So, what is/was Retro-Bike Underground? In a small North Yorkshire village hall in the UK, a group of like-minded cycling aficionados, who mostly hadn’t ever met before, came together one April evening to share their story about a specific bike that they had brought along. Each person had time to
Introducing the Workshop – Part 1
Every Projecteer has to have a shed or space or workshop, right? Of course! I’m no different to any other Projecteer, and I include my wife in this category as she’s got her own workshop as well. In fact, both of our workshops are connected by the overall structure of
To stud or not to stud. This is THE winter tyre question!
I bought my first pair of studded tyres about two years ago, and specifically for use on my eMTB. The grip in the Swiss winter snow, and particularly the fully iced roads was immense, and big smile inducing. These particular tyres, made by Schwalbe and called the Ice Spiker Pro
A true *RSF Spring Classic
*The Rough Stuff Fellowship I wrote this post specifically for a journal edition of The Rough Stuff Fellowship, which is THE original off-road cycle touring and mountain biking club, and founded in 1955. It’s a global club and well recognised. It even has special lifetime members and ambassadors of off-road
The Interesting Interview Series – No.6: Stumpy
To date, the Interesting Interview Series has focussed on people and their lives. This interview is with a bike. All used bikes have good stories to tell, but they are never given the chance to get their adventures into print, so this could be a world first (maybe). The Specialized
The Interesting Interview Series – No.4: Roc Fu
The latest in the series of Interesting Interviews sees us heading over to China to meet someone who I find truly inspirational and has earned some big respect for what he’s achieving for our cycling community. Let me introduce to you, Roc Fu. Q: Who is Roc Fu? A: I
Kash for Klunkers
I was listening to a track by the rock band, The Yidz, called Kash for Klunkers. The title of the track (marked E for Explicit by the way) appealed to me, because the term ‘Klunker’ is used to describe an iconic part of mountain biking history. More of this later
Cilo Mountain bikes and bears?
I’m riding up a tiny, Swiss road that has 27% gradient and it keeps going up at this rate for 3 kilometres. For a couple of months of the year, it’s impassable due to snow. It’s only a very narrow road with rough tarmac and it’s not used enough for
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,
Life as a Projecteer
I must admit that I’m a bit of a ‘Projecteer’. This is a new term that I’ve dreamed up to illustrate people like me who always have a project on the go, have a few in the pipeline and at the same time, on the look out for another suitable