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Interstate at a Glance

September 2, 2014
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Interstate at a Glance

Riding in Malaysia is an amazing thing. If you’re a serious cyclist and can ever make it out this way, please do. The possible terrain you can ride in a single day can’t be topped, between high mountain climbs, miles of fast downhills and ocean side flats, you’ll never for want of a better...
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Readying for Interstate

August 26, 2014
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Readying for Interstate

This weekend is the Interstate ride, a three-day, 500km event through areas of mainland Malaysia. The first day we’re starting near Kuala Lumpur and riding up Fraser Hill. The second takes us into the Cameron Highlands, and the last day is downhill towards the ocean. It sells out quickly so you need to jump...
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My Ideal Commuter

August 19, 2014
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My Ideal Commuter

When I was in Munich recently I noticed something out of the ordinary for the US and Malaysia: everyone rode bikes. Sure there were lots of cars, too (mostly BMWs, Audis and Mercedes) but for many people the bike seemed to be primary transport. Munich is definitely a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly city. The sidewalks/bike...
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Caribbean Cycling Adventure

August 8, 2014
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Caribbean Cycling Adventure

Caribbean Cycling Adventure by Royston (Knights of Mobay) It takes a great deal of time and dedication to get into the best shape of your life. Lots of hours in the gym, on the bike, eating right and counting calories. You just come in from a long ride and the love of your life,...
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Adjusting Your Reach

August 5, 2014
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Adjusting Your Reach

Last week, instead of writing this post on dealing with a bike that is off, I wanted to convey my thought processes as I ride such a bike. The bike I ride while I’m back in the US is the first new road bike I ever got, a 2002 Trek 1000. It was my...
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On Every Ride

July 29, 2014
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On Every Ride

Somethings not right. Is my seatpost slipping? I look down, see the tape marking the usual spot, and determine no, it’s not. Is my seat moving backwards? I stand out of the saddle and wiggle the seat a bit. Nope, it’s fine. Are my shoes loose? I tighten them another click, just to make...
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7000 km Bike and Bass Tour

June 25, 2014
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7000 km Bike and Bass Tour

“The bike and bass tour is an attempt to travel the globe with my bike and my bass guitar – I want to share the joy of life and passion for music.” My friend, Felipe Gomez from The Bass Invaders, embarks on his second Bike and Bass Tour on July 1, 2014.  With only...
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Leaving on a Jet Plane

June 24, 2014
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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Bonjour mes amis! I’m…if the blog scheduling is working correctly…now in France! Land of wine, cheese, chocolate and bicycles. It figures I’m in France during the wrong month. Someday I’ll get to see le Tour in person, but it’s not to be on this trip. One of the hardest things for me to deal with...
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Why So Serious?

June 17, 2014
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Why So Serious?

Last week I started a new training plan. It’s the first time in a long time I’ll have a prescribed plan for training, and I’m glad I purchased it when I did. The plan is ten weeks long; when I return to Penang I’ll be finishing up the plan with a week to spare...
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One Man’s Junk

June 10, 2014
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One Man’s Junk

There’s only two ways to head when cycling in Penang, at least from my place. One is south, and that’s either towards the main city or the airport, neither a fun place to be first thing in the morning. The other way is north, and that’s the less populated and more scenic route. It’s...
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Jetsetting

June 3, 2014
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Jetsetting

This summer I’m living the jet setter life. I’m going to Paris for a few days, onto Boston for several weeks before returning to Europe. There I’ll be traveling around via plane, train and automobile through various countries before returning home to Penang. All in all it will be a little over a month...
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The Little Things

May 27, 2014
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My love of cycling can be complex, especially this time of the year, as I explained last week. Some days it takes all my effort to get kitted up and out the door. Most of the time, though, my love of cycling has nothing to do with what it does for my health, that...
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