Monthly Archive: October, 2011

Odoni photo competition – make ‘em good!

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Wow. We’re only a few days in and the standard is fantastic. To give you an indication of the quality, here’s a general cycle chic image sent to me by Colin Heppell in… Continue reading

Too many incidents, too little change.

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Last week, two cyclists were killed in incidents in Oxford and London. This year’s death toll stands at 14 for London, averaging more than one per month. This year is little different from… Continue reading

Bicycles and the art of zen maintenance.

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I wish I was better at maintenance. I really do. I wish I could love it, embrace it. put my heart and soul into it. But it’s simply not me. I’m heavy-handed, more… Continue reading

Poetry in motion

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Oh please….come to papa. Don’t ask me why, but I find these pedals insanely beautiful. It could be because they are detailed. It could be because they have gorgeous tan leather toe straps.… Continue reading

Monica’s got company.

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Riding back from work on Thursday I bumped into Daniel, a very nice Canadian chap (via Cambridge) who was riding his young daughter home on his Bakfiet. They are not an everyday sight,… Continue reading

Odoni Cycle chic photo competition

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Followers of the blog will know that I recently joined the Harris Hack for a splendid ride around Cardiff city centre. It was a gorgeous day, we rode beautiful bikes and elegant ladies… Continue reading

Life in the slower lane

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A great article on The Guardian blog today: There’s more to ‘going Dutch’ than having a separate cycling lane. Sadly not enough time on my hands to write a more considered article –… Continue reading

Diary dates for mountain goats

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Just had an e-mail giving the details of the 2012 Chain Reaction cycles mountain bike marathon series (that’s a mouthful). They are: 7th-8th April, Builth Wells (Mid-Wales). 19th-20th May, Selkirk (Scottish Borders) 14th-15th… Continue reading

Don’t go breakin’ my heart

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Can you name this component? I can, It’s a bottom bracket and I’ve broken two so far this year. On the same bike. TWO. I have got to start being a little more… Continue reading

Redesigning the city (for people like you and me).

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Oh you smart, smart cookies. Those bright chaps and chappesses have been at it @copehnagenize again. This time turning their minds to some nifty innovations that whilst pretty small in the grand scheme… Continue reading