Friday, February 27, 2015
This is not good for cycling, a Belgian cycling race "the E3 Harelbeke" promoting sexual assault on woman. It was reported on Belga news. The race will be held on March 27, 2015, they have released a poster with a hostess skirt blowing up while a cyclist hand is about to grab the bottom of the woman. It is quite similar to what Peter Sagan from Slovakia did at the Tour of Flanders in 2013 in which he groped a girl while on stage.
Belgian Institute for Equality said that the poster violates the anti-discrimination law which prohibits any behavior which is undesirable, hostile, offensive or humiliating on the grounds of sex.
If the PR team behind the E3 Harelbeke campaign wants controversy why not use a poster with a cyclist injecting steroids.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Check out a video from Global Cycling Network about the important things that you should bring for a long bike ride so that you are prepared for every eventuality.
Since you can't bring everything with you during a bike ride due to limited space of your cycling jersey pockets and saddlebag. Also, if you bring unnecessary stuff it will just add additional load. The video will talk about what you should bring and where to put it.
Important things to bring are two inner tubes, a puncture repair kit, multi tool, mobile phone in a waterproof bag, raincape, a mini pump, your wallet, and an ID with your emergency contact number.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Oh there's a Facebook page dedicated to cyclists by cyclists haters in New Zealand. A cyclist has tagged them as "hate page." A member encouraging other drivers to mow down cyclists on the road is not hate? The Administrators of the FB page washed their hands and said that the comments and pictures are not their doing but by their members.
They said they want to promote safe riding and for cyclists to take more responsibility and follow the rules. They only want to highlight the percentage of idiot cyclists creating a hazard on New Zealand roads.
Well looking at the pictures, I agree with some of them.
You can check out the page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NZ-Drivers-Against-Idiot-Cyclists/1533095093641369?fref=ts
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!