Tag: Gert Steegmans

Almost home

To kill a bit of time yesterday, and give my weary feet a bit of a rest, I watched “Eat Pray Love”. An undemanding film which will no doubt boost tourism to Rome, Indian Ashrams and Bali. If I was going to “find myself” none… Continue Reading “Almost home”

It’s raining, it’s pouring

The depression over the Cote d’Azur sadly lingers on. All this week I’ve been playing dodge the rain in order to fit in my training programme. Typically, it was sunny on Monday morning – a rest day. I was really tempted to go for a ride,… Continue Reading “It’s raining, it’s pouring”

Home advantage

I’ve just watched a re-run on television of yesterday’s final stage of Paris-Nice. Given that I saw the stage “live”, you might think it odd. Not so, there’s always something that one misses first time around. In any event, it was great to watch… Continue Reading “Home advantage”

Hold onto your handlebars

Paris-Nice is often referred to as the race to the sun. Looking at the long-range weather forecast that’s unlikely to be the case this year. Following on from the hurricane like winds, the temperatures have dropped 10 degrees Celsius, there’s snow on Col de Vence and… Continue Reading “Hold onto your handlebars”

Pipped at the post

Another sunny day which I kicked off with a ride. I hadn’t gone far when I met up with two club mates and so I rode with them. I hadn’t seen either of them for a while. One was just recovering from a nasty… Continue Reading “Pipped at the post”