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The grand tour cycling season is upon us, and this time we get to see a ton of sensor data for the first time ever. Velon.cc offers live data on their site, and here's the summary for today's first Giro d'Italia stage: http://velon.cc/en/news/2018/05/defending-champion-tom-dumoulin-storms-to-giro-d-italia-stage-1-win

 

Cycling in Tuscany is just fantastic.

 

The morning workout route in Stellenbosch. #cycling

 

CW:

Just realized that the UCI mountain bike (xco) world cup is happening around me in Stellenbosch this weekend. Already saw a national champ wizz past the coffee shop, and a BMC team van just pulled out of a parking lot on the other side.

http://worldcupstellenbosch.com/

 

Did my first ride around the cape, and it turns out I'm in cycling heaven! Not just the stunning landscapes and ocean vistas, but fantastic coffee stops as well. The wind can be pretty tough in some places though.

 

Mad respect to this cyclist on the streets of central Dakar! The smog and dust are hard to bear, even inside a car, and the sun is burning without mercy. Rock on, mon ami! #cycling #hackerbeach

 

My cycling shoe strap broke for no reason. When I thought about ways to fix it, I remembered the GCN video about inner tube hacks. Certainly ugly, but brought me up the mountain and back just now.

 

Current Gran Canaria cycling status: doing a group ride up to the mountains early in the morning tomorrow, but I'm the sucker who has to add 17km with 250m elevation both before and after the actual ride to even get to the meeting point and home. I call it extra homework.

 

Just got a serious bike fit. Feels like a tailor-made new bike now. Best upgrade ever.

 

Uncle thinks this is where the bike belongs at night. I agree.

 

My current touring setup

 

Finally almost on the road again. Tomorrow's next leg of my Germanland cycling tour: https://www.strava.com/routes/9481911

 

Anyone I know visiting the Tour de France start in DUS this weekend? I'll be in town Friday night to Sunday afternoon...

 

The city of Cologne is counting cyclists in various hotspots, and publishing the live data: http://www.eco-public.com/ParcPublic/?id=677

 

Had a great time cycling to OpenTechSummit and back with @jancborchardt@mastodon.social yesterday. Realized I should do way more social rides.

Anyone else in Berlin into cycling (fast-ish), and interested in a group ride this weekend or sometime next week?

 

Took the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt for a spin, and I'm pretty impressed. The turn-by-turn navigation and Strava route sync are fantastic.

 

Found this bike path through the country today, completely by chance.

 

Sunday ride through the montañas

 

Did a short afternoon ride today. Found the desert landscape before sunset to be quite beautiful. The headwinds on the way back were absolutely brutal however.

 

Cycling on Gran Canaria is just amazing. Breathtaking views pretty much all the way up and down the mountains.