Month: August 2012

The Green Machine is Not the Most Efficient Thing in the Universe … But So What!

You’ve probably heard the saying “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”. It applies to anything “free” actually, not just lunches. Even if you don’t pay for something yourself, there is still a price to be paid by someone, or a whole bunch of people, somewhere behind the scenes. Out of sight, out of …

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Facing the Great Mountain – A Training Ride to 3275m to Prepare for the Wuling Cup

Everyone looks forward to this 55km and 2800m of elevation climb in central Taiwan. This is because they’ve largely forgotten how they felt at the finish the last time they did it 🙂 The average gradient of around 6% sounds ok. But the numerous 12-15% sections along with the altitude soon take their toll. For …

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Schwalbe Road Tires: Lugano is Good; Blizzard was Fantastic

Schwalbe has recently announced an improved lineup of entry-level tires.  This is yet another example where more advanced technical features of the higher-end models migrate down to the cheaper end of the market in a number of brands. SRAM has done this with elements of the their higher-end gruppos trickling down to the lower-level offerings …

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