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Giro Ambient City Gloves

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2015/01/img_0538.jpgI saw this gloves early last year coming out in the States side, wanted to get my hands on it but wasn’t successful. But when I looked again it was finally came out for us over here so I ordered it and now let me test these gloves out. It’s easy for me to copy and paste what it says on the web but i’m not gonna do that, let me give a few words on theses Ambient city gloves.

2015/01/img_0558.jpgThe gloves is full real leather (soft), the fitting is pretty much true to size and real comfy. Thermal fleece lining works well so far, riding out here on a 3 degree temperature but what works so well is I can use my iPhone without taking  my gloves off, I can take photos, calls, text and liking pictures on Instagram. Its a wind and water resistant gloves the only thing is while having it on, the wrist closure is short and can lead draught on the forearm and a cold wrist. It has a nice soft microfibre panel on the thumb area good for wiping your sweats or runny nose.
The gloves on the handle bar is comfortable and doesn’t feel bunched up, I use these gloves off the bike and it looks good. I didn’t feel silly wearing it as its a slim fitted and not bulky. On top that it doesn’t look like a typical bike gloves. All in all I love the the gloves and I would say if you got the money buy it, don’t forget it’s real leather and you can use it on and off your bike!

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Get it HERE!!!

Written by Mikey Ramirez

January 20, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Uniqlo Heat Tech Pursuits

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Here is a short video of the Uniqlo x FGL event at Look mum no hands, Old street.

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January 6, 2015 at 5:51 pm

A Day On The Velodrome

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Back in October my wife got me a track session to the Lee Valley velodrome for my birthday present, so today I went to the track for the first time ever. I was scared and excited at the same time, the only thing I had on my mind was I hope I’ll stick to the corners and not slip!

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It was funny hearing people say “ah, it feels funny riding a fixed bike, it will take some time to get use to it”. See I would say that when I’m on a free wheel bike. So the coach explained some rules and how to be safe on the track. This is the safest place to ride a bike, but that depends on how you ride on it!

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After a few laps around the safe side of the track, we got onto the track itself. I didn’t hit the corners right way I wanted to see how it felt at the bottom, then each lap I started to go higher and faster till I felt right and natural. Going down the corner from that height gives you that ‘damn that was fast’ feeling.. It felt I was in a roller coaster ride. Got told off for over taking and not looking back, but I guess that’s the street side of me? Maybe or just having too much fun and forgetting there’s other people on the track.
It was a fun experience but I can’t see this for me on the long run, first I can’t ride as fast as I can, second I’m so use on having cars and other stuff in front of me and I like that feeling..
But I’m glad I did it!
Thanks Goldie for getting me this for my birthday.

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

December 10, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Uniqlo Heattech

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We put up a Uniqlo Heattech pursuit roller race a few weeks ago (November 14th). Uniqlo gave away free Heattech vouchers all night as people were sprinting on rollers to beat the fastest time, male and female took part on this rollapaluza sprit.
The event took place at Look mum no hands in old street, it was a prefect place to host this as a lot of people knew the place very well. A lot of people came down after work and got the place crowed. It was fun to see everyone there chatting away while watching people go crazy on the rollers, lot of smiles and a hell lots of cheering that night.

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IMG_9622The fastest guy that night was Atiba the was just under 20.05 seconds, the fastest girl was Nancy with 26.6 seconds. They both won some good stuff that night, winning some FGL tee’s and hella lots of continental goodies.

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

November 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Uniqlo HEATTECH Pursuits

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November 10, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Getting Cold

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It’s getting cold now days, so it give me an excuse to put on the Continental leg warmers today.

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

November 4, 2014 at 11:41 am

Continental Brochure ’15

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Some of us did a photo shoot for Continental tires, the guy be-hide the lens was our good mate Boyce he did a very good job and you may see some photos on bike magazine and its on the brochure “Bicycle Tires 2015″. Go and check it out!

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Written by Mikey Ramirez

October 16, 2014 at 11:07 am

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