Monthly Archives: July 2013

Tales of heartbreak – and the vinyl revival

Originally I had expected to be writing more about records (those 12″ black vinyl music discs) than anything else. But I as you may have seen I have been sidetracked. However a couple of nights ago Charly started looking through … Continue reading

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Fun in adversity

To be honest adversity seems a too stronger word to use as late yesterday afternoon was so beautiful. Out and about Wollstonbury Hill the sun shone, the views were fantastic, the light seeping through the leaves in the wood below … Continue reading

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Old friends 5

Just had a great day catching up with Martin and one of his offspring, Gordon, and introducing them to the delights of off-road biking. We rode from near the coast up to the South Downs Way between Washington and Storrington … Continue reading

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Pushing the envelope

Yesterday – despite best intentions of going low intensity – I hit the South Downs between Eastbourne and Brighton before taking it easier along the seafront. Below is a reasonably dry account of a really great ride that I was … Continue reading

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New Ry Cooder Live Album imminent (and on vinyl)

Why am I excited about the announcement of a Ry Cooder Live album? Well on the rare occasion he comes to the UK shores I never cease to enjoy his concerts – and to me he is a performer that is … Continue reading

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My fave bike lights

I know mid-summer was only a month ago but I almost got caught with the sun going down one evening last week – so I thought I would share with you my fave “get you home on the road” bike … Continue reading

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Sunshine, Seagull C**p, Stinging Nettles and Brambles

After a couple of quiet but challenging days on Thursday and Friday I kick started myself on Saturday and chose not to head for the South Downs or Seafront but re-tread a circuit around Haywards Heath I had “made” some years … Continue reading

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