Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tim Krabbé, Cycling & Chess

While re-reading Krabbé’s ‘The Rider’, I did a little research about the author and was surprised to find him quite heavily involved in chess nowadays. Krabbé runs his own website ‘Tim Krabbé’s Chess Curiosities’, where he kept an open chess … Continue reading

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Meeting on Monday, 7th of February at The Compass, N1

For our 2nd meeting we’ve been kindly offered the Function Room at The Compass in Islington. The exact address is: The Compass 58 Penton Street Islington N1 9PZ It may not be as sunny as in the picture, but this … Continue reading

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Graham Watson’s “Tour De France Travel Guide”

… just a quick tip: A book I came across today browsing at Condor’s on Gray’s Inn Road. Graham Watson’s Tour De France Travel Guide, a comprehensive guide to travelling to France, either to watch the Tour de France or … Continue reading

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Tim Krabbe: The Rider – Discussion kick-off

“Meyrueis, Lozere, June 26, 1977. Hot and overcast. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me.” These are the … Continue reading

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Roundup of Wednesday’s 1st meeting at the Fitzroy Tavern

Thanks for a very nice first meeting in Fitzrovia yesterday. Although it was too busy and noisy inside for us, I think we managed to have many good conversations outside the pub, with fairly mild temperatures on this mid-January day. … Continue reading

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Tonight 7.00 pm at the Fitzroy Tavern

I hope it won’t be too busy tonight at the Fitzroy Tavern (16 Charlotte Street, W1T 2NA) so we have no trouble finding some space. Watch out for orange jackets and helmets. We may even be able to get a … Continue reading

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Addition to the shortlist: “Put me back on my bike”

A quick addition to the shortlist for tomorrow Put Me Back On My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson has been recommended and tells the story of Olympic medallist Tom Simpson. Simpson (1937 – 1967) was the first Briton to … Continue reading

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