Wednesday, September 3, 2014

We all ride for fun, not to make fun!

Self-proclaimed serious road bike riders will usually make fun of you if you:

Velo Parade by Geigerni via Wikimedia Commons
1. Wear a helmet with a visor (apparently a MTB helmet)
2. Keep the wheel reflectors on the wheels
3. Put any form of light on the handlebars that actually illuminates the road in night rides
4. Put any rear red light that marks you well in pitch black.
5. Have an oil mark on your right calf from the large crank gear or chain
6. Have a third gear on the cranckset (the much maligned granny gear)
7. Have a lower-end groupset on your bike
8. Your shirt does not match your bibs
9. Handlebar tape is not matching the color of the bike seat/tyres/frame
10. Updated, thanks to Dimitar Majstorov : Mudguards on the road bike
11. Updated 2, thanks to Martin Jovcevski: a Bell
etc...

People, you forfeited the right to make fun when you accepted that it's OK to wear tight Lycra regardless of the size of your gut and to walk around in shoes with cleats like a duck out of water, sometimes with shaved legs. We all ride for fun, not to make fun!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Why I love cycling

Words are obsolete
Photo by Jared Gruber, originally published on http://pelotonmagazine.com

Monday, May 19, 2014

19.05.2014 - Тажен ден за Скопје / A sad day for Skopje

19.05.2014 - Тажен ден за Скопје. Попладнето е убиен Ангел Петковски, додека се обидувал да го фати крадецот кој му го украл велосипедот од дворот на семејната куќа. 
Имаше 18 години.
Уште еден прерано згаснат живот. Почивај во мир


A sad day for Skopje. This afternoon Angel Petkovski was killed while trying to catch the thief who stole his bicycle from the yard of his family home. 
He was only 18 years old.
Another young life ended too soon. Rest in peace.