April 12, 2019

Like it or not, that is how change works. It’s messy, chaotic, and never straightforward. It’s hard to recognise until it’s there. Change is a muddy pool on the side of the road. Trampled by uncaring bulldozers, trodden by ignorant passersby. But add enough drops of ra...

November 20, 2017

It's a bit like bike trips, isn't it. Life.


There's baggage to drag along. Things get lost. You feel like you're on top of it all before you get smacked in the face by reality, and your are racing against time and it's dark and you slept too little and you shouldn't ha...

May 15, 2017

The fact that sustainability seems almost a non-issue in the cycling industry bewilders me, as the freedom experience as cyclists is so closely intertwined with the environment we ride in.
 

Ask any cyclist, and they will likely tell you it's freedom. The reason they ev...

April 25, 2017

There's goodwill, there surely is. It's just that the answer seems to linger somewhere in the back of his brain, but isn't able to find its way out. "Tell me again?" he yells, which I actually only understand from his gestures. The music is pumping on club level. I ben...

March 1, 2017

Be warned, it's an expensive pastime they said. I chuckled and took another look at my 350 euro Fort in the back of the van. Screaming-white logos, eye-straining blue frame, a well worn groupset of the lower Shimano echelons and vintage clothes lines, as they tend to c...

February 14, 2017

trailblazer
ˈtreɪlbleɪzə/
noun
noun: trailblazer; plural noun: trailblazers; noun: trail-blazer; plural noun: trail-blazers
    1.    a person who makes a new track through wild country
    2.    a person who is the first to do something; an innovat...

November 18, 2016

Memories can be vivid. I was wearing a purple knit sweater that last day of the year. The same one I wore on every other day of that breathtaking trek through the Patagonian Torres del Paine National Park. Five days of tough ascents and mind blowing views that came wit...

October 18, 2016

This article was written for Volume 5 of Far Ride Magazine

Charlotte Sieradzka of Warsaw Cycling on the far right at Rad Race Rotterdam 2015
 

When I was asked to write up my personal view on women's cycling, I had to give it some thought. Is there even such a thing as w...

He holds up the fumbled piece of paper in his left hand, trying to juggle the mic while putting down his can of coke in one go with his right. The battered skateboard loosely balances under one of his vans, heel slightly up. Pink socks, a tiny rim of skin visible under...

September 20, 2016

The road ahead is grimy, rain hammers the vaseline off my cheeks, I think I can hear my knees start to squeak as the warmth of movement succumbs to the icy wet. I'm in a happy place.

It's a strange thing — the body protests while the mind starts to clear. It's physics...

Please reload