Yes, the adventure video of the week features Kelly Slater talking.
After the ASP called the third day of the Volcom Fiji Pro on June 8 due to massive conditions, the 11-time champ sat down in the booth to comment on the freesurfing session. He gave his opinion on the ASP's decision to delay the contest, the best rides of the day (Ramon Navarro, Reef McIntosh), and explained why the waves at Cloudbreak were so special. As it turns out, he's pretty talented at talking about surf too.
Alex Honnold takes a practice run up El Cap. Photo: Tom Evans/El Cap Report
Alex Honnold and Hans Florine set a new speed record on the Nose of El Capitan on Sunday, climbing the 2,900-foot face in 2:23:51. The pair shattered the old record, set by Dean Potter and Sean Leary in November 2010, besting it by nearly 13 minutes.
In the days prior to their ascent, Honnold and Florine prepared by making several speed laps up the route together. In addition, Honnold notched two notable speed ascents of his own, climbing El Capitan, Mt. Watkins, and Half Dome free in a day with Tommy Caldwell on May 18 and 19, then returning two weeks later to repeat the linkup solo.
The Tour de France and the Giro de Italia are two of the best-known bike races. Even people who don't race—don't even ride bikes—know about them.
There is another Grand Tour that should be just as well known: The Giro Donne. But it's not. The Giro Donne has two factors working against it: it routinely overlaps with the Tour de France, and it's a race for women.
Rapha, a Great Britain-based luxury cycling clothing brand, is attempting to change that. As it develops and promotes its women's cycling clothing line, it's making a film about the history and experience of riding the Giro de Donne.