inrng.com, the new home of The Inner Ring started this week but crashed in the neutralised zone.
The mechanical’s fixed. But I got a some emails from readers unable to connect. In particular, downloading the audio bonus of Van Poppel’s radio encouragement didn’t work, the server crashing mid-download for several people. So if you missed it the first time, here’s a second chance to get the audio.
Either listen direct or right-click to save a copy and maybe put it on your MP3 player.
Recap from the other day
I was listening to something on my iPod the other day when it shuffled to one of the Cervélo documentaries from 2009/10. Suddenly I had Jean Paul Van Poppel’s radio coms in my head as he tried to encourage Carlos Sastre in the Giro. It gave me an idea.
Now I hope the guys at Cervélo don’t mind. I really enjoyed the videos, it was compulsive viewing. At times it felt like you were right there in the hotel room or on the team bus.
When I put this out the other day I wrote “let me know if you set a new five minute power record“. Soon after one Twitter user said he was going to play the track in a spinning class he teaches. But on Thursday a Belgian reader emailed to say he has indeed claimed a new power record! I suspect better weather and the fast-approaching race season are big main factors but the news made my day.