I see them, looking at me. Scowling in bewilderment from behind the wheels of their cars. ‘What the hell is that clown doing?’ he says to his missus. ‘The state of him, and it’s pissing rain…’ And I know what he means. I’ve thought it myself if I’m honest. What the hell am I doing […]Read more "Getting The Nod"
Disappear Into The Dust Lost On Your Horse Blown Away By Your Gust Lost On Your Horse I ride my bike. I turn the pedals. I see you in the country, in a wide open space, lost, looking, making your way. You’ll get there, but it may take a few days. We’re in the hospital […]Read more "On the Crossroads, Make a left"
posted by Damien DeBarra “Now is the time for you to reflect, not only that all things are mortal, but also that their mortality is subject to no fixed law. Whatever can happen at any time can happen today. Let us therefore reflect, my beloved Lucilius, that we shall soon come to the goal which this friend, […]Read more "Sent on Ahead"
posted by Damien DeBarra ‘No Matter how stressful the scenario, you can always hear the voice of GB cycling’s psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters in your head. Can you change anything? Yes? Then change it. No? Then deal with it.’ – Geraint Thomas The Chimp Paradox by Dr. Steve PetersRead more "The Chimp Paradox"
You know that way that dogs kick their legs when dreaming of chasing rabbits? Well, when the cyclist in your family does that, it’s this col that does it.Read more "Short spin up the Col de Pailheres, Pyrenees"