Monthly Archives: October 2010

Rapha Embrocation review

The leading luxury brand in cycling seems to be in a period of diversification which includes a push into product sectors such as holidays and womenswear. The Rapha Embrocation falls into what could loosely be termed as “toiletries”, as part … Continue reading

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London Cyclocross League 2010/11 Round 5 Herne Hill

It would have been a great day to race, sadly I didn’t make it. Went downstairs to fetch the Ridley and discovered the hubs had seized. PANIC! After much trying to figure out what was wrong, I just prayed and … Continue reading

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The bandit and the champion – they don’t make ’em like this anymore

It’s a frequent complaint that some of the romance and mythology has disappeared from cycling in the modern era. Reading Flavio Zappi’s excellent account of the story of the bandit and the champion which tells the story of the relationship … Continue reading

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Chasing Legends review

For anyone who follows cycling the narrative arc of Chasing Legends would appear to be pretty simple: HTC-Columbia’s attempt to win the green jersey for Mark Cavendish at the Tour de France 2009. We know how it ends, but for … Continue reading

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London Cyclocross League 2010/11 Round 3 Hog Hill

(Picture by Cross Crazy) I only got lapped once. I didn’t come last. I beat Rene and TeeCee. But for a mechanical I would have beaten my bearded nemesis. Andy Waterman reckons Hog Hill is rubbish for cyclocross: “Hog Hill … Continue reading

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Some questions about Alberto Contador that I need answers for

Is this a credible explanation or a plausible explanation? Where I have questions is over whether this is credible – worthy of being believed – or only plausible – having the appearance of truth. My default setting is to trust … Continue reading

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