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ABOUT ME

I ride to see places. I ride to find myself. I ride to be free. I ride to be true to myself. 

I've always had this urge to push myself to the limits or at least try to experience as much as possible. Experiences turn into stories and stories are what makes us who we are. This blog is all about gathering stories by riding a bicycle. 




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Bicycle Maintenance: Basics

Bicycles are very durable little machines. However, like any mechanical thing, they do need some maintenance sometimes. If you ride a lot of kilometers per year, maintaining your bicycle is even more important. Even more so in long distance riding. You wouldn't want something to break when you're 300 kilometers from home. How do I maintain my bicycles? I ride two bicycles, a fixed gear bike for work commuting  (32km per day) and for running errands. Another bicycle I own is for long distance riding, I tend to ride three to four long distance trips every month. For the every day bicycle, maintenance is very minimal and easy. Fixed gear bikes are very durable as they don't have much that can go wrong very easily. I keep the chain lubricated and clean. I keep the bike reasonably clean overall. Periodically I check that the chain is not streched too much and that chainring and sprocket are not worn too much. They are easy and cheap to replace. On my fixed gear bicycle I have a

Story time: Heritage of wastelands

 This time my ride took me 100 kilometres of country side gravel roads deep into the forests via old fire roads. In autumn forests are not so dense and I like to think that it's the time of year forests reveals their secrets for the ones willing to look. No traffic, just gravel I was able to ride all by myself. Not a single car went by, not a single person was seen. There's something beautiful in riding small gravel roads that go through dense forests. The sound of the tyres rolling on a gravel road is kind of peaceful and meditative. Add some autumn breeze and colourful leaves falling of from the trees and you can easily loose yourself there. It's what riding gravel is all about. Sensations, adventure and discovery. Do you ever think about the roads you're riding on? Why they were built? How old they are? Surprisingly many roads go back in history for hundreds of years. Many roads used to be just a small tracks or carriage roads. Revealing secrets I was around 40 kilom

How to find motivation for cycling

It might be sometimes hard to get motivated to go for a ride. It's all fine when you start because usually you have a lot of roads to see and routes to ride. After riding these same routes for multiple times they might become boring. Especially if the rides are not very long distance ones. Roads can get boring However, I have some tips on how I keep things meaningful. Fortunately, on long distance riding it's possible to vary the routes in multiple ways to make them more interesting. However it does not matter how long you're going to ride, you'll have to leave from your home and ride all those familiar roads for sometime until you find something new. How do I keep things interesting? Usually I try to find (using a map) some beautiful places to go and see. They can be beautiful views, old caves, churches, bridges or something like "what's the smallest town where I could ride to?". Possibilities are endless really. Of course it's also possible to take a