Thursday, October 22, 2009

Something Which Has Always Puzzled Me

I can understand people who choose to wear cycle helmets.

I can understand people who choose not to wear cycle helmets.

What I don't understand is people who carry a helmet around, dangling off their handlebars. What are they saving it for, some particularly gnarly bit of their route to work ? Or perhaps they just enjoy the extra challenge of having some extra weight on their handlebars to complicate their steering?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Watching Next Year's Tour

The route for the 2010 Tour has been announced and Rotterdam has been chosen for le Grand Depart. The Bike Show has some nice ideas for getting over there via Eurostar and bike, and watching the early stages in Holland. I'd be particularly tempted to see the stage in Brussels or maybe stage 3 from Wanze yo Arenberg Porte du Hainaut and combine it with a trip to the monasterey in Westvleteren to pick up some of their beer.

Having said that, I think an upcoming addition to the family may limit my future cycling jaunts :-)