Sunday 29 January 2012

The Future...

As you've probably noticed there's been little posting action over the last month or so, and as I alluded to a while ago, I've been thinking about the future of the blog and the direction it should take.

Well with great pleasure I can announce the end of Here Come the Belgians and a refocussing of my output over at my new label superouleur (

So what happened? what changed?

Through the process of putting this blog together I've realised my interests and experiences are actually far broader than I realised and I'd like the opportunity and medium to be able to express this, something this blog could never do without destroying it's unique angle of Belgian two wheeled appreciation.

I also want to devote more time to creating a tangible product line and superouleur gives me the chance to do this. I honestly don't know why I put myself through the mill of trying to create new 'stuff' but it's something I enjoy and want to progress with.

Don't worry the HCtB team will still continue, as it's a juggernaut that can't be stopped.

So I'd like to say a final thankyou for reading my relatively amateur ramble, hope you've enjoyed it and hope you'll pay superouleur a visit.



Saturday 17 December 2011


Racing Bolton II tomorrow although trying to get rid of a bit of a cough.

Fitting then that Berden II arrives as the previous edit fueled me through a decent ride at Bolton I.

Stomp on.

Monday 28 November 2011


Pretty much a month's passed without a post.

I've had a birthday, been on holiday to the sun for a couple of weeks then returned to sit back, relax and reflect on the whole blog thing. It's been nice giving myself some space to understand what I'm producing, what I'm not and what I could and perhaps should produce. Sorry if it all seems a little abstract, it's just that I feel that it's time for this blog to evolve into something a lot broader based, in line with my own interests. Maybe in this format or a new version.

There is after all, more to life than cross and cobbles. Take for example the latest Poc Prod film. Seriously makes you want to pin it.

Sunday 30 October 2011

Cross + Air + Sand = Herlings

Zonhoven cyclocross reminded reminded me of the other cross. Seen here originally.

Sun, Sand and Sea...

I haven't seen today's race from Zonhoven but the sand and gradient looks seriously harsh. Some of the crashes looked hardcore too especially Bart Aernout's, hope he didn't knack himself too badly.

It's been a relatively mild season so far and it'll get warmer for me as I'm off on holiday shortly, and no, there isn't a Majorcan winter training camp in sight. This seasons been a strange one for sure. I've had overheating in Manchester, good legs in Bolton and a flat tyre putting and end to the proceedings in Boggart Hole.

I've missed a couple of races now with other commitments and aim to race again at the end of November inorder to find some form around the Christmas period.

By then I think the weather will suck.

Wednesday 26 October 2011

The darkness cometh...

I posted this race last year. Racing at night, combined with a party atmosphere. Yes please, I'd love some of that.

Seems like we're rushing toward the time of year when we spend most of our lives in darkness. It's made me think about the possibility of getting some lights to go out training on a cross loop after work.

Just think about it that is. I'll probably be on the turbo when the mercury drops (even though your breath freezes on the garage roof as you're sweating like a dog).

StybAIR no.2...

...and here's the footage.

Ladies and Gentlemen. Roll up! roll up! Come see the amazing flying man.