A tour in the Immortal Villages of Tzoumerka

One more time, the arrival of Easter Holidays found us planning the Easter Tour. We were only two this time, so the final destination was quickly on the table of the negotiations. The Immortal Villages of Tzoumerka mountains. These villages during the Ottoman Empire years were the home for many Klephts (Anti-Ottoman insurgents who retreated…

Get your bike and go read a book somewhere nice [video]

I recently bought ‘Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation‘, a great book about the legendary Italian cyclist Gino Bartali who made the greatest come back in Tour De France history, and also  saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during the war. So…

Cartoon – Ouch Potato: Commuting by car

I have months to make a cartoon for bicyclosis and finally got around to making it last night. I think all of us know at least one guy (I know many) who has an expensive carbon road bike for training only.  And he also refuses to get an other cheaper bike for commuting  (and leaving…

My very simplistic argument about bicycle helmet use

One of the most long-lasting debates in cycling is how mandatory should be the use of the bicycle helmet or if the helmet actually prevents head injuries in cyclists or not. There is one neuroscientist who claims that Helmets are useless while in the same country an other one believes that helmets save liveshelmets save…

One life, one rule: Be you t-shirt

You probably don’t know it, but I work as an illustrator and designer freelancing on the web. Recently my friend Dimis from iknognito asked me to create an illustration for him to screenprint in his lab (Patras, Greece). I was free to create whatever I wanted, so I chose to make a character that could…

Make your pump smooth like…butter!

When you have a pump for years, what happens usually is the rubber bands inside get dry and the pumping becomes hard and requires more effort. Your options are limited because the usual lubricants are not very friendly to the rubber material inside the pump.  So, what could I use to restore the smooth action…