cripesyescycling

Nick here, cycling around the hills surrounding Bath UK. In a nice low gear, mostly.

Click here for all the posts sequentially or on 'Archive' just below for a pretty collage.

May 22
Yes, I voted. No, I didn’t vote for UKIP #votebybike

Yes, I voted. No, I didn’t vote for UKIP #votebybike


May 21
Today bumped into women’s-specific-design pioneer Corinne Dennis. Made tidy cycling gear for women 20 years ago and still does: http://www.corinnedennis.co.uk/ (at Wheels Cycles, Gillingham)

Today bumped into women’s-specific-design pioneer Corinne Dennis. Made tidy cycling gear for women 20 years ago and still does: http://www.corinnedennis.co.uk/ (at Wheels Cycles, Gillingham)


May 17
It’s going to be an evening for bike-based hanky panky: art by Daniel Frost http://danielfrost.co.uk/One-Fine-Stay

It’s going to be an evening for bike-based hanky panky: art by Daniel Frost http://danielfrost.co.uk/One-Fine-Stay


Could make a habit of this @VeloClubWalcot Glove Factory coffee stop on a Saturday

Could make a habit of this @VeloClubWalcot Glove Factory coffee stop on a Saturday


May 15
Laurie secret squirrel testing his Kreis kit #ariosteaceramiche

Laurie secret squirrel testing his Kreis kit #ariosteaceramiche


May 14
Bespoked back in Bristol next year 17-19 April 2015 #brizzle

Bespoked back in Bristol next year 17-19 April 2015 #brizzle


May 12
This was the last Bank Holiday, me’n’the boy cycling to Imber on Salisbury Plain. Fun with mirrors

This was the last Bank Holiday, me’n’the boy cycling to Imber on Salisbury Plain. Fun with mirrors


May 11
“I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn’t it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft…As for me, give me a fixed gear!”

— Henri Desgrange, L’Équipe article of 1902
(via thebikestylist)

With the greatest respect and indeed a reverential tip of the cap to M. Desgrange, I’m betting he lived in a nice flat Parisian suburb?


May 9
Story on @roadcc: man rides up Mt Ventoux on Raleigh Chopper http://road.cc/content/news/118326-raleigh-chopper-v-mont-ventoux-henley-lawyer-rides-fight-cancer #topman

Story on @roadcc: man rides up Mt Ventoux on Raleigh Chopper http://road.cc/content/news/118326-raleigh-chopper-v-mont-ventoux-henley-lawyer-rides-fight-cancer #topman


rouleurgems

rouleurgems


"The simple joy of looking at lovely cycling stuff." Commendable hashtag from @rouleurmagazine #rouleurgems

"The simple joy of looking at lovely cycling stuff." Commendable hashtag from @rouleurmagazine #rouleurgems


May 8
ilovecharts:

Shakespeare Spoilers
via sculptsocotillo

Jeez. No wonder the comedies are welcome relief

ilovecharts:

Shakespeare Spoilers

via 

Jeez. No wonder the comedies are welcome relief


cadenced:

Yasushi Sugiyama illustration.

Good spot! Utterly beautiful

cadenced:

Yasushi Sugiyama illustration.

Good spot! Utterly beautiful


May 6
Subversive ‘Dope’ cap (not hat) in Mapei homage colorway* from @milltag http://milltag.cc/shop

strictly ironic, hate ‘coloway’

Subversive ‘Dope’ cap (not hat) in Mapei homage colorway* from @milltag http://milltag.cc/shop

  • strictly ironic, hate ‘coloway’

thehandmadecyclist:

A Miscellany of Le Tour de France - Day 35
1948 During the Tour the leader of the Italian Communist Party was shot in the neck by a sniper. He survived - just.
That evening Gino Bartali took a phone call from Alcide de Gasperi, his old friend and now Italian president. Gasperi’s message was simple: the only way to prevent civil war breaking out was for someone to distract the population.
Bartali retorted “I’m not a magician!”. He was trailing by 21 minutes.
The nation remained hooked for the rest of the Tour as Bartali smashed Bobet’s lead to win by six minutes. Italy rejoiced and political tensions were swept aside.
Every day until the Grand Depart, we’ll be sharing 100 stories from the last 100 years, a design per day until the greatest show on earth begins. You can see the full set of stories, and purchase postcards and prints, at www.thehandmadecyclist.com

thehandmadecyclist:

A Miscellany of Le Tour de France - Day 35

1948 During the Tour the leader of the Italian Communist Party was shot in the neck by a sniper. He survived - just.

That evening Gino Bartali took a phone call from Alcide de Gasperi, his old friend and now Italian president. Gasperi’s message was simple: the only way to prevent civil war breaking out was for someone to distract the population.

Bartali retorted “I’m not a magician!”. He was trailing by 21 minutes.

The nation remained hooked for the rest of the Tour as Bartali smashed Bobet’s lead to win by six minutes. Italy rejoiced and political tensions were swept aside.

Every day until the Grand Depart, we’ll be sharing 100 stories from the last 100 years, a design per day until the greatest show on earth begins. You can see the full set of stories, and purchase postcards and prints, at www.thehandmadecyclist.com