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To hibernate or not to hibernate

Outside is currently cold, wet and dirty. Already there are icy patches on the road and the salt applied to keep you from slipping is a bike killer. …

How do you fuel?

We were getting ready to hop on our bikes, when my cycling buddy grabbed a roll of wine gums from his pocket and started pressing the gummies to his …

Wahoo ELEMNT: It’s nice to know how far you go

I started cycling without tracking my ride. I just wanted to be outside on my bike and cycle to places I’d never been before. Then I found out about …

Etxeondo and my ride in Basque Country

In my last post I wrote about how to prepare for a big ride. My brief research into the subject led to 6 tips to get your mental situation in the …

How to get your mental state in good form for a big ride

Etxeondo invited Soigneur Cycling Journal to join their Grand Fondo event in Basque Country this Saturday. I have never been there and was curious to …

I’m cycling in the rain

<b>Inspired by this week’s weather I gathered a few great tips for when you go riding in the rain. Because sometimes you have no choice but to go riding</b> …

The drink bottle

You might think that writing a post about drink bottles (or bidons) is a waste of time. I think you’re wrong. And it’s only a short one …

Paris Roubaix On Bike Highlights

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Who says there’s no cool gear?

Life’s too short to wear ugly cycling gear.<p>And now is a good time to get a fresh kit. Most brands have just launched their spring/summer 2016 …

Pre-race preps for the spectator

The cycling season is on! So it’s time to tune in, sit back and enjoy the rides. But once you’re all set up and the race is on its way, what are the …

UCI Women’s WorldTour 2016

Women’s cycling is gaining momentum. The number of elite level female athletes is increasing and opportunities for women’s racing around the world …

Dutch hotspots for cyclists

Cycling in the Netherlands has recently undergone an image overhaul. Ten years ago, cycling was dutifully equipped as a means of getting to work or …

Road Bikes

Why everyone should get a professional bike fitting

Last February I bought my first road bike and I was hooked instantly. I started grabbing every chance I could to hop on my bike, and I was a little …

Pain

Tips & tricks for better pics

It’s no secret that Ashley & Jered Gruber are a fantastic photography team. Lucky for us, they have a passion for cycling and share this through a …

Landscape Photography

How to descend like a boss

While watching the Tour de France this season, I noticed the pro cyclists have lots of different descend styles. Especially remarkable are those …

Tour de France

L’Eroica, a celebration of cycling heritage

It all started in 1997 with one cycling romantic, Giancarlo Brocci, and his love for cycling’s rich heritage. To revive the cycling era of the past …

Cycling Cap Culture

Love them or hate them, caps are a part of cycling culture. Here’s what you need to know about caps to understand their role in cycling.<p>In the early …

The 3 best road bike bells

Cyclists like their bikes to look light, fast and minimalistic. Attaching things like saddle bags, pumps, smart-phones and bells to frames or …

Say yes to chocolate milk

I was quite disgusted when my brother, at the time training for an Ironman, talked about gulping down half a litre of chocolate milk after an …

Eye candy that makes you want to jump on you bike

This video by VANKUSIK is shot near Brno in the Czech Republic. It features an area called Kras, hidden in the hills of Moravia, full of caves and …

Sheroes ride leader workshop by Strongher

On saturday the 7th of November 50 cycle enthusiasts came together to learn something about leading a group ride. The Strongher organization had set …

Budget winter bib test

If you haven’t got your winter cycle wear sorted yet, this is the post for you. I have tested 4 winter bib tights (with pads!) priced 110 euro or …

20 perfect gifts for girls who like bikes

We are heading into the holiday season at full speed it seems. Does anyone even remember what summer was like? To shake off after summer blues, I …

The mountainbike

According to my Strava feed, many of you have been taking your mountain bike for it’s first spin this season. And with good reason. Winter roads can …

How to avoid a sore bottom

When you first start riding more often and longer distances you are likely to encounter bottom problems. At least, it’s not exactly your bottom, but …

Mini documentary Vive le Tour (1962)

Vive le Tour is a short documentary of the 1962 Tour de France made by French filmmaker Louis Malle. A cycling passionate himself, he set out to …

10 Instagram users you should be following

I love scrolling through my Instagram feed. It makes the world out there become so accessible. Especially with pictures taken from the bike. Checking …

Meewindkoers

I think I share this feeling with lots of riders: participating in a cycling tour is a nice deviation from your cycling routine. Sure, most of the …

The Global Cycling Network’s How to videos

The World Wide Web is full of videos on cycling, but if you’re looking for one spot to find all you need to watch check out the Global Cycling …

End of the cycle season?

The end of the cycling season here in The Netherlands also marks the start of rubycycles.com. It wasn’t planned this way, but conveniently, reading …