Tag Archive: cardiff

Paris-Roubaix: Names and numbers

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Troisvilles (97.5km – 2,200 m) Viesly (104km – 1,800 m)  Quiévy (106.5km – 3,700m)  Saint-Python (111km – 1,500m)  Solesmes (119.5km – 800m)  Saulzoir (126km – 1,200m)  Verchain-Maugré (130.5km – 1,600m)  Quérénaing – Famars… Continue reading

Cityscape – short explorations

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Sometimes a day is so fresh, so invigorating, that to waste a moment is criminal. Riding in this morning, I took a detour along the Victorian alleyway of Womanby Street, Cardiff’s self styled… Continue reading

The Cardiff Commuting Week

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Blossom in Penylan lends an Eastern feel. With sun, breezes, mild weather and cloying evening rain, it definitely feels like spring (warts ‘n all). Benign, moderate, middling, fair, equable, mild sort of day,… Continue reading

You talkin’ to me?

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You talkin’ to me? When buildings get nasty. Spotted from the saddle while my mind wandered. Cardiff.

Abandoned Part 28

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Every time I think of you  I always catch my breath  And I’m still standing here  And you’re miles away  And I’m wondering why you left …… ……I ain’t missing you at all … Continue reading

Murk

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I love cycling into work in the murk and the fog. It’s a rare treat. Murk. That seems an unfair description. The word may describe the visual possibilities, but fails to convey atmosphere.The… Continue reading

The Cardiff commuting week

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Tree shadows. Cardiff A touch of the Karate Kid about this week; Gloves on, Gloves off, Gloves on, Gloves off… Our midweek hipster (below, image from earlier post) summed up what’s best about… Continue reading

Country lane driving and uncommon courtesies

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I left Cardiff, early evening, headed for the valley tops and troughs on my doorstep. Climbing would be the order of the day. Pulling up to the roundabout that exits Tongwynlais, I waited… Continue reading

Reasons to cycle #24 – Busy junctions

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A hipster pedals straight through a junction without taking a blind bit of notice. No need of course; its completely clear. Commuting through Butepark, Cardiff on a glorious spring morning. More in the… Continue reading

The Cardiff commuting week

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Long shadows, lunchtime, the Hayes, Monday. A curate’s egg. By turns glorious and sunny, then wild, damp and windy, then back again. Still no finer way to find your way to your employers;… Continue reading