Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Wheelers

" I started my own cycling club in 1938.We were called the Waterlow Wheelers,after Waterlow Park in Highgate,London.
It was made up of my old school friends.We all had our own bikes and were about 18 years old."
Rupert 'Spud' Taylor

Thanks,But I'll ride

Still got a month of winter left ....

Eco-friendly bike

Dror Peleg designed this concept bike,a single-speed road bike made from recycled plastic,as his graduation project at the Bezalel Academy of Design Jerusalem.
Told ya fluro was making a come back !!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Momentum

" You gotta roll with it
You gotta take your time
You gotta say what you say
Don't let anybody get in your way
Cause it's all too much for me to take

Don't ever stand aside
Don't ever be denied
You wanna be who you'd be
If your coming with me "

Roll with it
Oasis

Monday, July 25, 2011

Rainy days...

"The veil of confusion gently falls away, Like the dank mist on a dull autumn day. Revealing the path that lies there before me, To step forward or not, what will it be?."
G.Goddard

Great ride Cadel !!

" In history page,let every stage
Advance Australia Fair! "

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Final Stage

It has been one of the best Tour's I have seen for years a classic battle between Cadel and the Schlecks
Compelling viewing and one I will remember for years
Keep On , Keeping On !!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Galibier

The French call it ' the Giant of the Alps', a sacred monster, except that sacre can also mean ' unholy'
The Galibier is most often the roof of the Tour first included in 1911.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dirty Deeds Rnd.2

"When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it."
Lord Byron

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Carry-on

Bag- container for one's possesions
Rapha have got them selves a sweet range of luggage which is not only functional but very stylish
Tote bag $100
Shoulder bag $160
Backpack $200

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mind games....

"When I attack,I try to psychologically destroy my rivals,who never know how far I can go.It's certainly hard to bear the responsibility of blowing the race apart every time,just as it's hard to tackle a mountain when you know the suffering that's around the corner."
Marco Pantani (1970-2004)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Riding with panache

" Here's to the crazy ones.The misfits.The rebels.The troublemakers.The round pegs in square holes.The ones who see things differently.They're not fond of rules.And they have no respect for the status quo.You can quote them,disagree with them,glorify or vilify them.About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.Because they change things.They push the human race forward.And while some may see them as crazy ones we see genius.Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,are the ones who do "

Issue 24

Rouleur is back in stock and as always it's full of cycling delights
$25

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Choices we make...

"I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
Robert Frost

...and the road still climbs.

There are 60 of them,riding in close formation as they struggle up the first hill climb.Their weaker brethren gradually drop back.Now there are 40,but the multicoloured thread stretches taunt and any minute now it will snap.Near the front the Champion rides on at a steady pace,led at this stage by one of his team mates,who acts like a pilot fish carving out a path for him,until he takes matters into his own hands once and for all.The others can't match his speed and give up the unequal struggle,dropping back in their turn.
Only 17 left.
"The realm of the dropped handlebars"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stage 1 Tour de France 1924

This is a little extract of a report of the first stage of the 1924 Tour.

Last night,at half past eleven,the men were still dining in a suburban Parisian restaurant.The scene was carnivalesque: from a distance,dressed in their gaudy jerseys,they could of been taken for Chinese lanterns. They downed their last drinks and rose from their seats to leave, but the crowd lifted them in high triumph, for these cyclists were about to compete in the Tour de France.
By Albert Londres

The ' Angel of the Mountain '

Charly Gaul of Luxembourg , rides through a snow-flanked corridor high up in the Dolomite mountains.
Through brilliant mountain climbing.Gaul sat very still on his bicycle,rarely moved out of the saddle,and rapidly twirled gears several inches lower than those of his rivals.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Looking forward to the hills...

" Being a mountain specialist is very hard,not that I'd rather be anything else because I don't think you can become... well,let's say a better human being,without effort.
You can beat the problems of life much more easily if you've met hardship."
Jose Manuel Fuente
1945-1996