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More great writing from The Inner Ring, closing with this brilliant anecdote,

After the 1985 Paris-Roubaix race, CBS reporter John Tesh approached Holland’s Theo De Rooy, who said: “It’s bollocks this race! You’re working like an animal—you don’t have time to piss! You wet your pants.

“You’re riding in mud like this, you’re slipping—it’s a piece of s**t,” Screamed De Rooy in the fluent English that so many Dutchmen have at their command.

Tesh looked at De Rooy and asked, “Will you ever ride it again?”

Without hesitation the rider replied: “Sure! It’s the most beautiful race in the world!”

So the next time you ride your bike, be sure to savour the pleasure. For its own sake.

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