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IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN ADDICTED, DON’T USE IT AS A METAPHOR

HEALTH / ESSAYS / 2020-05-24

“For me, it was like getting addicted to crack / meth / heroin / LSD” … says yet another person who’d never used any of those, and who’d never been addicted to anything worse than caffeine or chocolate. I mean, come on, people, choose your  + 

WE KNOW ABOUT THE BAD THINGS WELL IN ADVANCE

HEALTH / PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIETY / ESSAYS / 2020-03-16

Just to be clear. As a civilisation, we knew about the current viral pandemic, the 2008 crisis, terrorist attacks beforehand… and we know perfectly well about the next climate-change related disasters. Have we done anything to avert “the situation”? Nah, not really. Very similar to  + 

MY SECOND FEATURE FILM: KVADRAT GEAR

CINEMA / HEALTH / MY NEWS / 2014-10-08

What better way to rest from all the hard shooting and editing of my first feature film, Kvadrat, than to shoot and edit a second feature film? Especially if it’s the exact opposite of the first one? A classical documentary with dialogue, voice-over, still photos and archival footage?  + 

MY FIRST FEATURE FILM: KVADRAT

CINEMA / HEALTH / MUSIC / MY NEWS / 2013-10-17

So, what the hell have I been doing for the past 2,5 years? Where are the new posts and photos? Well, other than fast-touring through a rather painful peritonitis on my Bike Friday PRP en route to Zurich… I was shooting a feature film. As a director, DP and editor.  + 

MY BIKE FRIDAY POCKET ROCKET PRO SPECS AND MODS

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2013-02-27 / 18 COMMENTS

My go fast, go far device. Rides as good as a high-end road bike. Folds as small as a standard suitcase. Enjoys long distances and short corridors.  + 

16 INCH SLICK TIRES: SCHWALBE KOJAK REVIEW (STELVIO REPLACEMENT)

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / REVIEWS / 2012-04-11 / 11 COMMENTS

The Schwalbe Stelvio is no more. The super fast slick tire available in the 16 inch / ETRTO 349 size is now replaced by a slightly more docile but grippier Schwalbe Kojak. I’ve been riding the Kojak on my Brompton since November 2008.  + 

MY FOLDING BIKE FRIDAY TOURING GEAR LIST (POCKET ROCKET PRO)

CYCLING / HYGIENE / TRANSPORTATION / ESSAYS / 2011-01-04 / 9 COMMENTS

Why travel by bike? Why choose a folding bike for touring? Which folder is best for long rides? What clothes, tools and camping gear to select? Take a look at my lightweight, go fast, go far bike touring gear list for inspiration.  + 

LOOKING FOR A TAI CHI CHUAN MENTOR IN HONG KONG, PARIS OR GENEVA

SPORT PHYSIOLOGY / MY NEWS / 2010-11-17

I’d like to learn tai chi. For relaxation and defense. I’m ready to invest substantial amounts of effort and time. Who would you recommend as a mentor to me?  + 

MY OUTDOOR 2009 AND EUROBIKE 2009 PRESS COVERAGE

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / MY NEWS / 2010-04-16

Twitter has quickly made my news from the major outdoor and cycling trade shows of 2009 unsearchable and unavailable. I’ve solved the problem so you can read my tweets from these events again.  + 

GARMIN DAKOTA VS GARMIN OREGON GPS COMPARISON REVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / REVIEWS / 2010-03-30 / 26 COMMENTS

How does the smaller, lighter, touchscreen Garmin Dakota GPS compare to its older brother, Garmin Oregon? What about screen readability, Oregon’s main issue? Which one should you choose? Find out in my belated but detailed review.  + 

GARMIN OREGON VS GARMIN COLORADO GPS COMPARISON REVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / REVIEWS / 2010-03-26 / 41 COMMENTS

Garmin’s latest and greatest GPS units for intensive outdoor use: the touchscreen Oregon and the wheels and buttons Colorado. How do they perform in the real world, and which one is better?  + 

MSR QUICK 1 TITANIUM 1,3 L POT REVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / REVIEWS / 2009-10-13

A compact 1,3 L (44 fl oz) lightweight titanium pot that’s perfect for snow melting during solo fast and light winter backpacking trips.  + 

OUTDOOR 2009: CHANGES IN THE WAY I COVER THE SHOW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / JOURNALISM / MY NEWS / 2009-08-18

For this year’s edition of European OutDoor in Friedrichshafen, I’ve added Twitter to my arsenal and have divided my writing efforts in 2 categories.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: GARMIN OREGON TOUCHSCREEN GPS PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / PREVIEWS / 2009-05-29

Presented to the public for the first time at the Friedrichshafen Outdoor 2008 show, the new Garmin Oregon GPS switches from buttons and thumbwheels to a touchscreen user interface.  + 

BACKPACKS TO CARRY A FOLDED BROMPTON: MY DIY RUCKSACK

CYCLING / INDUSTRIAL DESIGN / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2008-12-06 / 16 COMMENTS

An ultralight, ultratough, ultracompact, do-it-yourself backpack that carries a folded Brompton bike anywhere or rides under its frame.  + 

BIKE FRIDAY TIKIT VS BROMPTON COMPARISON REVIEW

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / REVIEWS / 2008-12-06 / 39 COMMENTS

When it comes to 16-inch folding bikes, 2 models stand out: the Brompton and the Bike Friday Tikit. Both cost almost the same. Both position themselves in the high-quality range. Which one to choose?  + 

TAKE-ALONG TOOLS TO FIELD-REPAIR A BROMPTON FOLDING BIKE

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2008-10-28 / 2 COMMENTS

Bikes come unglued. Parts go loose. Brakes need adjustment. Tires puncture. To hush a minor rattle or fix a major showstopper while on the road, you’ll need a set of tools. OK, but which bike tools to choose for the not-so-standard Brompton folder?  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: PACIFIC OUTDOOR LTW FRONT FENDER PANNIERS PREVIEW

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / PREVIEWS / 2008-10-24

Lightweight waterproof bike panniers from… Pacific Outdoor! The makers of sleeping pads and other backpacking items introduce a whole new line of bike-specific products. The LTW Front Fender achieves an impressive weight to volume ratio.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: RAB SUMMIT SUPERLITE BIVI & SUMMIT MOUNTAIN BIVI PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / PREVIEWS / 2008-09-12 / 9 COMMENTS

Actually, these are tents, not bivies. A couple of super rare, bombproof, compact, single-wall shelters using the very breathable eVENT fabric. Optimized for high-altitude winds, snow and cold.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: RAB DRILLIUM EVENT RAIN PANTS PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / PREVIEWS / 2008-09-04 / 2 COMMENTS

A rare, half-zipped, lightweight, eVENT rain pant from Rab. A crucial item for serious rain, mud and wind.  + 

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