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How To Cycle Uphill

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Cycling can sound really easy and fun. But everything changes once we talk about getting uphill. The toughest part of it all is overcoming that huge initial climb. Even if it is just a tiny hill, the challenge can be too overwhelming if you don’t know the proper techniques.

Here’s the truth: there are no easy hills. They can only get easy the more you are put to the test by them and yourself. Remember that no matter how passive an expert cyclist may appear during an uphill ride, he or she is still fighting a physical and mental battle. There’s no doubt about it that hills can equal pain.

On the other hand, these very hills can be looked at as an opportunity to push ourselves to new limits. Once you take them over through time, it can brings you incomparable fulfillment and accomplishment as a cyclist.

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Showers Pass Elite 2.0 eVent Bike Jacket

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The Showers Pass Elite 2.0 bike jacket for women uses eVent™ 3-layer fabric for amazing waterproof and breathable protection.

But what is eVent fabric? This fabric has a unique membrane structure that allows sweat vapors to escape to the outside of the fabric in 1 easy step. This prevents overheating via Direct Venting™ technology.

The core edge of this jacket is its ability to offer users comfort in unfavorable weather conditions. Because of the ventilation technology and functional design, it is one of the better jackets to choose from.

The Showers Pass Elite 2.0 also features mesh-lined large back panel vent. This provides additional air flow. To maximize the cooling effect, oversized cuffs are patterned to scoop air up the sleeves while open; cuffs feature rip-and-stick tabs to keep wind and rain out….

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Artistic Twist on Chrome’s Citizen Bag

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San Francisco based utility bag manufacturer Chrome and Krooked Skateboards partnered to come out with a limited edition of Chrome’s “Citizen” bag. The Citizen bag will feature graphic designs by Krooked’s founder Mark Gonzales. The Citizen bags with Gonzales’ artwork will hit stores on July 1st.

Chrome’s marketing director Matt Sharkey shares how this collaboration came to be: “Mark’s instantly recognizable artistic style has graced everything from skateboard decks to works of art in boutiques and museums all over the world. We are truly honored to have the rare opportunity to work with such a legend and have his artwork on this line.”

Chrome chose “Citizen” because it appeals mostly to cycling enthusiasts, both professional and recreational riders. Their collaboration bag has a 1,050 denier nylon outer shell with a weatherproof truck tarp liner. It also features a metal seatbelt latch that can be used as a bottle opener, a cross-chest load…

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Bike Porter from Copenhagen Parts

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The Bike Porter sets together artistic styling in a practical hauling accessory without altering the clean and simple lines of your ride. This is the latest “integrated handlebar and basket” issue put out by Copenhagen Parts.

For single-speed enthusiasts, the Bike Porter offers the convenience of a basket, which is integrated onto handlebars.

The alloy tubing and rod of the Bike Porter is heat-treated making it tough yet light. It is intended to be easily attached to the stem. Likewise, it could be fastened to any bike with the use of a two part stem or an A head stem.

The Bike Porter is offered in different sizes; W: 50 cm, L: 40 cm and H: 23 cm with a tube wall thickness of 2.5 mm. It has a manageable grip diameter of 22.2 mm and a clamp diameter of 25.4 mm. In all, it weights 1638 g along with stainless…

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No Cars in Cairo

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Al-Masry Al-Youm shares on its website that Egypt’s capital, Cairo, will undergo some major infrastructure changes over the next 10 to 15 years. The city’s Urban Planning Authority announced that downtown Cairo will be turned into a pedestrian zone. This plan is to support the city’s master-plan, to bring life back into neglected areas.

The areas will include several locations downtown and a portion (about a mile) of the Sharia Al-Mu’izz Li-Din Allah. Egypt Today magazine writes on the state of decline in the aforementioned areas:

“Created by Khedive Ismail Pasha in the latter half of the nineteenth century to be a Nile-side imitation of Paris with wide boulevards and spacious squares, the belle époque architecture now crumbles onto sidewalks lined with gaudy, neon-lit storefronts and streets deafened by the crawling mass of honking traffic.”

The city already imposed the daytime pedestrian zones and hopes that soon, the entire area shall be part…

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Alcohol Breath Tester by Bike It

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Alcohol Breath Tester by Bike It is a breathalyzer for cyclists, who look to the occasional bar for a good time.  This is one small gadget that can come in handy, especially for avoiding traffic violations.

Cycling is just like driving a car wherein you can be in an accident or cause an accident with lack of proper defensive driving due to alcohol.  Therefore, if you have been drinking, you need to check your alcohol levels first before you ride home for the night.

Bike It’s Alcohol Breath Tester is made in the United Kingdom, where the alcohol limit is the same as the United States’.  In using this product, you will know your alcohol content with the use of three LED lights.  If the green LED lights up, you can still ride your bike as it’s still within normal limits.  Yellow is the borderline indicator, which its manufacturer recommends you…

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AIQ LED NeonMan Series

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Currently expanding their integrated technology is Apparels’ Intelligence Quotient. As it appears, AIQ is ready to challenge the market trend on cyclewear with its LED series. The new LED NeonMan line features 5 LED, CR2032 battery powered light strip. AIQ claims that the lights have a standby time of 50 hours.

The AIQ LED Comfort Dry Men’s Pro shirt, is made with a water resistant-moisture wicking fabric. It has a mock-neck and an integrated LED lighting strip that ensures visibility. The shirt features mesh panels on both side seams and back. It also has a 7.5 inch zip at the rear pocket. For final touches, reflective detailing was added to make any ride safer. The AIQ LED Comfort Dry Men’s Pro shirt costs $13.99.

The AIQ LED Ultra Light Hooded Jacket is made with nylon tricot. The LED strip is placed at the rear pocket and also features reflective piping and details….

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