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 Don’t forget the snakes
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  Posted August 8th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Leasure cycling

Source: The Wheeler; words: Bill Frew

Gippsland cyclist and author Bill Frew recalls his sometimes embarrassing but typical induction into club racing.
When I survey my wonderful bike, leaning against the shed wall, I am always impressed by how potent it looks. I know it was made in a Taiwanese factory and is not the latest model, but you can see that it’s all about speed. My legs are well-trained, but I have never pushed this machine to the limit.

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 Never Get Dropped
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  Posted August 4th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

Coaches corner

By Simon Hayes

Tips for Staying in the Bunch
I guess we all know the feeling. That critical moment when the wheel in front of you hits the point where you know you’re not going to get it back. It can be a hideous feeling. Your lungs are burning, your legs are burning and quite possibly, your mind is burning as well.

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 History of the Tour de France by numbers
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  Posted July 10th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Cycling

Source: Cycling News

Records and stats from the last 109 years
The world’s most famous road race – the Tour de France - has a rich 109 year history and its fabled past is synonymous with the greatest names in the sport. 2012 Tour de France begins this Saturday, June 30th with the prologue, in Liege. 

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 Traveling with the bike
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  Posted June 16th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX, Travel | No comments yet.

Travel advice

By: Zdenko Kahlina

How to fly with a bike: The cheap and easy method
If you plan to travel internationally with a bicycle like I do, at some point you will be required to put your bike on a plane. Taking a bike on an airplane as luggage can be a gut wrenching proposition. You need to pack it in a way that means it can withstand the baggage handlers’ manhandling, and make sure it will come off the plane in the same state that it went on…

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 Wheel sucking
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  Posted May 30th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

Coaches corner

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Let me introduce you to ‘wheel sucking’ from a cycling perspective.
It was a Friday, and after a long and difficult week at work I donned some Lycra cycling clothing, drove my car east of Edmonton to the Sherwood Park, mounted my Jota-Moreno bike and headed into the rural area of Strathcona County. The goal was to clear the tension from my legs and the metaphysical residue of the week in the office from my head.

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 SPRING HAS SPRUNG
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  Posted May 14th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Cyclists Are Out In Full Force!
It’s already May and this is spring time, in Alberta. There are daffodils blooming in my backyard, and I have been riding on the road each weekend since the beginning of April. The last few weeks have seen some major weather changes for the better and I have found riding on weekends enjoyable after as usual… very long winter.

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 Babici Jota-Moreno
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  Posted May 2nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | 5 comments

Bike Review

By: Zdenko Kahlina

First Babici Jota-Moreno bike gets into Canada
Although I always take bike with me when traveling, on my last trip to Australia I left my Marinoni race bike at home, so that I can save some money I would normally pay for air transport (these days this can be significant amount of money!).

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 Eastern Cape by bike
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  Posted April 16th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | 6 comments

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Off the beaten path along the Eastern Cape in Baja California, Mexico – by bike.
On my recent trip to San Jose del Cabo, I’ve decided to ‘saddle up’ and ride my bike on the East Cape road. For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but just to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to constantly move and experience new places outside of hotel resorts. When visiting Cabo two years ago I didn’t explore this road because the information I had at the time it was a gravel road.

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 Women in the saddle
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  Posted April 4th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Biking stories

Source: The Times, by: Kati Jagger

Cycling changes gear as women take to the saddle.
They have been commuting in equal numbers for years, but the lure of lycra and the weekend group ride is something that women have until recently left mainly to the men.

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 It’s spring – Let’s get back into cycling
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  Posted March 26th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | 7 comments

Coaches corner – Edmonton Cycling

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Tune up and start slowly after a long winter off the roads
It’s been a long winter, the sun is out, and your thoughts turn to cycling with your buddies (you don’t want to be embarrassed about your performance), maybe a summer cycling adventure you have been planning, or maybe that century ride “personal best”.

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 MAMILs are Sexi
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  Posted March 14th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Hooked on Cycling

By: Ivor Biggun

Women secretly find cycling MAMILs sexy
Flabby male cyclists wearing tight lycra clothing have become unlikely sex symbols for women across Britain, a shock new study reveals. The sight of a Middle-Aged Man in Lycra, dubbed a MAMIL, has become commonplace on Suffolk’s roads as guys of a certain age try to get fit before it’s too late.

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 Training Indoors
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  Posted February 26th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Coaches corner

By: Jason Sumner

Pro Tips: Tom Zirbel on Training Indoors
Training indoors… Sadly for most cyclists it’s a necessary evil this time of year. But indoor trainer time doesn’t have to be a mind-numbing, soul-crushing experience. Indeed, riding the trainer can actually be a great way to get some serious on-bike work done in a relatively short amount of time. And hey, you can catch up on your favorite reality TV shows. Keeping Up With The Kardashians, anyone?

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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.

Coaches corner

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.

Coaches corner

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.

Coaches corner

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

Coaches corner

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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