For your author, cycling is all about climbing. It’s the majesty, the suffering, and the sense of achievement of ascending the mountains. Hence le grimpeur, a collection of writing about climbs, climbing, and climbers.
This blog has been online since 2007 and often explores different ideas about cycling and the linkages between cycling, literature, philosophy, sociology and politics. The opinions expressed are, of course, entirely my own. My regular work is with words so this is a creative outlet. There’s occasionally some provocative ideas to challenge accepted thinking, but with the intention of being thought provoking rather than an out-and-out critique.
At some point, we can all agree that we share a passion for the bike. Sometimes we need to worry less about our differences and remember our commonalities – the bike, the suffering, and the joy.
(You may have noticed, dear reader, that the tags and categories links on the blog don’t work. This has been a source of ongoing frustration for some time. If you have a solution, do tell! Otherwise, you can see recent posts at the bottom of the main page, use the search function, or browse some of the pages on the main menu.)
My writing on cycling also appears on a semi-regular basis on Pez Cycling News:
Contact me by emailing ‘guy’ at the site address of ‘le-grimpeur.net’.
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