21st century turbo man

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There’s very little that’s 21st century about my turbo training. I sit on an ancient Tacx trainer, devoid of electronic feedback and plough a lonely, hurty furrow. Nothing – but nothing – beats… Continue reading

Cycle art in the city

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Can you argue with these sentiments? I can’t. Cycle art by Changethethought (for Denver Artctank 2010 and sadly all sold out).

A brace of Boneshakers

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I was away in London today when a small brown parcel dropped through the letterbox and awaited my return. It was issue 11 of beautiful Boneshaker, that soulful Bristolian – yet undeniably global… Continue reading

Cyclist on Oxford St

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Oxford St, near exit of Ramilies St. Feb 2013 A cyclist scythes past the tourist tat and whizzes through the traffic on Oxford St. Factoring in all the other little hold-ups associated with… Continue reading

The close call and unlikely apology

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Riding West toward Cardiff Central Station. Slight head wind, but golden sun adequate compensation. I’m stopped at the lights  watching the traffic gliding along the roller coaster slopes of the link road overpass. Lights change:… Continue reading

Abandoned Part 9

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Oh dear. I really don’t think that was the plan.  lock one wheel to some scaffolding, Return to scaffolding and one wheel. Locking only one wheel is a very bad idea indeed. Positioning… Continue reading

Cycle art: Back in the saddle again

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I know this feeling.  A couple of days off, incredibly itchy cleats then back in the saddle. Pleasure. Pain. Delight. As the poster says, ‘Whoopi Ty-aye’.  Poster for Artcrank Denver 2012, courtesy of… Continue reading

Bicycled: The bike made out of cars

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Before I go any further, I’d just like to make it totally and abundantly clear; I am not anti-car. I drive and own, a big grey box with a roof rack on the… Continue reading

George’s bike

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George is 5. George is potty (potty in a good way and where cycling is concerned, probably the best way). At our recent coaching session for kids, I was helping out. The kids… Continue reading

Irony and the pedestrianised area

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Cardiff’s pedestrianised Queen St, once the main player for shopping in the Welsh Capital, now reduced to a supporting role after the huge St David’s 2 development in the Hayes. Officially, you’re not… Continue reading