Saturday, December 24, 2011


So I am going to take a little break over Christmas , thanks to all who have visited and supported my store.
I will be back on board around the 9th Jan .
Enjoy your Christmas break

Friday, December 23, 2011

Beer,pizza and ice cream

Caught up with my very good mates Paul and Anna the other night , Anna has just given birth to their second little cheesecake Orlando .... Ta-dah !!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I got Mick to make me some personalized Northside Wheeler wallets and I am really happy with them .
There will be some available to sell in the New Year plus some other Mike Peel ( Busyman ) products.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Doing it in style....

Motta so dominated the field in the 1967 Giro d' Italia that he had time to eat a plate of spaghetti and laugh for photographers.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Iconic Italian design ridden by the great Belgium

Aldo Gios prepared bikes especially for Roger De Vlaeminck.
He rode one of them in 1977 to win the last of his four Paris-Roubaix victories.
I love the Gios Torrino and I am very happy that I have found one of my own to ride ....

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Style... You've either got it or you ain't

Testing the legs...

This is a little race story about a Kiwi called John Harris who raced
Quebec - Montreal in 1991, race distance 275km.

After racing solo for 190km John was caught by Gervais Rioux and some of the Evian Team , he went on the attack again and got away to win by 30seconds
John never drank much and only had 2 bidons for most of the race but in the last 25km he drank nearly 4 liters of coke
After the race John spoke to the media about his win
" I almost cried, having won such a classic race.Our manager had told me that I had to win, because they had entered a Team 12 times and not won it yet "
This is John just after the race.
Thanks to John for the photo and gayle for the little story .
I love the solo breakaway !!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mixing it with the guys

During the early post-war years,
many randonneurs participated in competition. Here Lyli Herse leads
Lucien Detee (right) and R.Martinez (left) as part of the winning team in the Coupe Rene Herse 1951, a 100km team time trial.