Musings

Recycle a Bicycle Because Bike Parts Will Save Humanity

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We can walk along a path that leads to the extinction of humanity OR We can walk along a path the leads to the evolution of humanity. I really don’t like these either/or setups, myself especially arty ones. You’re the goose waddling into the dreamland the artist set up for you. But you can’t help […]

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Premium Rush – Fixed Gear, Steel Frame, No Brakes

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“Brakes are Death” says Wilee, the main dude in this frenetic portrait of a NYC bike courier being pursed by a mad-as-a-hatter cliched corrupt NYPD cop who wants to wrest a wee slip of paper, destined for a drop-off across town, from him. It’s the sort of line you might expect from The Duke in, […]

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Life after pro cycling—getting a career at the end of a career

The great majority of elite sportsmen and women face the challenge of life after their sporting careers have come to an end. If you are lucky enough—or have simply put in the hard yards—to have made it big in one of the “A-list” disciplines that attract the mass support of the public—Tennis, Golf, Football, and […]

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Participation

Podium Cafe posts are often very entertaining. As we get very close to another Tour de France there is plenty of anticipation in the leadup. In “Tour de France: 5 riders whom you maybe aren’t sure why they’re going” they highlight 5 pro cyclists who have never achieved very much at the top level for […]

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The Crash

It seems like just when you are thinking about something or notice something that you did not pay much attention to beforehand, the universe continues to bring it up. A teenager who is absolutely hooked on riding and rides one of my company’s alloy frame road bikes, had his first major fall on Sunday. Padraig […]

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Cycling’s Downside – Dehydration, Insulin, Free Radicals and Antioxidants

There is more than enough evidence around demonstrating that cycling at any level will have a beneficial effect on your health and may even change your life. To achieve the benefits, though, you need to be disciplined and consistent; that discipline and consistency paves the way for the second, the potential for major life-change. I can […]

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