Go West Young Man, Go West!

empty cupboard
The Empty Cupboard

At RTI we are very much reliant on the contributions from our good readers to fill the blog each week.  Unfortunately this week apart from a note from Dave “Road Report” Powell to tell us that there are no road closures this week, the ANZAcycling.rti.ed@gmail.com inbox was as bare as Mother Hubbard’s cupboard.  Please think of us when you’re out on your rides, especially when it’s a club supported trip, there are always plenty of people who want to know how the ride went and hear any amusing anecdotes you may have.

With the real work piling up on both Don and my desks, that is the real work that pays for the nice carbon toys we enjoy so much, we have not had the time to be inventive for your entertainment this week and so this week you’ll need to find another blog to read over lunch.

So, not to appear lazy, I spent 15 seconds searching for the 10 best cycling blogs (Don’t understand why RTI doesn’t feature, but each to their own I say) and below are the links I found.  Fortunately for me somebody else has already written up reviews so you can choose your lunchtime distractions.

10. Rapha Blog
9. Bike Snob NYC (Tie)
9. Boulder Report (Tie)
8. Vital MTB
7. The Inner Ring
6. BikeHacks
5. Fat Cyclist
4. Bangable Dudes in Pro Cycling
3. Rouleur Magazine Blog
2. Adventure Journal
1. Red Kite Prayer

So what of the “Go West” title, well a few of us brave souls ventured further west than the Garmin base map says is possible last Saturday to see if we could map out a west coast 100k loop, having grown a little tired of the traffic lights every 50 meters that now proliferate on a Changi ride.  We’re not quite there yet, but those who survived to return from the wilds of Tuas have reported that there are vast expanses of uncharted roads with very few traffic lights and only a few pot holes.  Over the next few weeks we will try to sort this out as an alternative to the standard Kranji for those who want to go a little further.

All that remains for this week is to wish you all a good weekend ride, and for those doing the Changi Prata Ride, I leave you with a slight modification to one of the 50 top tips from that stunning comic Viz:

CYCLISTS: Avoid getting a sore behind by simply placing a Prata over your saddle. This will comfort your ride and when you return home, hey presto! A warm snack.”

For the other quality tips, you may read them by clicking the picture.

So, wherever you ride tomorrow, get your creative juices going and send comments, articles, ride reports, anonymous letters to AnzaCycling.rti.ed@gmail.com and…

Lets be careful out there.

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