Tag: cycling

Snowy Saturday

Yesterday I posted a video from an unsnowy Russia. Today I thought we could look at a snowy video from Leipzig, a place slightly unaccustomed to snow. Riding a fixed gear with too big a gear for the conditions is what a few people believe tracklocross is all about, to be honest, they are probably not wrong.

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YouTube Is the New Strava

YouTube Is the New Strava

I’ve often said that you don’t need to use a Garmin or to Strava your rides. Cycling doesn’t always have to be a race. I was once a racer, leaving me with a hangup. I can’t ride with a computer or upload data on rides without checking my numbers.

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The Fear of Tracklocross

The Fear of Tracklocross

Many people talk of mainstream media making people live in fear, and the bike trade does the same. If you want to be fast or cool, then you need the latest doodah. If you’re going to be taken seriously, you need to buy all the gear. You’ll never get up hills without a 50 tooth cog on your cassette. You’ll never get up a mountain unless you’re riding an e-bike.

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63xc.com. The Mid-noughties Site

In my blog on the history of tracklocross, I managed to forget something. Something that I really shouldn’t have as I used to spend hours perusing their blog. I forgot about 63xc. 63xc was named after their preferred gear inches option for riding offroad. That should give you enough of an idea about the site.

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Cycling Isn’t a Race

Cycling Isn’t a Race

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 toy, it should be fun.

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Anxiety and Going for a Ride

Anxiety and Going for a Ride

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 that I think can help solve this issue and also boost your local economy.

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Bikes and Affiliate Marketing

Bikes and Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is huge, probably larger than you think it is. You can easily see this by typing “affiliate marketing” into Google. You can make a career writing reviews for affiliate sites. The problem with affiliate marketing comes down to morality. Is writing reviews with the sole purpose of selling goods a good thing?

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