Tags archives: biking

Critical Mass - Worldwide Social Biking Event

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When my friend asked me if I would like to join 'Critical Maths' where a bunch of 'psychists' (probably a fancy English word for psychologists?) meet every last friday evening of the month, I was skeptical. What would I do there? I haven't had any proper math classes since my graduation and frankly, I could think of better ways to spend my Friday evening. A [...]

5 active summer holidays

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  Laying in the sun on a beautiful beach, hour after hour? What might sound like paradise to some people, to me is torture. Give me a surfboard, a pair of running shoes, a yoga mat and a bike and I will have the time of my life. This is why I never went on a classical package holiday, and I would probably bore my ass off, if I ever went. The advantag[...]

A Weekend Bike Trip up the California Coast

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A few weekends ago I joined a group of 28 excited cyclists on a bike trip up north. My ambitious friend Anya began planning this trip weeks in advance and our numbers grew and grew until the date. We started in San Francisco and traveled about 35 miles to Samuel P Taylor State Park. The way was filled with flat tires, long lunches and water breaks, and some [...]

Cycling holidays in Europe

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Have you ever been on a vacation that seemed ruined before you'd even had the chance to reach your destination? Hours of waiting at airports due to flight cancellations, precious time wasted waiting at train stations or caught up in traffic jams in the middle of the highway? I've certainly had my share of transportation nightmares, and although the rest o[...]

Customize your own bike with Bike Republic

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On my last day in San Francisco I headed over to Urban Outfitters for some final shopping. I checked mostly for the sales on furniture and frames when suddenly my heart dropped and my breath needed catching. Why? Because I saw this beauty: The bike of my dreams. Im in love with the white tires and the brown saddle and the fact that baskets can be place[...]

Wheeling around Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Exploring a new place epitomizes all the excitement of traveling: discovering tiny corners and allies which reveal hidden treasures of cafes/stalls/wall art, places you would never have discovered until you got away from tours and strike out alone. However, it can also be tres boring if your trapped in the midday sun, traipsing around with a map that you dis[...]

Mini-break by bike: Lisbon - the Alentejo coast

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What do you do when you have about 30 euros (and a week until you get your next salary), 3 days off and a strong urge to travel? I was complaining to a good friend about this, and got this e-mail back: be ready at 7AM tomorrow, have about 10 euros ready, your bicycle and two changes of clothes. The morning after we were ready for 3 days of pedaling in Por[...]

Star of the open road: the Gucci bike

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Dear Travelettes, meet my my latest obsession: Ever since I moved to Berlin I have been an avid bike-rider, because it's hands down, the quickest way of getting around in the city, it keeps you well in shape and there is just a great feeling of freedom when you ride past all those sad pedestrians who wished they could get to where they're going 5 t[...]

Biking in the city: this is how I roll

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I always found going by bike one of the best ways to discover a city, next to shopping of course.. I love biking because it is environmentally friendly, healthy (read: gives you buns of steel), and it is a great way to get to know a new city without having to smell sweaty armpits on the subway! Several cities have great possibilities to rent bikes (or at [...]