April 12th, 2010

Bravado verses the Peloton

I took some pleasure recently, listening to a non racing cyclist telling a group, over a beer, that he routinely overtakes crews in their lycra out training, and so is confident he could show them all a jolly good thing or two if he ever came over to race, even though he does not own a competitive bike or any such fancy hogwash. This, my foolish young friend, is why you should study history. One needn't even go to le tour footage. We have known for centuries that raw energy is no match for disciplined team work.

The image links to the first of two clips. You will need to watch this one as well.