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Racing: Tour of Matabungkay iTT stage

22 October 2013

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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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Bikedan Tips: How To be Truly a Great Sprinter

15 October 2013

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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

14 October 2013

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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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Six Tips on How to Avoid Crashing in a Race

12 November 2011

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As my previous post discussed risk taking and crashing in road races. No one plans or wants to crash, but crashes can also occur if you are overly cautious and uncertain. If you watch the Pro riders on the Tour de France, you can see that even the very best bike riders in the world […]

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Crashing: Risk taking in Road Racing

10 November 2011

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Crashing: Risk taking in Road Racing

Crashing seems to be rife in the cycling world, it almost is a normal occurrence that it is almost an accepted part of the sport. You see the pros crashing all the time, you see experienced riders in fast USA criteriums crashing out, you see inexperienced riders The benefits of cycling is plain for all: […]

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Bikedan: Top Tips for Multi-stage Mountain Bike Racing

20 July 2011

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Bikedan: Top Tips for Multi-stage Mountain Bike Racing

Given that I am attempting the 2011 Mongolia Bike Challenge, my first major multi-day endurance mountain biking event, I thought it was pertinent to come up with a few solid tips and strategies for completing the race to the best of your abilities. It is hoped that this post will be useful to other mountain […]

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Review: Use of Sufferfest for Indoor Workouts

13 July 2010

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Review: Use of Sufferfest for Indoor Workouts

Tip: Use a cycling DVD with a clear workout purpose Sometimes I just don’t want to head out into the Chinese traffic and train, so I often find myself training on rollers at least 2-3 times a week. Usually no more than 60 minutes at a time. There is an old saying that 60 mins […]

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Bikedan: Seven Tips for Riding Rough Roads

8 July 2010

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Bikedan: Seven Tips for Riding Rough Roads

If you have been watching the Tour de France this year, you will have notice the carnage that has been happening on the rough cobblestone sections, especially during Stage Three when there was seven sections of rough pavement from hell, totaling 13.2kms.  This is the first time in six years that the 2010 Edition of […]

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Six Tips for Chinese Racers

22 June 2010

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Six Tips for Chinese Racers

Tips for Chinese to Improve Racing Skills. The tips can also apply to other places in Asia-Pacific. (Disclaimer: the tips presented are by no means limited to only Chinese riders, but applicable to other countries. It is also not an exhaustive list – so if you have any tips yourself, please post in the comments […]

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Riding with your Wife

13 December 2009

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I thought this would be a good post to write as I feel its pertinent to involve your wife (or girl-friend) in your cycling adventures, as long as she is a willing partner and enjoys the challenge of bike riding. Sometime ago I read a blog article on Riding with your Wife by Wade Wallace from […]

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