Top Five Bikedan Cycling Events in Asia

Top Five Bikedan Cycling Events in Asia

My blog has been quiet for most of 2015 and this fact has always been at the back of my mind: how and where to begin!  So many adventures and events in 2015 that I have not posted on my site, and many loyal readers of mine have been asking when will I start writing […]

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China: My Tibetan MTB Experience

China: My Tibetan MTB Experience

Flashback to 2000, in the dead of the winter, I had arrived in Xiahe to check out what is the largest Tibetan village outside of Tibet itself. Xiahe is located on the southern edge of Gansu Province and is the home to the majestic Labrang Monastery, built in the 1700s, where many Buddhist Monks come […]

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Bicycle Races in China: Now a Multitude to Choose From

Bicycle Races in China: Now a Multitude to Choose From

Over the last five years I have lived in China and have witness a stunning growth in the number of cycling races popping up all over the country, providing one with a multitude of choices in any given week.  For an aspiring rider who wishes to experience what life is like as a pro, China […]

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Yoga will help your Cycling

Yoga will help your Cycling

YOGA – It’s not just for Girls Photos courtesy of Craig Ferguson – http://www.craigfergusonimages.com Yep, that’s right, yoga is good for the guys too and just about perfect for the serious cyclist who wishes to transcend beyond the perceived ceiling! I have been living in China for the past almost five years and in that time […]

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China: Yunnan Colorful Gran Fondo

China: Yunnan Colorful Gran Fondo

I have been in and out of China for the last 14 years since first coming in the year 2000, I have witness a stunning transformation of this great nation; not just the economic transformations but a significant shift in the attitudes towards outdoor leisure, particularly cycling. Cycling has always been part of the Chinese […]

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New Zealand: Around the Mountains Cycle Trail

New Zealand: Around the Mountains Cycle Trail

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the official opening of the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail in Lumsden, Southland and witnessed part of what New Zealand is doing with the Cycle Trails Network development to attract more international tourists to experience the beauty of New Zealand on two-wheels. The turn-out in windy, but sunny, […]

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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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