Here’s some questions to start this post off with some audience (you) participation: 1. Ever gone over the handlebars on a steep-ish descent because that fixed, high saddle behind you pushed you over (on purpose🤬!)? 2. Having trouble getting your leg over (a high saddle😬)? 3. Have you ever caught
Do you buy ‘quirky’ or ‘mainstream’ things?
When the offerings that the cycling world present to us have a high level of sameness, it forces designers to do something different, something out of the box, something perceived as a bit weird at first sight, or even a bit quirky. Quirky is a strange English word that means
The Beach. On Any Sunday.
There’s a certain sense of freedom on a beach. It’s locked like a border between the land and the powerful sea. The beach can provide tranquility, interest in washed-up sea shells, dead fish, international litter and wood that has travelled the oceans, only to be finally deposited with a smooth,
It’s the best thing since sliced bread! Really?
One of the very well used sayings that was quoted when I was a kid was ‘it’s the best thing since sliced bread!’, and it was always in reference to a new innovation or product. The first automatically sliced commercial bread loaves were produced on July 6, 1928, in Chillicothe,
Social Media International Rescue
It’s great to feel a sense of self achievement and satisfaction whilst also recognising that it couldn’t have been done without the help of others. It is also amazing that the help has been based on good faith, a willingness to support, and all based on a photograph and short
Punk Maskara IV – The Swiss Spring Classic race
Cast your mind back through all of the cycling events that you have ever ridden in, and then pick the best one. Why did you pick this particular one? Because you won it? Because you did it with friends? Because the weather was good and the scenery spectacular? Because you
The Carbon Raven
When did you last see or hear a Raven? I’m not talking about seeing or hearing the 1970s-80s British Heavy Metal band, Raven. This was the band set up by the two Gallagher brothers, and not Noel and Liam from Manchester, UK, who also started the globally successful band, Oasis,
Testing round, prototype, rubber products…..The RIDER T1
I wouldn’t be telling the utmost truth if I said that I get regular offers to go testing prototype mountain bike (MTB from now on) tyres. However, I have had just this type of offer recently. Whilst most MTB riders in Switzerland are ordering studded ice tyres or oiling their
The Arizona MTB interview
Interviewer = You, whoever you are Interviewee = Me, the Author You: What’s occurring/happening/going on then? Me: I’ve recently bought a 2007 Cannondale Prophet mountain bike for $300 on Craigslist in Phoenix, Arizona. You: WTF! Isn’t that a long way from home? On a different continent even? How the hell
Cannondale: Super-V Ready! Introducing (another) new, inclusive and cultural trend.
For those of you familiar with the KTM motorcycle company’s brand identity “Ready to Race”, I’m going to follow a similar theme regarding the iconic Cannondale mountain bike, the Super V. I can only assume that the bike got this name due to the V shape of the frame, although