Monthly Archives: October 2013

3rd Rule of Saturday Cycling

This week’s 3rd Rule of Saturday Cycling is: Share the Slipstream Lurve It turned out to be my friend Robin who was today’s cycling companion.  With Robin being one of my friends also doing the 2014 Coast to Coast, most of … Continue reading

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Early review – Trek Bontrager Ember USB rear light

Rear facing lights like the Bontrager Ember USB which are fixed to helmets are gaining popularity and it’s not hard to see why.   It is an effective way of being seen sooner in some situations and as I’m trying … Continue reading

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Today, a cycling medley

Today has been a real cycling medley.  I’ve taken a days’ annual leave to catch up on a few things at home.  Naturally cycling features amongst my ‘pottering’ around and what a strange mixture of cycling related things today! After … Continue reading

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Huff, puff and two flat tyres

Following on from my previous post, where the day started with being on BBC Three Counties Radio and discussing cycling with Iain Lee, I was starting my commute to Stevenage when I acquired an unexpected companion.  It was still dark … Continue reading

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Hitting the Three Counties Radio airwaves, again

I have never dreamt of being on the radio and now its happened twice in about a month!  Once again those nice people in our local BBC Three Counties Radio station got in touch with me to comment on a … Continue reading

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2nd Saturday cycle ride rule

2nd Saturday cycle ride rule: when dealing with a flat tyre, always have a supply of nakd wholefoods gluten free handy This is about the next nakd (handle) bar and another puncture.  It is just as well I am not … Continue reading

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This morning’s cycle ride to the Bike Loft, Redbourn

For ages I have been meaning to pay another visit to The Hub coffee bar and cyclist’s refuge.  It’s in Redbourn, Hertfordshire.  I have blogged about this place before; a delightfully quirky, very English cafe with definite bicycling focus.   … Continue reading

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Cycling in the Autumn

Cycling in the Autumn can be a very special time.  You have the benefit of your summer fitness and we are sometimes treated to some glorious weather conditions.  This all adds up to be a fantastic opportunity to clock up … Continue reading

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New venture!

Healthy Living – Back from the Edge Take one forty something, flabby, overweight, stressed out public sector manager and push him to the limit.  Does he crack?  No way.  He turns a dreadful situation into a positive and life changing situation … Continue reading

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Another way to annoy car drivers

Ever tried cycling down the hard shoulder on the M1 motorway?  Ever tried sticking your head in a gas oven?  No? I thought not, both are equally daft and potentially deadly. Unlikely as it is, on 14th October Police were … Continue reading

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Rainy ride with a Trek bar stop

Here I am stopping for a quick snack: a Trek Peanut & Oat bar (more on this below).  Eagle eyed readers will know I’m booked in for the Coast to Coast In A Day challenge for 2014 and some of … Continue reading

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iPhone 5c review

I know this iPhone 5c review is a bit of a departure away from more explicit cycle related reviews, however, this does have a connection and I think it’s worth a mention.  The iPhone 5C is a big step for … Continue reading

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How cyclists annoy motorists

It has to be said, some cyclists push their luck a bit; so often this simply seems to fall into the hands of car drivers eager to moan about cyclists.  What kinds of things cyclists do to annoy car drivers? … Continue reading

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Impromptu Coast to Coast training

Amazingly there are now seven of us – as friends already knowing each other – we are all now signed up for the 2014 Coast to Coast In a Day.  We all know each other as we’re members of the … Continue reading

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