Immortal machines with soul

What a strange sight to see in a big city. A machine that seems to defy the laws of our modern society, a society in which everything -even its people- seem fragile and temporary. Rolling perfectly for 60 years despite its rough treatment and lack of maintenance, always loaded with groceries, tools and scrap with…

The Rite of cycling to an Ancient Place

When I was a student at secondary school, and even later on at university, ancient monuments never really appealed to me. However, growing up, and especially since I took up cycling, I began to see things very differently. These places shine bright on an another dimension, totally foreign to the coincidental interest of the motorized…

How to easily repair your pitted hub cones!

What do you do when the cones of your wheel worn out (worn out = show signs of a pit/groove from the bearings resulting the hub to not spin smoothly)?  Your either replace the cones with new ones, or as many people do nowadays, buy a new wheel! The problem is, that cones are not…

The Magic of Bike Overnights

I love traveling by bicycle, it’s the most enjoyable and rich experience an adult can have in my opinion. Though it’s one of those rare things that is neither bad for our health or our wallet (on the contrary), it requires something that’s rarely available in our hectic times. This scarce commodity is of course,…

The Art of Escaping the Stale Norm

Once, after a family visit, my father and I left the rest of the family at home and went for a drive to find parking. After driving around for too long trying to find one, we ended up getting caught up in a heavy spell of rain. So, stepping out of the car, I stood…