I've been writing a column in the French magazine Café Racer for the best part of ten years. After they go off sale I sometimes remember to republish the original English here. Here's one written late at night when the deadline stood over me, arms crossed, breathing down my neck. Thanks to Bertrand at Café Racer for all his support over the years. Sorry I'm late with them (nearly) every time. Back in Ancient Grecian times the gods were jealous and vengeful, y’know, like today
I have been writing a column for the French magazine Café Racer for a decade or more, and, when I remember, I post some of them on this blog. Here's one from earlier this year. GI Imagine the scene. I’m sat in my office, looking out of the glass patio doors at the rain failing in sheets. It’s the end of January 2021. I’ve just been trying to unblock a drain that is in danger of over-flowing into the house. Nearly everything I lay my eyes on is dull, grey or brown. I live in a
I've been writing a column for the French magazine Café Racer for a decade or more, and, when I remember, I post some of them on this blog. Here's one from last year. It was a comment that raised my hackles. ‘No one should accept that new lobby. Starting by you… Influencers!’ The sentence is somewhat garbled, because it was typed by a Frenchman, who wrote in English, and now it’s been translated from Pidgin English into French [it hasn't, because you're reading it in English.
Regular blog readers will know I've been a columnist for magazines including Café Racer, GQ Italia, Rolling Stone Italy and Bike over the years. Some I packed in, others dried up with editors changed. I still contribute to Café Racer in France as I have for over ten years. Every now and then I repost the columns here. This one is from 2019. Type Inman Column into the search bar to see the others. GI Three years ago I was at the first Dirt Track Riders Association race of the