Journal

A merino marvel from Giordana

December 14th, 2017 - Jim Merithew

Part “deconstructed, single-origin, almond-milk cappuccino,” and part “finishing straight, full-gas smash,” this sexy little number from Giordana is a modern take on the classic merino jersey, and it does something that few cycling products can manage – it looks good off the bike as well as on it.

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Francesinha – Porto’s favorite sandwich is not for the faint-hearted

November 30th, 2017 - Staff Writer

Travel does curious things to traditional cuisine. And we’re not just talking about Olive Garden abominations here, but universal favorites. Inspired by distant homelands and adapted for local tastes, the end product often bears no resemblance to what the relatives back in the old country would recognise.

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Music for miles: tunes on the road can be a good thing

November 3rd, 2017 - Staff Writer

Let’s put aside the question of whether you should or should not be listening to music while riding your bicycle, and focus on the fact that music adds a whole additional dimension of pleasure to what can, at times, be a slightly monotonous activity.

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The inGamba lust list – 10 things we really want

October 19th, 2017 - Staff Writer

We have some of the greatest partners in the the bike industry. From our Pinarello F10s to our Zipp Wheels and Giordana jerseys, we’re kitted out in some of the sweetest bicycle bling available. But even so, being the geeks we are, it doesn’t stop us from lusting after the stuff we don’t have, because the Velominati’s famous Rule #12 – The correct number of bikes to own is n+1 – doesn’t actually just apply to bikes. It applies across the board.

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Rocket Espresso’s Andrew Meo – powering the peloton one coffee at a time

October 12th, 2017 - Staff Writer

If you follow any of the world’s best cyclists on Instagram, you’ll no doubt be very familiar with Rocket Espresso, because the glistening chrome of their exquisite espresso machines can regularly be seen popping up in the feeds of the peloton’s fastest stars. They can also be found adorning the counter-tops of classy coffee shops around the world, and in the homes of the most sophisticated caffeine aficionados.

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the race of the falling leaves

October 2nd, 2017 - Staff Writer

Lombardy, the industrial engine of Italy and the beating heart of the country’s rich cycling culture. Home to hundreds of cycling clubs and tens of thousands of competitive cyclists, racing from one end of the year to the other, through the little towns and villages that have given the Italians many of their greatest heroes: from Alfredo Binda and Felice Gimondi to Roberto Visentini, Gianni Bugno, and Ivan Basso.

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The chain gang

September 14th, 2017 - Jim Merithew

I’m constantly seeing these photographs on the instagrams of people out with their large groups of beautiful friends riding their bikes. On a weekday, one like any other. These people are not on vacation, but they’re not unemployed, either. They somehow find time to do this, in the middle of their successful, joy-filled lives. And me? I’m stuck at my computer, dreaming about bicycles. Whenever I see a post like that, the same thoughts race through my mind every time: Who are these people? When do they do their laundry? Walk their dogs? And how in the world do they pay the bills and keep their spouses happy? Read More