Yep, Strava is polarising. Indeed for every cyclist who swears by it there’s another out there more inclined to swear at it, with nothing but contempt for its very existence. By way of full disclosure I should point out, while I have no connection to Strava whatsoever, I fall very much into the former group. … More Why kudos is king
I haven’t used it myself. But I am fascinated by a roof rack system I stumbled across a few days ago that, potentially, renders the argument of roof versus rear-mounted systems obsolete. It’s called the Seasucker Talon, and at first glance it seems pretty ludicrous. Entrust your $3000+ steed to a few suction cups? You’ve … More On the rack: “Seasucker” Talon Roofmounts
After some pretty candid conversations with a few riding mates from Canberra yesterday, I’m wondering if you can glean anything about a cycling club and/or event from the shape of its race circuit(s) and, specifically, the overhead satellite view? No idea if much will come of it, but in coming weeks I’m going to explore … More What does your course say about you?
Found this little graphic on Pinterest the other day. Not sure where it’s from but, not being a scientist, found it quite helpful in understanding the basics behind the biological passport all WorldTour riders have nowadays.
Interesting bit of technology spotted on cnet.com by John B. It isn’t quite KERS of Formula 1 fame, but a company has invented a bike wheel that captures the energy when you brake or descend and uses it to help you power up hills. As John asks, “I wonder would they notice at Landsdowne?” (where he races). I … More Go uphill wheelie fast
Have a spare 800 Euros? Then why not sate your appetite for yet another bike with a flat-pack Sandwichbike made from German beech plywood and aluminium ‘smart cyclinders’? As Warrick said when he sent the link a little earlier today, “It’s quite cool. 17kg…mmm… maybe that’s not TOO heavy…for skinny hipsters to carry up the … More How come Ikea didn’t think of it first?
Wind tunnels. Sports labs. Everyone’s looking for a few extra watts this off season.
Short on space for bike racks? Try robotic bike parking, Tokyo-style. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24960489
John B sent me this link the other day; an article on cnet about an electric velocipede created by German design studio Ding3000. Well worth a look, it’s pretty cool. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57609713-1/electric-velocipede-adds-tech-touches-to-olde-tyme-bike/
After being involved in my own similarly dumb-ass Di2 incident earlier in the year that saw me do a not-insignificant climb with only one gear, seeing this tweet from Garmin-Sharp’s Rohan Dennis yesterday made me smile. If the pros can do it, anyone can.