Will Self talks about cycling!

For those of you who have read or know of Will Self he’s his view on cycling.
Will Self: On Your Bike - NOWNESS

I want to hear Ken Self’s views.

i like his books. i wish he’d have refrained from using the words zen and fixed-gear, though.

i like his books, i do feel he personally comes across as a bit “holier than thou” in alot of his interviews…
that walking doco he did seemed like he was being a tad judgemental of society.

Have any of you read "Grey Area’?

Nice to hear the word quotidian again



  1. daily: a quotidian report.
  2. usual or customary; everyday: quotidian needs.
  3. ordinary; commonplace: paintings of no more than quotidian artistry.
  4. (of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur daily.

Self is quite a character. Uber cool, then uber knob and now cool again. And yes, Grey Area was quite a book.

/btw snail … nice avatar :wink:

I think I’ve given away more copies of Grey Area, because people never returned them, then any other book I read or lent.

Great Apes was fantastic - lent that out and can’t remember who to.
I remember seeing a doco on him about 15 years ago where gauged all the company logos off his volvo - in some spots it looked like he had taken them off with a rusty spoon. That was probably in his earlier cool phase.
Haven’t read grey matter,but have it here and will start tomorrow

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