Unstoppable force – Marianne Vos

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Marianne Vos, Cyclocross World Champion 2013 from Chris Milliman on Vimeo. Well done Marianne Vos, that unstoppable force of women’s cycling. The Dutch, Olympic and World champion added another World Cyclo-cross title to… Continue reading

More music and bikes – Ethan Johns at the Gate

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Said it before and will say it again; It’s not all bikes at Cyclestuff you know (sometimes it’s  music and bikes). Thus was the case this wet and windy Tuesday night. A night that laughed in… Continue reading

Night of the ninja cyclist

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Dark shape in the middle distance, faintly illuminated by sodium streetlight. Its large, moving slowly and faintly meandering from left to right. I get closer. The car headlights creep up the rear and… Continue reading

Abandoned Part 8

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Oranges are not the only fruit? They are on me. There’s not much left to pick. My chain is a regular orchard. They ain’t links. They’re like a long line of metallic mandarins.… Continue reading

Man bites buskers head

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The nation’s fascination with zombie stories took an unwelcome turn yesterday when a passer-by bit a buskers head. The motivation remains unclear, but may have been caused by audio cues delivered by the… Continue reading

The epiphany moment – retrain as a driving instructor?

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Last night I had an epiphany, that true Eureka moment. ‘I know!’ I shouted, mentally (‘mentally’ as ‘in my head’, rather than ‘like a lunatic’). ‘I shall quit this job, with all its… Continue reading

Tati’s “Jour de Fête”

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From a movie recommended by fellow blogger Ohlefty, here is the lovely poster for the 1949 French comedy “Jour de Fête”. Directed by Jacques Tati, Jour de Fête recounts the tale of an inept postman who ‘frequently interrupts… Continue reading

Two wheels, Paris and Doisneau’s lens

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Recently I bought a book of Robert Doisneau’s images. The frequent references to bicycles struck me. They often pop up as a workhorse, a beast of burden, but occasionally as an object of… Continue reading

The unexpected epic

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An hour and twenty minutes should never present an epic. EVER. But that’s not what happened on Sunday. 8.30am. Need to be back by 10. Single speed blast – Garth/Treforest/Sengenydd Moor/Caerphilly Mountain/home. Perfect.… Continue reading

Danny’s London bike show photos

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At this year’s show I was more or less gamefully employed chatting to visitors, handing out brochures and taking my turn on the coffee run. I might have had the odd….err…..foray…into the wider… Continue reading