Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Catford Climb

'Tis the season for a hillclimb. This is Catford, one of the oldest bike races in the world. This image is from flickr, but check the guardian (ooohh, mainstream) article here:

Manufactured Landscapes

I first discovered Edward Burtynsky's photographs at the Hong KongArt Fair, but during the past week I've managed to watch this amazing DVD documenting some of his processes and backgrounds on the photo locations (Chinese factories, ship yards, coal mines etc.). A true insight into what it means to be human bean in the 21st Century. Manufactured Landscapes (US Edition)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dai Lam

Cheng Chak Shing is the man:- not only did he keep up with the Dai Lam (Big Round / MAD100) on a mountain bike, he even had time to take photos. Nutter.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Good Odds

I caught the last 15km of the Men's World Road Race on Sunday, and I was quite pleased to have called the shots on Hushovd to win earlier that day. That was until I saw how much money I didn't win by failing to put a bet on!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Today was my first morning riding the new Colossi club Powertap (hooray!). I can't say it told me anything I didn't know (I'm not training enough) but I'm pretty impressed how it paired with my Garmin straight out the box. The negative is that it's a clincher and thus turns my bike into a rather unrefined animal, but never mind. A useful training tool and something I'll probably revisit when bike training / racing moves a bit further to the fore front of my mind. Maybe I will try to do an analysis on how it compares to power without power.

Mint Sauce?

I'm bored reading about how Zaha won blah blah when there's much more interesting things going on, like Savile Row being turned into a street field for sheep.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

V&A Dundee

Why the V&A want to build a museum in Dundee is somewhat of a mystery to me, but good for them. The competition entries are a bit of a disappointment in general, but this Kengo Kuma proposal looks the nicest to my eyes.