Old stone and wood windmills still dominate the Mallorcan landscape. They remind me of one of my favorite epic stories, which just so happens to take place right down the road. Just as Sancho Panza faithfully followed Don Quixote de la Mancha — the neither of them ever very certain where they were going, yet totally confident of their destination with every step (at least the taller of the two) — I followed Sky Procycling’s Ian Boswell around this island for 10 days by horseback, er by bicycle.
Guest Entry // Images & Text Courtesy of Carsten Jensen
Until a few months ago, we’d never heard of Åfjord in Norway. The first time was when David, who has settled in the area, came into Velo Pavé and described it as the perfect place to ride.
A visiting American pro cyclist shares his thoughts on just what makes this time of year so special… and, er, hairy.
This time of year is special to us roadies for so many reasons. There’s the obvious holiday connotation, with fantastic food, family, and good times around the fireplace. There’s also the extra allowances that even the most serious of us can still make, with race season still a bit down the road.
By Dave Smith
Send me your headwinds – the strong, the weak, the angled, the brick wall headwinds, the summer mistral, the winter arctic – I’ll have them all.
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I unzipped my jacket, letting the flowing December air cool my core. I removed my glasses, then engaged in the all-too-familiar struggle to securely tuck them inside the front of my helmet. I took a sip from my bottle. I put my head down and took an odd comfort in the sweat dripping from the tip of my nose.
As the Pretenders once sang, there’s a fine line between love and hate. And possibly no International relationship sums this up better than the one between you and us, between the French and the English, the Frogs and the Roast Beefs.
Victoire Cycles has become one of Cafe du Cycliste’s closest allies in the battle for marriage between cycling style and performance. This French company from Clermont shares our focus on artisan, quality products that make us proud to say we’re cyclists.
by Dillon Caldwell
As a native of the Northwest U.S. (Oregon), I’m well familiar with riding in wet conditions. Read more »
It takes longer to get ready in autumn and winter, sure.
Longer to look at the weather, and longer decide which bits of your kit are most appropriate. Knee warmers, leg warmers or tights? Windproof jersey or jacket and base layer? Read more »