Photos of your bike(s) – Part 01

One week on from the day the PDF from USADA landed with a thud and changed the way people talked about cycle sport forever, RIDE Cycling Review has decided to focus on an aspect of cycling that everyone who rides can appreciate: the beauty of a bike.

On our Facebook page, we are asking readers to submit photos of their bike. The question is simple: What do you ride? Share a photo. Let’s get to know what’s out there.

The early reaction has been fun – an eclectic mix of bikes and a few brief explanations. Here are some examples, starting with what may be a rather obtuse one: a bike that has provided RIDE‘s publisher with more hours of riding enjoyment than any other he has ridden…

 

Rob Arnold’s Cannondale: “I’ve always had good times on my bikes, but I’ve come to realise that – for all the bikes I’ve ridden and all the places I’ve been – the best cycling moments of my life have happened on this.”

 

Another early submission came from soon-to-be bike reviewer and contributor to RIDE

 

Nick Squillari’s Baum: “I cop a fair bit of grief for riding and racing a pink bike, but hey it’s unique and has meaning for me. If nothing else, it’s also a good conversation starter.
Isn’t that part of why we ride?”

 

The photographer responsible for numerous covershots of RIDE – including the one used for the first issue in 1998 – then sent one of himself, an old jersey and his current bike…

 

James Startt’s Specialized: “Old School/New School…”

 

The first bike from inside the pro peloton came from our Kiwi mate Hayden Roulston…

 

Hayden Roulston’s Trek: “Here you go mate…”

 

And the first built for the velodrome came from a reader in Sydney…

 

Gurmesh Singh’s stealth left-turn-only: “This is my new toy for the track!”

 

The hope is that many more will appear on our Facebook page. “Like” us at Facebook.com/RideCyclingReview, follow us between the release of each issue and join in our daily discussions. But, above all, don’t forget the reasons why you ride – there are many and, like the selection of bikes, they are diverse. Cycling is something for us to enjoy. It might upset us once in a while, even irritate… but we won’t stop riding.

– By Rob Arnold

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RIDE Media publishes RIDE Cycling Review, a quarterly magazine all about cycling.
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Author: rob@ride

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