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PEZ Goes Gent – Ed’s Full Belgian Weekend

Ed Hood has missed out on his trips to Belgium for the '6 Days' of Gent since 2020, but this year was going to be the full Flemish experience. A cyclo-cross, 't Kuipke and of course beer and those famous nights in the bars of Gent.

PEZ Goes to the Movies: Masterclass-The Art and Science of Cornering

“A man's got to know his limitations,” remarked American philosopher Clint Eastwood. In the world of cycling we face many limitations as to our weight, strength, power outputs, descending skills, and our inability to get sealant to stay in a tubeless tire. One skill that does not seem to get the attention it deserves is how to corner. A recent GCN+ video examines this skill.

PEZ Goes Belgian: The ‘Flemish Strawberrycross’

PEZman Ed Hood was in Belgium last weekend for the '6 Days' of Gent, to see the farewell to ‘t Kuipke Keizer’ Iljo Keisse. When in Belgium in November you have to go to a cyclo-cross, and so Ed and his chums took in the Telenet Superprestige Merksplas. PEZ veld kant.

‘t Kuipke Keizer’ Iljo Keisse Says Good Bye

If you have been lucky enough to have been to the '6 Days' of Gent in the last 20 years you will have seen Iljo Keisse, you may even have witnessed one of his seven wins. Last Sunday Keisse bowed out of professional cycling (as a rider) on his home boards. Ed Hood was there to see it and here are his thoughts on the 'Kuipke Keizer'.

PEZ Bookshelf: Ride Inside

After Covid-19 there was a surge in the popularity of e-racing, even with some virtual races actually contested by top riders, inside riding is now clearly A Big Thing. Noted coach Joe Friel's book looks at this trend and how to use it.

PEZ Rant: Ed Can’t Stop Those Changes!

The World is changing and changes in cycling seem to come along every day. Ed Hood is taking it all on the chin: e bike, disk brakes, gravel... but he still yearns for some of the kit from the past. Time for a rant!

Rest In Peace Gerben Karstens

We learnt with sadness the passing of Gerben Karstens in October. Karstens was not only a winner of many races - Stages in Grand Tours, Semi-Classics and on the track, but he was an entertainer and a joker in the peloton. Ed Hood pays his respects to Gerben Karstens.

PEZ Bookshelf: “The Complete Guide to Cycling Psychology”

The idea that thinking affects performance is nothing new. It has been demonstrated time and again that athletes with the ability to focus on their sport, to deal with setbacks with a positive mindset, have valuable assets that add to their physical abilities. A new book from GCN takes this idea and presents it in a new and challenging way.

Cycling’s Legends and Rising Stars: An Insider’s Look into Rouleur Live

One of the most anticipated bike shows of the year was Rouleur Live in London, Nov 3, 4, 5 2022. Showcasing cycling veterans and rising young talent, along with cycling memorabilia, and a compilation of the leading brands at World Tour level, Rouleur Live did not disappoint. The event welcomed those newly acquainted with and long-standing fans of the sport.