专题 Fixed Gear 伊泉:2008蒙牛绿色自行车赛事

    伊泉:2008蒙牛绿色自行车赛事

    难忘之旅 迎接北京奥运会的城市穿越 我骑着死飞出发!

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       2008年北京奥运会比赛开始之前,北京电视台和蒙牛乳业公司联合举办了一场盛大的自行车骑行赛事。凡是2008年奥运会项目的举办城市,都参与了本次骑行。每个城市都会从当地选出8位骑手,再由北京地区选出两位,10位骑手一同从当地出发,骑行到北京。

    作为其中的女性骑手,依泉可是十分抢镜哟!

       非常幸运,我作为北京地区的参赛选手,分派到了秦皇岛城市,和当地的8位自行车选手一起出发前往北京。但说实话,我当时是非常希望能加入上海骑行队伍,因为这样距离更远,对我们来说会是更大的挑战。可是,当时我还在一家跨国公司工作,公司不允许我请太长时间的假期。不过,能作为北京地区的选手加入别的城市,对我而言已经是非常大的荣幸了。

    出发!

       虽然主办方和朋友们都不建议我选择固定齿轮自行车,也就是我们平时所说的死飞自行车,但我还是想挑战一下。可是当时从秦皇岛到北京具体的骑行路线还没有确定,万一遇到山路,一定不利于我完成任务。保险起见,我想准备2个不同尺寸的飞轮,但当时我既没有一个锁定的工具,也没有一个齿轮扳手。我去了北京所有的高端自行车店,也都找不到。他们大多没有任何齿轮或锁定工具。

       后来,我终于了解到朝鲜大使馆的Windspeedxingrufeng North居然有一个。虽然我大部分的死飞车后轮两边的飞轮都是死的,我可以安装两个不同尺寸的飞轮。但当时我骑的那辆后轮上一个是死飞轮,一个是活飞轮,所以如果在路上,我必须随身携带工具来更换齿轮,适应不同的骑行需求。

    看得出来,依泉骑的是死飞吗?

       为了能让这次骑行的所有队伍同一天到达北京,每个城市骑行队伍的出发时间是不一样的。秦皇岛到北京,是此次赛事的最短行程,我们也是最晚出发的一支。我们这支队伍以男性为主,山地车为主,大家年龄和骑行的水平略有不同。大部分真正开始骑车也不到一年时间,更是第一次这么远距离骑行。所以我们会在几天到达北京,2天还是3天,不好确定。最终,我和来自北京的另一位骑手“孙展博”(他是自行车运动协会前职业车手和前公路自行车教练)都在2天内抵达北京。

       从秦皇岛出发前,我们在市中心广场举行了隆重仪式:有演讲也有表演。我也进行了死飞特技表演,在推广绿色骑行理念的同时,也鼓励大家骑行保持身材与健康。

       像平常一样,我还是随身携带了我的SPL相机,挂在脖子上。这样在骑行的路途中我能全程拍摄骑行情况。大家看到这么一个女车手,背了一个小包(里面装了水和一些坚果,葡萄干),还带了相机,骑着一个奇怪的自行车,大家都不认识我,也怀疑我是不是能完成这次骑行。

    奇怪的自行车”让依泉两天内抵达北京

       我们都穿着统一的绿色的自行车骑行服,沿途的朋友们看到我们都驻足观看。我们也有专业的摄像团队,对我们全程跟踪拍摄。

       “孙教练”是我们那次骑行的临时首领,在确保每个骑手的安全的大前提下,如何应对不同的交通环境,车多的路况和一些躲避卡车的风险,他起了很大的作用。大多时候,我和孙教练骑在最前面,把握骑行速度。最终,我们在首日成功完成了175km,远远超过了全程的一半。

    骑士团合影

       这次骑行我的选择了48-13的齿比。整条路线比较平坦,大部分都是柏油马路,只有一少部分的沙石路。我们基本保持匀速骑行,这种情况下死飞是最好的选择,只要齿比的选择合适,这种无惯性的骑行会让你越来越轻松。好比跑马拉松,起初你选择了一个合适的速度,并保持循环下去,实际上你可能能跑超过42公里。固定速度的保持与循环,对我而言,都不是问题。

       第二天我们的平均车速较慢,因为有些骑手经过第一天的骑行,身体出现了酸痛。好在我们第二天的路比较平坦。到达北京后全体5组队伍一起想用了丰富的晚餐。

       那次的赛事每个人都很享受。如果你有机会,尽量参加单车比赛,来提倡绿色出行。这是一个很大的乐趣,要相信每个活动都有一定的影响力!

