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Newroad stylee

Road cycling apparel is always the last element of the sport to be accepted by the mountain bike convert or new rider alike. Week upon week, my beginner group of road cyclists would show up in jogging trousers or running t-shirts. These riders cling to their baggy shorts just as their baggy shorts cling to them in the rain or …

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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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Pain in the butt!

Pain in the butt, If you are new to cycling then you may be surprised to learn that one thing unites us all, it is the leveler, the uniting factor that mountain bikers, road cyclists, and everyone else who rides bikes will agree on. Cycling is a pain in the butt. When you cycle for the first time the discomfort …

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Why?

Am I a cyclist because I ride my bike ? or do I ride my bike because I am a cyclist? When was the last time you asked yourself why you do the things that you do? The answer to this profound cycle-ogical question could put the fun back in the bike Living in the city and working a high …

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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 …