Thursday, 14 March 2013
Well, it's been a while, and for that I can only apologise. In my 'off-season' we've moved house, started the kids at new schools, and I still have no sodding broadband save for those days I'm in work (I'm doing this on work time now - shush!). But I said I had something up my sleeve, and finally it's gone 'live'...
It started, as these things so often do, with Andre Griepel. Sat there in January with the cyclist, watching the Tour Down Under highlights, eating M+M's and snarking about how for the second year running he seemed determined to peak in January, it hit me like a ton of bricks that 'Griepel' could be used to describe a method of training with that end. That got me thinking, Urban Dictionary-style about other ways cyclists, races and related stuff could be defined beyond their usual terms.
Originally, the Cyclist Urban Dictionary was meant to be a blogpost on here, but time went on and the execution kept failing to live up to the concept. In the end I decided the best way forward was to create a site of it's own, although it probably doesn't help that I am abjectly useless with technology and therefore have cobbled the site together in the most user-unfriendly and difficult way possible.
What happens next is, I suppose, up to you. I cannot possibly populate it properly, I'm basically too thick, and too new to cycling. But if you like the concept, and have a few ideas of your own, post them to the site and let's get started.....
Please also check out the Rules at http://cyclisturbandictionary.blogspot.co.uk/p/rules.html