Kevin Um

Kevin currently studies International Relations and English Literature as an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia. Outside of his studies, he loves to swim, cycle, and run, in addition to playing the violin and piano. He writes for the blog Gears on the Vancouver Observer and focuses on topics such as the Tour de France, cycling in Vancouver, and other bike-related stories.

How to clean up your bike

Before taking your bike out for a spin, especially if you haven't gone out in a while, it's a good idea to clean it up, service it, and make sure you're safe. It also doesn't hurt to have a shiny...

Inspiring cycling in Vancouver and the Tour de France

During the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Canadians showed an unprecedented amount of national pride and enthusiasm for competitive sports. With the City of Vancouver currently focusing on making...

Let's follow Norway to become the greenest city in the world

The City of Vancouver recently launched the website Talk Green to Us and set out 10 ambitious goals to make itself the greenest city in the world. One goal (number four) specifically focuses on green...

From Bordeaux to Pauillac: the race of truth for the 2010 Tour de France

This year's Tour de France has been marked by intense rivalry between Alberto Contador of Team Astana, and Andy Schleck of Team Saxo Bank. Throughout the Tour, Contador has riden defensively in the...

Let's make Vancouver the Bike Capital of the world

The main setback that bicycle commuters in Vancouver face is the lack of well-maintained and safe roads. Most bike routes in the city are just wider roads that are designed to accomodate both cars...

Contador displays his strengths in France

Alberto Contador is looking strong with less than a month to go to the Tour de France. The Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré is serving as his final testing ground, and he is showing spectacular form....

Obama cancels Asian trip and BP's CEO continues to spew

This is not the space program.

Shout out for BC Mary and other coverage of the BC Rail trial

On May 18, 2010, the BC Rail corruption trial finally began, over six years after police raided the BC Legislature for government corruption in December 28, 2003. Unsurprisingly, this trial has been...

Mother of lost three year old in DTES found

The Vancouver Police has just announced that the mother of the lost three year old girl has been found and is now in the process of being reunited with her. Further details will be announced later...