I am reposting a selection of blogs from a series I did for Decathlon UK that have some useful activities for you to do at home during our shared global battle with the novel corona virus COVID-19. — Wendy
Just a couple of years ago, the gravel riding and racing scene was small – it was easy to choose some killer events to attend. These days there are tons of gravel rides to choose from, even one that starts and finishes here in Granada. This guest blog about the best gravel rides gives you some ideas for where to roll your gravel tires this year. (republished courtesy of Ritchey).
Why are you still in the dark about night riding when you could break away from the masses, escape monotony, or gain an extra riding season? Riding a bike “after hours” livens up your routine ride when you can’t see much of what’s in front of you – in fact that kind of unpredictability also doubles as a narrative for life…embrace it.
Travel helps strengthen your social, intellectual, and introspective skills so rather than leave those benefits to languish until you step off the plane, start your trip to Granada, Spain right now. Here are a few suggestions to get you charged up about visiting this legendary place.
What a bike ride really is, is multiple opportunities for a young rider to experience success. To get her on that path to success, the right mountain bike will help take her there.
If you’re like either of us, then forced time off the bike as a result of injury curbs your freedom and can actually succeed in making you feel worse…if you let it. Instead you can choose to use your time off-the-bike wisely and occupy yourself with some of these strategies in this guest blog post republished courtesy of Ritchey.
Cycling in Spain is as romantic as it sounds. That’s even more true now that Spain is beginning to define its cycling identity on its own terms. What Spain has so humbly forgotten to mention about its cycling offerings goes way beyond great food and weather, breathtaking scenery, and challenging terrain. If you want to know where the best cycling in Spain is, read on
“El pico de Veleta” is Europe’s highest cyclable climb and it soars up to 3,394 m (11,135 ft). Time your climb to a full moon, which falls this year on June 4, July 5, or August 3, 2020, to reach the peak at sunrise for an experience that’s hard to match anywhere else in the world.
The Sierra al Límite road bike event takes place over two days in July each year. Participants can choose to race both days or only the first day. The second day offers a non-competitive climb up Veleta to the finish at 3,290 meters/10,794′. Those who race both days have a chance at winning the title of “Golden Climber” for scoring the lowest cumulative time for both days. This vlog features the 2018 Sierra al Límite Golden Climber and the coach who helped him get there.
When the news hit that Spain had taken the top spot from Italy as the world’s healthiest nation, more than a few eyebrows shot up in surprise. However if you strategize your visit, the flavors and quality of life here will soon make it obvious why Spain is #1. Here are some tips for thriving in Spain if you are health-conscious.