Stories of great cycling in unexpected places

The story is – at least to my mind – unexpected. It is unexpected in what the story tells, and it is an unexpected website where I first
found the story.

I’m referring to the article “Cycling lessons from Mexico City” by Tom Wainwright, and I found the article not on the Guardian where it originated, but rather copied to a publication called Online Stock Trading. Who’d have guessed?

But what makes the content of the story unexpected as well? Perhaps it is my Americanized perspective, but to me Mexico City as always been
a crowded, polluted city full of crazy drivers darting around honking
horns like mad. Admittedly I’ve never been to Mexico City, cut clearly
the worlds most populous metropolis must be a terrible place to ride a bike.

Not so according to Tom Wainwright. In fact, he claims that London should learn from Mexico City:

Read the rest of the story at

  • plochman

    I want to chime in (be warned the use of sarchasim is fixing to be greatly and profoundly inserted into this conversation) Ok…. to answer Jeff’s question “So what GC rider do you think they will acquire now?” How about the safe bet, the past 7 time tour winner who has NEVER failed a test ! Can anyone say Lance Armstrong ? Let the cat fight begin ! Rearrrrrrrrrr ! Spit ! Fitttt ! Fitt !#&*#@….. Doh ! Wait a minute, time out, the peakabo, I got you crowd will chime in tomorrow saying, “Now there is even more proof, ANOTHER Armstrong protege’ goes down the drugy path which reinforces the argument that LANCE MUST BE A DOPER !” We will go to the ends of the earth to prove it and leave no stone unturned by god ! So now the little pXnistelero is busted and pulls out the “Landis Card” it was the food, it must have been when I snorted that last taco mang, it was good ah chewawa ! In the coming days we will here all the stories and in the months to come we will read all the books about the tragedy of misplaced blame etc. To be serious for just a moment, I would almost rather take the drug testing out of the equasion and just dumb down my preception of what I see but that would not be right nor fare to the likes of my new hero Taylor Phinney or the other clean riders out there (both of them) so I guess we get to waller in the pig shirt for a while and cry fowl, just blame it on Lance Armstrong right ? Right……… I’m sure we will hear that line any minute now.