Hard Climb’s Reward” by Greig Leach is one in a series depicting the 2013 Giro d’Italia race. To see other paintings in the series visit the artist’s blog. http://theartofcycling.blogspot.ca/ Each post include a link to the ebay listing for that painting.

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Custom Bike racks for Saint John #cycling #peoplecity #livelifeuptown

Funky new bike rack program being launched in Saint John. I hope businesses and organization take advantage of this… has the potential to add some unique flair to the uptown and provide a valuable service at the same time.

According to the article that appeared in the Telegraph Journal today…”Perhaps you’re a coffee shop who would like a coffee cup-shaped bike rack out front,” Read the article here… http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/rss/article/1401730

I found a few examples on line to get the juices flowing. Some communities treat bike racks like art…what a concept!

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