Category: Bike life

Preparing for a bike trip

We’ve recently finished our third bike trip in Europe, and though this doesn’t turn us into experts, we’ve learned some interesting stuff about preparing a trip. In a nutshell, the things you need to understand is that the key is to balance between the weight you want to carry and the preparedness you want to ...

Pantumacona

Every year for the last couple of years, European cycling groups, specially Italians, Spanish and French, have been working together to organise European Critical Masses. In 2016 was the turn of Barcelona and to celebrate the Catalan City, they dcidd to name it Pantumacona (for Pantumaquet, the Catalan dish. After discussing with our friends Auri ...

About e-bikes

This is the first time we try e-bikes, and it was quite positive! Many people tell me the same thing when we talk about e-bikes: That’s cheating. But I don’t see it as cheating. I’ve discussed this topic more than once and I see several positive effects: E-bikes as a gateway bike For the untrained ...

La BiciCrítica

This weekend I attended the EuroIA conference as part of my DesignLife. As the conference was happening in Madrid I decided to contact our cycling buddies Auri and Antonio, a couple of avid pedal pushers we met during a Vélorution Universelle in Paris in 2010. The BiciCrítica The BiciCrítica is a monthly demonstration that happens ...

Why i prefer bikes in Paris

Top reasons to prefer bikes over cars (at least in Paris) It’s easier to find a parking spot You integrate sport to your daily routine You avoid traffic jams You don’t need to have a driver’s license Drunk people burn cars, not bikes

My first bike

I learned to ride a bicycle when I was 27 years old, right before moving to Paris, and since then I’ve been commuting by bike. My first bike was a gift, a cheap MTB that served me well as a gateway bike.