Thursday, September 4, 2014

My front derailleur won't work

My front dérailleur does not work. It won't shift properly. A fairly new, good, groupset and not long ago, the bike visited the LBS for a service.

So why won't it work? Why does everything have to be so difficult? Why can't I just jump on and ride? Spent enough for that to just, happen.

Nothing on this earth leaves me with the euphoria and ecstasy I feel after jumping off a road bike. Sure, MTBing/BMXing or Copenhagening down the road carrying a bread stick come close.

But it is just not the same.  After a road ride, you have to check yourself a few times to make sure you haven't grown wings.

A driver nearly clips me. My gears crunch, yet again.

I get off, throw my bike toward the car.

I AM HERE!

I EXIST!

I AM JUST HAVING TROUBLE.....

.....with my gears.

Tinker with this and that. Dog wears camouflage. Still not right.

Have a week off. Things just won't work.

Everything is there. For me, to just jump on. And soar.

But I wait for the crunch. Because it always comes.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

And the winner is....#tdf133

Apologies for not getting this done already.

Ok the final podium - drum roll please


1.

This was Stage 8.

2.

This was Stage 5.

3.

This was Stage 17.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Voting time #tdf133

It's that time again. Vote for your top three faves of the stage winners in order of preference. Leave your votes in the comments section below, or email me at tourdecouch@gmail.com or you can post comments on Facebook. Any questions, tweet me at @tourdecouch

Stage 1

Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage 5
Stage 6
Stage 7
Stage 8
Stage 9
Stage 10
Stage 11
Stage 12
Stage 13
Stage 14
Stage 15
Stage 16
Stage 17
Stage 18
Stage 19
Stage 20

Stage 21






Monday, July 28, 2014

Stage 21 #tdf133 Results


Another toughie to judge. Another multi stage winner

Winner:

Honourable Mentions:





La Course #tdf133

This was a toughie.  But in the end, the first winner of the La Course #tdf133 is:

Winner:

Podium: