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Posted by on May 16, 2013 in bikes, gear and gadgets | 0 comments

unboxing: Fast Forward F6R Powertap wheelset

unboxing: Fast Forward F6R Powertap wheelset

I order almost all of my bike stuff online: it’s convenient, I can find everything I want and most items arrive within a week. Then the exciting part: receiving a parcel, finding out it is the one you’ve been waiting for, opening it and then admiring the product you just bought (except for actually using it afterwards maybe..)! Yes, unboxing is clearly one of my favorite activities. This time I ordered a Fast Forward hand built wheelset with Powertap hub. Now that I’m training with the help of a cycling coach, I really want to be able to measure the power output. The parcel arrived, so let’s start unboxing! “What, no pictures of the wheels on your bike?” Nope, unfortunately I’m still waiting for the Powertap 11 speed freehub, so I can mount my Dura Ace cassette. So that’s it for now, to be continued… Click here to read about the excellent service at FF...

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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in cycling and bike pics | 0 comments

Bike ride near Terrasini (PA) in March 2013

Bike ride near Terrasini (PA) in March 2013

I decided to go and do the L5 ride on again a lovely sunny day in March this year. Not the best day to set a personal record: there are two railroad crossings, one in Trappeto and one near Terrasini (see photo) and I had to wait at both for the train to pass. The spectators clearly weren’t impressed with my efforts on the bike, so they went on with their...

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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in cycling and bike pics | 0 comments

On my favorite climb, near Carini (PA)

On my favorite climb, near Carini (PA)

The climb near the town of Carini (PA) is one of my favorites: not because of the level of difficulty (it’s mostly 5 – 7%), but because of the route itself: you start near the town, ride to the castle in the “centro storico” of Carini and then follow for Montelepre. During the climb you have some great views of the town and the sea. This is a ride a do a lot as a cycling guide (see route L5 on the on-Sicily website), because halfway on the descent you’ll have the choice to either turn right and go home (following the route) or go straight ahead and do another climb¬†(see route L6 on the on-Sicily website). Then near Ponte di Sagana (PA) you can either go back or go left and follow route...

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