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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

Hazmat Modine – The sound of the street

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When I was at Cambridge folk festival last weekend, I was bowled over by a few things. It was civilised for a start. Perhaps less a music festival and more a manners festival… Continue reading

Reasons to cycle #25 – Mates

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Shared experience. Tussles for the front and silliness on the hill. The grind uphill and the downhill thrill. Pootle to the cafe or the long day out  Making up rules, destined to flout.… Continue reading

Get well soon

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Just a quick post to say a huge ‘Get well soon’ to Jules Carter who suffered some rather nasty injuries in a caving accident last week. Jules and I have been doing long,… Continue reading

Top tip #1 – bike carrying

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For extended carrying of cyclo-cross bikes, position your pedals so that you don’t get a very hard lump of metal boring into the centre of your back, like some sort of metallic flesh… Continue reading