Tag Archives: Alpe d’Huez

The church of the high mountain

Roland Barthes wrote of the Tour de France as being in the tradition of epic. Yet there is much to be said for the race as in the tradition of religious experience. It is perhaps most evident in the veneration … Continue reading

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In case you missed my report

You can find it here: http://bikeshow.blogspot.com/2006/07/24-july-2006-remembering-major-taylor.html Along with a very interesting report on Major Taylor which is well worth a listen. That’s me almost done with this blog now but it’ll hopefully be back for next year’s Etape. I may … Continue reading

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My report on the Etape on the radio

As you may remember I was a guest on Resonance fm’s Bike Show a few weeks back. On Monday 24 July 206 my report on the Etape should hopefully go out on the show. It might sound a little dated … Continue reading

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Looking forward from here

Having watched the stage on the big screen yesterday at Rapha’s little soirée off Brick Lane and then watched Landis go from nailed on for winning to “I can’t find him in the CG” today I’ve started to remember what … Continue reading

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Photos and other stuff

Here’s Paul Kimmage being his usual moaning, miserable self about doing the Etape: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,176-2271966,00.html And here’s my holiday snaps from the adventure: http://homepage.mac.com/atomicecho/PhotoAlbum9.html See if you can guess which one of me was taken at the top of the Izoard … Continue reading

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The first report

Here’s my initial report as posted on my club’s forum, when I have time this week I’ll do some further stuff including my pictures: “Firstly, huge congratulations to the Dynamos who made it to the top of Alpe D’Huez. I … Continue reading

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Packed and ready to go

With much swearing, sweating and shoving I packed up the bike into the case last night before indulging in a pizza as just reward for wrestling it into the case. Luckily I had popped into Borders at lunchtime to read … Continue reading

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Famous faces on the Etape

Chris Hoy, one of Britain’s top track cyclists is riding it to raise money for Children with Leukemia, according to a story here: http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/news/article.asp?UAN=1447&v=1 So you can sponsor him or you can sponsor me, but please sponsor one of us … Continue reading

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Not quite as relaxing as I hoped

Sunday’s ride was meant to be a tapering exercise – sit in the middle of the group, take it steady up the hills. Unfortunately it didn’t work out like that as I ended up trying to lead the group with … Continue reading

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Eating strategies

Good article here: http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/news/article.asp?UAN=1436&v=1 On planning your eating, energy drinks and so on for the distance from Tim at Science in Sport. He should know what he’s talking about, even if he did suggest that I should reconsider on my … Continue reading

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