I’m going to test your cycling-related unconscious bias now, so get ready. If this is the first time you’ve read something from this site, you’ll already have created a fast image in your mind of what type of person I am, what car I drive, what food I eat etc
Part 2 of The ultimate ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of bicycle shops is in Switzerland!
As a sequel to my last post about my most favourite bicycle shop in the world ever, and why it is THE magnet which keeps attracting me, here’s the story of the latest shopping visit there. The proprietor, Stefan Stettler, had provided me with some good advice about what any
The ultimate ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of bicycle shops is in Switzerland!
A few posts back, I tried to articulate what my perfect bicycle shop might look, feel and smell like, and it was a kind of bicycle-shop-utopia-thing. However, today I’m going to introduce you to my actual favourite bicycle shop, and its owner, Stefan Stettler. But first, lets set the location
The Freeride’s first ride, and born again. Scarborough to Whitby & off road.
Before you read on, it is advisable and preferable to get the context to this story by reading ‘The iconic Christmas build etc etc’ story first, then the jigsaw pieces will slowly fall into place. Hopefully. As a scene setter, this story takes place on the day after the build
An iconic bike build for Christmas & accompanying ‘Super’ themed music track list.
Firstly, here’s my definition of the word iconic: Something just like, or is, a Cannondale Super V. Ha! So now we have that out of the way, lets get on with this challenge, which is; to get this kit of bike parts built in the space of a Friday night,
Cannondale. The inspirational bicycle company.
Regardless of whether you have, or have not had a Cannondale bicycle, here’s my view, personal connection with the company, and an introduction to the Cannondales in my life. But first…… I know it’s a story many-times-told, but having the name of the company coming from their first business home,
sex, bugs and Wash’n’roll.
Apparently, and according to recent research, 40% of people (who are legally old enough to do it) have sex 1-3 times a week, and on average it lasts between 15-30 minutes. But what the research didn’t identify, was the number of cyclists in the sample group of people. Hmmmmm…..This is
3 boys, 3 Bicycles, a Castle and a great Mountain in Wales
Three boys (?) aged between 30 and 35 leave the Welsh glacial lake of Tal-y-llyn and head off down a small winding road, which is just wide enough for 1.3 cars in width. This means that there are several, marked passing places for oncoming cars to pass each other. These