Monthly Archives: April 2011

Crystal Palace: one for the scrapbook

First week of the massively popular Crystal Palace Tuesday night race series, held in Crystal Palace Park. I got nerfed and then struggled to stay on the pace from the outset so ended up racing in a grupetto which was … Continue reading

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Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2011: What riders are thinking about infographic

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The Grand Illusion: doping has changed

This is part of a series of posts on what I think are illusions that have grown up over the years around cycling. For further reading, you can do no better than read the section in Roland Barthes Mythologies and … Continue reading

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What Pat McQuaid is really thinking

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The myth of the green cyclist

There are many stereotypes which come up time and again when cycling is discussed: red-light jumpers, lycra louts, mid-life crisis on carbon and – the one I hate the most – the environmentally-aware commuter. It comes up, alongside the others, … Continue reading

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