Here's my first video tour of the PezCyclingNews home bike shop, where I set up my own workshop inside the garage for basic to advanced road bike maintenance, and some of the tools and gear I use.
VIDEO: Life - even under lockdown, is about more than plotting my next escape by bike, so to stay sane under the Covid-19 lockdown this week, we voted to ditch the family life raft for a Sunday afternoon cross-town car trip to grab some pizza and take in a picnic view from the other side of the water.
VIDEO Message: Local roads normally jammed with cars on a Sunday afternoon were eerily quiet - perfect conditions for a solo bike ride. As the corona virus tightens its grip and the number of cases continues to rise, I made it through a weekend of the tightest restrictions so far.
Nestled between the infamous Col du Tourmalet and Col de Peyresourde in the beautiful Hautes-Pyrénées, the Col d’Aspin has a long and illustrious history with the Tour de France, first featuring in the race as part of the inaugural mountain stage (a mere 326km from from Luchon to Bayonne dubbed the Circle of Death) in 1910.
In 2003 I went to cover my first Tour de France as part of the press. I had almost no readers and even less money, so I rented the cheapest car I could find. It was small, and had no a/c, but I managed to capture some of it on video. Let's set the Way Back machine for Lyon, France.
Starting off your day by the serene shores of Lake Misurina, a perfect Dolomite backdrop of two of the three "Tre Cime di Lavaredo" peaks is your every inspiration and, although this is only a short climb at just 7.5km, it's certainly not for the faint hearted.