Culture

  • Real Samurai Yukiya Arashiro HAO figurine

    - Mar 21, 2012
    Within Yukiya Arashiro’s modest palmarès is the great achievement of becoming the first Japanese cyclist, alongside compatriot Fumiyuki Beppu in 2009, to finish the Tour de France. It’s possible the completion of that final circuit over the iconic...
  • Because it’s there: Mt. Fuji Hillclimb

    - Mar 16, 2012
    As the highest of Japan’s three Holy Mountains, Mt Fuji is a national icon, a tourist drawcard and a breathtaking example of evolution that ranks it amongst the earth’s finest natural features. Anyone who stands before...
  • 2012 Taipei Cycle Show gallery

    - Mar 9, 2012
    Taipei Cycle Show is to the bicycle industry what BaselWorld is to the jewellery and timepiece sector. It’s the mass platform for brands and factories to connect with buyers all the way down the supply chain. Now...
  • 11.3.11 Chris King’s Cielo for Japan tsunami relief

    - Feb 9, 2012
    Last year’s March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan abruptly ended the lives of thousands and profoundly impacted the lives of millions. Almost one year later, recovery efforts continue. A collaboration between Chris King and...
  • Backstory: BMW’s Olympic bicycle deal

    - Feb 8, 2012
    Within its official scope as ‘Automotive and Sustainability Partner’ to the 2012 London Olympics, BMW has supplied the Organizing Committee (LOCOG) with 400 BMW bicycles. Yes, everyone is expected to follow the sustainability line – even...
  • Reader’s Survey: BIKE magazine, South Korea

    - Feb 7, 2012
    When BIKE magazine (South Korea) published the results of its annual reader’s survey, I thought it might be interesting to share a small snapshot with Cycling iQ readers. An enquiry email was sent to BIKE’s Chief...
  • MIYATA: Japanese road bicycle legend re-born

    - Jan 26, 2012
    120 years since a former gunsmith, Eisuke Miyata, built the first Miyata bicycle, this esteemed name in Japanese bicycle history is returning to its manufacturing roots, with a new project that promises to deliver catatonic doses...
  • Backstory: peloton’s oldest cyclist still has the goods

    - Jan 25, 2012
    April, 2010. “I had with Floyd Landis to fill a gap of over seven minutes before we caught the front, and at this time I had driven Landis tired. Eventually, I rode away from Landis and...
  • Jeffson: custom steel bicycles Kiwi style

    - Jan 1, 2012
    Unless you’ve got a house in Guangdong province, Tianjin or Taichung, the chance of stumbling across a bicycle manufacturing facility is minimal at best. So it was a pleasant surprise to do just that when on...
  • Frequent flyer: art of the travelling cyclist

    - Dec 22, 2011
    Serious cyclist? Is your passion all-consuming? You’ll already know that an optimal cycling lifestyle is achieved when the support system and environment around it is stable. Frequent travel, especially work-related, can easily destabilize a cyclist’s routine...
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