Dino Buzzati was an Italian novelist, short story writer, painter and poet, as well as a journalist for Corriere della Sera. And a cycling enthusiasm.
I finished reading “Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia” by Herbie Sykes. Now it’s Tour de France time, and I started to reading “Slaying the Badger” by Richard Moore.
Yesterday, we climbed to Kartepe (means “snow mountain”), or formerly known as “Keltepe” (means “bald mountain”). With 1699 meters height, Kartepe is the third highest mountain of the Marmara region of Turkey. There’s a ski resort atop it. With 16.6 km length and 7.4% average gradient, the climb is categorized as HC by strava, and some sections are over 16%. […]
I finished reading “Put me back on my bike” by William Fotheringham, and now started a new book: “Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at Giro d’Italia”, by Herbie Sykes.
These days I am reading “Put Me Back On My Bike – In search of Tom Simpson” by William Fotheringham. This is my third Fotheringham book, after “Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi” and “Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike”.
Merry Christmas and happy 2013 to all! And dear Santa, I have a special request from you, this Christmas.
More than a year ago, I wrote another article also titled “Road cycling in Istanbul” for the site for-cycling.com. Some good people reached me using the contact info in the article. Some others asked me some questions about cycling in Istanbul and I tried to guide them. So I decided to write another article, and […]
A robot that can ride a fixed gear bike is created by Masahiko Yamaguchi. It can pedals with its own feet, and keeps its balance just by using the handlebar. This means, that tiny robot drives the bike just like a human does. The robot’s name is “Priver v2”.
Giuseppe Marinoni, the famous Italian frame builder, broke the hour record for 74-79 age group on October 20. Marinoni broke the record in Brescia, Italy. Marinoni covered 35.728 km in one hour.