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

Winter riding in Atlanta – The Airport ride [video]

When one thinks of Atlanta, Georgia, you think of Ted Turner the bison lover, Coca-Cola and I think of that one guy who tried selling me a gold chain right in front of the exhibition center. I know we’ve been griping about the snow here, and there sure are ridiculous amounts of it here, but… Continue reading Winter riding in Atlanta – The Airport ride [video]

2011 preview: Merida Reacto 907 road bike

Merida is a brand that’s on everyone’s lips at this moment thanks to José Hermida winning the UCI Cross Country world championship. They also sponsor quite a few races and keep up with their own team, the Multivan Merida Biking Team. Another interesting fact about Merida is that the company owns 19% of Specialized. To… Continue reading 2011 preview: Merida Reacto 907 road bike

Friday video: Tandem Freeriding for everyone!

People usually think Tandems are for old people and are usually found in old movies. Naturally, as is with all things related to bike prejudice – it’s not true. People race and travel on their tandems just like the rest of us ride our normal bikes, recumbent bikes or unicycles. See for yourselves in this… Continue reading Friday video: Tandem Freeriding for everyone!

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

Cold feet: Endura Neoprene road overshoes

According to (a quite boring) legend, galoshes were invented by an Englishman called Radley. The man suffered from rheumatism and wanted to keep his shoes dry, and back then people didn’t have too many pairs of shoes since mass fabrication wasn’t a trending topic at the time. In modern usage, galoshes are outer shoes worn… Continue reading Cold feet: Endura Neoprene road overshoes

Commuting: What to wear?

I’m a bit torn at the moment as there are two riders with two different needs in me. If I just would commute directly from home to work and back, there wouldn’t be an issue. I could wear whatever spandex loving dream I would want to and be done with it very quickly. However, I… Continue reading Commuting: What to wear?

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

Race video: City Sprint in Poland

The city of Jelenia Góra in Poland

We appreciate art when we see and we’re even happier to see cycling spread further and further every day. This footage is from the city of Jelenia Góra in South-West Poland close to the Czech Republic border. They held a city sprint in the old town riding with mountain bikes. I haven’t seen too many… Continue reading Race video: City Sprint in Poland