Ice biking

Ice biking, Techniques

How To Do Winter Road Bike Training With Rollers (Forget the Stationary Bike Stand)

How To Do Winter Road Bike Training With Rollers (Forget the Stationary Bike Stand)

I still have the beautiful Italian made rollers that I saved up for in my 20s, and also a wind trainer (a rear wheel stabilized in a truss). But more regarding equipment later. I live in an area that has on average 4 meters of snowfall each winter and temperatures […]

Ice biking, Interviews

Real Winter Biking – This Is How You Cycle In Really Cold Weather

Real Winter Biking – This Is How You Cycle In Really Cold Weather

While researching for a bicycle touring graphic we are making, I came across Iohan Gueorguiev who have done some very cold trips in Canada in the middle of the winter (unlike most people he actually seems to enjoy cold weather and icy roads). Prefering summer myself, I thought it was […]

Clothing, Gear, Ice biking, Techniques

Winter Cycling in Ottawa, Canada – How to Commute All Year Round

Winter Cycling in Ottawa, Canada – How to Commute All Year Round

Winter cycling offers the opportunity to retain, and even enhance, your cycling skills over the whole year. There are very few days during the winter in which cycling becomes impossible. If your able to cross-country ski, then your ready to cycle. The secret to successful winter cycling is when your […]

Ice biking, Reports

Biking the Iceroad to the Åland islands

Biking the Iceroad to the Åland islands

Editors note: The Åland Islands group consists of nearly three hundred inhabitable islands, of which about eighty are inhabited, the remainder being desolate rocks. These islands form a continuation of Åbo skärgård (in Finnish, Turunmaan saaristo), the archipelago adjacent to the southeast coast of Finland. More info about the Åland […]

Ice biking, Reports

Arrowhead 135 Bike Race Report

Arrowhead 135 Bike Race Report

“Hello, this is Richard Chin. I’m calling from…” ” Oh great, another telephone survey. It was Saturday morning and I was packing for an adventure. A telephone survey was not going to happen. I was about to hang up when he said “…ththe Pioneer Free Press in St Paul. I’m […]

Ice biking, Reports

Alaskan Trails – A Bike Racing Report from Alaska

Alaskan Trails – A Bike Racing Report from Alaska

Before we get practical a little of the magic. Cruising through a white landscape while the sunlight makes the snow sparkle like millions of microscopic paparazzi popping off as you glide by. The light provided by a low sun making a fine layer of powder snow rising off your front […]

Ice biking, Reports

Iditasport Impossible – Completing the Circle of Ice Racing

Iditasport Impossible – Completing the Circle of Ice Racing

Legendary among racers and largely unknown elsewhere, the Iditasport Impossible is a human-powered winter journey tracing Alaska’s historic Iditarod Trail. It’s more of an expedition than a race; we navigate unmarked dogsled and snowmachine routes 1,100 miles from Knik to Nome, and support is limited to boxes of food and […]

Ice biking, Reports

Iditasport Extreme 98 – How It Really Was to Participate

Iditasport Extreme 98 – How It Really Was to Participate

In March of 1998 I completed the Iditasport Extreme, an on-snow race which followed the Iditarod trail for about 350 miles, beginning at the roadhouse on Knik Lake and finishing in the village of McGrath, in interior Alaska. In the months prior to the race I drew on all of […]

Ice biking, Reports

Austrian Ice – A Mountain Bike Report from Austria

Austrian Ice – A Mountain Bike Report from Austria

I am a long time Mountainbike Journalist from Austria. My friends and me have formed a progressive Mountainbike Freeride group years ago, Headquarters in Innsbruck, Tyrol/Austria. The Group is called the “VertRiders”. There’s also a web project which is planned to be updated in January. Believe me, the “Verts” are […]

Ice biking, Reports

Winter Confessions from the Iditasport Extreme Bike Race

Winter Confessions from the Iditasport Extreme Bike Race

I have a very bad tendency to seek tough mountain bike events. The events where you compete against yourself, where finishing is an accomplishment. The ones that make your parents wake up at night in a cold sweat. It all started in 1994 when I registered our team of five […]