Housekeeping – Time For a Break

Tour de France drinks

A quick note to say I am away for the next two weeks on a break where where there will be zero internet access but hopefully a cold drink.

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

Last year one reader said I should go away more often as they liked the in absentia pieces so much. We’ll see, but there’s a mix coming up with pieces that look back at the past season as well as some items on clothing and custom bikes, exploring the way a race combines with its landscape, a cycling “theory of relativity” and the back-story to the scenes of Marc Madiot screaming his head off when Thibaut Pinot won a stage of the Tour de France. And more.

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

44 thoughts on “Housekeeping – Time For a Break”

  1. have a nice time, you know i had a shirt printed for my brother bearing the words ‘I’m INRNG’ blazoned on the front…sad i know, but made me laugh and think of the film spartacus – and of course that brings us back to cycling…. go ride some hills

  2. Lots of hard earned reader goodwill on the site INRNG. Hope the Selle Italia replacement is working out. If not, you know where to turn. There aren’t that many non mainstream places for independent, properly researched chat and discussion of this quality.

    Also, I’m thankful that the comments sections are still a place of civility where for once, the readership actually serves to enhance the quality of the site. I can’t believe I get it for free.

  3. Serious depth of knowledge, passion and insight, thoughtfulness and humour, and most of all a respectfulness for everyone in the sport, which is generally reciprocated by posters. It’s a seriously classy blog and a great community that gathers here; thanks for making it happen.

    And enjoy your hard-earned and well-deserved break!

  4. Thanks so much for another great season of thoughts, analysis, and information that I would have otherwise never had the pleasure of reading. Safe riding and clear thinking to you over the next couple weeks.

  5. Bonnes vacances!
    Can’t wait to rock the Inrng shirt! Can’t wait to read the Pinot story (love that kid)!
    Thanks again for doing what you do

  6. As mentioned above a very classy website with incredibly in depth knowledge. Mr INRNG has even had the forethought to have stuff posted when on holidays. You are far too good to us. Enjoy and thanks.

  7. Huge thanks for all that you do on this site and enjoy the break. I’ll shortly be writing up by own review of the season on my blog and as someone relatively new to following the season in such detail I would not have had such enjoyment if it was not for this site. I would also very much like to thank all those below the line as well, it can be a daunting place with so many knowledgeable readers but I have learned a hugh amount and whenever I have commented or asked a question it has always be treated kindly. Thanks to you all. Cheers Ian. (PS I’d buy a T-Shirt if it helped to fund the site) (PPS – I’d also be willing to pay a subscription)

  8. Enjoy your break. I’ve enquired before on twitter about the possibility of a cycling jersey being made by INRNG but got no response. The Cycling Inquisition blog has had a lot of success with their jersey (makes me feel like Quintana when I take on the lumpy hills of County Durham!) and I’m sure INRNG would too.

  9. I can’t believe there is a place on this earth with no internet access and as you’re going somewhere warm can only assume that you’re off to planet venus? You’re not looking to set up a stage race for global cycling promotions perchance?

  10. Hope you enjoy your break as much as we enjoy your posts, INRNG.

    (The t-shirt idea could have real potential- a brand that looks classy, understated and suitably niche, so even if you went to a cycling event with INRNG on your chest, only say 1 in 10 would know what it’s about. And why not promote with on the shirt too?
    Rather like velominati (check their merchandise!).

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