Category Archive: Human

Je veux monter mon vélo

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Je veux monter mon vélo! <I want to ride my bike> So do I, love. So do I. It’s so very Gallic here ‘en ce moment’.  Brioche for petit déjeuner. Boring the family… Continue reading

Back to the 90s

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What was up last Wednesday? The 90s felt back in the air. I saw Flea* from the Red Hot Chilli peppers blaze onto Newport Road, all flowing dreadlocks and billowing climbing pants with… Continue reading

Climb

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The road jacks up, piling contour onto contour onto contour. A disused Victorian railway arch beckons you forward. Jules is parallel to my handlebars. Past one gate, then another. There used to be… Continue reading

Remember outgrowing your bike?

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  I’d forgotten the feeling. Well. It’s been a long time. You know. The feeling. That feeling. Outgrowing the old bike and embracing the new one. But now I remember what it looks… Continue reading

Summer in the city

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Summer in the city. But time to escape it, I think. I love the bustle and the energy. Its frenetic, dizzying, feverish pace. I’m not sure these words always describe Cardiff. But they… Continue reading

More bike thefts – lets bang the drum

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Another day, another theft. Another bike taken and yet more easy cash for the culprits. If you’ve ever had a bike stolen you know how it feels. When I was 7 years old,… Continue reading

Archie and the Carlton Corsa

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I met Archie the other day. Late 80s, fierce intelligence, former cyclist. He was selling his old bikes after quitting around 12 years ago when his wife became ill with cancer. They used… Continue reading

When to sit down

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So what do you do when you’re supposed to go training for your forthcoming triathlon, but you can barely speak without slurring and walk in a straight line? No, I hadn’t been at… Continue reading

Bike lane separation. For or against?

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Stupid, idiot car driver just mounted the pavement here to squeeze past a car & missed my daughter by inches. pic.twitter.com/0tGO3rvLnM — CycleStuffblog (@CycleStuffblog) June 18, 2014   There’s always that niggling question… Continue reading

The bliss of quiet Sunday lanes (!)

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Country lane, close to Cardiff It was a lovely ride. Gorgeous in fact. A fresh moderate, sea breeze blowing from the South. The sun casting early morning shadows. I saw small numbers of… Continue reading