Friday, 25 February 2011

Telly

Was just flicking through the channels last night, and found one re-running the programme Cold Feet. I used to love this programme (might have been something to do with Helen Baxendale!)

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Hillary's Paradox

Just read an excellent article from yesterday's Guardian, which highlights the public comments made by Hillary Clinton regarding the positive role of the internet, and social networking sites in particular, in the recent events (democratisation?) in the middle east, compared to the secret grand jury which has been convened in the wake of Wikileaks and which has instructed Twitter to turn over private details of its users to the authorities.

Good luck to Twitter, who are fighting this.

As we should all be aware, its only the truth if its "our" truth.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Seven Years

Today is the anniversary of the death of Marco Pantani.

I've pretty much had a bike as long as I can remember, but it was Pantani who got me interested in professional cycling. Also in the last few years I've read quite a few biographies of some of the most successful cyclists of all time - have just finished a book about Fausto Coppi, in fact - and in fact when you look just at the Palmar├Ęs there are many cyclists who ultimately were more successful. But for sheer charisma there is nobody to touch him in my book.

And I was lucky enough to see him race in real life, winning the Tour de France on the Champs Elysees in 1998.

Ciao Marco