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Back in November

A brief note to say this blog will be taking a break for the next three weeks and there will be no coverage of the World Championships, or much else, until the end of the month.

In recent years, flying away for a couple of weeks spent without internet access has coincided with the end of the season. This allowed for various retrospective pieces such as highlights of the year to be cued up for automatic publication on the site but this year earlier travel plans and the later slot for the Worlds clash.

Now it feels too early to do a look back at the season and the lack of internet and leaving the laptop behind means not much is going to be added to this site either about contemporary issues like the Worlds, or the still ongoing saga of Bradley Wiggins, Team Sky, packages and TUEs.

If anyone has any tips for pedalo technique please share them below. Back in November.

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  • Ian Monday, 10 October 2016, 10:42 am

    Enjoy your well earned break

  • Ecky Thump Monday, 10 October 2016, 11:07 am

    You mean your pedalo isn’t fitted with a power meter!?
    All the best Inrng, thanks for all your work and take care.

  • Ablindeye Monday, 10 October 2016, 11:18 am

    Have a wonderful, well earned break. Many thanks for another season’s balanced and informed insight.

  • matt V Monday, 10 October 2016, 11:42 am

    Bon Voyage Inrng! Thanks so much for the insightful and entertaining reading this season! You should really do this for a living. ; )

  • Michael B Monday, 10 October 2016, 11:43 am

    Is it possible to fit a Q Ring to a pedalo? Enjoy the break, Inrng.

  • Mancuniancandidate Monday, 10 October 2016, 11:51 am

    Thanks for your insight over the year, looking forward to reading what you get to thinking about when you are back and publishing.

  • Jerome Monday, 10 October 2016, 11:54 am

    Thanks for another great season! Enjoy your well earned break!

  • Jerome Monday, 10 October 2016, 12:03 pm

    Inner ring boycotting worlds to support the boycotting team owners? I’m sure you’ll still top CQ’s rankings for cycling webpages.

  • RQS Monday, 10 October 2016, 12:17 pm

    Have a nice holiday. Taking the bike?

  • Mark Monday, 10 October 2016, 12:33 pm

    Thanks for the season!

  • BenW Monday, 10 October 2016, 12:55 pm

    Thanks for the sterling work as always this season, hope you have a great break.

  • Augie March Monday, 10 October 2016, 1:20 pm

    Doubt you’ll miss much as the worlds will probably get reduced to a 100km crit race because of the heat which will be great news for Caleb Ewan.

    Enjoy your holiday.

  • david tedman Monday, 10 October 2016, 1:35 pm

    Going off on holiday? Do people still do that? 🙂

  • Andrew Hudson Monday, 10 October 2016, 1:47 pm

    Thanks for a vintage season, enjoy the offseason!

  • al Monday, 10 October 2016, 1:48 pm

    enjoy the well deserved time off

  • J Evans Monday, 10 October 2016, 1:53 pm


  • haps Monday, 10 October 2016, 2:34 pm

    enjoy pedaling

  • RooBay Monday, 10 October 2016, 2:39 pm

    Enjoy your “offy”. Another vintage year. Thanks.

  • Larry T. Monday, 10 October 2016, 3:13 pm

    Buon divertimento!

  • ShortsNL Monday, 10 October 2016, 3:30 pm

    The man pictured in the cockpit is actually the real INRNG.


  • keith vance Monday, 10 October 2016, 3:32 pm

    Enjoy your break. Why not just have a motor fitted. 🙂

  • BigSigh Monday, 10 October 2016, 3:36 pm

    Enjoy the break and thanks for all the coverage this season.

  • Peter Monday, 10 October 2016, 4:06 pm

    Thank you for another season of great insight, thoughtful analysis, and just plain great writing!

  • Dylan Monday, 10 October 2016, 4:13 pm

    +1. Enjoy the break.

  • hoh Monday, 10 October 2016, 4:14 pm

    Thanks for the great coverage in the season. Enjoying your well earned break.

    (was wondering the story behind the title picture though)

  • Another Peter Monday, 10 October 2016, 4:15 pm

    Have a great holliers and thanks for the marvellous stuff this season.

  • Dan Monday, 10 October 2016, 4:36 pm

    Another fantastic season of unrivalled coverage.

  • Bemused Monday, 10 October 2016, 5:02 pm

    Thank you for all you do Signore Ring, it is very appreciated even if you do occasionally have to taser idiots like me and zap our posts.

  • L´Islandais Monday, 10 October 2016, 5:17 pm

    First time for me saying this, but can’t wait for November! Have a nice one and thanks for the coverage so far.

  • Mortinsky Monday, 10 October 2016, 5:19 pm

    Enjoy your well deserved break and thanks for your efforts!

