Buildings

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I spend quite a bit of my time hunched over handlebars. Looking ahead. Reading the road. This is particularly true if I’m on my cross bike or my commuter (a single speed cross… Continue reading

Cycle art – Reacting badly

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He reacted badly to the drugs they gave by Chris Thornley (AKA Raid71) It’s hard facing treatment coping with drugs that make you ill, but in the long run they’ll make you feel… Continue reading

No shortcuts

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  …..Not up here. Not beneath the gods and the fluffy clouds and the buzzards that cling to thermals, hunting supper. …..Not at the top of relentless climbs, lungs emptied, legs pumping, teeth… 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

Out of the darkness…

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…And into the light.

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

Cycling in the community

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Video of the cyclo-cross course, taken by me with the phone. Warning – footage can be wobbly so make the screen smaller. The cycling stuff went brilliantly at the Coryton school fête. The weather… Continue reading

Cycle art – It’s a gas

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Couldn’t resist. It was just…….there. Who say’s I’m descending into cobbled obsession? Pavé Cycle art by me. 

Cycling activities – Coryton this Saturday

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JIF kids in the Coryton yard Well….if you’re at a loose end this Saturday, I’m organising a few bits and bobs for the Coryton cycling festival Coryton School fête :) The School fête  will… 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