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Riding a bike…

Just a post about the bike – again. It really is a true blessing… OK, as you know the bike takes a pounding from bad road surface and infrastructure, and used daily it picks up loads of grime what wears away at the chain cogs if not cleaned regularly. It IS NOT cleaned regularly enough – […]

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10,000 miles on – Looking for a bike, for Life?

You’ll know that up until now, for the last 3 years, I have ridden my bike to work daily. Through sizzling summers and icy winters I have ridden about 3000 miles a year, this was not something I intended when I started cycling once a week. But it’s infectious! Three years ago, I bought an average […]

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Still on my bike…

Today’s ride home was wind-assisted* with a rare west-sou-westerly coming up from the homeland pushing me home. Feeling the wind carry me along today was edifying – I was assisted onwards by natural forces… the same natural forces that are wreaking havoc elsewhere in the country. When outside forces are against us, we often feel […]

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On yer bike!

I try and keep cycling posts to a minimum, ‘cos riding a bike is just a way of getting from a to b and should be normal but… A friend of mine asks… How many drivers pass too close to people on pedal cycles? I do not use major city roads so am not ideally placed […]

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last ‘bike’ post for a while…

I’m a tad tired of banging on about ‘riding my bike’ – and I expect u r too. And so, last ‘bike’ post for a while (perhaps). I use the phrase ‘riding my bike’ because the term ‘cycling’ has accumulated so much baggage over the last year.  I do not see myself as a cyclist any […]

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The Bike needed Tender Loving £s

You may have noticed my tweet last week that “the bike” needed some TLC (and some TL£). Alas the wheels (rims and hubs) that came with the  specialized crosstrail sport disc 2011 were ‘average’ quality and arguably not up to the job. It’s been 2 years since I bought the bike. It’s done its best […]

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“ipad…” or “I bike…” ?

Sunday morning, cycle ’round the block, rural Leicestershire… some thoughts. East Goscote, Barkby Thorpe, Scraptoft,  Beeby, South Croxton, Twyford, Thorp Satchville, Great Dalby, Gaddesby, Rearsby, East Goscote. http://www.endomondo.com/embed/workouts?w=mSsn0c7g3ls&width=580&height=600&width=950&height=600

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Cycle Commute – an update.

10; 30,000…

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Reading…

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

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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 […]