The Mayor added that the situation he found himself in was typically British. “I am proud to be British. No other country or culture in the world would have a situation where the mayor of the host city goes into a ballot for tickets for his family and gets rejected.”
He joked: “I suspect Locog has done this deliberately to cheer up everyone else.”
Don’t even try this as a joke with a politician in India!
… on her first proper ride of the year, she bravely rode up the climb from Battersea into Clapham, amongst other smaller climbs. (It’s another matter that she stopped for 10 minutes after the climb to catch her breath and drink about a gallon of water.)
On another note, badly missing my NexusOne. Got the replacement SIM and popped it into the old E71. It’s nowhere close … :'(
Watching Tour of California 2nd consecutive night (thanks ITV4!) and am happy to report that I share atleast one piece of equipment with the riders who ride at the very top levels. It’s the Garmin Edge 500 – I bought it because it’s cheap and full of features, they use it because it is light and full of features :)
Been thinking of some ideas/features on cycling forums / websites that I think are lacking. At some time the thought turned to Cyclists.in and from there to how the cycling culture in India still isn’t mature.
See, in my book, for a place to have a thriving cycling culture it should have had vicious debates on forums and in comments on these topics:
1. Are helmets good or bad for cycling / cyclists?
2. Shimano vs Campagnolo vs SRAM components.
3. Lycra clad speedsters vs. Fixie sporting hipsters vs. Regular pannier & mudguard sporting urban cyclists.
4. Aluminium vs Steel vs Carbon vs Titanium frames.
Since I don’t see any of these debates in place on cyclists.in, I doubt that the cycling culture has matured yet. Wonder how long will the culture take to develop to that level, if ever.