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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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Yes, this makes three Guest Articles in three weeks, but we run the show around here and we do what we want. Especially when it comes to solid, 24-karat gold Cyclist/Rock star comparisons. Especiallier when it comes from none other than Keeper Jim’s lovely wife and food-writer celebrity, Jess Thomson. Its cute seeing the family come togethe...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. @frank Probably an open invitation for a host of dodgy spam from random .cn .ru etc domains…………. »

  2. Whilst I’m way too old for Vanilla Ice beyond expecting a 99 or wafer sandwich  (should I admit to seeing the likes of The Kinks live) – great article.  I did like MK’s tweet after the London finish along the lines of “disaster at London City airport, hai… »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. @wiscot Ace.  Near a coffee nose incident. »

When it comes to Rule Compliance, we have at our disposal three viable options. The first is to Obey the Rules. That one is pretty straight-forward because we wrote them down for you and also went to the great length of writing a book on the subject, partly as a public service to those suffering from insomnia. But The Rules are full of apparent...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. @frank @Chris  @Steampunk   I think that’s the equivalent of frog marched to the headmaster and having “three of the best” administered. »

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. @RedRanger +1 on the basis that -1 does not compute. »

  2. @wiscot Rule =78? »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

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  1. @Teocalli Sprring??? wtf  Sprint – hopefully obviously »

  2. @Chris Sprring finish up the Tram Track???  Heyzeus (by Merckx) that really would be the last man standing stuff! »

  3. @Fausto Crapiz That’s the thing with youngsters these days.  All instant gratification, no patience and unable to see the bigger picture. »

  4. @Mike_P Multi-tasking on conf calls.  But forgot about the bread proofing in the airing cupboard, two things I can do but 3…….. »

  5. @andrew     That’s not how TV advertising works.  Mostly TV ads are sold based on “Hits” where a Hit is based on audience demographics.  The audience demographics are based on research that define various categories that watch programmes of certain types…. »

  6. This was just on the radio and somehow seemed apt with the mountains coming….. »

  7. @piwakawaka I was only coming from the point of view that a) it’s a shame for anyone to go out that way but mostly b) if he was still in and also lost a bunch of time then the whole dynamics of the race would have so much juice in it with an additional… »

  8. Just got home from a night mtb ride and UK BBC4 are showing the 1976 Paris-Roubaix – A Sunday in Hell.  Looks like a late night then. »

When it comes to Rule Compliance, we have at our disposal three viable options. The first is to Obey the Rules. That one is pretty straight-forward because we wrote them down for you and also went to the great length of writing a book on the subject, partly as a public service to those suffering from insomnia. But The Rules are full of apparent...

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  1. @Ron     Glad it’s not just me @Chris   At least I’m  now not the last person to break a thread. »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. @Buck Rogers How many groups did Thomas and Porte jump?  Just a shame they didn’t go for it one section earlier but they seemed to get through people OK on that last section. »

  2. @KW Whilst in no way do I claim any parity, but I found when riding the best equivalent I could find locally to Strade Bianche for the L’eroica Brit equivalent,that riding on the drops was far more comfortable that the hoods or tops.  For me it meant th… »

  3. @Geraint Thing is though if he is going to train for the Olympics track it’s not really compatible with the requirements for a stage race. »

  4. The thing that struck me most about what state Froome was in was that having got in the car he was unable to close the door himself.  He clearly wanted it closed to shut out the cameras but was unable to grip or pull it himself and had to ask for it to be… »

When it comes to Rule Compliance, we have at our disposal three viable options. The first is to Obey the Rules. That one is pretty straight-forward because we wrote them down for you and also went to the great length of writing a book on the subject, partly as a public service to those suffering from insomnia. But The Rules are full of apparent...

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  1. @Steampunk   Only if :- a) You have a couple of droids and more specifically b) you can persuade people that they are not the droids they are looking for. Otherwise I fear not (which is why I did “reply” and not “quote”…..) »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

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  1. @LeoTea Well put, I’m with you there. »

When it comes to Rule Compliance, we have at our disposal three viable options. The first is to Obey the Rules. That one is pretty straight-forward because we wrote them down for you and also went to the great length of writing a book on the subject, partly as a public service to those suffering from insomnia. But The Rules are full of apparent...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. @Triathlete There was nothing diet about his off season eating! »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. @Chris Cruel, funny nonetheless. »

  2. @Ron P-R in the sunshine vs his track record in the rain…………hmmm.  Equal chance they could have been down to 7. »

  3. Well that should liven things up to be not-a-boring-tour.  Shame about Froome but hope Porte has a great run from here.  Didn’t see there how much he took out of Contador. »