Cycling mags; when will I learn?

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
"And in next weeks episode, we see how far we can ride while staring dead ahead"
 

Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
I find the CTC mag rather dull. I give it at most 5 minutes to skim through and confirm that no, it has not become in the least bit interesting, still just the same, before it goes into the recycling.

Maybe there's a box to check somewhere to tell them to save money and resources and stop sending me the thing.
 

MntnMan62

Senior Member
Location
Northern NJ
Next issue we'll be showing you the correct way to wipe your arse.
Some readers may already know how to do this, but others will appreciate an in depth demonstration.
Many wet-wipe brands will be put to the test to find the ultimate klingon deterrent.
I'm most interested in reading about the various different techniques of arse wiping. Love those articles that really do an in depth analysis and pick apart all the different angles, equipment and trajectories of arse wiping. I'll be standing by my mailbox waiting for that next issue. Can't wait.
 

matticus

Über Member
Next weeks head to head - Butchers bikes tackle the Hovis hill.
that would actually be good fun! But it is on the slippery slope to Top G**r style challenges :stop:

(we sent Jeremy the long - but smooth - way round on the new Pinarello Smegma... etc ... )
 

Nomadski

I Like Bikes
Location
LBS, Usually
I gave Cycling Plus another try for a year as the free gift was a base layer :laugh: Won't be renewing.
haha I did the same for a free Lusso Merino jersey. Actually quite a nice top too.

I tend to find more entertaining articles in my free weekly Bikeradar email on a friday tho than the mag itself.
 

Rusty Nails

We remember
Location
Here and there
Next weeks head to head - Butchers bikes tackle the Hovis hill.
I remember a French TV programme a few years ago that showed a race between a village postman who normally rode a heavy bike on his rounds and a professional cyclist. They had to swap bikes for the race, and I am so frustrated that I cannot remember who won.

Edit: Just found it,

View: https://youtu.be/j7SGbHxJ9Y8
 
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avecReynolds531

Über Member
Location
East Kent coast
I remember a TV programme a few years ago that showed a race between a village postman who normally rode a heavy bike on his rounds and a professional cyclist. (Italian or French?). They had to swap bikes for the race, and i am so frustrated that I cannot remember who won
Edit: posted before seeing the Rusty Nails edit.

I remember something like this too, & reckon it may be the Philippe Gilbert feature on RTBF? French language Belgian tv - they swapped bikes at some point:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7SGbHxJ9Y8


I also remembered this one from Dutch tv:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN54oOMVrXQ


...but this one is my favourite - Francois/ aka Jacques Tati, overtaking the peloton in the beautiful film Jour de Fete;

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xj4owAPp8k
 
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Next week

The physics of why red bikes go faster. Why helium filled balloon tires are the next secret weapon. Ten of the best water bottles tested.
I have five red bikes. Or bikes that are mostly red... And I'm sloooooooooooooow. :laugh:

Anyways, can't comment on the cycling press as I don't buy cycling mags, but the motorsport press is going pretty well much the same way - glossy, aspirational and with little useful content.

Autosport is a case in point. Used to be a good read with interesting tech articles, all the news, race results and reports, book reviews etc. Mostly printed in black & white with the odd colour shot. Gradually it's become more and more glossy, with more photos and less text, and far less "grass roots" material than there used to be. There was a marked downturn in the quality when they changed publishers from Hazleton to whatever it is now. Speaking from varied experience here, as I bought it religiously every week from the late 80s up until fairly recently, but I was also on their books as a photographer for nearly a decade.

I'll only pick up the odd copy these days if there's something in there that interests me. I'm now much more likely to browse through it in the shop and put it back on the shelf, much like what I used to do back in the day when I was a skint schoolgirl and my pocket money wouldn't quite stretch to a copy.

They tried to double the cover price last year, but that went down like a lead balloon and the the publishers had to back down.
 

classic33

Legendary Member
I'm most interested in reading about the various different techniques of arse wiping. Love those articles that really do an in depth analysis and pick apart all the different angles, equipment and trajectories of arse wiping. I'll be standing by my mailbox waiting for that next issue. Can't wait.
Have you tried "frosting a rock" of late.
 
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