Finished the Bryan Chapman Memorial last week, the toughest audax I’ve ever done so far, 627km in a little over 37 hours, it was awesome.

It been one year since I first got it, and it’s still as awesome as the day I got it.

The biggest improvement I have made with it, is me.

Getting fitter, stretching more,  stredding the useless fat off the body, wearing better fitting bib short and jersey, etc. make a much bigger difference than changing a seatpost to one thats only 20g lighter (ironically enough I cut half of the seatpost on that bike shredding a massive 70g).

After the trek through the Pyrenees back in August, I decided to have a rest day by hiring a cheap bicycle to explore the surrounding mountains in the Pyrenees, it was an awesome ride getting soaked up in the amazing vista of each twist of the road.

It also got me thinking about the bicycle in general, during my short jaunt around the Pyrenees on a hired bicycle, I never thought about how stiff that Orbea Aqua is (horribly so), the tight clearance with the 25mm tyres rubbing against the chainstay, or the odd levers/handlebar shape that I find a little uncomfortable trying to brakes from the hood and the drop.

All I remember thinking was admiring every single small thing I notice on the road, hell, I didn’t even notice how uncomfortable the saddle was until the last flat 15km ride back into Luchon.

Perhaps the expensive carbon job with one extra cog and hand-made tyres make it more enjoyable, or perhaps I might not even notice the marginal gain in climbing with a lighter wheels, all I remember is that I enjoyed that day.

jaimelann:

tristianmakhai:

jackyan:

jebiga-design-magazine:

Finally! SEIL Bag - LED Equipped for Cyclists Source: jebiga.com

Making cycling safer I am glad someone has invented this.

This is fucking awesome.

hey guys this is really super important for bikers (some of which are my dad and uncle, both of whom tell me about how few fucks drivers give for bikers. one went out of its way to hit my uncle) and they have a kickstarter!! it’s in the article in the link above again this is so super important 

Frankly, that’s a really bad idea.
It discourage people from looking behind before performing the maneuvers, become more reliance on technology and make no difference whatsoever, why would a driver suddenly obeyed a rucksack with little light flashing over a proper hand signal manoverve? 
If you need to change lane, look behind while sticking your arm out fully (like a drama queen), take the lane more and perform the maneuver, sticking your arm out is much more noticeable than a rucksack with an indicator, and the habit force you to look behind before signalling.
If there’s no vehicles behind, DON’T SIGNAL, this enforce your habit in looking before signalling.
Be more assertive, people are not out to get you. jaimelann:

tristianmakhai:

jackyan:

jebiga-design-magazine:

Finally! SEIL Bag - LED Equipped for Cyclists Source: jebiga.com

Making cycling safer I am glad someone has invented this.

This is fucking awesome.

hey guys this is really super important for bikers (some of which are my dad and uncle, both of whom tell me about how few fucks drivers give for bikers. one went out of its way to hit my uncle) and they have a kickstarter!! it’s in the article in the link above again this is so super important 

Frankly, that’s a really bad idea.
It discourage people from looking behind before performing the maneuvers, become more reliance on technology and make no difference whatsoever, why would a driver suddenly obeyed a rucksack with little light flashing over a proper hand signal manoverve? 
If you need to change lane, look behind while sticking your arm out fully (like a drama queen), take the lane more and perform the maneuver, sticking your arm out is much more noticeable than a rucksack with an indicator, and the habit force you to look behind before signalling.
If there’s no vehicles behind, DON’T SIGNAL, this enforce your habit in looking before signalling.
Be more assertive, people are not out to get you. jaimelann:

tristianmakhai:

jackyan:

jebiga-design-magazine:

Finally! SEIL Bag - LED Equipped for Cyclists Source: jebiga.com

Making cycling safer I am glad someone has invented this.

This is fucking awesome.

hey guys this is really super important for bikers (some of which are my dad and uncle, both of whom tell me about how few fucks drivers give for bikers. one went out of its way to hit my uncle) and they have a kickstarter!! it’s in the article in the link above again this is so super important 

Frankly, that’s a really bad idea.
It discourage people from looking behind before performing the maneuvers, become more reliance on technology and make no difference whatsoever, why would a driver suddenly obeyed a rucksack with little light flashing over a proper hand signal manoverve? 
If you need to change lane, look behind while sticking your arm out fully (like a drama queen), take the lane more and perform the maneuver, sticking your arm out is much more noticeable than a rucksack with an indicator, and the habit force you to look behind before signalling.
If there’s no vehicles behind, DON’T SIGNAL, this enforce your habit in looking before signalling.
Be more assertive, people are not out to get you. jaimelann:

tristianmakhai:

jackyan:

jebiga-design-magazine:

Finally! SEIL Bag - LED Equipped for Cyclists Source: jebiga.com

Making cycling safer I am glad someone has invented this.

