My friend had warm urine squirted in his ear on the Alpe d’Huez - and it impresses people more than my national titles

When it comes to impressing people with his cycling exploits, Cycling Weekly's columnist finds that anecdotes trump achievements every time

Dr Hutch in a kitchen with Elvis
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I once bought a house from a man who made his living as an Elvis impersonator. This made sense, since he looked and sounded a lot like Elvis. As I was poking around in his kitchen he asked me what I did for a living. “I’m a professional cyclist,” I said.

“You must have a very low resting pulse,” he said.
“It’s about 42 beats per minute,” I said.
“That’s, ah, mighty impressive,” he said.

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Michael Hutchinson

Michael Hutchinson is a writer, journalist and former professional cyclist. His Dr Hutch columns appears in every issue of Cycling Weekly magazine. 

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