I talked about the Japanese 2019 Tracklocross World Champs in my history of tracklocross article, but a new video from the event has emerged. The video is made by the master of fixed gear videos, Terry Barensten, so you already know it is excellent.
Cycling isn’t a race, and I’ve talked about that before. I still though find it hard to avoid thinking that cycling is a race. That may be because I used to race, or because all cycling marketing is designed to make cycling a race. Honestly, we’re riding a toy, and as a bike is a
The joy of tracklocross is riding trails I haven’t ridden before. They either looked “too boring” for my mountain bike or “too gnarly” for my road bike. Now I get to ride those in-between trails and feel like I’m having the most fun I’ve had in years.
In 2018, Chain Reaction Cycles had a Black Friday sale. Now, I think having Black Friday sales in the UK are a bit crazy. Unless we’re thankful, we lost the US? Still, they had an offer on a bike, the Octane One Kode. The price was stupid low, so I bought one.
Bringing new life to old bikes is cool. Snow is also cool. Combine them together and I love it. The Look here is furthering my belief that tracklocross bikes are great simple utilitarian bikes.
I was setting up a stand at a bike show, and it struck me how small and slightly insular the bike trade is. We all know each other. It also struck me whilst talking to people how badly the bike trade does retail.
The history of tracklocross in one handy internet page.
Cycling is touted as a solution to various mental health issues, to be truthful it is. In fact, for my day job, I’m creating social prescribing courses based on cycling for the NHS. The problem for me, and I’m sure for many other people, is getting out the door. I’m going to offer one solution
On Tuesdays I’m going to share the best looking tracklocross bike I found on Instagram in the previous week.