Month: March 2011

Just what was ordered

Having waved farewell to my beloved on Tuesday afternoon, I have spent the last few days enjoying the warm, sunny weather which I hope is here to stay. I’m trying to rebuild my form with some longer rides.  At the same time, I’ve a… Continue Reading “Just what was ordered”

7-year itch

Yesterday was pretty blissful. My beloved and I rose late, largely thanks to the clocks going forward and his tardy arrival back into Nice the night before. We breakfasted, dressed, mounted our bikes and headed for that morning’s pointage, just up the road in St… Continue Reading “7-year itch”

Stunning victory

Be afraid, be very afraid. If anything, Spartacus (Leopard Trek) is in even better form than last year. How is this possible? I don’t know, he just is. He was 2nd last week end in Milan-San Remo. Today, after a couple of punctures and a… Continue Reading “Stunning victory”


After yesterday’s disappointing ride, I went for a quick spin this morning, as per the programme. I am now mulling over whether to do tomorrow’s 150km Audax or whether to ride one of my favourite routes which includes a trip up Col de Vence again. For… Continue Reading “Choices”

Back in the saddle

In view of this week’s challenges (150km Audax, time-trial up Col de Vence), I felt I needed a longish ride at a reasonable pace. I got up at the crack of dawn on Monday to drop my beloved off at the airport and, when I… Continue Reading “Back in the saddle”

Run, run, runaway

After yesterday’s early start and busy morning, it was with some relief I sat down to watch the Moto GP season opener from Qatar. I hadn’t had either the time, or frankly the inclination, to watch the practice sessions, so had no idea who… Continue Reading “Run, run, runaway”

Seal of approval

Yesterday’s birthday celebrations continued well into the small hours without us. We had all been asked to arrive early at the venue to preserve the element of surprise. The hall had been beautifully decorated with cycling artifacts and mementoes. All of us from the… Continue Reading “Seal of approval”


In an ideal world, I would be looking forward to watching Milan-San Remo live tomorrow. I would have checked out the start lists and given some thought as to who might be in with a chance of victory. I would have contacted my friends and made arrangements where… Continue Reading “Misplaced”

Answers on a postcard please

I spent a very pleasurable morning concocting a cycling quiz for my friend’s husband’s surprise 60th birthday party. The party has a cycling theme and she wanted to decorate the village hall with cycling posters. I don’t have any posters but I do have… Continue Reading “Answers on a postcard please”

Lengthy wait

My beloved has been home for 12 whole days. So far, I’m managing. It isn’t easy but, whenever I feel like some solitude, I head out for some chores for the club. Matters have, of course, been made worse by the appalling climatic conditions,… Continue Reading “Lengthy wait”