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 Women in the saddle

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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 MAMILs are Sexi

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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 Cycling starting at 50

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

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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 Istria, true cycling paradise

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

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

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

Top rides

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

Top rides

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

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

Top rides

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

Coach’s corner

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

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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 Look like a pro

Coaches corner

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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 Zdenko’s biking in Mazatlán

Top rides

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

Top rides

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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 Istria by bike

Top rides

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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 Cycle along the Parenzana

Top rides

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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 Roger’s Harvest ride

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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 Climbing in Tirol

Top rides

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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 Giuseppe Marinoni’s hour record

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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 SPRING HAS SPRUNG

Top rides

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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 The Fire in the Frame

Canadian legend

Source: Canadian Cyclist Magazine

Interview with Tony Girardin about making Marinoni: Fire in the Frame
Giuseppi Marinoni is legendary in the Canadian bicycle world, known for the fine steel frames from his shop in Montreal that have borne his name over the past four decades.

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 Cycling Snowbirds

Top rides – Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Reflections on my bike riding in Mexico
Living in Canada means no road biking for at least six months during the winter. When February arrived I couldn’t wait any longer to escape the Canadian cold and become a snowbird… again! So, it was time to get off of the rollers and treadmill in my basement and do some road biking in the small-town of Huatulco, one of my favorite holiday escape destinations in Mexico.

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 Doing it for love

Women Cycling

Source: Crankpunk portal

Women’s Cycling: doing it for the love, and one dick too many
When Australia’s Tiffany Cromwell won the 2013 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad classic she had every right to be delighted – and one reason not to be. She’d just cemented her name on the European scene with what was arguably the biggest win to date in her career, trouncing Megan Gruanier of Rabobank in the sprint to seal a brilliant victory.

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