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A series of short stories and thoughts about cycling, travelling, racing
and the joys of bike building and maintenance.

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Review: Hammerhead Karoo 2

Two years ago I took the big step and bought myself a proper bike computer (or a head unit), a Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt. This action felt like a rite of passage, progressing from being a casual cyclist to becoming a passionate data-driven amateur cyclist (define as you will). It promised the collection of large amounts… Continue Reading →

Cycling, my medicine of choice

My plans for 2022 have taken a bit of a knock. Despite all my precautions and care, a few weeks ago I tested positive for COVID-19. I am triple vaccinated, and I suspect this is why I didn’t suffer the full intensity of symptoms. Nevertheless, I was quarantined for two weeks and during this time… Continue Reading →

Cycling in Storm Eunice – The Slovakia Experiment

About a month ago, the Viennese bike shop Citybiker advertised “The Slovakia Experiment 2022”, a rather mysterious event which involved a lot of cycling and Slovakia. My first big ride of 2022, I reached out to some friends who were interested in a long day in the saddle. The Komoot map for the “Extended Experiment”… Continue Reading →

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