When bringing home a new bike, maybe the tone is important

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cyclist with his electric mountain bike in the city centre.

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Another victim of the N+1 rule

“This is my city bike. I am from Frankfurt and this is my first day riding in Brussels and there are a few mountains here and I need the electric bike. I have about five bikes at home. There is a fixie and a fat bike. The fat bike is one of just 100 made Continue reading

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Ride your folding bike like it has another life

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Rider with his folding bike outside entrance to the train station

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Repurpose your folding bike to another style

“I have been riding since I was a kid and used to be a mountain bike rider, so I suppose going up and down over the curbs and riding this way, I have a skill set I am not really conscious of when I ride. I am a bit faster than most people, I guess, who ride a Continue reading

Why did I ride Mont Ventoux as my first mountain experience?

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Me and my clunker on the top of Mont Ventux

©TIMB- One mountain pass done, so many more to consider. Just look at the mass of racing bikes and spandex around me, and I did it on a clunker I bought on eBay., Long live my legs, I say. 

“I made a comment that I would like to ride a mountain ascent from the Tour de France, just to see just how hard it is. Next thing I know, I was at the base of Mont Ventoux. It is long. It is steep. Monotonously steep.”

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