Cycling Tshirt from Velo Logic

Keep your velo love close to your heart, now available the Velo Logic performance long sleeve tshirt.

Custom Designed Cycling TshirtsI’m a bit of a tee shirt aficionado. It needs to be a unique design and well made. I hate the cheap stuff that’s scratchy, loses it’s shape, or falls apart after a couple of washes. I’ve had this Velo Logic Cycling Tshirt for a year, worn it and washed it a lot and it’s still going strong!

It’s soft, comfortable, light with a bit of stretch to give you the freedom to move as you choose. It has flat stitched raglan sleeves, so there’s no uncomfortable ridges or bumps against your skin.

It’s great as an undershirt or worn on its own (I do both), and with it’s moisture-wicking ability it is perfectly suited to active the lifestyle… but lounging around in it works too.

It’s ideal for chilly days, cool mornings and evenings. I often wear it under a short sleeve tee, or a long sleeve button up. As the day warms up, I cast off my outer layer.

Detailed specs below or check it out and more at the Velo Lust StoreBest quality cycling tshirts from Velo LogicThe Velo Logic Long Sleeve Tee from Sport-Tek

Stay cool and dry during your workout with the sweat-wicking performance long sleeve shirt from Sport-Tek. Made with raglan sleeves, this lightweight shirt has the look and fit for any athletic activity. It’s 95%/5% poly and spandex, so it’s made to last. You can customize it too, pick your size, fabric and color.

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Ride Like It’s 1896: Cycling Tips from the Past

Cycling is one of the most healthful and invigorating kinds of exercise; as well for mind as body. But like other good things it may be abused, and the faults of its votaries are visited upon it.

Beginners on commencing to ride should act with moderation. A short time only each day with the machine at first, then gradually lengthening it in proportion as the ease grows with which they can manage it. It is never quite wise to start on a long ride without first having had a few preliminary shorter ones. With regular practice and care, there is practically no limit which the human frame may not train up to.”

This is taken from the Metropolitan Machinist’s Company brochure from 1896. It’s a treasure, giving an insight into the equipment and problems of cycling in the late 19th century.

Cycling equipment 1896

Take a look at some of the saddles advertised, including Brooks saddles which is still going, and cutaway versions.

Bicycle equipment 1896

You could also pick up a bicycle bag, a variety of luggage carriers, lamps and rifle mounts for your handlebars. Apparently road rage is not a new phenomenon.

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I leave you with these words of wisdom. (When I was starting out I certainly could have used the tram-lines advice.)

In Riding it is well to avoid gutters, ruts and tram-lines. Cross the latter as nearly at right angles as possible, slacken speed in turning a corner. Keep the machine upright; and work the pedals evenly.

And if you want something more up to date (picky, picky)… you can’t beat a good book or browse the store. And before you ask, we’re out of rifle mounts.

The “Sin” of Cycling

They ride against against the tide. They ride in spite of disapproving relatives. They must be escorted on training rides by their coach, Abdul Sadiq, who trains them despite the threats and the violence. Six months ago he was hospitalized after a threat turned into an attack. They ride before dawn to avoid insults and rocks.

They are women in Afghanistan, and their “sin” is cycling.

David Loyn (BBC News) calls them perhaps “the world’s most unlikely sports team.” And says they have an “evangelical zeal” … except is it for their cycling not their religion.

Even in post-Taliban Afghanistan, their lives are not their own. 18-year-old team member Zainab has a dream, she says:

“It’s my ambition, and I hope that one day girls will be allowed to go cycling on the streets, without a coach, or anyone with them, and they will not have problems.”

I say good for them. And damn their detractors.

Sources:
BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31311887
The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/26/afghanistan-women-cycling-team-olympic-dream

Is this the world’s fastest bicycle?

So Rohan Dennis broke the Hour Record, riding 32.61 miles. Now some kids from the University of Liverpool aim to nearly triple that.

Okay… not on a bicycle exactly, it’s a super aerodynamic, fully enclosed recumbent bicycle.

University of Liverpool (UK) students are going to take a crack at the Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) record, with their machine ARION1.

The record currently stands at an impressive 83.13 mph, set by Dutch students last year.

The “pilot” of the ARION1, former Olympic silver medalist Rob Hayles, will accelerate for 4.5 miles and then strive to pump out 850 watts for the last half mile to take ARION1, and himself, into the record books.

And they’re not just looking to break the record, the plan is to smash it and take it up to 89 mph. If Hayles succeeds, it will be the world’s fastest, human-powered bicycle.

Read more: http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/rob-hayles-chosen-pilot-human-powered-vehicle-record-attempt-156613

Is This the Most Aerodynamic Bike Ever Made?

Look says “yes.”

It’s the 2015 Look 795 Aerolight.

Technical Data on Look 795 Aerolight

FRAME / FORK

  • 795 AEROLIGHT / HSC 8 AERO

HEADSET

  • LOOK HEADFIT 3

SEAT POST

  • LOOK E-POST 2

CRANKSET

  • ZED 2 BB 65 LOOK 50 X 34 CHAINRINGS

SPROCKET

  • SHIMANO DURA ACE 11S 11X28 9000

BRAKES / SHIFT LEVERS

  • SHIMANO DURA ACE DI2 2X11S 9070

REAR DERAILLEUR

  • SHIMANO DURA ACE DI2 9070

FRONT DERAILLEUR

  • SHIMANO DURA ACE DI2 9070 BRAZED ON

CHAIN

  • SHIMANO DURA ACE 9000 11S

BRAKE ARMS

  • FRONT = INTEGRATED LOOK AERO BRAKES // REAR = SHIMANO DURA ACE DIRECT MOUNT 9010

SADDLE

  • SELLE ITALIA SLR MONOLINK

HANDLEBAR

  • 3T ERGONOVA TEAM STEALTH CARBON

STEM

  • LOOK AEROSTEM

RIBBON

  • LOOK GRIP

PEDALS

  • LOOK KEO BLADE 2

WHEELS

  • LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON CLINCHER MEILENSTEIN

TIRES

  • CONTINENTAL GRAND PRIX ATTACK 2 700X22 FRT // CONTINENTAL GRAND PRIX FORCE 700X24 RR

ACCESSORIES

  • BIKE COVER + INTERNAL BATTERY + USB CHARGER

WEIGHT

  • 6,17 KG (SIZE M – WITHOUT PEDALS)