Monthly Archives: November 2013

Are dates good for you?

As you’ll know I’m loving all these nakd healthy snack bars and working my way through all of the different varieties.   I enjoy these as good healthy “saddle bag snacks” as training for the Coast to Coast 2014 gets underway (that’s … Continue reading

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Taking care of your feet

Everyone needs good feet – especially runners and cyclists.  It is so easy for any of us to take our feet for granted in spite of the punishment we give them.  Read any book about running and you’re bound to … Continue reading

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7th Rule of Saturday Cycling: the value of Recovery Rides

Today’s rule about Recovery Rides is quite a hard one for me to grasp but it’s important I do.  In my eagerness to train for next year’s Coast to Coast I keep grabbing any opportunity to cycle in the belief … Continue reading

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Aldi cycling clothing – why I’m a convert

  What’s your view of the budget priced Aldi supermarket?  Is it just for people who can’t afford to shop at Waitrose or M&S?  Is it for people living in deprived areas where poverty looms along with all the usual … Continue reading

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UK cycling laws

My friend Jon helpfully sent me a link to this interesting little blog about UK cycling laws, see below for the link.  I love its simplicity! It usefully explains what the rule of law is in certain circumstances for cyclists. … Continue reading

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Windrush Cotswolds Cycle Tours

It’s always a pleasure to come across new cycle-based enterprises and this now includes Windrush Cotswold Cycle Tours.  I can tell you, I admire anyone who has the nerve to start their own business and the admiration doubles when it’s … Continue reading

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6th Rule of Saturday Cycling – find a good hill climb

I was in Weston-Super-Mare for the weekend and had the opportunity to have a brief ride on Saturday morning.  Without any hesitation, I decided to have a go at Monk’s Hill, Kewstoke.  Sorry, no photographs as such but here’s a … Continue reading

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20 mph speed limit in towns

Even cyclists need to obey traffic regulations.  This includes the new 20 mph speed limit signs that are appearing in increased numbers in Dunstable and many other towns.  While riding my own bicycle along at 20 mph I have been … Continue reading

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50 reasons to be a cyclist

  It makes a statement about you, defines you.  You are not simply following the herd and driving everywhere in a steel box; instead you will be seen as independent and not afraid to make the effort An efficient means … Continue reading

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5th Rule of Saturday Cycling – Rejoice!

The 5th Rule of Saturday Cycling is simply to Rejoice!   As I had my Saturday Cycle ride today there was so much around me to be rejoicing over, even the rain! Today, I decided to have a cycle ride … Continue reading

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Quick review – Park Super Patch GP2

You might wonder whether these pre-glued puncture repair patches are any good.  I have tried quite a few different brands and these are the ones I like the best : Park Tools Super Patch.  In the grand scheme of things, … Continue reading

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Rim wear and stating the “bleedin’ obvious”

Some friends of ours asked if I could fix the hub on their daughter’s bike.  That was done without too much fuss by cleaning, greasing and replacing the correct number of 3/16th ball bearings along with adjusting the cones to … Continue reading

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4th Rule of Saturday Cycling: remember the multi-tool

The 4th Rule of Saturday Cycling is “Remember the multi-tool and share the Nakd truth” For today’s cycle ride I decided to go alone and have a gentle ride.  Quite a breezy day, mostly dry and neither too hot or … Continue reading

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“Why do cyclists shave their legs?”

I love some of those coffee break conversations at work and one started the other day with a colleague asking “why do cyclists shave their legs?”.  This led to an interesting conversation with a number of theories and opinions on … Continue reading

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