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Xmas Epic 2011 up here (27/02/11)

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Last minute admonishments and exhortations – looking for that perfect taper

So here we are again, at the pointy end of the year and destiny* beckons. As you tuck into the Xmas pudding and nurse your NYE head, your thoughts will naturally be drawn to the XmasEpic. “Have I put enough … Continue reading

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Due Preparations for the Ride

So many hills to climb, so little time. Now being only 10 weeks out from the xmasepic2010, it is time to get on the bike. Or for some of you, its time to actually get a bike. The North Coast … Continue reading

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Haute Savoie

In hindsight, there were plenty of warning signs all the way along until, far too late, I realised the full horror of my predicament. Lets start with Res. Old school. He actually has many bikes, not just a Brompton (1). … Continue reading

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Riding into a 26th Century – Margaret Gast

Nice dear frail old lady, must have had a quiet life. I don’t think so…. Here’s her card:

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Firenzo Magni

FIRENZO MAGNI: I consider my greatest win my second place in GC at the Giro of 1956, my last year as a pro. VALERIA PAOLETTI: You were a very brave second in that incredible Giro. Tell us what happened.

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De rerum natura

There is quite a while until any eventual epic, so we are free to explore one of the most over/inappropriately -used words in the English language. We are also free to goad each-other into acquiring “les jambes de fer“, to … Continue reading

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Poit rides into history

Today “early 50’s” Canberran Pete Heal (aka Poit) beat the record for cycling solo and un-supported around Australia. Totally Epic. He started in Sydney, Sunday 2nd May 2010 (Midnight Sat. 1st), at Observatory Park, Watson Road, Miller’s Point, near the … Continue reading

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