Who is not familiar with the world champions, Olympic champions, the x times German champions, the Tour winner, the stars, the idols, the medal winners, the Sabine and Markus. But who knows the Gerd, which runs six months again with the bike to Africa? Or Andrea, who has lost only 30 pounds and has now qualified for Hawaii? Or the seriousness that has chucked his job as a management consultant and now lives on La Palma as a bike guide. Somehow we still know all those people. They never appear in the glossy magazines, never stand up on the podium, for they Cycling is all glory and nothing. They are called Mila, they are called Christina and Uli and we tell a few of their stories.
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Uli Düsentrieb*

* Daniel Duesentrieb is the German name for the comical character otherwise also known as Gyro Gearloose, where “Duesentrieb” is a German expression for “jet propulsion”. Even the cross-thinker displays a big long grin. With a smile…
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Driven by wire

The other day I picked up a conversation I just had to listen to. The keyword, which grabbed my attention, was the English expression “Drive-by-wire”. Without knowing what this expression means, with my rudimental English proficiency, technical…
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Doping for the advanced

OK! Let’s liberate ourselves a little. Head shaking guaranteed.  Mistakes too. Dietary supplements! Oh how many of them I have tried! Very few actually worked. Due to the Placebo-effect, a few initially showed signs of being effective.…
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Fear is the real paralysis

I remember the day very well when Christina’s sponsoring application landed on my desk: „Originally I come from Salzburg, but ended up staying in Innsbruck after having finished my studies. In 2005 I met Thom, a Westfalian who also moved…