Monday, 9 February 2015


I was trying to come up with an evocative description of being back on the bike, but struggled to get past technical shortfalls in the standard "wind through your hair". For a start, my hair is bloody short right now, and secondly, helmets block some of the flow.What I ended up with was something only an engineer would love.

It seems Chloe Hosking has had no issue elaborating, as she penned this little gem one some time during the last few days in Qatar.

"The stage was somewhat similar to what I imagine giving five shots of espresso each to a group of four years olds and then letting them loose in a china store. The nervous energy in the bunch created so much tension that it was like everyone was riding with straight arms and even the slightest movement sent a tidal wave through the bunch. The amount of front wheels I heard go to pedals, frames, and back wheels was unnerving."

D: 11.1km
A: 70m

PMPW: 85kg

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