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Married with no kids (out of choice), Cyclist (obviously!) social and sportives on and off road, Adaptive Ski Instructor. Home Base Surrey UK and also Crested Butte Colorado (Winters with Adaptive Sports Centre). Previously spent many years Offshore Yacht Racing. The boring bit is in IT / Telecomms - got to pay for the above somehow!

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Cycling is a sport steeped in the tradition of style. There’s no denying it. From the days of miners and farmers escaping the hardships of a life spent toiling in harsh and filthy conditions either under or above ground, through Coppi and his Cosa Nostra-esque garb and swagger, Merckx and De Vlaeminck’s 70s sideburns, to Cipo and his...

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  1. @Harminator hmmm – Socks and Sandes – now that is very British. »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

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  1. @Optimiste Indeed, very nice. »

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. - Bill Hicks That famous quote from the Greatest Comedian Of All Time™ has resonated with me for many years. It became my silent mantra, as I don’t suffer fools gladly and sometimes don’t make much effort to conceal the fact. Lately, I̵...

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  1. @ChrisO   @girl   I think the fact that someone is prepared to hook up for a 130-150 Km (80-95 mile) ride on the fly is either going to end well or very badly.  Clearly we don’t know the full scenario but I’d have thought a few questions around weekly mil… »

Watching the Jensie set a “new” record was somehow not-that-interesting and riveting at the same time. One guy going around the track for an hour; only cycling aficionados could find it so compelling. The thing I can’t get out of my mind is Eddy Merckx still did 49.43 km/hr with toe clips, spoked, box section wheels and a hairnet...

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  1. @ChrisO Athletes should still be running on cinder tracks if it applied in Athletics. »

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. - Bill Hicks That famous quote from the Greatest Comedian Of All Time™ has resonated with me for many years. It became my silent mantra, as I don’t suffer fools gladly and sometimes don’t make much effort to conceal the fact. Lately, I̵...

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  1. @therealpeel Stop yapping and go ride your bikes. True but mostly I’m supposed to be at work and this is less obvious than riding the bike round the office. »

Jens Voigt is set to retire as we speak, having one final crack at a long break in some race in the Cycling backwater of the USA. Is it fair or fitting that he should go out like this, slipping out the back door with little fanfare, while others have been doing a farewell tour of all the big races, replete with fancy commemorative shoes and a son...

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  1. @minion   Yeah but someone had to get the ball rolling and at least now there is a new target and likelihood there will be a spate of attempts if not a continued set of challengers.  I must admit though that I did think it was good to get in first yo get … »

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. - Bill Hicks That famous quote from the Greatest Comedian Of All Time™ has resonated with me for many years. It became my silent mantra, as I don’t suffer fools gladly and sometimes don’t make much effort to conceal the fact. Lately, I̵...

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  1. @davidlhill Mind you the build of the guy reminds me of the schoolboy joke: Q:  What do you call a 9 foot Gorilla with a machine gun? A: Anything he darned well wants! »

Jens Voigt is set to retire as we speak, having one final crack at a long break in some race in the Cycling backwater of the USA. Is it fair or fitting that he should go out like this, slipping out the back door with little fanfare, while others have been doing a farewell tour of all the big races, replete with fancy commemorative shoes and a son...

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  1. sorry mistyped as @actor1 »

  2. 50.115 Km »

  3. 4 mins to go and into 51 kph average »

  4. 55 mins 1:24 up 50.989 kph »

  5. 50 mins 1:06 up at 50.824 mph »

  6. 40 mins 40 sec up average 50.643 kph »

  7. 30 mins 26 sec up average 50.666 kph »

  8. 20 mins and 21 sec up, average speed falling slightly at 50.789 kph »

  9. 10 mins in and 10 secs up on previous record. »

  10. way = want »

  11. @ChrisO   I remember watching Boardman on the beeb and I think Obree too. Anyone way a tickertape on here? »

  12. @Rob I’m going for 60 mins on the dot……. »

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. - Bill Hicks That famous quote from the Greatest Comedian Of All Time™ has resonated with me for many years. It became my silent mantra, as I don’t suffer fools gladly and sometimes don’t make much effort to conceal the fact. Lately, I̵...

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  1. @RM2Ride Beware the old git on the steel bike, you may not know what else he rides!  This was from the weekend Tour en France where I took The Butler rather than Num1 Pina.  It was amusing as I rolled past a few club groups “en train” an listened to the… »

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  1. @Frank does seem a bit faster, it seems more consistent now. By the by, I dropped you an email (to all accounts) can you drop me a reply please. »

Stupidity is a powerful force never to be underestimated. Geese are a good example; a more stupid vertebrate one would be most challenged to come across yet should you wander into a flock of them pecking about peacefully in a field, one is likely to erupt from its grazing to grab a billful of your ass and commence beating you savagely with it...

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  1. @wiscot   Dunno what the black thing is but nowt but trouble seems to come out of it…… »

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. - Bill Hicks That famous quote from the Greatest Comedian Of All Time™ has resonated with me for many years. It became my silent mantra, as I don’t suffer fools gladly and sometimes don’t make much effort to conceal the fact. Lately, I̵...

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  1. @Al__S I did see a guy the other day going in the other direction with a YJA but bib shorts over the top.  It did make me wonder just why? »

Stupidity is a powerful force never to be underestimated. Geese are a good example; a more stupid vertebrate one would be most challenged to come across yet should you wander into a flock of them pecking about peacefully in a field, one is likely to erupt from its grazing to grab a billful of your ass and commence beating you savagely with it...

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  1. @wiscot This could get like the Monty Python clip.  You only *remember* one of these……   »

  2. @wiscot Yup!  I’m sure I have a metal one somewhere too with many dents from that syndrome.  Trouble is that even if the lamp survived the filament in the bulb inevitably broke. »