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There's a reason we have two ears and one mouth...(Shut....Up...)

7 May 2024 3 minute read 2 comments 7th Decade Redhead

It's travel days and we are off for our amazing bike tour in Europe. We left the house way too early in the morning only because of all the flooding that has happened in our area and we had an hour and a half drive to the airport. We did not encount...

T-Minus Way Too Few Days and Counting (Bicycle Tour # 6)

26 Apr 2024 5 minute read 1 comment 7th Decade Redhead

Well.... He did it again. For the second time in six years, my husband has convinced me that we should drag our nine-foot-long recumbent tandem bicycle over to Europe for a bicycle tour.  We will be putting ourselves and our Rans Screamer (yes that's...

Eddy Merckx: The Legend of Cycling and the Unbreakable Ambition for Victory

26 Dec 2023 1 minute read 0 comments yeckingo1

Today I want to share the fascinating story of Eddy Merckx, a world-renowned cycling legend. Originally from Belgium, he was born on June 17, 1945, and from an early age, at 8 years old, he immersed himself in cycling in a country where this sport is...

Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal….. (failure isn’t really failure)

22 Oct 2023 6 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

(photos courtesy of 7th Decade Redhead)   The year 2018 was filled with changes for us. My husband had retired, I had sort of retired and we embraced our new-found freedom by doing some things we’d always talked about doing. In June, we finally made...

Beware of Poisonous Berries in Jungle

11 Jun 2023 1 minute read 2 comments Melina Mehr

  Last week, a good friend of mine and I went on a different biking trip in the forest. It was mostly more discovering than riding, and at every turn, so many wildly grown trees and vegetation, unusual village settlements, and pristine nature were a...

The Sunny Beach & A New Step toward Freedom

24 Apr 2023 1 minute read 6 comments Melina Mehr

  I'm not gonna lie, it's a bit scary not putting on Hijab, the mandatory scarf that society has been used to for more than 40 years.   People stare, mostly because they all know the war has begun. Eyes are looking for Hijabless women and their hair...

🚨NFT GIVEAWAY🚨 Who was Poulidor - The Eternal Second

22 Dec 2022 2 minute read 11 comments Hob

Raymond Poulidor, also known as "Poupou" or the "Eternal Second," was a French professional cyclist who left a lasting impact on the world of cycling. He was a three-time runner-up in the Tour de France, earning him the nickname "Eternal Second" due...

How to Bet on Cycling

18 Oct 2022 4 minute read 0 comments MintDice.com

Cycling has steadily grown in popularity worldwide for the last decade. With viewership at an all-time high, more eyes are on the sport than ever before. Naturally, this has led to sports bettors wanting to get in on the action of the cycling world....

Cyclists are the latest target in the Government's Net....

12 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, recently mooted the idea of imposing tighter regulations on cyclists in the UK. He raised the possibility of introducing registration plates for bicycles and insurance for riders, suggesting this would be an ef...

GINO BARTALI - THE EMBLEM OF THE HERO [NFT ARTWORK]

12 Feb 2022 1 minute read 3 comments Hob

Gino Bartali, great champion never forgotten, winner of three Giro d'Italia and two Tour de France. His value, however, transcends the sporting merit. In the last post dedicated to him we recalled how he saved Italy from civil war. Today's story take...