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自行车发烧友享受环北京国际赛 - Bicycle fans enjoyed the UCI International Competition in Beijing print version
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For the first time, a professional international UCI Bicycle Competition was held in Beijing. The country were bicycle is used as a major means of transport is now getting a closer look of professional racing. The following article also describes the hobby of cycling, as a semi-professional middle class hobby.

UCI首届环北京职业国际公路自行车赛
[1]昨日举行,自行车发烧友[2]尽情享受比赛的乐趣。

当然,最兴奋的还是自行车爱好者[3]们。刘宁就是一名年轻的自行车发烧友。他对记者说,自己通过QQ[4]认识了很多自行车爱好者,一起组成了自行车队[5]。他说:"我们基本上都是25岁左右的年轻人,最大的也不超过35岁,我们不仅是欣赏风景,也比赛速度,很过瘾[6]。周末,我们都会选择出行路线[7],去而且都是经典自行车出行路线。我们成员[8]之中,装备[9]最贵的是两万多元,最便宜的装备也有4000元左右,我们还有自己的自行车技师[10]。"

23岁肖水仁,也是自行车发烧友。他说:"我从小就喜欢骑自行车,骑车让自己身心愉快。我想自己也会用行动,与大家一起提倡绿色[11]出行理念。"

The UCI (Union Cycliste International) World Tour Bicycle Competition was held in Beijing yesterday, for the first time. Bicycle fans truly enjoyed the pleasure of the competition.

Most excited were bicycle lovers. Liu Ning is a young bicycle fan. He told reporters that he met many bicycle lovers through a QQ group, together forming a bicycle team. He said: "We are all basically youngsters in age 25, more or less; the oldest is no more than 35 years. Not only we enjoy the scenery, we also race fast. It's a real pleasure. On weekends, we always choose a journey route that is a classic bicycle track. Among our members, the most expensive equipment is worth more than 20,000 yuan, while the cheapest is around 4000. We also have our own bicycle technicians."

Xiao Shuiren, age 23, is also a big bicycle fan. He said: "From a young age I liked riding the bicycle, since it makes me feel good both mentally and physically. I hope to have the initiative to encourage people to ride bicycle, as it promotes the idea of green (ecological) commuting."

Original article published by Beijing Evening News 北京晚报 bjwb.bjd.com.cn 

[1] UCI首届环北京职业国际公路自行车赛 shǒu jiè huán běijīng zhíyè guójì gōnglù zìxíngchē sài - UCI (Union Cycliste International) first World Tour Bicycle Competition in Beijing; the UCI has held their first ever international competition in China recently (5-9/10), as a part of the UCI professional tour.

[2] 发烧友 fāshāo yǒu - Crazy fan, lover of a hobby

[3] 爱好者 àihàozhě - Fan or lover of a hobby

[4] 群 qún - Internet group (here referring to a theme group on the QQ social network)

[5] 自行车队 zìxíngchē duì - Bicycle team; a team of bicycle lovers who ride their bicycles together

[6] 过瘾 guò yǐn - To enjoy a hobby to the fullest

[7] 路线 lùxiàn - Route, trail, track

[8] 成员 chéngyuán - Team member

[9] 装备 zhuāngbèi - Equipment

[10] 技师 jìshī - Techinician

[11] 绿色 lǜsè - 'Green', ecological


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