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The N2: Portugal’s answer to Route 66

June 17th, 2022 - Miguel Andrade

The Estrada Nacional 2, or N2, is often called the Route 66 of Portugal. And, like the emblematic US highway, this road defines a nation. Built in 1945 to carry goods and people the length of the country, it was once a backbone of the Portuguese road system. It is now the longest continuous road in Portugal crossing four mountain ranges, 11 rivers and 29 municipalities. 

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GUEST OPINION: Love letters to Lecchi

May 10th, 2022 - Staff Writer

I’m not an avid cyclist. In fact, I got a beautiful bike as a birthday present last June, and prior to my experience with inGamba, I had only ridden in the south of the Netherlands, where I live. 

As soon as I arrived at Lecchi, however, I knew it was going to be special. The beautiful little village of Lecchi looks like a romantic Italian film scene; the warm welcome we received from the girls and boys of inGamba immediately made us feel very welcome, and the first dinner at Paolo’s place was magnificent. 

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A Postcard from Patagonia

May 6th, 2022 - Katie Bolling

As soon as I arrived in San Martin de los Andes, Manuel handed me the day’s itinerary, and I knew right away this trip was going to be special. It included just three events: Lunch, aperitivo, and dinner. It’s the kind of schedule that’s easy to get used to. 

The next 14 days went by like a dream, traveling by boat and prop plane deep into Patagonia to explore the incredible cycling and unique cuisine that makes Argentina such a special destination. And finishing the adventure off with a stay on Francis Mallmann’s private island was the icing on the cake. After a week of phenomenal gravel riding, it was great to relax and focus hard on the Mangia and Beve parts of inGamba’s motto. 

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Why we love the food in Alentejo

April 22nd, 2022 - Miguel Andrade

Our love affair with Alentejo began the second we first laid eyes on it. Maybe it was because of the cork trees, misshapen as scarecrows, or the whitewashed villages that popped up like icebergs off-course, or the medieval castle towns that cling to mountainous outcrops of granite. Or more likely, it was the food. We fell hard for pão, the crisp-crusted, chewy country bread that’s the foundation of so many of Alentejo’s dishes; the fruity olive oil; the nutty sheep cheeses; the tomatoes.

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Pinarello launch MYWAY project – Building the dream

February 28th, 2022 - Staff Writer

We love our custom Dogma F fleet, but there is no doubt that Pinarello’s latest update to their MyWay design platform is seriously cool. We’ve always known that the care and skill that goes into the finish of every Pinarello was second to none, but when we came across this video we knew we had to share so that you could appreciate the craftsmanship, too.

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Key nutrition tips: Before, during, and after your ride

February 28th, 2022 - Staff Writer

Whether you’re training, racing, or just out there having fun, it’s always important to fuel correctly. Before you even turn a pedal you should have already started taking care of your food and hydration requirements, and at the end of a challenging ride, you should always take a few minutes to make sure your body gets what it needs.

It’s essential to rehydrate, refill your energy stores (glycogen reserves) and repair muscle stress if you want to minimise pain and ensure that you’re prepared for the next session as quickly as possible. The couch can look tempting but making time in your post-ride routine for a few simple steps will make a huge difference to your performance on the bike and how you feel off it.

Remember: recovery trains you. Taking care of the recovery phase is a vital part of improving. You worked hard during the session so be sure to safeguard those gains when you get home.

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inGamba at Canyon Ranch: supercharge your cycling

November 3rd, 2021 - Staff Writer

Canyon Ranch traces its roots back more than four decades to the late 1970s, long before wellness became a huge industry or in fact before it was even a widely recognized term. Canyon Ranch’s founder Mel Zuckerman made the decision to change his sedentary lifestyle, quickly realizing that he had transformed his life forever – and so he set out to help others do the same.

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