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Staff Editor, Opinion — New York Times
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Staff editor for @nytopinion. Formerly @guardian. Also @rouleurmagazine columnist

Substance | Rouleur | Journal — It was just one line buried in the tenth paragraph of a very minor story, but for me, it suddenly changed everything. The headline was that the Orica GreenEdge rider from South Africa, Daryl Impey, could return to racing because the UCI had waived its right to appeal against the earlier decision of the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAID) to permit the cyclist to return to competition.

Tips on how to cycle in snow — Snow, for many, is already here. And after I'm done writing this, I'm going to put the knobbliest tyres I have on my bike for this morning's commute. I've got used to riding with a big crowd of cyclists on my way to and from work, but I suspect that as it has snowed overnight in London, the rank and file of two-wheeled commuters will be thinned out substantially.

Own up, cyclists. Do you ever 'catch the bus'? — OK, disclaimer time: let me first make a "I make no apologies for this"-kind of apology. This blog is very much in the category of confession to a guilty secret. I'm not recommending this behaviour; I'm not saying it's clever or cool. But it is fun, and I'm definitely not the only one who thinks so.

Being Handy - Medium — In other respects, the jury is still out, but in this I am certain I have failed utterly as a parent: I have not transmitted to my children, now young adults, any of what I consider for myself to be the practical essentials for living.

Pro-ness | Rouleur | Journal — We've all got a story like this. I'm out with our usual Tuesday training group doing laps of the park. It's just after 6am, and only just light, but it's springtime in New York City and the park loop is amply filled with local club and recreational riders all doing their morning thing.

Should Lance Armstrong be banned from Strava? — Lance Armstrong is never out of the news for long, lately. Now, in the wake of his semi-confession to Oprah Winfrey, ABC News is reporting that a high-level official says that Armstrong is still under investigation by federal agents for possible obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation.

Top six cycling team jerseys NOT to wear — I was out early riding around the park this morning, and of course, it's summer still, so you see other cyclists training. Most are wearing either their own cycling or triathlon club jerseys, or plain, no-name "unattached" jerseys. But you'll always see some folk in team replica kit.

Reflections of a British emigre on American Independence Day — For US citizens, 4 July - Independence Day - is unambiguously an anniversary to cheer and celebrate. As the founder John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail, the day that Congress approved the Declaration of Independence "ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."

How safe are the world's cities for cyclists? — When I arrived in Malmö two years ago, it was the free bicycle pumps, installed in convenient places on cycle paths, which showed me that, when it comes to cycling in Sweden, Malmö leads the way. Sweden's third-largest city is laced with 500km (310 miles) of cycle lanes, more even than in Copenhagen, a short hop across the Öresunds Bridge.

The trouble with cupcakes — I've tried ignoring them or just being slightly bemused by their ubiquitousness, but I've finally realised that I'm sick of cupcakes. They're everywhere, with their candy colours, inch-thick icing and red-velvet sponge. Any time a colleague has a birthday or leaves for a new job, we have cupcakes in the office.
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Feb 27, 2015

Message to oppo grimly clear. Big Q is whether Nemtsov assassination will scare Muscovites from attending Sunday's protest or bring more out

Feb 27, 2015

RT @Kasparov63: Reports now that police are ransacking Nemtsov's home. Putin's enemies are always victims, and his victims are always suspects.

Feb 27, 2015

@miss9afi please could you follow me so I can direct-message you? thanks

Feb 27, 2015

RT @BeschlossDC: Abraham Lincoln, photographed 155 years ago tomorrow at Cooper Union NYC, by Mathew Brady:

Feb 27, 2015

RT @tomtomorrow: I can't tell you how much I loved this photo as a kid. It was the collision of my two favorite things in life.

Feb 27, 2015

RT @mediaguardian: Guardian's destroyed Snowden laptop to feature in major V&A show

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