ragtime cyclist

cycling, pro cycling, and the bits inbetween

Laughing all the way to the bike

We’ve all heard the phrase “laughter is the best medicine.” There is a variety of evidence out there – some scientific, some not so much – which suggests that laughter … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 5 Comments

Love and respect in cycling country

The French have a term of respect for the humble cyclist – “chapeau”, meaning ‘hat’, as in, “I tip my hat to you”. The best thing is, in my experience … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 9 Comments

Look good, feel good, ride good

In my experience cycling wisdom is, like any other wisdom, a mixture of the profound, the mystical and the bleedin’ obvious! It’s all well and good to dispense advice about … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 7 Comments

Queuing For Lunch In Wellies

As regular readers will be aware, I’m a man who likes to cycle. I also like to read about cycling, write about cycling, and daydream about cycling. In short; I … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 6 Comments

Quirky Adventures By Bike

One of the best things about heading out for a bike ride is the fact that, on any given day, you never know for sure exactly what you might see, … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Image Conscious Cyclist (or, how to become a Rapha model)

Once upon a time, taking a photo was a business not to be taken lightly. I for one think that the world is a poorer place for losing that sense … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 16 Comments

cycl-images #10

Pretty darn happy with the result #ColnagoLamp @Bikebug @Colnagoworld pic.twitter.com/axObAbTLHs — Carbon Addiction (@CarbonAddiction) January 12, 2015

January 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Independent Bike Shop – no customer care, great service!

There are many different types of bike shop. There are chain stores with economies of scale offering identikit equipment at competitive prices. There are on-line retailers with a big digital … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 10 Comments

The brutal honesty of a 4 year old

I’m not the kind of person who feels the needs to brag, show off, or grandstand. I don’t embellish stories to make them sound more impressive, and I don’t pretend … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 17 Comments

A cyclist without a bike

I’m not one of those cyclists who reveres the bike and holds it up as a paragon of virtue. Sure, I love a good bike, and I can happily while … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 12 Comments

cycl-images #9

#Cycling and #coffee via http://t.co/2ELfnmKgFJ pic.twitter.com/S5vrjFs6O1 — ragtime cyclist (@ragtimecyclist) November 7, 2014

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Promotional Guff and Larking Around

January is a funny time of year in the cycling world; in contrast to the real world where the annual return to work, post-Christmas, in near perpetual darkness, causes gloom … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 7 Comments

A Serious Case of Rhubarb Legs

As a cyclist, there’s a feeling you get in the legs when you’ve spent 80 miles cat and mousing with you mates over hill and dale; or you’ve indulged in … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 8 Comments
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