Marc De Coster points to the early cycling entrepreneur Henri Desgrange (prior post) and his training manual, La tête et les jambes, which I have in Spanish, and whose title he suggests may refer to a Provençal saying: If you haven’t got a head, you’re going to need some legs. Desgrange was a quite extraordinary person, but I suspect that the closest he ever got to grand philosophical schemes was the elementary dualism of Me vs Them. Lots of empirical head-and-leg work over at another of my favourites, Dawn Sev’s Spanish Cyclepaths.
- Safeguarding cranial matter without cycling helmets
One’s classically transversal solution will please left- and right-wing nutters and sexual deviants everywhere.
- Pinterest and the Five Stages of Beef
Because there is a limit to the Catalan sausage with Jews one can consume, here’s the estimable Miguel Llorens on how
- People, fucked translation is our opium, let’s smoke it while we can
Various posts here have been devoted to encouraging fucked translation from Spanish as a brand differentiator, where linguistic sloth and incompetence
- Pirates in the Church of England
One of the churches – maybe Freshford – inspected during a sodden stroll around Bath the other day had been completely
- Unstoppable, he removed the flint from his eye, re-mounted his bike and finished the stage
Dave has kindly sent me the URL of the online version of a superb book packed with brilliant photos, The story