“Superissimo” was coined between the stalls of a laundromat one night in a simple exchange of passion. It is representative this maximum goal. To dominate spontaneity, but also to do that in cycling. Donut forgette.”
Superissimo’s originated January 1st, 2013 under a mutual guise that the cycling world – although seemingly quite complete – still needed more proletariate panache. On this accord, Superissimo was founded. Superissimo.com is curated by two passionate cyclists who, while a country apart, work together to contrive, create, market and blend their own passions and understandings of cycling into the web-based stew that is the cycling interwebs. Welcome to this. Welcome to that. Welcome to Superissimo.
The Humans Behind the Machine
The creators and curators of Superissimo.com wound there way up the greased poll of internet cycling success by way of spending years behind the wrenches of Domenic’s Cycling, Drunkcyclist.com, and, well, Art School. The trifecta of those experiences created what we see today as this. Please let us describe them now.
SnakeHawk – A timelessly slight man, swift with the pen, deadly with the pencil, and sturdy of mind, Snakehawk’s words emerge to form little beams of happy darkness that live in the cykclosphere. His teeth were whetted as a contributor to Drunkcyclist.com for a fair chunk of years, endearing himself to readers by way of merch design, heartfelt musings, and the stress-testing of his machismo. The portfolio of his full-time passions are represented at Robertson-Designs.com. His love for the vie du velo is rooted in years of involvement in the culture of the industry — from fixing to fabrication, racing to wrecking, designing to destroying. Snakehawk is a pupil of life, a seeker of facts, and an extremely dashing catastrophe.
Snakehawks contributions to Cycling via Superissimo can be found through out the pages of this site as well as the following:
Gnome – He was destine to be a large man, yet due to childhood smoking he remains stuffed into a small package. The cantankerous actions that, during his youth, lead to so many packs of Reds also proved an excellent mechanism for competition. He was fortunate enough to burn said competitive drive in cycling by way of nothing better to do. Once the bug bit, there wasn’t anything else by cycling for to feed his passions. From the first race in 1992, until the last, which hasn’t happened yet, he has, in essence, been the perfect storm of small-man’ness.
His competitive efforts in cycling lasted years. Beginning as a beginner, finding enough success from that first race on, that he was awarded the coveted Cat-1 license in the late 90’s. He rode that wave for at least another 5 years, taking in as much experience as he could keep up with. He took the chance and pedaled alongside the best cyclists in the world from Tom Boonen, the venerable Gord Fraser, Robbie Hunter, Henk Vogels and so many others. This was truly his crowning achievement – to simply be pack fill for the pros. he’s proud to have done well and he always learned much from the experiences. After so many hours and loops around so many stretches of tarmac his mind began to look for something else. That something else turned out to be blogging. about the obsessive loop of how profound his actions on the bicycle were as they related to daily life. Surely other’s must know this, he thought, and so you will find here stories and insights about these musings.
In his off time, he is also quite heavily vested in the etherial strata of social activities: