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 Road to La Noria
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  Posted February 18th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Winter Cycling in Mexico
What are you waiting for? Get away from Canadian winter and come to Mazatlán, Mexico. Enjoy the sun during the winter months riding your bicycle like I did for past two months. It is safe, fun and most importantly, it is not overly hot there at this time of a year.

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 How dopers stole the best years of my career
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  Posted February 2nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | One comment

Cycling Opinions

Source: The Age, written by: Bradley McGee

A sense of deja vu
I have felt a sense of deja vu these past weeks as the Lance Armstrong story unravels. My emotions are the same as they were after the 1998 Tour de France, when the Festina team was kicked off the race for systematic doping and I was a new professional.

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 Bonking
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  Posted January 12th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Have you ever bonked? What is ‘bonking’?
‘Bonking’ is a phrase used in the cycling world to describe the state you reach when your body simply runs out of energy. It usually happens like this:

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 Cycling starting at 50
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  Posted December 6th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

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Source: I Love Bicycling portal

Riding your bike is fun and enjoyable
There’s never a wrong time to get into cycling whether at 5 years old or starting at 50 years old. We all do it for various reasons but it always comes down to the fact that it is fun and enjoyable. Age can be seen as a hurdle by many and it can be if you don’t know a few things to look out for going into it.

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 The misery machine
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  Posted November 24th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | One comment

Winter training

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Suffering on the Turbo trainer in the basement.
If you have used the turbo trainer like me, suffering in the pain cave surrounded by snow, getting photos from Los Angeles friends, still riding outside and doing paceline work and dreaming of the spring – you know the trainer is a necessary evil for all of us cyclists in Canada.

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 Coming Dead Last
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  Posted October 26th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

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Source: Bicycling portal, by: CAITLIN GIDDINGS

The Best Part of Coming In Dead F*cking Last
When your worst-case scenario — finishing last in a race, is the best thing that could happen…

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 Istria, true cycling paradise
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  Posted October 14th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Cycling stories

Source: Colours of Istria

Croatian cycling champion Vladimir Miholjević talks about Istria
Northwest Istria has recently been getting a lot of praise in the context of cycling activities, recreational cycling, organized competitions, marathons and similar. What is the secret? What magic ingredients have captivated many of its visitors with two-wheeled lovers? Here is the story, first hand.

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 Learning to ride
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  Posted September 21st, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Cycling stories

Source: Bicycling, written by Elly Blue

Do you remember learning to ride a bike?
I don’t mean those first heady moments of awkwardness and freedom. But the process of becoming truly comfortable on the bike—all the things that you had to figure out the hard way, even as an adult. Things that seem like second nature now, so obvious and easy that it’s hard to remember your early growing pains.

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 Married to a MAMIL
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  Posted September 12th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Hooked on Cycling

Source: The Daily Mail, written by: Jennie Price

Oh the shame of being married to a MAMIL (that’s a Middle Aged Man In Lycra)
Jennie Price from Surrey is a cycling widow. Her husband Richard’s transformation began five years ago. To get fit, he bought a road bike but soon became obsessed. Now he spends hours in the saddle. He has also spent a fortune on bikes, cycling clothing and gadgets.

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 Discover Croatia on two wheels
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  Posted August 26th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Exploring Croatia on two wheels; country of thousand islands
It’s a well kept secret. With a thousand sparsely populated islands dotted along its 300 mile length, Croatia’s coastline is among the most beautiful in the world. Bring you bike and cruise the Dalmatian and Istrian archipelagos, touring luscious, fertile countryside and picture-postcard villages.

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 Biking in Banff
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  Posted August 10th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Cycling where road meets wilderness – Banff National Park
Banff is home to some of the most spectacular road and mountain biking in the world and is also home to several world-class cycling events every year. Cycling is made accessible to everyone in Banff. Trails range from easy to very difficult and bike rentals are available at several outlets in Town. Sharrows (shared bicycle lanes) throughout the town, off-road trails and bike routes around this town make Banff and surrounding areas very bike friendly.

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 Rise of the Mamils
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  Posted July 28th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | 5 comments

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By: Dominic Casciani

Middle-Aged Men In Lycra
The following story appeared in the BBC’s News Magazine. The story begins with a photo of the author riding in an unidentified location. But, we know it’s the Dolomites. 

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 Going Solo
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  Posted July 16th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Group rides build fitness, but solo rides soothe the soul!
For me, bike riding is not just about turning the pedals, counting kilometers or seeing the countryside around me. It is about my inner feeling, thoughts and emotions. I ride to clear my mind and rid myself of negative energy. When I leave work for a bike ride I also leave all the stress at work behind me. The bike riding becomes the key moment of my day.

