Housekeeping – Time for Breakaway

Friday, 6 December 2013

Tour de France drinks

A note to say I am away for the next two weeks with zero internet access.

But the blog continues with a range of articles cued up for automatic publication every day.

In the past readers have said I should go away more often as they liked the in absentia pieces so much. Often these are ideas that get queued up but never finished and this is a way to clear out the drafts folder.

There’s a mix coming up with pieces that look back at the past season, further back at Tour founder Henri Desgrange’s dark side as well as looking forward to the bike of the future. And more.

So check back here every day if you want something to read during the off-season.

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Andy Logan December 6, 2013 at 7:23 am

It’s funny I was only thinking today on the train on the way in “hmmm INRNG must be due to a break soon”

Sure enough here comes the post. Thanks for your efforts over the year, I love reading this blog and the updates from Europe come through overnight here in Oz so I nearly always read on the train on the way to work. A Great way to start day.

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Routier December 6, 2013 at 8:25 am

Enjoy your break, and thanks for the best blog on the entire net!

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Chris December 6, 2013 at 9:05 am

Yes, have a well-deserved break. Love the sound of zero Internet access!

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Kjetil December 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

Just a general thank you for your excellent work. Enjoy your time unplugged.
Great choice of illustration today I should add.

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Ian December 6, 2013 at 11:59 am

echo that, both the thanks and the very apt photo

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Adi Gaskell December 6, 2013 at 10:25 am

Another vote of thanks for what is the best cycling blog online. Have a super break.

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Sim1 December 6, 2013 at 11:58 am

Have a good break, INRNG

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Fixty December 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Enjoy the break, inrng has been my cycling revelation of the year as possibly 2nd only to dan martin for performance of the year.

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Yellow Fluid December 6, 2013 at 2:22 pm

What is the airport in the pic above?

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tom December 6, 2013 at 9:48 pm

This is the Tempelhof airport in Berlin. Garmin VELOTHON has its route through it every year, both for pro peleton as well as for the amateurs. On any other day this airport is used as a park for anyone who wants to have an unlimited amount of free space for any range of activities. Lots of cyclist us it to train as the loop around the airport gives a good workout especially if you pick a windy day. Additionally if one wants he/she can go all out on one of two runways, lots of space and no one to bug you.
INRNG please correct me if i am wrong.

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LDR99 December 7, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Oh boy do I hate airport crits. Flat, wide open, usually windy. We have an airport crit venue that is used as part of two different stages races. Mind numbingly boring. IMHO. YMMV.

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Peter December 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Thanks for your fantastic work this year and have a great break,.

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Eric Bowen December 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Just a quick thank you for the great site and the time you take to share your love of the sport through your excellent writing and insights. Happy Holidays.

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TV_VT December 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Will also chime in on the thanks for a great blog! Thanks so much for all of your efforts. I really enjoy your articles.

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VeloPeo December 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm

To echo the other comments, thanks for the fantastic blog. Always a great read

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maximflyer December 6, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I’d also like to thank you for keeping us informed and entertained all year long. Enjoy your well deserved break!

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Brian December 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Enjoy your break!

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Euan Rennie December 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Super blog, enjoy your break and look forward to reading the in absentia pieces.

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Whiff December 6, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Enjoy your break and thanks for all the excellent reading material this year.

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LM December 6, 2013 at 6:34 pm

“…two weeks with zero internet access”. Awesome, congratulations and thank you.

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bikecellar December 6, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Ciao for now!

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Doubledee December 6, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Can’t believe I haven’t picked up on the inrng before heat blog, all from one man chapeau;-)

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Doubledee December 6, 2013 at 10:12 pm

You see first timer error, meant great not heat

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Andrew the second December 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Gosh, and I thought that I must have missed a blog about the effects on heat on cyclists!

Great blog especially, as you say, from a lone writer (male, female, bear or otherwise). I’m always amazed at the queued blogs when Inner Ring takes a holiday. Thank you! We ought to double your pay! :)

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Too Fast...Not Furious enough.... December 6, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Even if I did not follow cycling…I would follow this blog….enjoy your break wherever and what ever you are doing.

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sifter December 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

Happy holiday, inrng. Thanks

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Larry T. December 7, 2013 at 2:58 am

Buona vacanze!

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Larrick December 7, 2013 at 3:24 am

Thanks for another year of your insightful thoughts and enjoy your break away.

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Tarik December 7, 2013 at 3:51 am

Love your blog mate keep up the solid work because we’d all be a bit lost without you

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Goonie December 7, 2013 at 6:45 am

Enjoy your break, and thanks to you and your sponsors for another entertaining year of cycling coverage.

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Karl M December 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

Have a relaxing break… and zero internet access sounds very relaxing in this day and age! Cheers.

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Othersteve December 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm

May the wind be at your back your whole vacation ride.

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