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Housekeeping – Time for Breakaway

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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 Friday, 6 December 2013, 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.

    • Routier Friday, 6 December 2013, 8:25 am

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

  • Chris Friday, 6 December 2013, 9:05 am

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

  • Kjetil Friday, 6 December 2013, 10:20 am

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

    • Ian Friday, 6 December 2013, 11:59 am

      echo that, both the thanks and the very apt photo

  • Adi Gaskell Friday, 6 December 2013, 10:25 am

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

  • Sim1 Friday, 6 December 2013, 11:58 am

    Have a good break, INRNG

  • Fixty Friday, 6 December 2013, 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.

  • Yellow Fluid Friday, 6 December 2013, 2:22 pm

    What is the airport in the pic above?

    • tom Friday, 6 December 2013, 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.

    • LDR99 Saturday, 7 December 2013, 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.

  • Peter Friday, 6 December 2013, 2:27 pm

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

  • Eric Bowen Friday, 6 December 2013, 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.

  • TV_VT Friday, 6 December 2013, 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.

  • VeloPeo Friday, 6 December 2013, 3:27 pm

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

  • maximflyer Friday, 6 December 2013, 3:34 pm

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

  • Brian Friday, 6 December 2013, 3:44 pm

    Enjoy your break!

  • Euan Rennie Friday, 6 December 2013, 4:21 pm

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

  • Whiff Friday, 6 December 2013, 5:59 pm

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

  • LM Friday, 6 December 2013, 6:34 pm

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

  • bikecellar Friday, 6 December 2013, 8:12 pm

    Ciao for now!

  • Doubledee Friday, 6 December 2013, 10:10 pm

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

  • Doubledee Friday, 6 December 2013, 10:12 pm

    You see first timer error, meant great not heat

    • Andrew the second Friday, 6 December 2013, 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! 🙂

  • Too Fast...Not Furious enough.... Friday, 6 December 2013, 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.

  • sifter Saturday, 7 December 2013, 12:00 am

    Happy holiday, inrng. Thanks

  • Larry T. Saturday, 7 December 2013, 2:58 am

    Buona vacanze!

  • Larrick Saturday, 7 December 2013, 3:24 am

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

  • Tarik Saturday, 7 December 2013, 3:51 am

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

  • Goonie Saturday, 7 December 2013, 6:45 am

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

  • Karl M Saturday, 7 December 2013, 10:51 am

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

  • Othersteve Saturday, 7 December 2013, 7:43 pm

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