What goes up, must come down…

…and up it went and down it came. 201km over some of the Tours great climbs, there was only ever going to be one way to describe this Etape: Tough. Four major climbs dotted the profile, but on closer inspection the flat sections were in fact gradual inclines to the base of the climbs. AsContinue reading “What goes up, must come down…”

@raphacharlie Marigolds to a bike race?

Marigolds, quintessentially the domain of the domestic scene and not really the domestique seen (in them). The creme de la creme of washing up gloves, in a range of colours to suit your outfit of the day, they can be dressed up with some feathers on the cuff or perhaps a string of pearls. NeatlyContinue reading “@raphacharlie Marigolds to a bike race?”

2 down, 1 to go

The Etape-2 looms on the horizon, another epic stage of iconic Tour climbs, five in total, all of which I’ve ridden before. Where ignorance is bliss, knowing what lies up the road can burst that blissful bubble. So to keep the mind focussed I have a “top-tube timetable” (so to speak) giving me the headsContinue reading “2 down, 1 to go”