Industry Titan Passes
Junzo Kawai lead SunTour. SunTour innovated and provided high quality components at affordable prices. They gave us something better than elite, often expensive, and occasionally defective, European components. They made the bike boom possible.
Nobuo Ozaki at SunTour invented the slant rear derailer, which shifted better than anything before. We still use the design.
We still use and value old SunTour rear derailers for proven durability and smoothness.
Before his death, Junzo Kawai gave rebirth to SunTour as SunXCD. May his vision prosper.
Not so much the every second counts world of competitive bicycling, but exploring the wonderful outdoor world at a pace that you set yourself, where the focus in on how much fresh air you get in your lungs, not how ultra-modern your equipment is. It is time that that type of bicycling gets the spotlight.
Out of Reach by Jan Heine
In today’s busy, hyper-connected world, being out of reach is a rare, profound freedom.
Twenty Thousand More Americans Killed Annually Because US Traffic-Safety Policy Rejects Science by Leonard Evans in American Journal of Public Health
The net effect of NHTSA is to increase the number of US road deaths.
This orgy of toxic misinformation causes massive death and injury. Science shows that traffic safety is overwhelmingly about road-user behavior.
ESPY nominee Minda Dentler’s world opened up with hand cycling
You got fourteen hours in you?
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle and 26.2-mile marathon of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawai
Seat Height — How hard can it be? by Steve Hogg
Single most succinct and insightful statement about fitting:
Focus on the velocity of extension of the rear of the knee under significant load. That velocity should be constant, if you see even the tinniest flicker of acceleration at the rear of the knee before the bottom of the pedal stroke, then the rider is losing control of the motion and is too high; at least on that side.
Look at your customer long and hard, especially for movement of the pelvis.
If your fitter is only viewing one side of your body, call a halt and go elsewhere.
Perspectives on Fitting by Steve Hogg