Archive for June, 2009

No Tour ride for Wegelius

After reading the news that Charly Wegelius has not got a ride in the Tour I spotted his recent tweet.

Sun, 21 Jun 2009 19:18:40
wegelius:  Twitter people are so helpful. Can I line you all up to push me on mnt ventoux?

So last Sunday Charly was thinking of climbing Ventoux at the end of the Tour, he must be as sick as a parrot. He seemed to finish the Giro in good health and this week he was still training hard so it seems that Silence-Lotto made a major mistake in signing Charly. After all if you don’t want him as a stage race domestique he shouldn’t be on the team because that is what he does. A winless career speaks for itself.

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greenjersey joins London to Paris peloton

This morning I was cycling near Leatherhead on the way to Brighton when a motor cyclist pulled alongside and told me that there were three hundred cyclists coming up behind! When he then stopped the traffic on a roundabout and waved me through I realised that something was happening and a moment later the front end of a very big bunch came past.

The riders had frame and body numbers but I knew it wasn’t a race, after all I had tucked in without much trouble. We cruised along the A24 at 23mph for a few miles and just when I was dreaming of beating my record for the Harrow to Brighton trip they turned east on the A25 leaving me to return to my usual 16mph plod.

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I won’t be spending my oap on a light bike

carbon bike

When I am tempted to spend my recently awarded old age pension on a super new bike I take a look at this photo and the feeling goes away!

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