Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Skiing in the Swiss Alps

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Winter Ride

Today, I grasped the opportunity of the sunny winter day for a ride with the road bike. About 2 hours, mostly in the sun, were a great pleasure. I hope to do many more rides during the winter, whenever possible with the road bike but the MTB is ready as well. Maybe I should get some new winter gear from Rapha...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tron or to be Seen with Revolights

Currently I make use of every opportunity to ride a road bike or one of my Fixies build from a road bike before snow covers the roads. For night rides I mounted my Revolights wheels to my Motobecane Fixie. Besides being seen, almost every ride with Revolights you get some cheering and questions about the wheels. They work great in the rain as well.

I took this video while riding through Irchel Park in Zurich.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Wooden Rims for Fixie Madness 3

Finally, I managed to finish the wooden wheels for Fixie Madness 3. The bright color looks awesome on the British Racing green of the bike. I'm looking forward to dry roads to test-drive the new wheels.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fixie Madness auf der Überholspur

Am Samstag bot sich mir die Möglichkeit an einem Schnupperkurs auf der neuen Rennbahn im Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen teilzunehmen. Da seit meinen letzten Bahnrunden auf der offenen Rennbahn Örlikon schon über ein Jahr vergangen war, startete ich mit einigem Respekt. Doch nach einigen Runden war die Sicherheit zurück und ich konnte die Bahn geniessen. Der Tag haben viel Spass gemacht. Ein Besuch im BMC Concept Store unter dem gleichen Dach durfte natürlich nicht fehlen.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Freitag Abend: Zusammenstellen von Nähpäckchen für die Sonderschau Nähwerkstatt der Herzensschwestern an der Creativa in Zürich.
Samstag Abend: Einspeichen eines Hinterrades mit Holzfelge. Dazu im Hintergrund auf Eurosport 2 die Zusammenfassung des heutigen Tages der Tour of Britain.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Shocking Miss Emerald

"The Shocking Miss Emerald" is currently running in an endless loop on my MP3 player (with side trips to "The Shocking Miss Emerald - Acoustic Sessions" and "Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor").
This reminds me very much of Anjou Vélo Vintage (just out the dates for 2014: 28th and 29th June), where Elle & the Pocket Belles performed.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Powerman 2013

Trotz Regen genoss Team Fixie Madness einen tollen Tag am Powerman 2013 in Zofingen.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Powerman 2013: One week to go!

Today was my last longer ride before racing on the road bike at the team relay in the Powerman 2013 competition. As you might have noticed from my rare posts I spent most of my spare time during the last months on my road bike. While riding today, I crossed the 4000 km mark for this year, most of them done in the last 5 months. What's left before the race are 2 or 3 short rides during next week.

Impressions from Eurobike 2013

Cool Kids Bike
Pashley Bikes, Ride with Style
Carbon Road Bikes, Ride with Speed
Rims all over
Pinarello for Boys, Girls and Yellow? Forks colored after various Jerseys.
"Classic" Bikes
"Cargo" Bikes
Brooks and Pedaled

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Noch 2 Wochen bis zum Powermann

Einige Impressionen der heutigen Runde: Rhein und Rheinbrücke bei Kaiserstuhl sowie ein Königskerzenfeld auf dem Regensberg. 
Total 100 km mit ca. 800 Höhenmetern, Schnitt 30 km/h.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Getting Ready for Powerman

Sunday I made a long tour from Zurich, to Waldshut, along the Rhine to Schaffhausen and back to Zurich. In total about 135 km in 4.5 hrs.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Erkundungsrunden Powerman Zofingen

Am 8. September werde ich am Powerman Zofingen in der Staffel teilnehmen. Den heutigen Morgen nutzte ich für 2 Runden auf der Radstrecke (Total 100km mit ca. 900 Höhenmetern). Das Ganze ist nicht ganz ohne, spannend wird dann vor allem die dritte Runde während dem Wettkampf. 
Auf den Fotos sieht man die Klosterkirche des ehemaligen Klosters St. Urban sowie die schneebedeckten Berner Alpen.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Anjou Vélo Vintage - Impressions

Here some impressions from our great stay in Saumur for the Anjou Velo Vintage.

The whole city was in "bike and vintage fever"

Fine snacks and drinks all over the place 

A huge bike flea market 

A Great Vintage Party on Saturday Night!

A Tour de France Museum (don't miss the 100th starting on Saturday!)

And cool shows

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Anjou Vélo Vintage - Souvenirs

We brought back some Souvenirs ..

Beer Jar, Rustines Repair Kit (and Sticker!), Retro Bottle and Musette 

 The Anjou Velo Vintage Foulard of a "Pice of Chic"
And some "Radis Ronds" seeds for you "Stadtgarten" (currently fighting snails)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Anjou Vélo Vintage - Supporting Vehicles at La Rétro 1903

La Rétro 1903 was not about old bikes only but about old cars as well. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Anjou Vélo Vintage - La Rétro 1903

At the Anjou Vélo Vintage, I participated at the La Rétro 1903, that celebrated the 100th Tour de France. Before the start, some great persons from former Tours where presented, among them Raymond Poulidor and Joop Zoetemelk. Joop raced the Rétro as well. I had him and a group of riders at my back wheel for some minutes until I lost him giving autographs. I have to admit that he's in a terrible good shape for his age.

The Hugo Koblet Fixie I used on the 82 km La Rétro.
Seconds before the start
Folks tasting some whine during the break
Bicycle Parking during the break
Stamp I got, when taking the lunch
More to come (old cars, impressions from the Village, etc).