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 Adria Mobil team

Cycling stories

By: Bogdan Fink

Not all cycling teams are purely commercial entities
Adria Mobil is a Slovenian pro cycling team and I am its manager. We are a Continental team with ambition to become ProContinental so on the surface, we’re not so very different to lots of others. However, our story is different, and probable unique.

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 Spinning Class

Leisure cycling

By: Zdenko Kahlina

My First Spin Class
Tonight I finally made it out to an indoor spinning session with Speed River Cycling Club. I was a little worried because I don’t have a stationary type bike trainer and I wasn’t sure how it would work out on rollers. I decided not to clip in… which turned out to be a good move since I did slip off the trainer 3 or 4 times.

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 Biking the Niagara Escarpment

Top rides

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Back country roads, rolling hills, vineyards and stunning views!
The Niagara Escarpment is a range of hills created by the last glacier and is characterized by steep hills. Niagara Falls, on the river between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, is the most spectacular feature of the escarpment. I was at Halton region in October to explore the area on the bike.

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 Tour of Alberta instalments

Alberta cycling

Source: Calgary Herald

Aftermath of the 2014 Tour of Alberta
I’m puzzled. They DID do most of the things on the list. Drumheller Badlands was featured in the very first year. This year they did add the gravel to make things tougher. They vastly improved the TV feed. Local fans were not only watching, they were involved IN THE RACE from driving team cars to distributing race programs and information to the crowds. The only thing on the list missing it’s the mountains. This article did a great job to outline very well the reason they couldn’t.

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 Biking around Paris

Top rides

By: Chris Selden

Top rides – Paris, France.
Paris, France – the city of love, the Eiffel Tower, le Louvre and… traffic jams. Could Paris really be a destination for a PEZ ‘Top Ride’? Well, yes as just 35km South-West of the capital is the gorgeous Vallée de Chevreuse where the cows, sheep and forest replace the hustle and bustle of the big city making it an ideal playground for cyclists.

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 Bicycle racing and sex

Women’s cycling

By: Sean Lee

Bicycle racing and… why women’s cycling is fascinating!
It has been a long held belief in boxing that sex before a bout will leave a fighter with weak legs. Australian swimming legend Dawn Fraser on the other hand was of the opinion that it enhanced athletic performance, for her anyway.

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 Team Training Camp

Toolbox

By: Bruce Hendler

Setting up a team training camp
Traditionally, the winter/early spring months are an optimal time to get your team or club together to participate in an organized team training camp. Motivation is high and riders are eager to begin their 2009 individual and team preparation. Here are some tips and suggestions to help organize the best possible camp or clinic that will benefit all members going into the cycling season.

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 I want to ride my bicycle

Leisure cycling

By: Terence Harding (Metro)

I want to ride my bicycle (in Edmonton)
You would think by now we would have figured out how to accommodate cyclists in this city in a way that encourages bicycle commuting and keeps cyclists safe. But it would appear that a solution to the challenges faced by those of us who want to cycle to work or anyplace else is as elusive as finding ways to keep our streets clean in winter and free from potholes in the spring.

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 What Makes A Professional?

Cycling Stories

Source: PEZ Cycling News

Comment: What Makes A Professional?
In a world where money is in short supply, it’s encouraging that there are so many pro cyclists in the UK. Or is it? Sponsor of Team Velo Ecosse, a long established UK amateur team thinks that there’s a lot of self delusion going on.”

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 Why do cyclists shave their legs?

Leisure cycling

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Cyclists shave their legs. Did you even know this?
I think this is an interesting question. Why cyclists shave their legs? I’ve had many people tell me I should be shaving my legs, but no one has actually given me a solid reason to do so, and everyone gives me a different reason. Why are they doing it? Aerodynamic benefits? For massage? Road rash? Tradition?

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 Interview with Jani

Biking stories

Source: PEZ Cycling News

PEZ sat down to interview Janez Brajkovič at the recent Astana team’s preseason training camp.
He’s won the Dauphiné, placed top 10 at the Tour de France and has a lot to say – from using power meters or feeling in training to the differences between the ‘Bruyneel Astana’ and the ‘Vino Astana’, and even a few words about his ex-boss Lance Armstrong.

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 The Kings of the Falling Leaves

Cycling Stories

Source: Fast Eddy’s Flandria Cafe

Rain, Oxygen and the Kings of Falling Leaves.
I’ve always had nostalgia for the Giro di Lombardia. So much, I even rode the now defunct Gazzetta Challenge Gran Fondo over there with Dr. Brad, back in 2008 – a 140k ride the day after we watched Damiano Cunego solo up San Fermo di Battaglia on his way to victory in the Classic itself.

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 Biking’s a breeze for ladies

Biking stories

Source: Western Daily Press

Biking’s a breeze for the ladies who love to cycle.
Three times more men than women cycle for fun, according to statistics. Suzanne Savill meets the women hoping to change that in the West Country. Cycling through the Cheddar Gorge is an impressive accomplishment by anyone’s standards.

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 Roger’s Harvest ride 2013

Edmonton cycling

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Perfect weekend to close the 2013 season in Edmonton!
Is there a better time to ride a bike than at the end of September? Especially with the weather we’ve been having lately. It’s perhaps the best time to get out and just ride for the pure pleasure of it. That’s exactly what 274 cyclists from Edmonton area did this past weekend at the Roger’s harvest ride in Ardrossan.

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 Why do I (still) ride bike

Biking stories

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Why am I still riding my bike today? Because life is a road… and road is my life!
I recently had a close friend who was never involved in any sport pose a very simple but inherently deep question to me: “Zdenko, you still ride your bike a lot… why do you ride?”

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