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My name is Pete Linsley, and I quite like cycling.

In the same way that I quite like oxygen, human contact, and three square meals a day.

I can often be found thinking about, writing about, or actually cycling, to the exclusion of almost anything I can get away with excluding.

I can hear you now: “That’s a bit boring and narrow minded, Pete”

To which I reply: “Erm…anyway…do you think Chris Froome realises that if he just stopped with the waggly elbows he’d be WAY more popular?!”

When I write about pro-cycling it’s usually the stuff that might be happening off camera.

For example: Chris Froome’s part time job, the riddle that is Alejandro Valverde, or Mark Cavendish’s use of the word ‘super’ every time he reveals his state of mind: super-happy, super disappointed, super-excited etc.

There’s also the world of real life cycling; the weather, the roads, the excitement, the suffering, the mocking, the kit, the bikes, and the not-taking-ourselves-too-seriously-if-we-can-possibly-help-it.

Occasionally my wife, kids, and friends get a mention.

Sometimes they notice.

Oh, and next year (2018) I’ll be hosting the best cycling holiday of your life. Did I mention that?

You should come.


You can follow me on Twitter: @ragtimecyclist
Or Instagram: @ragtimecyclist
Or Facebook: ragtimecyclist
Or just e-mail: ragtimecyclist@outlook.com

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I also review kit. Often these are samples provided by the kit supplier which I don’t pay for. I thought it was important to be clear about that. I try to give an honest opinion of any kit I review. I always look for the positives but if a product has flaws I will point those out. It would be wrong not to.

 

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10 comments

  1. HI, thanks for stopping by and liking one of my posts. If you check out the bottom of that post I think you might find something on cycling that you could reblog. I am an avid cyclist and ride nearly every day here in Chicago. Nice meeting you!

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  2. Needed some content, played out tweets at the moment. Posted you to one of my G+ sites. Attempted FB, it failed for some reason I’m to blurry to determine. Sorry I haven’t donated yet. I will Monday. Seriously… I get some funds then and your work is a lift. I’m dealing with dueling charity managers so things have been a bit dicey. Photo shoot Tuesday and ahem sure I’m thrilled about that. Domain names to be secured Tuesday as well. Sorry enough. I’d like to just ride for a week like until I can’t feel the bar the hoods… I’ll dabble here if you don’t mind… As always, will Plug you where I can. Would like your thoughts on WordPress as an aside if you deem it appropriate. Now let me devour a couple 1000 of your words. I’ll take suffering for a 1000 to start

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    • Sounds like you’ve got a lot on your plate – appreciate the plugs 👍 No pressure whatsoever to donate, whatever you’re comfortable with.

      As for WordPress, I can’t fault it. It’s easy to use, customisable, and looks much better than the other free blog platforms I think. Hard to believe you can use it free of charge I always think.

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