  • Paul Monday, 10 October 2016, 5:22 pm

    Enjoy and thanks

  • BC Monday, 10 October 2016, 5:32 pm

    Another add to all those posters wishing you a well deserved break. Best blog anywhere.

  • Morten Reippuert Monday, 10 October 2016, 6:09 pm

    enjoy – as we are enjoing your blog, one of the best out there.

    I orginally found it through your “Roads to ride” articles

  • Marco Monday, 10 October 2016, 6:17 pm

    Love the pic. Enjoy your holiday.

  • Tommy B Monday, 10 October 2016, 6:39 pm

    Hope you have a fantastic break, Innrg, Thanks, once again, for all of you effort & insight this year.

  • Kjetil Monday, 10 October 2016, 7:53 pm

    Can’t wait to have you back. Enjoy you time off and remember to bring umbrella drinks for your pedalo sessions.

  • AndyRaff Monday, 10 October 2016, 7:59 pm

    I would normally frown upon the use of PEDalos. But since you’ll be on holiday you get a Therapeutic Use Exemption.

  • Ian Monday, 10 October 2016, 8:22 pm

    Choosing to go on holiday before the season is over, now that is class.

  • MaxElwood Monday, 10 October 2016, 8:23 pm

    …enjoy the freedom and take care.

  • J Evans Monday, 10 October 2016, 8:47 pm

    Rarely have I seen a finer example of a shellsuit – and I grew up in Dundee.

    • Tom Saturday, 15 October 2016, 8:38 am


  • Bob Monday, 10 October 2016, 8:54 pm

    Not to mention the coiff.

  • leonn Monday, 10 October 2016, 9:13 pm

    Enjoy your holiday, inrng, and thank you for one more amazing blog’s content!

  • Tomski Monday, 10 October 2016, 9:44 pm

    Thanks for your continued brilliant insight this season. Roll on 2017!

  • Canocola Monday, 10 October 2016, 10:31 pm

    Enjoy the well-earned rest and recuperation in some idyllic resort.

    It’s Rhyl, isn’t it?

  • AK Monday, 10 October 2016, 10:46 pm

    Haha, I have a picture just like that of my 6 year old son! Have a great holidays INRNG, good decision to cut yourself off from the internet. My experience with pedalos is that you should certainly get the one with a slide on it.

  • Steve Monday, 10 October 2016, 10:57 pm

    Sad to see you take a break, but there’s been plenty of TUE banter across all media (necessary break indeed) and WC analysis boils down to heat, wind, and well, yes that’s probably it…Enjoy vacation!

  • sifter Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 1:16 am

    Happy holiday! Hopefully plenty of riding Roads to Ride in your short-term future.

  • Joe K. Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 7:22 am


    “Gimme the people, free my soul. I wanna get off the rocky road, and drift away….
    Thank you for the joy you’ve given me….”
    –Drift Away

  • piwakawaka Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 9:35 am

    May the wind be at your back and the sun smile upon you!

  • Nick Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 10:34 am

    If your wanting Pedalo techniques, then Andrew Flintoff is your man.

  • Lanterne Verte Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 10:48 am

    Have a great time. In my limited experience of pedalos it is vital to have a balanced fore and aft weight distribution…

  • CA Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 3:15 pm

    Thanks for a great year of very interesting pieces. This is a well deserved break! I hope you have a restful time.

  • changed again Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 4:16 pm

    You have a TUE ?

  • Maglia Nera Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 8:51 pm

    Thank you for another season of great writing and insightful comment. Enjoy your well-earned break. I know many have suggested this before, but if there was a donate button, I would happily buy you an end-of-season beverage of your choice for enhancing my enjoyment and increasing my knowledge of the sport we all love.

  • Peloton Boy Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 11:54 am

    You’re the man Inner Ring. Whilst sipping your daiquiri rest assured there are thousands of us wishing rest and an energetic return. Bon vacance.

  • Jorge Thursday, 13 October 2016, 12:53 pm

    Thx for another insightful season INRNG!

  • SteveR Thursday, 13 October 2016, 9:20 pm

    Best wishes, and thanks for all the content you provide, look forward to your return.

  • Candrew Thursday, 13 October 2016, 9:37 pm

    Enjoy the R+R…its been a great year for roadies, made greater by your contributions.
    These Worlds do not do justice to the year, and good time to get away…

  • Frogboy Friday, 14 October 2016, 3:01 am

    Bonnes vacances, monsieur Ring.

  • Slappy Friday, 14 October 2016, 5:50 am

    Highly recommend a fat bike desert camping tour

  • Cheese Saturday, 15 October 2016, 7:13 am

    Thank you inrng for a wonderful season’s blogs.

  • Tom Saturday, 15 October 2016, 8:41 am

    Pédalo technique? Dark sunglasses, skin suit, Pina Colada in one hand, loved one by your side, cadence below 20..