Monthly Archives: July 2013

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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A shock – having fun on my road bike

About a year ago a neighbour offered me a chance to but a fairly new road/racing bike and at the time it seemed too good an offer to miss.  But really it has languished almost unused.  Strangely last night afte … Continue reading

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Old Socks

Help – Does anyone recognise the make of these bike socks?  All I can find on them is the date 2004 – so they have lasted well – but with our recent and un-characteristic hot weather I have been reaching … Continue reading

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Pier to Pier – cycling with Charly

Charly (eldest daughter) persuded me to pick her up after work and head to the coast for a ride along the seafront – I am so glad she did.  I was still feeling tired after yesterday’s ride on the Downs … Continue reading

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More climbing – and my first snake

After a few days being a holidaymaker I thought I would practice some more off-road MTB climbing. I settled for the Pycombe area, starting with the SDW climb up Newtimber Hill, before descending into Saddlescombe, then up to the Dyke … Continue reading

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Old friends 5; Searching for King Arthur and other delights

Isn’t the English seaside beautiful when the sun shines! I had given up the bike and exercise for the last few days as we visited some old friends in Cornwall and saw some absolutely stunning coastal resorts.

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When That Evening Sun Goes Down

Yesterday I was in London in the afternoon and didn’t get home ’till just before seven. It was a beautiful evening so I just had to get on my bike.  I drove up to Ditchling Beacon to save time and … Continue reading

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