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whipping to submission…

A friend commented recently “Everywhere we look nowadays, someone has intruded some advertising message – as often as not, full of carefully crafted deceit and manipulation”… “Specifically those little ads that get placed on roundabouts, a constant nagging ‘Look at me! Remember my name! Write down my phone number’, when you’re supposed to be watching […]

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Toyah the Toyota is gone…

Toyah the Toyota has served us very well since 2000 – 12 years of reliable motoring. But I have just sold her to a new owner. We are a one car (one bike) family. I bought my first car in the late 1980’s- A 1963 Volkswagen Beetle called Beatrix. (You never forget your first!) I […]

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It’s been a year… 3051 miles recorded over 12 months

Life was somewhat different 12 months ago. 27th Feb 2011. The I had not been on my bike for more than 6 years. Generally I encountered minimal exercise. The prospect of cycling 7 miles each way to work once a week was not an option, it was not gonna happen. But then one Sunday I […]

Which way would you go? And why?

On my commute yesterday, reluctantly, I had reason to take another trip through suburban leicester rather than my usual rural route, as the crow (or barn owl) flies.You’ll be aware of my previous reaction to the experience of this specific suburban cycling route.  However, having ridden this route again, I still have the same opinions…But I was […]

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Look local first!

After unsuccessfully visiting two larger city cycle shops this morning, I popped into the ‘small on the outside, big on the inside’ local town shop. I was after a quality chargeable front light for my bike – for commuting daily using unlit country lanes. It’s fine immersing yourself in the supposedly ‘this is what you need, ‘cos […]

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An alternative route…

Oh deary me… I’ve calmed down a tad now! I cycled an alternative route into Leicester today. For the last 6 months I have cycled the 7 miles routeinto St. George’s Retail Park from Goscote: http://routes.bikehub.co.uk/journey/1184891/ But I recently wondered if a less-traffic-ed less risky route via “cycle ways” and “the like, might bean alternative option in the […]

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Never in a month of Sundays… !

In January the idea of it was simply crazy and i though it was just “not an option”! The proposition of Cycling to work once a week? Seriously never in a month of Sundays! Seriously not an option: (i) I’d get wet and cold and be a gibbering wreck when I got to work. (ii) […]

Velocipeding

I have been cycling to & fro’ work now week-dailysince March, 7 miles each way. My cycling log http://www.endomondo.com/embed/workouts?w=tMNs2h6sPHg&width=950&height=600 At rough tally, I guess I’ve saved 14 miles of fuel a daythat’s ~£1.35×2 for a 7mpl car. That’s ~£54 a month. Hummm…  I have bought a bike & various bits & pieces,which really needs a year […]

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JPR Archive

Archives… 2008-2002 Time flies… Monday, 8 December 2008 Well time flies when you’re having fun! Em and I are well, if a little tattered around the edges. The little ladies keep us on our toes and Emma especially deserves a medal for keeping it all together. Abbie J. is 3 and a half now and […]