I was cordially invited to join Rapha Asia’s Continental – Backstage Pass ride in Taiwan. My primary role was to observe the riders in action and gain some knowledge and feedback especially related to wheels that could be used ongoing for events such as these that challenge the riders and equipment to their maximum potential. … Continue reading
Sunday, March 18th was the opening stage of the JCRC Tour of Japan. The stage took place in the port city of Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture. Weather conditions were touch and go for the whole day as it was raining lightly all day with few breaks in between. Luckily for the C class race in which … Continue reading
Gunnar Hempel, Astuto ‘Test Team’ rider placed 1st in the 2012 edition of the Giro de Hotaka. Gunnar led out from the start and set a blistering pace on the descents that other riders could not match in the slippery, snow and leaves scattered road. Facing few attacks, Gunnar kept his lead til the end … Continue reading
Well folks, we tied on the tiger and rode for the finish! This was my first stage type event in more than 20yrs since packing up all my bikes into a storage locker in the desert. I needed a fair amount of incentive to go for this one and it came in the form of … Continue reading
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