Picking up

I joined in a bunch ride the other morning, not far from my place. I have no idea who most of them were. Our paths simply crossed at a set of traffic lights, so being the opportunist I am (not to mention knackered at the time after 30km going solo) I jumped on the back … More Picking up

The Obsessive Cyclist: is there any other kind?

ob·ses·sion [uhb-sesh-uhn] noun 1. the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, imagine or desire. According to a team of researchers led by Professor David Nutt of London’s Imperial College, heroin and crack cocaine are the most addictive things on the planet. But I reckon cycling must rate a close third. Take … More The Obsessive Cyclist: is there any other kind?

Parlez-vous Francais?

All cyclists speak French. Even when they don’t speak French. Oui, there’s a smattering of Italian and Spanish. But it’s the French who rule the roost of linguistical tradition on the roads of Planet Earth. And if you’ve ever watched a stage of Le Tour or Paris-Roubaix or even this week’s Paris-Nice, chances are you’re … More Parlez-vous Francais?