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I got an email from a reader saying the Cavendish piece below wasn’t suitable for many readers at work. I agree.

It’s the first time I’d put a semi-nude pic on here and should have realised it could be sensitive for some. I’m all for a light-hearted tone at times and I suspect many readers were not concerned. But the point is that it could cause hassles for a few of you. I’ll aim to keep this blog “work safe“.

PS to the sender of the email, I tried to reply but my messages bounced back.

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  • Anonymous Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 3:06 pm

    Thanks for that clarification. I often read at work and had to do a quick Alt+Tab yesterday when that popped up on the screen! Very nice photo though.

  • Contact Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 3:45 pm

    There was also a moment of panic when I scrolled down at work -MIght be hard to convince people that it really was a cycling blog, "no really, i promise."

  • Anonymous Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 3:46 pm

    Next time put Larry King over her breast BSNYC style. He makes everything safe.

  • TheInnerRing Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 4:12 pm

    I was trying to put small chainrings in the right place… but time was limited. Lesson learned for next time.

  • Anonymous Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 5:15 pm

    Perhaps the reader should be working instead of reading cycling blogs.

  • Jeff Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 5:45 pm

    I believe tits and bikes work fine together. Keep it coming.

  • Anonymous Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 7:00 pm

    ohno… more please 😀

  • Champs Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 9:21 pm

    Prudish sideways glances are easily dismissed; porn is about context, after all.

    Below the fold and an NSFW warning will do next time, thanks.

  • CristiRuhlman Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 11:04 pm

    Well, you certainly picked an attractive person to illustrate your blog.

    Agree with anonymous, think that your addition of her to your bike blog keeps people honest.

    If you're reading it at work, and others are there, you are not working, so she is a good reminder that "someone is paying you while you're not working!" But of course you should book mark the blog to read later! 😉

  • Anonymous Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 11:39 pm

    After a few years of my Wife thinking I spent all my free time online viewing cycling sites, she walked in while I was gazing at the Mark Cavendish Financial Advisor/Girlfriend story. Please find enclosed the pdf for my unplanned one night stay at the Hilton.

  • Anonymous Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 11:44 pm

    On second thought, the privacy and download speeds are pretty nice here at the Hilton. Where can I mail you a check?

  • TheInnerRing Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 11:56 pm

    I did intend the post partly as a comment on the British press, where the top-selling newspaper has a photo like the lower one every day (minus the gold bar) and that Cav is now becoming the mainstream British sports star. So some of you can always spin it as "media analysis".

  • Anonymous Wednesday, 22 December 2010, 1:31 am

    You'd have needed larger chainrings for sure.

  • Anonymous Wednesday, 22 December 2010, 1:43 pm

    It made my day better and I'll bet Cav looks fwd to the finish line when she is about 😉

  • TheInnerRing Wednesday, 22 December 2010, 1:46 pm

    Thanks, anyway lesson learned and I'll think about stopping comments on here now!

  • Susan Tomlinson Wednesday, 22 December 2010, 2:24 pm

    I'll be honest, it bothered me to open a cycling blog and find it. Please keep in mind that some of your readers are women, and are made uncomfortable by this.

    On another note. I enjoy your blog a lot and come here most days to get intelligent, thoughtful insights into professional cycling.