Zugerberg – September ride

Zugerberg – September ride

I must have climbed the Zugerberg a hundred times or more but never written about it. At every time of year it shows a different side to it. I particularly like this ride because it can be done within an hour yet is a tremendous cardio work out. Depending precisely...Read more
Susten Pass – 1300m climb from Wassen

Susten Pass – 1300m climb from Wassen

The Sustenpass is located in Switzerland and connects the canton of Bern with Uri. It is high at 2,224m and is a particular favourite for motorbikers, car drivers and of course cyclists. It is actually one of several mountain passes and hard core cyclists often combine it with two other...Read more

Strava vs Komoot – which app do I need?

In simple terms, Strava is an app that records your sporting activity and displays analysis of your performance. The analysis breaks down your activity into segments which can be a section of road or a famous climb. Segments allow Strava to compare your performance against yourself and against the community....Read more
A really good handlebar bike bag

A really good handlebar bike bag

I know. To look really awesome on your racing bike you are supposed to stuff a few minimal things in your jersey back pockets. It maintains the sleek look. But what if you are climbing up a mountain and actually need a change of clothes at the top? What if...Read more
Panniers for the Gravel bike

Panniers for the Gravel bike

My wife and I have a plan to do multi-day cycle touring. It started with her dream of cycling through the Tuscan sunny uplands during the day, visiting off-the-beaten-track places to eat and by evening, doing the passagiata in the piazza dressed in a summery floaty dress. Of course you...Read more