Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sicily Trip - Readers Digest Version

A cycling friend makes DVDs of our road trips.

I have just been given a copy of our 2009 Sicily trip video - it's most excellent, a perfect memento. It took quite some weeks to do and is appreciated by all.

The film is 20 mins long, acknowledges contributors, is in high quality, has a theme, narrative, structure, wit and some pretty cool music. I have *ruined* most of this in hacking a 5 min bloggable version to share with my blog readers. (Sorry Matt P - I hope this is not too heretical)

Anyhow - with thanks to Matt who made the original - here are me and my homies cycling, drinking & eating too much.

Sicily C2C 2009 from atc5k on Vimeo.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Southwold - it's just like being in the 1950s, but with Olives.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Quirky electric commuter bike for the utterly shameless.

Video (foreign language) here.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

From now on.

This term annoys certain people mightily. So - that will be us using it from now on then.


I try very hard not to post "Ooooh - look what I found on Youtube" posts. But discovering these two videos to the same song has proved too hard to resist:

I'm guessing that RGM stands for Rube Goldberg Machine.

Combining the saccharine naffness of a marching band with nightmarish contemporary camouflage is a teeny stroke of genius. My favourite.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hardly a surprise.

Story told to me on a recent cycling related course: A couple of guys from the training centre were flying back from a cycle show, weighed down with the usual freebies of new products. One of these was a sample of a cycle degreaser.

This liquid was more than 100ml which is air-travel heresy. On top of that it is a suspicious dayglo blue. The last straw was the name - for which click here.

They were delayed in the terminal for some time.