Cycloperativa mandate to teach basics of bicycle mechanics

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cycloperativa mechanics helping rider install brake pads to her bicycle

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Cycloperativa mechanics are on hand to help guide- but the work is yours.

Part of the Cycloperativa mandate is to help riders learn more about their bikes. There are mechanics there to help, to guide, to undertake the harder work, but the riders are encouraged to do the work and learn more about how the bike works.

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Instagram banned my nude cycling photo

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - The image that Instagram barred from the This Is My Bike account

Barry Sandland – The barred image as seen in the square, Instagram format. Whether it was the tattooed man in front or the retouched man in the mid-ground is unclear. Both have been edited for standards.

If you want to see the banned image, it is one my website – but so is the complete, unedited photo, as well as a more explicit version, so fair warning applies. Continue reading