An easy remedy for slippery pedals

If you ever experienced slippery pedals on a rainy day you know very well how dangerous and annoying it can be. It can definitely get you killed, especially if you commute on high traffic roads like me. That problem appeared recently on my bike when I replaced my old beat-up pedals with some new-ish ones….

How to carry your gym bag on your rear rack

Hello there! After 6 months since the last time I wrote a blog post, I felt it was time to sit and write a post about something. The mighty bike is still a very important aspect of my life (almost 12 years on the streets!) and I always have new ideas or bike trips or…

How to Easily repair your worn out saddles!

I bought my commuter’s saddle 4 years ago from a local bike shop that had put a bin outside full with cheap old stock saddles. It was a mediocre, old – almost vintage – Bassano that although not very comfortable in the beginning I grew into liking it after a while. Fast forward to recent…

‘Old, sick and tired for a big bike trip’ tour in Mnt. Erimanthos

After a quite long time the old bike gang ‘fart cyclists’ who used to roam around the country, managed to gather up again and leave for another epic bike journey.  Unfortunately, this time some of us were insufficiently trained, some others injured or sick with the flu, so the trip ends up being the shortest…

Furniture pads on the grips!

I usually leave my bike leaning against the wall in the hallway resulting some marks on the wall from the handlebar ends. Also, Sometimes, the hard metal ends of the grips being very slippery againsf a hard surface like the wall, make the bike unstable and very easy to fall off with the slightest push….

​Bicycle will set you free

For the last 32 years, I have lived in the 3rd biggest city in the country (300000 people), Patras. When I started commuting by bicycle there the bicycle infrastructure was non-existent. Bicycle culture, in general, was non-existent. People parked their car whenever they wanted to make pedestrians and cyclists (the few brave ones that is…

The 10 essential rules to survive the concrete jungle on a bike

For a cyclist to use his/her bike as means of transportation in a big non-bicycle-friendly city is a daily struggle for survival (if you live in Denmark or the Netherlands or another civilized country with bicycle paths you can pass this article) that requires abilities and great effort. Drivers will take many years to start…

THE Emergency patch

A few weeks ago while we were on the beach and just had a swim, I discovered that my back tire was flat. As usual I always forget to bring patches with me in small trips so Filippos was my only hope (he always carries way more than the essentials ). He actually had two patch kits…

A bicycle tour in Lefkada Island (a Photo travelogue)

This time, my friend and bicycle comrade Thodoros, offered himself to write the photo travelogue for this recent tour in Lefkada. So, I hope you will travel with us through his writing! 🙂 The route The video: coming soon… The phototravelogue: Misery suspended The euphoria created each time the thought of the five-day tour came…

Greek (super) food you can carry and eat while cycling in Greece

Most of us, when we visit a country, we don’t want just to see some places and leave, we want to expose ourselves to the culture as much as possible. That’s the beauty of traveling, after all, you get to dive into a different world with different smells, tastes, sounds, and images. The more you…

A bicycle tour in the land of Giant Platani (a Photo travelogue)

It’s been more than 4 months since me and Mitsos, in the midst of Summer, explored by bike the mythical mountain Pelion. So many days I’ve tried to sit down and write this travelogue but the stresses of everyday life evaporated all the energy I had to really express my warm feelings and memories of…