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The Super-bike parade, Dubai cycle life

This is an article from Cyclist Middle East written in October of 2015. “Wowzers” exclaims Sir Bradley Wiggins in awe, as the Dubai 6 am ride rolls out. At least that’s how I imagine events would play out since I have never had the pleasure to meet and ask the man. I make this assumption because this peloton is no …

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The name IS the game

A name is an important part of life. A good name can be a road-map which guides its owner on their way. Names can be a reminder of who we are, who we wish to be or a reminder of those who love us. The best names give their owners a head start in life and by their use, can …

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The CIA, Cycling Issues – Acronym/Abbreviation

You may have noticed that acronyms and cycling go hand in hand. Barely a day passes without my noticing a new, mysterious combination of letters printed in bizarre places on a bicycle or bicycle paraphernalia. It seems that the whole industry is searching for a good acronym or abbreviation; Clothing companies, bicycle manufacturers, magazines, websites, are all willing to shorten …

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Neglectathon

There is a certain self-sufficient mentality that has grown in me, whether it comes from my upbringing or from a necessity of life, I do not know. I can’t feel secure unless I can get myself out of trouble should the need arise. This appears in all aspects of my life from riding a bicycle to carrying a pocket multi-tool …

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Tri troubles – Gulf news – Jan 15

The original article can be found here – Gulf News  So you are hitting all of your training goals, smashing personal bests and destroying your local Strava segments. You are as at home in the water as an otter and have been issued speeding tickets whilst on your morning run. But one thing could be holding you back. It is …

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(Pannier) Bags to riches – expat bloke

Being a bicycle mechanic has allowed me to experience the joy that riding a bicycle can bring to a wide range of people. The bicycle has been my entire adult life and a large portion of my childhood as well. It has allowed me to travel to distant shores, meet interesting people and change lives for the better. I have …

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The Bonk – Cyclist middle east – issue 7

Cyclists call it bonking, runners call it the wall, In the 1960s in England it was the hunger knock, to South Africans it’s the hunger bonk and western African tribes believe it is the curse of a witch draining your will to fight. The cyclist’s worst nightmare. It is the dreaded lack of energy that won’t let you hold on …

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Planes, trains, and automo-bikes.

The pleasure of traveling by bike is one of the great joys in life. The wind in your hair, the strain in the muscles and the pure satisfaction of self-propulsion as you traverse distances that are impossibly far on foot. No queues, no smelly random person in the seat next to you, no virus-filled air as you cram into a …