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 Riding when it’s hot
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  Posted July 4th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

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By: PAIGE GREENFIELD, JAMES HERRERA

How to Ride in Hot Weather
Your guide to staying cool and riding strong all summer long. I grew up in the scorching west Texas city of El Paso, where people would often comment, “At least it’s a dry heat.” The truth is, any variety of excess warmth can sabotage your cycling performance if you’re not ready for it. Here are several things to keep in mind as the mercury climbs.

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 Slovenian Women’s cycling team
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  Posted June 18th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Women Cycling

Source: Total Women’s Cycling, written by Sarah Dean

BTC City Ljubljana – Slovenian Women’s Cycling Team Rising Through the Ranks
I don’t mean those first heady moments of awkwardness and freedom. But the process of becoming truly comfortable on the bike—all the things that you had to figuWe spoke to members of the team that went pro in 2014 but is now ranked 12th worldwide…

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 Pyrenees Coast To Coast
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  Posted June 6th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

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Source: PEZ

Special Travel interview with Allan Reeves of ‘France From Inside Tours’
France From Inside Tours specializes in cycling holidays in southern France, and one of their most popular trips is the epic Conquer the Pyrenees: cycling 12 days over 1000 miles and climbing over 100,000 feet from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back. The company owner and lead guide, Allan Reeves, explains why this trip is so popular, it’s back for the 10th year.

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 Look like a pro
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  Posted May 24th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Do’s and Don’ts to Look like a Pro and be cool!
Pro cyclists spend hours and hours every day perfecting their craft. This is not limited to riding a lot to get fast but also looking the look as well. Even if you don’t have the same legs as a pro you can still look like one, or as close to it as physically possible by doing and not doing things that every pro knows without even thinking. Following these guidelines will not only have you looking like a pro but acting like a professional as well.

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 WorldTour Team Bikes
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  Posted May 16th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

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Source: Internet

2016 – The bikes of the peloton this season
Your guide to the bikes the 18 WorldTour teams are racing this season
The 2016 WorldTour will be contested by 18 teams and this is our guide to the bikes and equipment the teams will be racing.

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 Spring Is In The Air!
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  Posted April 26th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | 2 comments

Edmonton Cycling

By Jill Barker

Spring cycling can be fraught with pebbles, potholes and the mental cobwebs of winter
Spring is in the air, and as cooler climates begin warming up for the spring and summer, interesting business concepts that cater to spring activities and interests take on a whole new appeal.

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 Riding into spring
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  Posted April 10th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer
The sport is expensive, dangerous, time-consuming, mentally draining, emotionally exhausting and physically demanding and it permeates every aspect of a Roadie’s life. I would describe it as a chess game, boxing match and stampede disguised as a sport encompassed by a lifestyle surrounded by a community on a never- ending road trip to the brink of bankruptcy. One can dabble in tennis, golf, softball, basketball and other sports. There is no dabbling in bike racing — JAMIE SMITH.

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 Cycling past 60
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  Posted March 20th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Ageless Cyclist
There was a time when being over the 50 meant ‘over the hill’, with one foot in the grave. But these days even at 60 cyclists are routinely knocking off more centuries with little or no attention to age.

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 Sins of Cycling
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  Posted February 2nd, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Seven Deadly Sins of cycling… How Sinful are you?
How many of the seven deadly sins of cycling do you break? Are you an Angel or the Devil on wheels? Have you ever been guilty of any of these? Rank yourself and share your result with us! Take the test now to see where you fit in.

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 Zdenko’s biking in Mazatlán
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  Posted January 28th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Biking with ex world champion Paul Wolfe in Mazatlán
On my recent trip to Mexico I was riding my bike almost every day enjoying the warm weather and good roads. At first I was riding alone, but then I met couple of local Canadians Paul and Brendan, and they showed me some of the best roads around Mazatlán on which they often ride.

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 Ciclotour Mazatlán
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  Posted January 12th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Sportive Event ‘Ciclotour Mazatlán’, Mexico
Mazatlán, city better known as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’, is a destination that always works hard to bring exciting events to the city. On November 21, the City of Mazatlán and other sponsors organized already fifth edition of CicloTour Mazatlán.

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 Winter bike riding
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  Posted December 30th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Tips on Winter Bike Riding
As the temperature drops and the snow piles up, many fair-weather cyclists store their bikes for the season and choose to get around by either car or public transit. This happens to coincide with times when traffic congestion is at its worst due to poor road conditions. So don’t put your bike away!

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