Polar Vantage M – review

Polar Vantage M

As you can see on my blog posts, sport is important part of my life – I will write post about this, about big changes in my life, but not now. This post is a Polar Vantege M review – sport watch, which I’ve used from middle of 2019. In effect, it’s long-term review and have information about many, many updates pushed by Polar during last few months. This watch replaced few other devices: my Garmin watch and Bryton Rider bike computer. In short version I can say, that I’m very happy with Vantage M, but it’s not perfect device and not for everyone. If you are looking for nice training device, this post may be for you.

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Panaracer Gravelking AC review

Panaracer Gravelking AC

There are a lot of cyclocross and gravel tires on the market. We can now choose tires for many conditions: better for ridding tarmac, hardpack, better for grass, better for difficult terrain and mud (CX races) and some all-rounders. Last time I was looking for something for autumn and winter and finally decided to use a proven solution – I bought Panaracer Gravelkings AC 700x35c. It’s their new name, because I already used them year ago, and their called Gravelkings Mud. Why Panaracer decided to change name? I think because they have few options: non-SK for tarmac, SK for gravels, and these AC / Mud for mixed terrains and all conditions. This post is a small review after several hundred kilometers in this, and previous cold season.  

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From Puerto de la Cruz to Teide

Tenerife Cycling

Last days I was on Tenerife, it was my first longer vacation in a year. One day I decided to rent a bike and go from city when I was (Puerto de la Cruz, north Tenerife) to Teide volcano. It was something amazing: only 36 kilometers one way, but all time up. Close to 2100 meters up in such distance – whow! It was the longest climb I ever made. Not the most difficult, because average slope was about 4-5%, maximum about 9%. On Karkonosze Pass I ride climbs more than 25% in this year. But this one was also difficult by length: almost 3 hours of intensive riding… Amazing, real. And also, with amazing views – check my Strava to see them.