This is absolutely epic: British cyclist Mike Cotty rode 1,012 kilometers, including 21,250 meter climb with 21 mountain passes, sleepless! During his epic journey, Cotty spent 50 hours 29 minutes in the saddle, with total elapsed time of 53 hours 29 minutes.
“Portrait of my grandfather: 80 and still cycling” is a short documentary movie by Florent Piovesan, about his grandfather Benjamin Piovesan and his passion for cycling.
Your author has turned 40 today. A friend of mine sent me this beautiful picture. Isn’t it nice? 🙂
I received a surprise package today, a gift from a friend: three books and a micro bicycle. I won the books in a bet, actually: Alberto Contador vs Chris Froome at the Tour de France 🙂
Just a single photo can explain it. Enjoy…
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.
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 …
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”.
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 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 …