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Daily Bread…

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us… ? Today was a normal Saturday. Thankful to Em who did a 4 hour stint teaching swimming. We had dancing first thing, or at least thought we did (Doesn’t start till next week). So we did a small Tesco shop and a library visit to […]

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Unfocused…

An unfocused time of year… With plenty of expectation of… “we’re not sure what”, thoughts at this time of year can become a tad fraught. I can’t focus my thought right now, ‘cos I’m thinking loads about something and something about loads and it’s all getting a tad pre-Christmasy and end-of-the-yeary… Cards to write and […]

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Wake up…

Our jobs, our families, our homes and our social-lives* what else is there? A lot of our energy is taken up with the above and indeed we cherish and put effort into maintaining “our” lives. Tending to our “gardens”, polishing our “treasures”, getting, doing, being. Yes, I agree, there’s a lot of shit out there […]

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We cycle to know we are not alone…

As you know I cycle. However (bear with me),  cycling as a sport is not my thing. I don’t find the spin and whirl of the latest chrome or carbon gadgets specifically exciting, I don’t find the latest audacious audax or spritely sportif of interest, “different chevaux for different courses” I guess. Cycling for me […]

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Consider the birds of the air?

Yes, I’m occasionally guilty of unhealthy attitude, impaired perspective and disappointing reaction, aren’t we all? Consider the person in front and the one behind? Reconsidering one’s perspective can be a slow process. Perception can be blurred and clarity can be lost for a while. Perhaps that’s why sometimes it might be hard, seem not possible, or even not an […]

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Another way?

So we have found a possible alternative… not so pleasant but I guess it does the job… for now. Cycle commutes. http://www.endomondo.com/workouts/qzq6ypfydSY I guess the cars (& vans) win?!  I have been forced (for the sake of the children) to look for an alternative to the best route via road. So a different route in […]

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cyclists are foolish? raw rant…

Commuter cyclists are foolish? Jules Richards  ******, when a car passes toooo close & tooo fast on a narrow country road and the potential circumstances flash through your mind, you stop at the lights and ask could you give me more room next time… a verbal slanging match ensues, culminating being told to sod off! You […]

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Zzzzzombie like tendencies?

Triggered by an article I read recently in ‘Australia’s most widely-read bike magazine’ Ride On, about cycling with earphones… I just had to comment! Ride On states that they find that “ear-bud earphones set at a reasonable volume still allow riders to clearly hear the warning sounds of other riders.” I just had to comment. […]

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Well done, Leicester City Council…

Well done Leicester City Council: Close [thanks!]… but no cigar! On 17 April 2012, I reported to Leicester City Council [via FixMyStreet.com] a seriously dangerous pothole, a serious danger to commuting cyclists. By the 15 May the hole had been neatly filled with tarmac. √ Well done Leicester City Council! But… Also on 17 April […]

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best cycle tyre for daily commuting use?

OK cycling fans… Nominations for the best tyre for daily commuting use? I’m used to and very pleased with the stock Specialized Borough Xc Sport Tyre 700×45 that came with the bike. And to be honest they’ve been good but will need changing soon. The tyres are for a hybrid styled specialised crosstrail sport disc 2011 […]