Tag Archive: Tour de france

Speedier cyclists are better looking?

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Speedier cyclists are better looking. FACT (BBC article here). Darwinian processes have facilitated this and some very bright people in white coats have agreed on it as a plausible hypothesis and published it… Continue reading

A sign of the times

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  Warning – this revised post contains statements of a depressing nature. On the plus side no animals were hurt during the making of it. I love this sign. Or at least I… Continue reading

Cycle art: Tour De France

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Tour De France cycle art by the talented Bruce Doscher. An NY emigre to NZ, Bruce ran a daily Tour De France illustration project, showcasing his work on his website. Further examples of… Continue reading

The masterclass

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A master class in climbing. A lecture in psychology. The brutal denouement to a classic stage. Call it what you will, but I watched Froome, mouth agape as he impressed his intelligence, strength… Continue reading

Anquetil and Poulidor

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Listening to the Radio 5 dissection of 100 years of Tour De France history was a rare treat and enormous pleasure. Whilst I prefer the grittiness of cyclo-cross and the spring classics, the… Continue reading

Stop Press: Tintin leads the tour

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This image made my day when I strayed across it yesterday. I’ve always loved Tintin. The adventures. The exotic travel. Snowy. To witness Tintin leading the Tour De France? (and smiling, no less)…..Heaven.… Continue reading

Blue sky thinking. Why Wiggo, Froombe and Cavendish may herald a golden age in urban cycling

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  I’m on hols at the moment. Tempted by warm air and Gallic cuisine, my cycling legs are looking forward to some steady spinning in the Loire. Courtesy of scheduled post magic, these… Continue reading

Cycle + Show =

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Using the patented technique that we at CycleStuff used when deciding upon a name for this very blog, ITV have made a show about cycling and decided to call it, The Cycle Show.… Continue reading

July is for warm welcomes, epic rides and heroic efforts

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When the cycling mileage gets into 4 figures (not including decimal places) that’s pretty heroic, right? And with July around the corner and the end of the grand tour season foisted upon us,… Continue reading

Coming to a Castle near you: The Welsh Castles relay

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If you’re in the centre of Cardiff today, kicking your heels at around 4pm and generally at a loose end, why not pop over to the Castle and welcome home the 1200ish runners… Continue reading