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

Bumper to bumper

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Little room to move? Busy road in? No time to notice the details? Daydream? Smile? I like reflections. If you look close enough. I think I have the answer. Yesterday’s  journey. Nice and……..quiet :)

Vintage cycling footage

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Bless the BFI. The nation’s repository for vintage films has done a fine job with the inclusion of these two pieces of cycling history. ‘Holiday cycling at Herne Hill’ (pictured above), is from… Continue reading

The recipe

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  Mountain surprise. A wonderful dish full of greens and fresh ingredients. Time Less than 10 minutes preparation time. Actual cooking time around 90 minutes.   Ingredients You will need: An integrated dose… Continue reading

Cycle art – Hard as nails

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Really like this cycle poster – bright n’bold with a nice retro feel. ‘Hard as nails’ by Sassan Filsoof is available from Fine arts America here. 

Torture chamber

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The torture chamber. In my garage. I choose to use this thing you know. Even when the sun is shining. Sat inside, watching a 10” screen, hunkered over bars, dripping over frame. Why… Continue reading

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