Tuesday, July 21, 2009

AC Milan ace Gennaro Gatuso pedaling in LA


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Everything starts with some mountain biking for Olympique Lyon

French Lyon players kicked off their pre-season campaign with some mountain biking in their schedules.

7h15, in Tignes, all is calm. It is the time of day when the clouds are still stuck to the summits, the hour when late rising skiiers are making their way quickly to the glacier: in four hours it will already be too late, the snow will have started to melt; even the lake seems to be asleep, barely disturbed by the falling melted snow.

7h30, still no OL players in sight. The mornings physical session has been cancelled, the OL squad will discover the sumptuous panorama offered by the mountains in summer on bikes. 8h30, each player has to choose, sometimes with scepticism and sometimes with joy, like Rémy Vercoutre, the machine that will be making them suffer, « during 1 hour for the quickest, 2h30 for the rest » laughs Emmanuel Orhant. While Miralem Pjanic and Frédéric Piquionne ride around doing wheelies, Ederson tries desperately and in vain to put on his helmet much to the delight of Sidney Govou : « that helmet really has a problem with you. »

The trail starts by going downhill, through the forest and along a river that Patrick Collot almost falls in to. It appears obvious thet Cris has been practising his mountain biking during the holidays! The second part of the ride is much more hilly, which doesn’t worry Claude Puel, who finishes in first place accompanied by Nicolas Seguin. The Doc didn’t lie: two and a quarter hours.

Miralem Pjanic’s opinion : « Personnally, I enjoy biking, I like going quickly and being in front. It was quite calm. It was almost all downhill. It’s a nice gentle start to the training camp but we knwo things are going to be a lot more difficult afterwards. »

At the end of the afternoon, the group will be in surroundings that they control better: on a football pitch with a ball at their feet.


Gianluigi Buffon and his family go for a Sunday ride

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and his family went for a ride in Forte dei Marmi, Italy. As you can see in the pics, his girlfriend Alena is expecting their second baby.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Bike plus train makes easier transportation

Dusty pics for you to see

I was trying to find some interesting shots to upload when suddenly I found these two.
On this occasion I pictured a bike being exhibited at the Transport Museum in Lujan, Buenos Aires. There you can find from the first locomotive brought into Argentina to a bike used to go over the world. The person who used this bike is said to have ridden 85.000 km in 63 countries from the five continents.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Another bike commuter

Ecuador say yes to bike commuting!

My first six months as a bike commuter

I've been riding to work for six months now; as a matter of fact, my first six months. I have to say the assessment is highly positive. Let's start with the postives: i feel more energetic every time I reach school (I work as a teacher).I'm willing to work, I'm hapier in a a word. I do exercise. I lost 7 kilos. That's marvellous! There are lost of positives such as hearing the birds singing very early in the morning. I also have an air of independence: i don't depend on buses, cars or anything of the sort. I only ride my bike and make it home in style. I really like it!

Only one negative(hope it's the only one this year!) so far: I got a flat in the second week in March. Fortunately, my dad gave me hand and I could make it at my school as usual.

My evaluation has been 100% positive: I love biking and I hope lots of people learn about the benefits of commuting to work by bike!