Monthly Archives: February 2011

Rapha + Paul Smith SS11 video promo

(Via Not sure why I didn’t notice this earlier. Rapha + Paul Smith SS11 from RAPHA on Vimeo. Director: Ben Ingham Photography: Ben Ingham and Patrick Scola Editor: Owynne Dawkins Sound: Soundfly

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Help recycle a bicycle to Namibia

I’ve not had enough time to write anything so far this week, but this dropped into my mailbox, so I thought I’d do my bit for what seems like a very good cause by posting it. Re~Cycle from See The … Continue reading

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Get your first taste of racing this weekend

This Saturday marks the beginning of the road season in the South East for many amateurs. If you’ve not raced before then the London Dynamo Beginners’ Race is a brilliant way to decide if it’s for you. The club has … Continue reading

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Say adios to steak-frites Alberto Contador

(Photo by Sifu Renka on Flickr, used under Creative Commons licence) There are few culinary delights in this world which can match the pleasure of steak-frites done properly. It’s the great constant of French cuisine that you can order anywhere … Continue reading

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An open letter to professional riders on the subject of speaking out about doping

Dear riders, Some of you have been remarkably outspoken on the fate of one of your number, forcefully damning one idiot. Sadly you seem to equally reticent to condemn another, well, idiot. I’m sure you don’t need me to put … Continue reading

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How Paul Kimmage changed the game of cycling journalism

In 1990, Paul Kimmage stuck his head above the parapet and published his account of his time as a professional cyclist, Rough Ride. It changed cycling journalism. In 2011, Kimmage once again changed cycling journalism in a fundamental way. Except … Continue reading

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We’re back in 2008 as Ricco faces failure

Here’s a meme I prepared earlier: Riccardo Ricco Epic Fail. A lot earlier. Like July 2008 earlier. Then I wrote of the hubris of Riccardo Ricco. I stand by what I said then “Don’t bother searching for culprits in systematic doping, … Continue reading

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Return of the classic Selle Royal Aeroyal saddle

If you’re a bike rider of a certain age, then this saddle is part of your youth. The Selle Royal Aeroyal saddle was what you stuck on your BMX to replace the saddle it came with. In my case it … Continue reading

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Fred Perry polo shirt homage to the classic Ford France jersey of Jacques Anquetil

Lovely looking Fred Perry polo shirt spotted over on Selectism. There’s something about it which reminds me strongly of the classic Ford France-Gitane kit worn by Anquetil in 1965 (and the fantastic Brit, Vin Denson). Not available until autumn/winter 2011 and … Continue reading

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