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Over Yonder: Dan talks stupid adventure riding, endless dirt trails and exploring Germany

In Berlin, Interviews by Claire

On Dan’s portfolio it mentions that he has: ‘Ridden past the cumulative elevation of Mount Everest in 16 hours and 344km with a fractured hand.’ He lists this in the ‘extra curricular fun’ department and adds that he always reaches the end with the grin – despite the number of …

ClaireOver Yonder: Dan talks stupid adventure riding, endless dirt trails and exploring Germany
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Kreuzberg, Berlin: SHE36 fixed gear girls group

In Berlin, Interviews by Claire

In Berlin, before the wall fell the 36th Kiez, or neighbourhood, was Kreuzberg. Today a girls’ fixed gear group has grown around the southern side of the city with a name that hat tips the old city design. SHE36 started out of a desire to make sure women had a …

ClaireKreuzberg, Berlin: SHE36 fixed gear girls group
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Berlin’s cycling cafe: Standert

In Berlin, Interviews by Claire

Coffee, tick. Bikes, tick. Memorabilia-lined walls, tick. In Berlin slang a couple of years ago, people said “Standert” to mean ‘standard’ and ‘obvious’. When Max started designing bikes, the idea of opening a Berlin bike cafes that designed their own bikes too, was just that. It remains one of a …

ClaireBerlin’s cycling cafe: Standert
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30 years of bike messenger stories: meet Keirin Berlin

In Berlin, Features by Claire

Born from the heart of Berlin’s messenger scene, Keirin is a cycle cafe facing the problems of rising rent. It’s half cafe, half bike store, with the bike stuff gently exploding out into the cafe. The owner, Mortimer (Mo), has spent years riding different cities as a messenger. He has …

Claire30 years of bike messenger stories: meet Keirin Berlin