No need for the hell, we’ll take the heaven part though!
"A Sunday in Hell is a 1976 Danish documentary directed by Jørgen Leth. The film is a chronology of the 1976 Paris–Roubaix bicycle race from the perspective of participants, organizers and spectators. Paris–Roubaix is the most famous and usually the most dramatic of the spring classics. Much of the latter portion is over narrow, cobbled tracks that choke with dust on dry days and become slick and muddy in rain. For the riders it's a challenge to keep going without puncturing or crashing. The film captures not just the events of the 1976 edition but the atmosphere of a professional race. It begins by introducing the contenders: Eddy Merckx, Roger De Vlaeminck (the previous year's winner), Freddy Maertens, and Francesco Moser, each with their supporting riders (the domestiques), who are charged with helping their team leader win. The film gives views of the team director, protester (the race is halted for a while), spectator, mechanic and rider. As the cobbled section is entered the selection begins. Riders puncture, crash, make the wrong move - the race plays out. By the finish in the velodrome in Roubaix only a few are in with a chance. The winner is a surprise, but that is part of the appeal. Post-race the exhausted riders, mired in dirt, give interviews in the velodrome's showers. They look like men who have been to hell and back."
Introducing “Sundays in Heaven” a tasty spin on the classic. Together Studio Velo and Chef Chris Dressick will prepare onsite a post-ride feast-extravaganza. The first Sunday of each month, starting in April, we will feature a classic Studio Velo ride, in and around Marin County, following by a European Family-Style meal complete with wine and coffee prepared by Chef Chris Dressick on our Rapha patio. Eat and drink to your hearts content on the patio with friends and family. Tickets to the event will be made available online along with menus of what to expect. Non-riders are welcome! For those of you who joined us in Spain last year, you already have an idea of what to expect! The rest of you are in for a treat! We look forward to cycling, eating, and laughing with you this spring.
Please email Chris for more details or to reserve your spot on the inaugural Sunday next month.