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Review – Skotti USA – Filter scarf / pollution mask

Skotti USA – Filter scarf/ pollution mask Cycling to work is one of my great pleasures, I find myself seeing the natural beauty of even the dampest, coldest, days as I pass lines of exasperated, stationary drivers. Arriving at work early, feeling attentive and enthused; having caused no ill effect to the planet in my daily journey I revel at …

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The Bicycle shelf – How to

The bicycle shelf – how to. Storing a bike in the house is always a sore subject. Family members who have not yet accepted that the bike is as much a member of the family as they are, do not understand the need to provide room and board to an inanimate object. Naming your bike can help blur these lines …

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JG Pro Star Mini-Pump

If you have ever walked home pushing your bicycle and mumbling profanities under your breath, then you know that carrying a mini pump is a cycling necessity. This product may go unused for years on end, sitting dormant, awaiting its chance to save the day. The JG Pro star mini bicycle pump does away with the gadgetry and gimmicks of …

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Sand

Sand and the middle eastern cyclists who live with it. A look back at my first published article.

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Cycle commuting #1 – Backpack

This is a sponsored article looking into the science behind commuting and the methods used by beginners, pros and everyone in between. Commuting by bicycle is fast becoming the best way for a lot of people to get to work. Taking control of when you leave instead of chasing a bus or train. Having personal space, time to think, and …

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The Super-bike parade, Dubai cycle life

This is an article from Cyclist Middle East written in October of 2015. “Wowzers” exclaims Sir Bradley Wiggins in awe, as the Dubai 6 am ride rolls out. At least that’s how I imagine events would play out since I have never had the pleasure to meet and ask the man. I make this assumption because this peloton is no …

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Newroad stylee

Road cycling apparel is always the last element of the sport to be accepted by the mountain bike convert or new rider alike. Week upon week, my beginner group of road cyclists would show up in jogging trousers or running t-shirts. These riders cling to their baggy shorts just as their baggy shorts cling to them in the rain or …

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The name IS the game

A name is an important part of life. A good name can be a road-map which guides its owner on their way. Names can be a reminder of who we are, who we wish to be or a reminder of those who love us. The best names give their owners a head start in life and by their use, can …

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Pain in the butt!

Pain in the butt, If you are new to cycling then you may be surprised to learn that one thing unites us all, it is the leveler, the uniting factor that mountain bikers, road cyclists, and everyone else who rides bikes will agree on. Cycling is a pain in the butt. When you cycle for the first time the discomfort …