Entries will be valid for 2021 edition. Santini Cycling Wear and US Bormiese have announced the cancellation of the Granfondo Stelvio Santini 2020 edition because of the healthcare crisis in Italy and across the world caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Athletes that purchased bibs for the cycling event can, however, use them for the 2021 edition.Continue reading “Granfondo Stelvio Santini 2020 Cancelled due to Coronavirus”
While we’re in the middle of the horrible COVID-19 pandemic, let’s remember the cycling advice during the Influenza of 1918, also erroneously known as the “Spanish Flu”.Continue reading “Cycling advice during the Spanish Flu (the Influenza of 1918)”
It is better to avoid liquid calories. Because, weight control is as important as training for a cyclist. The reason is the power-to-weight ratio: maximizing your power-to-weight ratio is a vital part of your training. In cycling, and in any endurance sport generally, better performance is determined not only by how much power an individual can generate but also by how much body mass s/he is carrying. It is really hard to increase your power output dramatically, but you can lose some weight with a good diet. Avoiding liquid calories is an easy way to lose weight.Continue reading “Avoid liquid calories”
Colnago Classic series contains two iconic steel frames: Colnago Master and Colnago Arabesque. When these two classics were born in the 1980s, Colnago Master featured the star-shaped tubes that would become a signature of Colnago and tame lug shaping. The Arabesque was like Master’s counter-thesis: it had more conventionally shaped tubes, but lugs with significantly more flourish. Today, the Master has barely changed from its roots, but the Arabesque has a different story.Continue reading “Colnago Classic Series (Master and Arabesque) – 2020”
Selle Italia, the Italian manufacturer of bicycle saddles presents Flite Boost: a winning high-performance saddle, the result of thirty years of continual innovation.Continue reading “Selle Italia Presents Flite Boost 2020”
Being a dedicated cyclist is great for almost every part of your body and mind. But, could it be putting your bone health at risk? Turns out, people who spend a lot of time cycling experience lower bone density, especially professional cyclists, even though they are otherwise healthy, fit and young. Even those cyclists who regularly lift weights have a lower bone mineral density than recommended.Continue reading “Low-Impact Sports Like Cycling May Put Your Bones at Risk. Adding Running to Your Exercises Can Help”
I confess, I’m a MAMIL (Middle-Aged Man in Lycra). In fact, at my stage of life, I’m a SMILEY (Senior Male in Lycra/Elastane, Yo).
Like most forms of physical activity, cycling is good for you. Just two hours of easy cycling each week – or one hour flat out – will reduce your odds of dying by 10%.
These stats may not be as good as some other sports such as tennis, but let’s face it, tennis clothes are really dorky. Lycra is cool, but more on that later.Continue reading “The lure of cycling: tips from a middle-aged man in Lycra”
This new year 2020, our catalogue is updated including some new products as well as updates and improvements in our bicycle bags in order to offer the bikepacker a more complete range with an outstanding performance-quality-price ratio.Continue reading “GEOSMINA bicycle bags are updated for 2020 season”
Why film your ride? Studies have found that professional cyclists have a superior pedaling technique to elite cyclists. This is perhaps no surprise, given the level of training and dedication required at a professional level. But in order to improve speed and reduce the risk of injury, leisure cyclists can learn from the pros. By studying your own practice, you can improve your technique without investing in formal training. One of the best ways to do this, particularly if your focus is speed, is to film your ride.Continue reading “How To Film Your Ride To Improve Cycling Performance And Speed”
Humans have been riding bicycle-like machines for close to 200 years, beginning with the Draisine or “velocipede” in 1817.
While riding and balancing a bicycle can seem simple and effortless, the actual control process used by a human rider is still somewhat of a mystery. Using mathematical equations, researchers have explained how a bicycle without a rider can balance itself and have identified the bicycle design features critical for that to happen.
However, the stability – that is, the ability to remain balanced – of a bicycle with a rider is more difficult to quantify and describe mathematically, especially since rider ability can vary widely. My colleagues and I brought expert and novice riders into the lab to investigate whether they use different balancing techniques.Continue reading “The strange biomechanics of riding – and balancing – a bicycle”