Monthly Archives: May 2011

Eleventh heaven

“Grow the roses! Those rosy roses! From the ashes of disaster, Grow the roses of success!” A lyric that could hardly be more appropriate to my state of mind today, as I reflect on a bike racing ‘career’ which in … Continue reading

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Seafront sickener

“Oh! I don’t like to be beside the seaside I don’t like to be beside the sea I don’t like to grind along the prom, prom, prom With my heartbeat going tiddly om pompompompompom…” Another day, another disappointment.  There’s not … Continue reading

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Punishment park

“Riders coming left!” Those dread words that all bike racers fear the most.  The hors d’oeuvre of a lapping. My heart would have sunk had it not been beating at an intensity akin to a Gabber techno 12” playing at … Continue reading

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Shut up, legs…

The power of positive thinking, Jens Voight style. I need a bit of that just now, to be truthful.  This week promises to be something of a watershed for my fledgling racing career, with two events inked in my calendar … Continue reading

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Chicken run

“Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink The years go by, as quickly as you wink Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, It’s later than you think…” As we get older, one of the … Continue reading

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