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Jesus on the Mainline – Ry Cooder

Fyling saucers – mmm no it is the dome at the Royal Albert Hall 🙂 On Wednesday night there was news that a rare appearance of the lesser spotted Ry Cooder would take place. And it happened on the stage at … Continue reading

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Time to sit down and create a plan

It feels as though I have used up all the quick wins on  the “timed” sections in Friston Forest and around Holmbury that I have been riding this summer. My times decreased as I leant the routes and got fitter as the year … Continue reading

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Statisfaction

STATISFACTION – a mistyped word? or does it mean “statistics that give comfort”? My cycling has changed a lot this year – moving to singletrack and now singletrack that is knarly, twisty and downwards in forests and woods.  This has caused me to become … Continue reading

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Heading to Wales

After years of thinking about it …… I made it to two of the MTB Trail centres of South Wales – first up was Bike Park Wales, and then it was Afan. And then we were worn out 🙂   … Continue reading

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an English summer’s day

Hello again!  While I have a backlog of blogs in my head it seems hard to write them down but for a starter here goes… Inbetween decamping Lucy from Uni after 4 years study and attending her graduation last week (massively … Continue reading

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Strange happenings in Friston Forest

At just before 9 on Saturday morning I met up with Retro and Paul. The sun was burning the clouds away and for once I was following, being shown some of the delightful singletrack paths Friston Forest has to offer. … Continue reading

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Welcome home?

It seems it is the era of industrial unrest is messing the travel market at the moment. Opening the Evening Standard on page 42 it read “EasyJet cancellations rise as French Controllers strike”. 173 flights cancelled in May – what … Continue reading

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Every cloud has a …

I really like the saying every cloud has a silver lining.  I hadn’t planned to be in Berlin again today and hadn’t anything planned.  Schlosspark or Potsdam had caught my eye flicking through the guidebook but I thought they were … Continue reading

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Another day

In the grand scheme of things last nights confusion was nothing compared to the atrocities of years gone by in this area of Europe and those still perpetrated by  the perverse behaviours of Dictators and corrupt officials around the world, … Continue reading

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