The Pamir Highway: A solo ride across the barren heart of Central Asia

When Daniel Weststeyn turned 30, he wanted to do something memorable; to usher in a new decade with a journey that he'd remember for the rest of his life. This is the story of that journey – a stunningly picturesque solo ride through Central Asia. The post The Pamir Highway: A solo ride across the barren heart of Central Asia appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Which one is he?  The doping one?

The Curious Case of Simon Yates and the Perception of Cycling in Britain This is a story about the story cycling in the UK tells about itself. You’ve heard a lot of it before, and the history is not my interest here. Read Chris Sidwells for the authorised version or Tim Hilton for the more entertaining version. In brief, we’re told, British cycling was insular and parochial, and focused on social riding or on hill climbs and long, solo, point-to-point efforts. There was the schism that produced the British League of Road Cyclists. There was Tom Simpson, who begat Obree and Boardman, and way down in Manchester they begat Brailsford and all those Olympic medals. The Olympians begat Team Sky and the Tour wins and the Grand Departs in London and Yorkshire. Now Britain, Sidwells concludes, rules the cycling world. This is a lucid argument. Track cycling is routinely televised ...

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Video: Sam Schultz goes The Long Way on the Rocky Mountain Solo

To coincide with the launch of their new gravel bike, the Solo, Rocky Mountain also decided to send Sam Schultz out for a little ride. A former world level XC racer, Sam has abandoned the high pressure world of racing in favor of more relaxed riding. Between driving south every year in his van and […] The post Video: Sam Schultz goes The Long Way on the Rocky Mountain Solo appeared first on Bikerumor .

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Rocky Mountain launch the Solo for off-road gravel adventures

Rocky Mountain Solo

1x only and enough room for a full length dropper

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Break away from your day-to-day on new Rocky Mountain Solo gravel bike

Somehow, it’s not that surprising to see exciting new gravel bikes popping up from brands that are probably better known for their mountain bikes. After all, the genre combines some of the best attributes of both road and mountain biking into a catch-all that is all about personal exploration of both terrain and your own […] The post Break away from your day-to-day on new Rocky Mountain Solo gravel bike appeared first on Bikerumor .

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Rocky Mountain aims for adventure with the new Solo

Rocky Mountain aims for adventure with the new Solo

Rocky Mountain's new Solo bikes are built for gravel and adventure riding. The British Columbia company has loaded the Solo bikes with the usual road-bikes-off-road fare of ample tire clearance, tons of braze-ons and relaxed geometry. There are two models: a $2,549 SRAM Force 1 bike and a $1,899 model with SRAM Apex. (UK/AU pricing not available.) Scott Addict Gravel 10 review 5 tips for the first-time gravel rider 4 types of gravel, 2 types of fun Rocky Mountain Solo features 6061 aluminum frame Carbon fork with triple bosses on each leg 12 x 142mm rear / 15 x 100mm front thru-axles Fits up to 700 x 40mm or 27.5 x 2.2in tires Multiple bosses for cages, gear and rack 1x chainring only Internal dropper post compatible 5 sizes Rocky Mountain Solo 70 The Solo 70 is the more expensive of the two, at $2,549. It rolls on Sun Helix ...

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