This is fucking awesome.

hey guys this is really super important for bikers (some of which are my dad and uncle, both of whom tell me about how few fucks drivers give for bikers. one went out of its way to hit my uncle) and they have a kickstarter!! it’s in the article in the link above again this is so super important 

Frankly, that’s a really bad idea.
It discourage people from looking behind before performing the maneuvers, become more reliance on technology and make no difference whatsoever, why would a driver suddenly obeyed a rucksack with little light flashing over a proper hand signal manoverve? 
If you need to change lane, look behind while sticking your arm out fully (like a drama queen), take the lane more and perform the maneuver, sticking your arm out is much more noticeable than a rucksack with an indicator, and the habit force you to look behind before signalling.
If there’s no vehicles behind, DON’T SIGNAL, this enforce your habit in looking before signalling.
Be more assertive, people are not out to get you. jaimelann:

tristianmakhai:

jackyan:

jebiga-design-magazine:

Finally! SEIL Bag - LED Equipped for Cyclists Source: jebiga.com

Making cycling safer I am glad someone has invented this.

This is fucking awesome.

hey guys this is really super important for bikers (some of which are my dad and uncle, both of whom tell me about how few fucks drivers give for bikers. one went out of its way to hit my uncle) and they have a kickstarter!! it’s in the article in the link above again this is so super important 

Frankly, that’s a really bad idea.
It discourage people from looking behind before performing the maneuvers, become more reliance on technology and make no difference whatsoever, why would a driver suddenly obeyed a rucksack with little light flashing over a proper hand signal manoverve? 
If you need to change lane, look behind while sticking your arm out fully (like a drama queen), take the lane more and perform the maneuver, sticking your arm out is much more noticeable than a rucksack with an indicator, and the habit force you to look behind before signalling.
If there’s no vehicles behind, DON’T SIGNAL, this enforce your habit in looking before signalling.
Be more assertive, people are not out to get you. jaimelann:

tristianmakhai:

jackyan:

jebiga-design-magazine:

Finally! SEIL Bag - LED Equipped for Cyclists Source: jebiga.com

Making cycling safer I am glad someone has invented this.

This is fucking awesome.

hey guys this is really super important for bikers (some of which are my dad and uncle, both of whom tell me about how few fucks drivers give for bikers. one went out of its way to hit my uncle) and they have a kickstarter!! it’s in the article in the link above again this is so super important 

Frankly, that’s a really bad idea.
It discourage people from looking behind before performing the maneuvers, become more reliance on technology and make no difference whatsoever, why would a driver suddenly obeyed a rucksack with little light flashing over a proper hand signal manoverve? 
If you need to change lane, look behind while sticking your arm out fully (like a drama queen), take the lane more and perform the maneuver, sticking your arm out is much more noticeable than a rucksack with an indicator, and the habit force you to look behind before signalling.
If there’s no vehicles behind, DON’T SIGNAL, this enforce your habit in looking before signalling.
Be more assertive, people are not out to get you. jaimelann:

tristianmakhai:

jackyan:

jebiga-design-magazine:

Finally! SEIL Bag - LED Equipped for Cyclists Source: jebiga.com

Making cycling safer I am glad someone has invented this.

This is fucking awesome.

hey guys this is really super important for bikers (some of which are my dad and uncle, both of whom tell me about how few fucks drivers give for bikers. one went out of its way to hit my uncle) and they have a kickstarter!! it’s in the article in the link above again this is so super important 

Frankly, that’s a really bad idea.
It discourage people from looking behind before performing the maneuvers, become more reliance on technology and make no difference whatsoever, why would a driver suddenly obeyed a rucksack with little light flashing over a proper hand signal manoverve? 
If you need to change lane, look behind while sticking your arm out fully (like a drama queen), take the lane more and perform the maneuver, sticking your arm out is much more noticeable than a rucksack with an indicator, and the habit force you to look behind before signalling.
If there’s no vehicles behind, DON’T SIGNAL, this enforce your habit in looking before signalling.
Be more assertive, people are not out to get you.

jaimelann:

tristianmakhai:

jackyan:

jebiga-design-magazine:

Finally! SEIL Bag - LED Equipped for Cyclists Source: jebiga.com

Making cycling safer I am glad someone has invented this.

This is fucking awesome.

hey guys this is really super important for bikers (some of which are my dad and uncle, both of whom tell me about how few fucks drivers give for bikers. one went out of its way to hit my uncle) and they have a kickstarter!! it’s in the article in the link above again this is so super important 

Frankly, that’s a really bad idea.

It discourage people from looking behind before performing the maneuvers, become more reliance on technology and make no difference whatsoever, why would a driver suddenly obeyed a rucksack with little light flashing over a proper hand signal manoverve? 

If you need to change lane, look behind while sticking your arm out fully (like a drama queen), take the lane more and perform the maneuver, sticking your arm out is much more noticeable than a rucksack with an indicator, and the habit force you to look behind before signalling.

If there’s no vehicles behind, DON’T SIGNAL, this enforce your habit in looking before signalling.

Be more assertive, people are not out to get you.

(via vidyagirly)

Giles, my companion putting on his well worn shoes in a Moroccan hotel room after 2,600km under our belts.

His shoes really fucking stink.

8,196km so far, I should be getting puncture regularly after the thread have been worn through, but it’s still performing reliably.