Friday Video: The Aura bicycle safety light

Yes, it looks like you're a Tron fan.

Visibility in cycling has always been a big issue for us living in countries that are dark sometimes. Which consists of every country in this planet. So yes, there will always be use for methods to allow us to see and to be seen. Project Aura is addressing the latter part and is also making… Continue reading Friday Video: The Aura bicycle safety light

Trail to Verbier – Ardennes Training Camp

Preparing ourselves for the Grand Raid Verbier on the 20th of August this is the first in a series of posts. We got ourselves a nice cottage next to Grand-Halleux, collected 5 bikers and filled our fridge with after-ride rewards local style: Chimay trappist beers. Mind you we didn’t get the rewards that easily, a… Continue reading Trail to Verbier – Ardennes Training Camp

First 500 km on the 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905

It has been a bit too warm for road cycling here recently, so we’ve been bombing in the forests lately, but I have managed to get the first 500 kilometers on my new Merida and it has been a very pleasurable experience. The stiffness of the frame manages to surprise me every time and although… Continue reading First 500 km on the 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905

Quick preview: Gaerne G.Fora 2010 road cycling shoes

They sure are shiny.

As I’ve made great progress in my riding during the last year, I thought I was up for a new pair of shoes. My problem is my shoe size, which is at the top end of cycling shoe makers. Sure, you can get proper sized Sidis, but they cost 250 euros per pair. As the… Continue reading Quick preview: Gaerne G.Fora 2010 road cycling shoes

Love, sheep.

There are no sheep in this photo.

Cycling on snow is done for the year and I’m already thinking about the next tour, but I’ll continue with a number of posts that (god willing and a fast infield) will be of help to the first-time tourer and beginner-type cyclist such as myself. Wool. Wool fabric, and more specifically, merino (as in soft)… Continue reading Love, sheep.

Friday Video: Brandon Semenuk goes Wandering

Yes, it's a bit "epic"

Brandon Semenuk is a young Canadian mountain biker who seems like a guy who can ride a bike seven ways from Sunday. Good for him. Of course, living his whole life right in Whistler, British Columbia really helps, as it has awesome terrain for mountain biking. He’s so good in fact, that his parents home… Continue reading Friday Video: Brandon Semenuk goes Wandering

Advice for the first-time tourer: uh… “down there”

The road is the most comfy for your derriere.

Right.  I’m half-expecting to be flogged with an inner tube for TMI, but let’s be adult and sensible and learn how to avoid saddle sores. If you are affronted by discussions of the derriere, go to the next post now. In most of this series I’m trying to cover the kind of information I really,… Continue reading Advice for the first-time tourer: uh… “down there”

Approaching our 200th post

It’s been about a year now since we started this process of documenting things we like about cycling and it’s amazing to be writing the 199th post to be published. Tomorrow’s post by Johanna will be number two hundred and we think that’s a lot. A lot has happened in the last year: Both Maarten… Continue reading Approaching our 200th post

Advice for the first-time tourer: speed x time = distance

Rosie on the seaside in a brief photographic moment.

Oh, speed, the penis length of the cycling world… even for plenty of us girls it is. I had a hell of a time planning my tour because while I had a pretty good idea of how hard I was willing to work every day, I’d really never done more than 30 km in one… Continue reading Advice for the first-time tourer: speed x time = distance