Monthly Archives: August 2006

The politics of coverage

Matt Seaton writes in today’s Guardian about his excitement at the coverage of the Tour of Britain (ToB) this week. I’m as excited as anyone by it and will be going down on Sunday armed with my microphone and camera … Continue reading

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It was going reasonably well…

Sunday down at Eastway again, this time for a straightforward novice race. Apparently last week’s one was a fast race and so it wasn’t me being plain rubbish. By contrast the pace in the novice race was far more manageable … Continue reading

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Legs like a bag of spanners

I haven’t done anything more than ride gently all week simply because I still haven’t recovered properly from last Sunday’s brutalising. Either I’m still exhausted or my body has given in. I’m trying to figure out which race I should … Continue reading

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A classic first race experience

Armed with the accumulated advice from various clunmates I tootled down to the Lea Valley Cycle Circuit, better known as “Eastway”, this morning to take my first crack at criterium racing. I took me an hour or so to get … Continue reading

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Raining on my race

No I didn’t compete in my first criterium on Sunday because when I woke up it was absolutely shelling it down. Cowardice or common sense? I’d opt for the latter. I haven’t done one before but from what I’ve read … Continue reading

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The irony of injury

Sometimes it seems that injuries heal quicker if you don’t stop riding. Or at least that has been the case this week with my a minor quad injury. I tweaked something in the left side on last Sunday’s training ride … Continue reading

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Not cycling’s blackest day

Finally I get round to launching this site on the day that Floyd Landis’ “B” sample comes back positive for an elevated testosterone:epitestosterone ratio. Not the best of days to set forth into the world of online cycling journalism. Yes, … Continue reading

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