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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.

Coaches corner

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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 Cycling through the winter
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  Posted December 14th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton life

By: Jamie Hall, Edmonton Journal

Edmonton doctor cycles through winter for health
Darren Markland talks about the joys and the pitfalls of cycling to work every day of the year, even in the dead of winter.

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 Riding big wheeler
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  Posted December 6th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Leasure cycling

Source: The Wheeler; words: Dan Talbot

A penny pedal puts Dan high on the open road
Dan Talbot is a west australian policeman, avid cyclist and regular ironman competitor, but still needs his ‘fixie’ fix. In june 2011 he rode a penny farthing 500km through the south west ofwa as part of a fundraiser for childhood cancer research. His cycle of choice was a rocky mountain highwheel bike.

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 Indoor Cycling Training for the winter
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  Posted November 16th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | 5 comments

How to Use Rollers for training

By: Zdenko Kahlina
 
Going for a spinning class?
It’s winter and it’s cold. It was -20C this morning here in Edmonton. Very often I get asked (at work) what do we cyclist do in the winter time to stay in shape. The answer is simple: we ride rollers! Some people these days would better understand if I said: “I am going for a spinning class” – that’s how it’s called these days.

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 Istria by bike
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  Posted October 30th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | No comments yet.

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By: Snjezana Jojic

Exploring the head of the dragon and sunny historic Istria Peninsula with a wonderful group of Breeze Adventurers.
Since we love exploring, cycling and Croatia, it was no brainer to combine our passions into a two-wheeled epic holiday adventure!

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 Cycling in the Rockies
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  Posted October 22nd, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | No comments yet.

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Source: Canadian Cycling Magazine

Bike Travel – Where Road Meets Wilderness
The sign cautioned ‘it is unlawful to feed the animals’. I smiled to myself and wondered if I was committing a crime. I may not have been feeding the animals, but I was certainly baiting them. I was clearly the straggler in the herd, the easy kill, the wildebeest who crossed one river too many.

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 Cycle along the Parenzana
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  Posted October 14th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

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Internet: Colors of Istria

Bike trails in Istria – Cycle along the Parenzana trail
For a while we made spring and early autumn rides along the Parenzana our tradition. We have lately forgotten about it, but we are sure to go back to this path again.

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 Specialized fUCI bike
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  Posted October 6th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

Technology

By: David Arthur, photos: by Carson Blume

Is this spectacular Specialized fUCI concept bike a vision of the future?
Specialized ditches UCI rules and creates bold concept bike with a motor and smartphone integration.

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 Roger’s Harvest ride
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  Posted September 28th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton cycling

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Perfect weekend to close the season in Edmonton!
The leaves are just beginning to turn yellow and the morning air was crisp, which means conditions were again ripe for Roger’s Harvest 100 km ride. You’ve done all the work through spring and summer to become fit and strong, the race season is winding down, and the whole world around you is transforming into a spectacle of color.

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 Dalmatian Coast by bike
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  Posted September 12th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

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Source: Canadian Cycling Magazine
by Maryam Siddiqi

Cycling the Spectacular Croatia’s Dalmatian Coastline
According to many, Dalmatia is one of the most beautiful Croatian regions, distinguished by magical long beaches, crystal clear sea, iconically beautiful nature and rich cultural heritage. With 1,778 km of coastline and 1,185 offshore islands, the Dalmatian coast is one of the true wonders of Europe.

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 PASSO SAN BOLDO
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  Posted August 26th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

A CLIMB TO LOVE: PASSO SAN BOLDO
The year was 1969. The race was an international amateur stage race in Italy, run under the name ‘Giro del Piave’. There were 220 participants at the start including myself. I was only 18 years old at the time and this was my first BIG race with the seniors (amateurs, as I was still a junior racer). During the second stage we went over a climb so memorable that I promised myself to return and visit this place again. I kept my promise and came back some 40 years after.

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 SERGEI SOUKHOROUTCHENKOV
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  Posted August 14th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling | 7 comments

Cycling legends

By: Zdenko Kahlina

SERGEI SOUKHOROUTCHENKOV – Remember his name?
This is a story about great Russian racer Sergei Soukhoroutchenkov, who was called “Soukho. He won the cycling road race at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.

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 Climbing in Tirol
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  Posted August 6th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

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Words by Szymon Kotowski
Photography by Piotr Trybalski

The Alps Less Riden
Anyone with even a passing interest in road cycling would be familiar with the French Alps. The sweeping vistas, the huge climbs, the legendary battles that have taken place on those slopes. But of course the Alps aren’t just a feature of France – they extend across eight countries in Western Europe, with amazing cycling climbs found throughout.

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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.

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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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 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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