Archive for June, 2015

 Barefoot on the beach in Mexico
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  Posted June 30th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: Anita & Michael’s travels portal

Barefoot on the beach in Mexico
We prepared ourselves from the journey from Oaxaca over the mountains and down to Puerto Escondido on infamous highway 175 or the “vomit” road. Numerous people told us the road was the worse road they had driven on. I laughed. I’m from California where we have real mountain roads so I wasn’t really bothered about some flatlander’s anguish of “bad roads.”

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 First Yellow Jersey
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  Posted June 26th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Retrospective

Source: Bike Race Info portal

Backpedalling through the archives – 1919 Tour Quick Facts:
5,560 km raced at an average speed of 24.056 km/hr, the slowest Tour ever.
67 starters and only 10 classified finishers. Eugène Christophe was leading the Tour until he broke his fork (again!) in the penultimate stage, which alone cost him 70 minutes. He then crashed again in the same stage and then suffered many flat tires in the final stage. In stage 10 Christophe is generally thought to have worn the Tour’s first yellow jersey.

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 First ever Tour de France
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  Posted June 22nd, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Retrospective

Source: Bike Race Info portal

Backpedalling through the archives – The Story of the 1903 Tour de France
110 years ago this July, the first ever Tour de France was raced. The Tour de France started as nothing more than a publicity stunt to sell some newspapers. At its heart, the Tour remains just that, a vehicle to sell tires, shoes, bikes, telephones and countless other items that the eager sponsors of the teams and the race want to promote.

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 Through Ex-Yugoslavia
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  Posted June 14th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | No comments yet.

Top Rides

By: Snežana Radojičić

Pedaling across the world: Burek, potato pie and brandy
After entering Serbia the first thing we established as a tradition and a certain morning ritual was to get some burek and yogurt. Regardless of where we spent the night, in the morning we would go to the first town to find a bakery, even if it meant that we will have to ride hungry for an hour or longer. Me as an old, and Bryan as a new burek-lover never even thought of getting any snack before then – it was either burek with yogurt or nothing!

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 Ignoring the Warnings
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  Posted June 10th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: Mark Sundeen

Personal Journeys
Here is a great story of a couples travels driving into Mexico. Safety in Mexico is always a topic of conversation in our circles. It doesn’t matter that a police officer was shot dead in Edmonton just few days ago, Mexico is always a concern for everyone. It seems the propaganda is turning more positive lately.

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 Driving in Europe
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  Posted June 6th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | 6 comments

Traveling in Europe

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Road rules and courtesy in Europe are the opposite of what you are used to in Canada
I’m starting this a little early … but our European holiday’s rapidly approaching. According to my son’s counting on the Facebook, only 35 more days before they go. The rest of the group will leave in July… Because for some of you this will be first trip to old continent, I would like to mention few differences in driving rules over there. So pay attention and remember all of the following:

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 Giuseppe Marinoni’s hour record
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  Posted June 2nd, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling | One comment

Canadian legend

Source: Canadian Cycling Magazine

Review of documentary Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame
Had Giuseppe Marinoni lied to me? That question ran through my head as I watched the documentary on the Italian-born, Montreal-based frame builder. Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame concluded its debut run at Toronto’s Hot Docs Film Festival Saturday night with both the subject and the filmmaker present.

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