Tuesday, 11 September 2012

What's in a name?

When I started this blog I was looking for a name that combined cycling and a sort of good natured haplessness. I tried Laughing Group, L'Autobus, Gruppetto, Glass Cranking and heaven know what else. Having had no luck with any of them I opted for Euro-Cycling.blogspot as it was the name on the cover of the cycling magazine I had to knock up in Quark Xpress classes when I was a student in 1996, back in that spell pre-Lance, post-Greg when cycling felt thoroughly European.

For all that the name Euro-Cycling reminded me of the days when the sprinters were named Abdoujaparov and Blijlevens rather than Cavendish and Farrar, and the days when my bike was commonly used to transport milk and Kahlua for White Russians, it's never really felt like it says anything about the blog, hence the name change from Euro-Cycling to Pedalling-Squares. Look, the atmosphere around here has lightened up already, hasn't it?

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