Quote of the day, from Dino Buzzati. Buzzati was an Italian novelist, short story writer, painter, and poet, as well as a journalist for Corriere Della Sera. He was also a cycling enthusiast.
Category Archives: Hors Catégorie
Kartepe (Keltepe) climb
Yesterday, we climbed to Kartepe (means “snow mountain”), or formerly known as “Keltepe” (means “bald mountain”). With 1699 meters in height, Kartepe is the third highest mountain in the Marmara region of Turkey. There’s a ski resort atop it. With a 16.6 km length and 7.4% average gradient, the climb is categorized as Hors catégorie (HC) by Strava (a French …
British Media and Cycling
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”.
Puerto Case: Fuentes supplied Real Sociedad with drugs, ex-chief claims
Iñaki Badiola, former Real Sociedad football club chief claimed that Dr. Eufemanio Fuentes (Operación Puerto doctor) has been supplied the club with drugs for several years.
Merry Christmas and Happy 2013!
Merry Christmas and happy 2013 to all! And dear Santa, I have a special request from you, this Christmas. I’ve been a good boy, in 2012. I trained hard, I lost some weight, I tried to do my best in the races, and we even received a 3rd place cup at the last race of …
Road Cycling in Istanbul
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 …
Amazing bike-riding robot
An amazing bike-riding robot created by Masahiko Yamaguchi: it can ride a fixed-gear bicycle. It can pedal with its own feet and keeps its balance just by using the handlebar. This means that the tiny robot drives the bike just like a human does. The robot’s name is “Primer v2”. Interestingly, the creator of the …