Trail obstacles – The Self fulfilling prophecy

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  A few years ago, we were out riding a stretch of woodland. Twisty, turny, rooty. You know the type of thing. Well I knew this particular trail better than anyone having run… Continue reading

The Mercx

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I love this image. John – on a brief interlude in the big smoke ahead of a trip to China – spotted this bright orange Mercx tethered to a lampost in London. Bright,… Continue reading

Fearsome descent

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That’s not steep. That’s vertiginous. The natural habitat of the armoured downhiller. I am not a downhiller and I’m barely armoured. Grip the bars. Sweat. Ride on. Berms? I know berms. But not… Continue reading

Cycle art – Velocipede

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Velocipede by Cucumber Cake. Poster available to purchase via Deviant art.

Haydn Ellis building

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Another beautiful morning, another lovely ride and another interesting building, just shouting out for black and white assessment (a building that also advises its cycle users well – see the only colour image at… Continue reading

Hills not mountains

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I’ve been fortunate enough to fly over Everest. See snow, spindrift into the high troposphere. Walk the Annapurna. Push past 5000m. I’ve run up Bens and Munroes in Scotland. Marvelled at the razor… Continue reading

Cycle art – Keep your balance

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Balance. Easy to say, hard to achieve. Cycle art via bloghomesense.com

Philosophy

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Funny what you spot on a bike, isn’t it? When you take just a touch longer to go about your thing. The devil, as they say, is in the detail (and you see… Continue reading

A tale of two locks

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“Super. Smashing. Great” (cheers Jim Bowen). That’s the way to do it. Front wheel? Check. Rear Wheel? Check. Frame? Check. Sorted. “I think the phrase rhymes with Clucking Bell!” (cheers Blackadder). That’s definitely… Continue reading

Kids today

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Kids today, eh? Computer games, television, more television, even more computer games, demands for mobile phones before their 6th birthday, never happy (NEVER happy), always wanting more, won’t play outside. REALLY. They don’t… Continue reading