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The obligatory free bottle Done registe

The obligatory free bottle Done registe Originally uploaded by leguape

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Vive la france!

Vive la france! Originally uploaded by leguape

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Weather looks good

Looking at various forecasts it looks like we could be in for a plus 30C day on Monday. Which means keeping hydrated and not overheating is going to be an issue. If you haven’t packed some already, energy drinks with … Continue reading

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It is nearly upon us

Firstly let me apologise for my lack of writing on this blog over the last few months. I’ve come to the conclusion that writing two blogs is probably a bit more than I have time for. My last distance test … Continue reading

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Essential reading

Rapha’s typically detailed and well illustrated guide to the Etape is now up: http://www.rapha.cc/index.php?page=300 Well worth reading to get a sense of what lies ahead. There’s plenty of video floating about the web as well which I’ll try and collate … Continue reading

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That didn’t go according to plan

My second big tester, the Highclere Sportif didn’t go half as well as I had hoped. It didn’t go disastrously though, which is a crumb of comfort. Read my fuller report here: One hell of a day at Highclere Maybe … Continue reading

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It’s getting closer all the time

A little over five weeks to go and the enrves are setting in. The doubts start to pop up and nag away before I manage to shut them up for a while. Being a dreadful worrier, it’s never long before … Continue reading

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SWRC Sportif, test number 2

David predicted monsoon conditions for Sunday’s SWRC sportif. Well, we got that and a whole lot more: mud, rain and wind as well as a 149km (92 mile) route that seemingly never let up with nearly 2,400m of ascent. For … Continue reading

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The route to victory starts here

The detailed route for this year’s Etape is now on the official site: http://www.letapedutour.com/2007/ETDT/presentation/us/itineraire.htm Pretty darned detailed I’d say. It’s interesting to note that it seems there’s far more allowance for the climbs than last year. There’s two more climbs … Continue reading

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140km comfortably across Flanders

Having been a bit lax about blogging on here what with the new job and the other cycling blog, I felt you were due an update. So here goes: Weight: somewhere between 71 and 74 kg, depending on time of … Continue reading

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