When you consider buying a gift for a person who has a passion for cycling, it’s a great idea to buy a cycling-related item to her/him. Luckily, you’ll have many options. Here are some cycling-related gift ideas:
Last week, Facebook offered me an interesting group named “Vintage Carbon Nonsense and Marketplace”. It is an interesting group, dedicated to the ’80s and ’90s carbon bikes. Carbon-fiber frames have a longer history than most people think. According to Wikipedia, the American bike producer Kestrel produced the world’s very first all-carbon bicycle frame in 1986. …
Vincenzo Nibali, the Italian rider of the Astana team won the Tour de France 2014 edition and joined the greats, becoming the sixth cyclist to win all three grand tours. “The Shark” previously won the Vuelta a España in 2010 and the Giro d’Italia in 2013.
LOOK Mondrian is the legendary frameset of the French bicycle manufacturer. Its red, blue, and yellow colors (also the logo of the company) were based on the artwork of Piet Mondrian (March 7, 1872 – February 1, 1944), the famous Dutch painter.
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.
Early 20th journalists started creating nicknames for the cyclists. This effort popularized the cycling sport and make the racers interesting to the people who were not interested in cycling much. This tradition is still continuing today. Here the list of cyclists’ nicknames in alphabetical order (by surname, starting with H):