Rouvy events

We had some strong aspirations with winter season and Rouvy aplication and spent quite some work already on it. Unfortunately Rouvy itself is stil a work in a progress and not an easy one either for event organizing by third parties.

But it’s developing and it’s coming. We beleive it is going to offer next level experience one day. Till then, lower picture does give a preety good clue where the future might be.

Runda!

Do you know the phenomenom called “runda”?

Of course you do. Everybody knows what runda is. Yet, there is no definition what exactly runda is. If you ask ten cyclist what is runda, you will get ten different answers. Is it a group ride? Yes, special kind of. A very fast group ride with no merci for those who snaped of the sleepstream. Is it a race? No, it’s definetely not a race, but it’s still a fair bit competitive. It’s actually a group effort to ride as fast as possible over a standard distance or segment with a pinch of competition near the end. It ussualy ends with a sprint for a table or a sign and can be described as “race for hand shake and beer only”.

First half is ususally extremely fast all-out group ride where everyone is keen to pull at his turn, then in the second half it becomes more tactic. The group is usualy thinner there. Some might start thinking of surviving on local hill, some might calculate for the final sprint, some might simply become tired. And as always, some might be pulling like they have been obsesed by a demon. Sometimes runda can be just a leisure group ride and sometimes it may become fearsome race between friends.

No matter how you take your runda, you will always find someone to ride with. It’s always gonna give you tons of fun and you’ll always find some sore legs the day after. If you love that feeling, this is the right place to be!

Make sure you look at our Runda calendar and join us!

Veloton, another platform or gamechanger?

So what is this Veloton platform? From October 2020 their website says: “Veloton combines the realism of video games with the intensity of serious training and helps you perform. Complete challenges and earn achievements in routes based on real life stages”.

Sounds similar to competitive platforms. But is it really so simple to say it’s just similar? Looking at some of their youtube channel videos, Veloton has really good graphics and some great physics too.

Over the last two years, they released some closed beta licenses and since then it has been a bit quiet. However this week they started to gradually release around 1000 public beta licenses with a promise to expand in near future. They are sure getting ready for launch maybe till the end of the year or early next year.

We are hoping to get a beta testing license and give it a go. We will report back with our tests.
Until then watch some of the latest video below…