Dec 17, 2014
It was one of those beautiful autumn days. A day when you feel lucky to be alive; a day to be embraced, a day to be seized, a d...
Oct 30, 2014
Becoming a cyclist again
In two earlier posts (The effects of detraining and A pain in the butt) I wrote about how severe sciatic pain ...
Jun 29, 2014
I set off to climb the col de la Faucille, our everyday local climb. Starting in Gex, the climb is 11.4 km long and rises 700m....
Mar 9, 2014
A pain in the butt!
Assiduous readers of this blog will know that lower back trouble and severe sciatic pain recently forced me to take m...
Feb 10, 2014
The strange incident of the cyclist and the snake
The snake writhed painfully, slowly, trying to comprehend the terrible disaster. Enticed ...
Feb 9, 2014
Snow on the col du Mont Cenis
I was absolutely delighted to receive the invitation from Vittoria. Would I like to join one of t...
Feb 8, 2014
How to watch a bike race
There are only three ways to watch a bike race:
Watch it on television
Stand by the side of the ...