     

    依泉在表演死飞特技(图片来源网络)

       小编插句话:这是依泉作为城市代表,参加2008年北京奥运会时的难忘经历,依泉方面认为,原文更能体现当时的情境,于是,我们将依泉撰写的英文原文也一并发布,读一读原汁原味的文章,看看有些什么更深刻的体会吧!

    与朋友在一起

    2008 Meng Niu Green Cycling Event

    In spring 2008 there was a event that had groups cycling from each and every city that was hosting some competitions during the upcoming Olympics. It was sponsored by Beijing TV and Meng Niu milk company. I was selected to ride from Qinhuangdao to Beijing. I would have loved to ride from Shanghai to Beijing but I was working in a multinational company and could not stay away from work so long. For each city they chose 2 people from Beijing to go there and then meet up with 8 locals and cycle back together to Beijing.

    Against their recommendations I chose to ride my fixed gear bike. I was a little bit worried as I did not know how the route would be if there would be any mountains on the way. I wanted to take 2 different sized cogs but I did not have a locking tool nor a cog wrench. I went to various high end bike shops in Beijing but most of them did not have any cog or locking tools. Windspeed (xingrufeng) north of the North Korean embassy actually had one. But I wanted to take it along so I could change the gear along the way. At that time the fixed gear bike I had, had a rear hub with a a fixed and a freewheel side. Since that most of my bikes have both sides fixed so I can always have 2 different gears installed.

    So for this event the different groups all headed out on different days as we were scheduled to arrive back in Beijing all on the same day. As our route was the shortest we set out as the last group. It was unclear if we should ride it in 2 or 3 days. I was for 2 days and so was the cycling association ex-professional cyclist and ex-team road bike coach Sun Zhan Bo who had come with me from Beijing. We were a mixed group of mainly men, from young to old and mainly on mountain bikes. Actually most of the cyclists on my group had started cycling less than 12 months ago. It was most people's first time to cycle that far.

    The day we were to set out from Qinhuangdao there was a ceremony on a big city square with speeches and performances, including my trick bike to convey the message of cycling as a green form of transportation and a good sport to keep in shape.

    As often when I cycle I had my big SLR camera dangling around my neck while cycling so that I could take shots along the way. In the beginning everybody was worried that I could not make it as they saw I am female, riding a strange bike with no gears and with the camera and a small backpack with water and nuts and raisins inside. But they did not know me.

    We were all wearing the green cycling event cycling kit. When we were cycling along people driving past did slow down and have a look what it was all about. We also had TV camera teams follow us for the whole ride.

    The "coach" was a great help to make sure everybody was aware of safety and how to cycling in a group in traffic also on some national roads with many trucks. Most of the time, he and I were cycling in the front of the team to pull the rest of the group. We did an amazing 175km on the first day. That was more than half of the distance so we knew we can make it in 2 days.

    看我车技怎么样?

    For me it turned out great to be riding my fixed gear bike with the gear ratio 48-13. The whole route was flat and most of the roads were paved. Just some sections we were cycling on gravel roads. We were often cycling at a constant speed. Riding fixed gear is perfect for that, especially when the gear ratio suits the cyclist's cadence. The perfect circular mother legs need to do is very meditative. No coasting possible. It is like ramming a marathon, if you run it your speed you get in an ecstatic state and could actually run for more than 42km. I could have continued to cycle.

    On the second day our average speed was slower as some people were sore form the first day. But it was an easy flat ride into Beijing where a big gathering of all 5 groups with an opulent dinner party. The next day there was a ceremony at Desehengmen.

    Everybody had a great time. If you get the chance, try joining a cycling event to promote green cycling. It is a lot of fun and each event has some impact!

    依泉和同行的车友在一起

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