My grandfather told me: Always wear underpants beneath your kanzu before you mount your bicycle. Foolishly I mocked him, and now my heart is a dry ear pod. I was cycling home from the market when a terrible whirlwind blew up my kanzu, ballooning it over my face and lifting me far above the ground. I kept control but when the bike landed I sat down hard upon my testicles, squashing them against the saddle to the flatness of patties. A sharp pain ran through my entire body. Then I felt an inner peace and went into a deep sleep.
A LATTE SIPPING, PONSONBY DWELLER GOES ADVENTURING BY BICYCLE
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I made a solo cycle ride from one end of New Zealand to the other over the southern summer - 2009/10. I kept off the busy highways as much as possible, and even managed a few 4WD tracks in some of the more remote corners of the country. I finished on 9 April 2010 and returned home ... full info
The Panniers Go OnA few days before setting out, I still haven't tried to pack the gear on the bike. Will it fit? How do I distribute the weight so I remain in control of the bike and not the other way around?
The Rolls Royce of Bicycle StandsMade in Switzerland, imported from Australia, the bipod double leg kickstand by DGSE is regarded by most touring cyclists as the best available. It doesn't let the bike lean to one side as is the case with single leg stands. As a result, the bike doesn't tip over as it's loaded each day.