China: Chengdu Laochemi 100km Road Race

China: Chengdu Laochemi 100km Road Race

It is always good coming to race in the Chengdu area as the organizers, ‘Lao Che Mi’ are widely known for putting on great events that are well organized. They also look after their foreign guests extremely well, paying attention to every detail. I have raced at many races throughout China, and Laochemi events are […]

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Cycle Travel:  Exploring off-the-beaten track in China

Cycle Travel: Exploring off-the-beaten track in China

China is a massive country with many off-the-beaten track gems just waiting to be discovered by bicycle, so many that you can spend a lifetime here and still not complete them all; I’ve been living in China for over four years and have barely scratched the surface. For familiarity sake and time constraints, I tend to do […]

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Mountain Bike Stage Racing in Asia

Mountain Bike Stage Racing in Asia

Mountain biking seems to be seeing a resurgence in popularity, especially with multi-day stage racing that provides riders with new experiences and adventures in exotic locations. Multi-day MTB stage racing is already popular in Europe and USA, and its slowly taking a grip on the Asia circuit. Its a perfect way to see and experience […]

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Cycling Secret: Durian Fruit the New Super Food?

Cycling Secret: Durian Fruit the New Super Food?

It is a stinky putrid smelling fruit. I’ve always steered clear of this fruit despite friends on numerous occasions trying to convert me to eating Durian. Last year, I had a flat-mate from Canada who loved the spiky fruit and would bring it home; I would instantly know it was around, even though it was […]

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Racing: Bikedan’s 2013 Tour de Bintan

Racing: Bikedan’s 2013 Tour de Bintan

I had always wanted to go back and do the Tour de Bintan race for the past several years but always ended up doing something different like the 7-day Tour de Formosa race in Taiwan followed by the KOM Taiwan Challenge in 2012. I was invited to go back  and do the KOM Taiwan again, […]

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Cycle Travel: Discovering Fujian

Cycle Travel: Discovering Fujian

China has a stunning variety of places to discover by bicycle and this Cycle Travel series is part of my goal to show-case the cycling opportunities in China as well in other Asian countries. Expect to see more inspirational ideas and photographs to inspire you to travel with your bicycle more often. I have not yet gone […]

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Racing: Tour of Matabungkay iTT stage

Racing: Tour of Matabungkay iTT stage

The 2013 Tour of Matabungkay kicked off with a 10km individual time trial followed by three action-packed road race stages and ending with the final 40km team time trial; this made for a highly interesting and challenging race that is not over till the very end! I had been doing the press releases for the […]

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Racing: 2013 Tour of Matabungkay Preview

Racing: 2013 Tour of Matabungkay Preview

Imagine kicking back and relaxing on a tropical beach resort after you have already completed 120kms off furious racing in the tropical heat, dodging Jeepnies and throngs of monkeys lunging for your bananas as you flash by.  You can enjoy a freshly made ice-cold mango shakes while admiring the brilliantly clear tropical sunsets. Cycling races […]

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Bikedan Tips: How To be Truly a Great Sprinter

Bikedan Tips: How To be Truly a Great Sprinter

Rule #92 from Velominati! No Sprinting From the Hoods The only exception is riders whose name starts with Guiseppe and ends with Saronni. See the Goodwood Worlds in 82. To be a truly good sprinter, you’ll need some fast twitch muscles, impeccable positioning and some panache to hit it out with the best of the riders and […]

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Cycling Secret: Grown Men Shave their Legs

Cycling Secret: Grown Men Shave their Legs

Rule #50 // Facial hair is to be carefully regulated.  As stated in the Rules of Velominati No full beards, no moustaches. Goatees are permitted only if your name starts with “Marco” and ends with “Pantani”, or if your head is intentionally or unintentionally bald. One may never shave on the morning of an important […]

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