Tag Archives: cycling

I like to ride my bicycle …..

Actually, I bet Freddie Mercury never got on a bike in his life. Though there’s something appealing about the idea of of the catsuit-clad and abundantly moustachioed king of camp perched astride a sit up and beg contraption with onboard … Continue reading

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Nurse! The jacket with the long sleeves please.

So this week I will be mainly having myself sectioned before curling up into a little ball in the corner of a room with suspiciously soft walls and sucking my thumb. Or possibly I should just check myself into one … Continue reading

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High tech self flagellation

The Tour de France will not be gracing us with its presence this year, something which you might think is a bit of a disappointment to us all. And indeed it might be if you’re the owner of pretty much … Continue reading

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Four wheels good, two wheels better

The quest for sensible interseason exercise options continues apace, though with the summer opening of the outdoor pools and a 90 minute lunchbreak the onset of morbid obesity is fended off for the time being. Cycling has been up for … Continue reading

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Serious Saturday morning sense of humour failure

Right, that’s enough. Yes I know this is a tourist area and we need to be welcoming to all of our seasonal visitors, without whom the place would be a ghost town inhabited exclusively by a dozen gibbering old crocks … Continue reading

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Road closed due to escaped lunatics.

The weekend rolls around again and as is usual in the Oisans in summer nobody can go anywhere because the roads are infested with drug-addled obsessives on overpriced pushbikes. Really, how am I supposed to get out to the garden … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Cloggies

Many moons ago, I once suggested to a Dutch colleague that the reason half the population of Holland seemed to be on the move throughout Europe regardless of the time of year was that the country was physically too small … Continue reading

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