A Cyclist’s Journey – Fabulous Outdoors @fabulousport

People often ask why we ride ..what is it about cycling that at a first look, it seems just a painful long term agony on a bicycle to get nowhere..or something like that. The fact is, it’s hard to explain. At first, it can feel quite daunting, but with patience, it becomes easier and you feel satisfied and proud of what you’ve achieved so far. After your ride, a refreshing shower, a cool drink and a bite to eat and you suddenly feel invigorated and alive, as long as you haven’t done too much of course.

Little by little, your body will do all the adjustments needed to make you perform better, stay out for longer rides and be willing to do more of it. In this short clip, I wanted to pass on some of the feelings, the sounds and the landscapes of a cyclist’s journey. It’s a short clip, part of a bigger documentary project, coming out in future episodes.

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PAOLA GIANOTTI CYCLING GIRO D’ITALIA 2018 for ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS #GIRO101

PAOLA GIANOTTI is an Italian female cyclist, an ultracycler, 3 x Guinness World Record holder, a book writer and a motivational coach.
Website: http://www.keepbrave.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/paola_gianotti
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/keepbrave.paola

Video produced by:
F.Malisan Fabulous Sport Outdoors
Instagram: @fabulousport
Music Credits:
Green Daze by Audionautix ( Youtube Audio Library )

Paola Gianotti’s has recently been riding all the stages of this 2018 Giro d’Italia to raise road cycling safety awareness.
We’ve produced videos simulating the most common mistakes and behaviours that cyclists and car drivers should try to avoid on the road.
These videos have been shown on the Italian National Television RAI 2 TV program, IL PROCESSO ALLA TAPPA, and we’ve also distributed stickers to apply on vehicles saying “IO RISPETTO IL CICLISTA” (I respect the cyclist’s on the road), encouraging people to display it on their cars. The idea of this project was born in conjunction with Marco Cavorso who is the father of Tommaso, a young cycling victim of a road accident which ended his life.

Paola Gianotti e Marco Cavorso #ioRispettoILciclista
Paola Gianotti e Marco Cavorso #ioRispettoILciclista

A big thank you to all that have been involved in this project and many congratulations to Paola Gianotti, #KeepBrave showing all of us that anything can be achieved if you set your mind to it, and that limits are only in our heads.
#CYCLING #GIRO D’ITALIA #2018 #GIRO101 to raise #ROADcycling #SAFETY #AWARENESS #IORISPETTOILCICLISTA #ILGIRODIPAOLA #TommySapevaCorrere

Wahoo Elemnt Cycling GPS Computer Test Review

After numerous frustrating attempts to connect my old Garmin Edge to the Garmin Connect website, I was after a different bike computer that provided a similar amount of data and functions. I was then recommended to take a look at the Wahoo products, and here’s my first thoughts on the Elemnt computer bundle.

I’m not particularly a fan of the unboxing reviews, but this time I was pleasantly surprised on the packaging design and descriptions.


The package unfolds giving you a quick idea on all the functions and the different screen displays that you can then customise, but more about that later.

The box opens like a drawer where the device rests firmly inside a molded cover.

Once the cover is removed, you’ll find the “Quick Start Guide” booklet that basically tells you to download the App and to synchronise it with your smartphone.
In the bundle package, you’ll have the cadence sensor, the heart rate monitor belt, a speed sensor, different bike handlebars mounts, and the charging cable that I was very pleased to see is a commonly used micro-USB rather than a original different one that I’ll end up losing or forgetting at home when needed.

It’s interesting to see how nowadays there seems to be less informational booklets, but instead the manufacturers send you to either a website page, a video or a phone app like in this case.
Most of the settings, syncing and connecting has to be made via the mobile app, which is surprisingly easy and straight forward.

I like the fact that you can have as much or as little information on your screen. With a simple click on the button on the right, as shown in the photo above, you can zoom in or out, and by doing so the display shows more or less information to read as you cycle.
Another thing that attracted my curiosity in the Elemnt, is that it connects and it syncs with most devices, apps and training tools you might want to use either from now or eventually at a later time in the future such as Strava, RideWithGps,

I’ve chosen to start by reviewing the Elemnt prior to the newer Elemnt Bolt as it’s slightly bigger, so for navigation purposes as a tour guide, it’s an advantage over the smaller one. It comes with 3 different mounts, so it can be mounted on the handlebar stem or in front of it, whichever way suits your preference.

Anyway, it’s now time to go and test it on the road.

See my review on STRAVA:

https://strava.app.link/na0jKapdpG

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