Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Mark Cavendish a Manx professional road racing cyclist who is a member of the UCI ProTeam Etixx-Quick Step, got mad at a reporter when he was asked if Cycling is 100% drug-free. He said, "Are you 100% that one of these journalists isn't f**king your wife? Where there’s money to be gained, there’ll be the odd d*head who cheats but cycling is miles ahead of other sports when it comes to testing." "I hope everyone’s correct but with human nature, you can never be certain. But the positive that I can take is that if someone is cheating, he will be caught."
Check out the video above, watch GB sprint ace Mark Cavendish press conference.
Mark Cavendish is an advocate of a clean, drug-free sport.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Family Feud Offensive Questions About Cyclists "What is something annoying that a cyclist might do?"
Family Feud in Australia which is a game show revival based on the U.S. hit show with of the same name has offended cyclists with their question "What is something annoying that a cyclist might do?" The top answers were "Taking driving lane", "cut you off", "everything" and "wear lycra."
Australian cyclists were outrage they hit the social media to condemn the show, with the #bikelash trending on Twitter and on the shows Facebook page most comments were negative.
In New York there is a sudden spike in cycling accidents deaths, 20 cyclists died in 2014 from 12 deaths in 2013. This caused cycling advocates to question Mayor de Blasio's administration if they are doing enough to protect cyclist. They also want protected bike lanes to solve this problem, since this will give cyclist physical buffer. Motorists are against this since they will have less traffic lanes and will have fewer parking spaces.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Have you noticed that most cyclist are physically fit and look young? There's a scientific study behind it. A new study done by scientists shows that regular cyclists aged 55 and above "had levels of physiological function that would place them at a much younger age compared to the general population." They are physically younger than most people of the same age.
The study was published in the Journal of Physiology. The research was done by King’s College London and the University of Birmingham. There were 81 male and 41 female who were studied, they undergone strict tests that monitored their lung, heart, hormonal, neuromuscular, reflexes, muscle, bone strength, oxygen uptake and metabolic functions.
According to Professor Norman Laza-rus one of the researchers, “Cycling not only keeps you mentally alert but requires the vigorous use of many of the body’s key systems, such as your muscles, heart and lungs, which you need for maintaining health.”
"Inevitably, our bodies will experience some decline with age, but staying physically active can buy you extra years of function compared to sedentary people. Cycling not only keeps you mentally alert, but requires the vigorous use of many of the body’s key systems, such as your muscles, heart and lungs which you need for maintaining health and for reducing the risks associated with numerous diseases."
So if you want to look younger than your peers start pedaling your bike or if not you can do other activity that will keep you moving like walking, running, swimming or other sports. Sedentary lifestyle is not an option if you want to maintain your health and well-being.
Look at this old guy and his crazy bike tricks! He's definitely young at heart!
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
True success comes only to those
who are ready and willing to work for it.
So never step back and always have courage to accept new challenges.
Wishing you all a very happy new year 2015.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
At last a fashionable reflective gear for cyclists. Reflective gears are essential when cycling at night however most of the neon colored jacket and reflector stripes makes you look like a traffic cone. Now comes the UK-based Lumo which has launch of their Kickstarter campaign to raise enough funds to develope their fashionable line of reflective, cycling-specific, LED-powered gear.
Their jackets and bags looks ordinary with no reflective seams or bright neon colors that are not easy on the eyes, but once it gets dark you will see the rows of bright LED strips on the front and back, that are designed to be hidden. The LEDs are waterproof and can be wash by machine. It is powered by a removable USB-rechargeable battery pack which is hidden inside. The battery can last from 2 to 6 hours depending on the settings you use.
Lumo's gear includes jacket, parka, backpack, cycling cap and polo with reflective detailing. All apparel is available in women and men cuts and sizes. The Jackets start at $264, while the backpack starts at $200.
Here is their kickstarter page.