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Autumn Commute 2017

It’s been a while since I posted a bike video – but with the clocks going back I thought I’d capture the ride home  – next week it’ll be dark. 😦 Not that the dark’s a problem really. It’s currently pitch dark on my inbound journey at 7am anyway. I find that in the dark you can […]

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Commute…

A 2018 update on the below: Driving ~8 miles @ 7.5mpl, £1.26p/litre, costs £1.35 each way, that’s £13.50/week. A 2017 update to the below: Now ~9.6miles, 7.5mpl, £1.18p/litre = £1.51 each way = £15.10/week A 2015 fuel costs update to the below: 7.7 miles, 7.7mpl, £1.08p/litre = £1.08 each way = £10.80/week 2013… I’ve said it before and […]

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Just for the record – random commute

Just for the record here’s a quick low-resolution post of my commute in and out of Leicester. It’s enjoyable even on a damp morning –  the vid does not capture the experience really. The fresh air, the people you meet, the things you see, the space to think, the openness and freedom…

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A frosty cycle commute.

A frosty cycle commute – Goscote to Leicester. I’ve doubled the speed and split it into two parts to fit it on youtube.  (Filmed Wed 16th Jan 2013)

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Airless tyres – an update…

So an update on the post in January: ‘Airless Tyres‘ Back in Feb 2011 I said ‘Never in a month of Sundays…’ but now on 2020, it’s my 10th year ‘commuting by bike’, or rather simply riding a bike to and from work daily. You can read about it here: Think again? – Feb 2011 – ‘Never […]

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Airless tyres?

It has surprised me that I seemed to post only two bike posts last year! 4000 miles, an update – March 2019 Two years – Six and a half thousand miles – Sept 2019 It’s been more than eight years riding a bike to work daily (Velocipeding), more than 30,000 miles, and I’m now riding […]

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Two years – Six and a half thousand miles…

2; 6,500 It’s now been two years, and about ~6500 miles. Since I switched to my delightful Gazelle Ultimate S8. 8; 30,000 It’s been more than eight years riding a bike to work daily. That’s more than 30,000 miles, and I’m approaching my ninth winter, brrrrr! 2011… 2019 I started riding a bike back in […]

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4000 miles, an update.

So… Gazelle Ultimate S8, ~4000 miles, an update. Back in Oct 2017, you may remember I made the gazelle-like leap (ho ho ho) to a Gates Carbon Belt Drive, Shimano Alfine 8 Hub Geared city bike. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝙹𝚞𝚕𝚎𝚜 (@julesprichards) Gates ‘Belt Drive’. Gates say “Free yourself from oily, […]

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Flowering… Giving up Lent?

Who can miss the blossom? I wonder do we all notice it? I think we do. Even the most hardened amongst us sense the growth outside at (almost) Springtime. You may have noticed that my bike commute pictures have recently taken second place, as my mind has been occupied with learning lines (more on that […]

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Pulse, and breath…

“Here we go round the mulberry bush on a cold and frosty morning…” I wonder if Van Gogh sang this in the asylum as he painted? “…painted during a time of great self-awareness and yet surrounded by chaos.” “On a cold and frosty morning…” is an action song my wife sings as she teaches infants […]