Friday video: The Bike Song (Mark Ronson & the business Intl.)

It’s Friday and we have another long weekend thanks to the first of May holiday. Which means we can bike and do cool stuff. Just like they almost do in this video. Here’s a photo of the title person, Mark Ronson: Here’s also a photo of a free refill station, in the form of a… Continue reading Friday video: The Bike Song (Mark Ronson & the business Intl.)

Big boy cycling, 10 rules of riding 100 kilometers

1. You’re not as small as others, don’t try to ride like one I’ve always been big. That’s why I played basketball. ¬†I have had to learn to dodge objects in ceilings other people don’t even see. I’ve had to realize that most items produced for purchase are too small for me. Like outlet bicycles.¬†Cyclists… Continue reading Big boy cycling, 10 rules of riding 100 kilometers

Friday Video: Watercarriers

Watercarriers – back in the days they carried real bottles Somehow you always think that modern cycling started in the Merckx era, professional teams, equipment, diets and all other elements enhancing heroic achievements. During the 1973 Giro d’Italia Jorgen Leth made a beautiful documentary on the main stars of the race and, even more interesting,… Continue reading Friday Video: Watercarriers

Hydration review: Camelbak Blowfish

A lot of people know what a “camelback” is, a lot fewer have actually tried one. They are naturally referring to the hydration equipment manufacturer Camelbak, who at least to my knowledge were the first to popularize the hydration pack with a bladder for the liquid and a proper “straw” for sucking it out. Jogging… Continue reading Hydration review: Camelbak Blowfish

Breaking records and winning yourself

I didn’t have the option to ride to work in the first days of this week, so I decided to go for a ride on Sunday. My wife was having her colleagues visiting our house, so I had around three to four hours to kill. The longest distance I’ve covered in a single sitting before… Continue reading Breaking records and winning yourself

From the editor: What happened in July

The hottest July in 70 years

This week I was supposed to write about me building my ultimate commuter, but as I just finished talking with the shop in Germany – they still don’t have my frame and it should arrive this week. I sure hope it does, since it’s my last holiday week next week and it would be nice… Continue reading From the editor: What happened in July

Commuting: 4 steps to hydration

We have all been thirsty, some of us have even been really thirsty and the urge to drink is amazingly primal. Our species contains on average 57% of water, but it doesn’t make us camels. Still, dehydration seems to be something very distant for people, so instead of scientific approaches, I’ll let the simple English… Continue reading Commuting: 4 steps to hydration

Camelbak wants to make you a Fremen

Those sneaky hydration specialists at Camelbak are giving us science fiction fans something to drool about – our very own Fremen Stillsuit! (If you know what I’m talking about you pass our nerd test.) The review says that the material isn’t as nice as it should be, and the idea of a 2.1 liter bladder… Continue reading Camelbak wants to make you a Fremen