Monthly Archives: January 2010

Spring Classics: Waterfall by The Stones Roses

As the days lengthen so the time for riding grows. Music has always filled my head when I ride, regardless of whether I’m wearing my headphones or not. Some tunes fall into the category of CHOON! and recur on playlists … Continue reading

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Imperial Winter Series 2009/10: 4th Cat, 23 January 2010

(Photo by Lucy @ Imperial RT who organises the Winter Series) There I am, another futile attack, this time trying to go after the mid-race prime. Went too early in pursuit of my friend James Curry (on the right of … Continue reading

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Signing Pereiro is Contador’s smartest move

A lot of people have seen the signing of Oscar Pereiro Sio as simply an attempt to bolster the Astana squad with an experienced rider who can be there when it matters in the high mountains. His ability to sacrifice … Continue reading

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Imperial Winter Series 2009/10: 4th Cat, 17 January 2010

(Photo by Lucy @ Imperial RT who organises the Winter Series) See that rain? I’ve not ridden in anything quite so torrential in ages. Or so cold. On the plus side my white Mavic Razors are not as muddy as … Continue reading

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Things that put people off cycling: cycle specific clothing

Wearing lycra to ride your bike makes you weird. The truth is that the vast majority of people who ride bikes do so without pseudo-scientific technical fabrics or specialist footwear. This occurred to me while reading something Mark at iBikeLondon … Continue reading

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Back in Black: Why black shorts make you a better dressed cyclist

Women have the little black dress. Very few women have just the one. This should tell the predominately male cycling population something. Sadly, far too many choose to ignore a simple truth: black is the most stylish of colours. Rapha … Continue reading

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Worst professional kit of 2010: Footon-Servetto-Fuji

I am reliably told that nude and flesh tones are the most happening colours in fashion this season. My friend Lance Woodman pointed me in the direction of this fashion hate crime. I hereby declare the competition for the worst … Continue reading

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Wee Bert Contador’s big wheels

He’s known round our house as “Wee Bert Contador” on account of someone once describing him as “that wee lad who rides with Armstrong” last year. 2010 is going to be a bugger of a year for him if you … Continue reading

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If Team Sky is about inspiring participation, why no women?

Dave Brailsford in a BBC interview says that the Team Sky project is all about inspiring participation. But I keep on coming back to the same question I asked back at the Worlds in September: where are the women? It’s … Continue reading

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Predictions for professional cycling in 2010: the good news

Like ying and yang, for every list of bad news, there is good. So here’s my predictions for good things that might happen this year. (I’ve updated this to correct a couple of errors and add a couple of links … Continue reading

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