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Importance of friends

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Following on from yesterday’s post about the importance of saying “thank you” to friends, this also applies to my long standing friendship with Wallie.  It seems to me that as the years tick by, the importance of friends seems greater … Continue reading

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Cycling in Barcelona

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Cycling in Barcelona is pleasant and easy going on the whole; I thought I’d give a few reflections here on the general cycling scene. Right from the start of our visit, there were cyclists almost everywhere in Barcelona.  They were … Continue reading

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Banjo Nick gets a new trailer

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Well it’s not often Halfords get much praise from the dedicated cycling community, so here’s an exception.  Banjo Nick recently reported that his rear bicycle wheel had three broken spokes (hardly surprising with all that weight) and he was near … Continue reading

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Meeting Banjo Nick Rambles

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This morning was absolutely amazing on the Grand Union Canal’s towpath.  It included meeting Banjo Nick Rambles in lovely conversation while I got my breath back. Banjo Nick was already taking a breather at Slapton Lock, not far from Leighton … Continue reading

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Which course?

I am looking for suggestions about which course I could do.  Yep, which course?  I’ll explain later why I am wanting to do some kind of “course” but I’m just not sure and could do with a bit of inspiration. … Continue reading

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A5 – M1 link road

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  The A5 M1 link road is being constructed as a by-pass for the congested town of Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire.  Apparently this was talked about 40 or 50 years ago!  Naturally this new road is all geared up for the … Continue reading

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Cycling in East Africa – hotel risqué

In Arusha I thought I would stay for a day or so before moving on.  This turned out to be a slightly ‘hotel risqué’ time for me.  It was also a time in which I was almost taken advantage of … Continue reading

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Cycling in East Africa – to Arusha

As this leg of cycling in East Africa – to Arusha – was a manageable distance of 60 odd miles, there didn’t seem to be any rush and just as well given the road conditions.  The landscape was lovely with … Continue reading

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Cycling in East Africa – Kajiado to Namanga

Cycling in East Africa – Kajiado to Namanga Okay it’s now back to cycling in East Africa – Kajiado to Namanga.  This is also a stage of my tour I remember pretty well, all the way from 1984. It started … Continue reading

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Cycling with Dave Yates

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The post this time is not quite about Cycling with Dave Yates but instead my good friend Wallie.  This might look like an ordinary, out of date, obsolete and unremarkable bicycle.  And yet it has quite a bit of history … Continue reading

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Cycling in East Africa – Nairobi to Kajiado

Cycling in East Africa – Nairobi to Kajiado. After a week or so in Nairobi, the time had come for me to start my cycle tour for real.  I had acclimatised myself, got my bearings, started to lose my “just … Continue reading

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Cycling East Africa

I have mentioned my 1984 Cycling East Africa a few times already on my blog and was thinking I ought to make a record of what I remember, before the memory gradually fades away.  I did keep a journal but … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Ride the Ridgeway

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I’m delighted to publish this guest blog from my friend and fellow cyclist Barry Ensten.  He records a recent 87 mile cycle ride along the Ridgeway long distance footpath through beautiful scenery and covered over two days.   Ride the … Continue reading

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Half full, or half empty?

Quite a few times recently I have been referred to as a “half full” person and I think that’s something I can take as a complement.   While being optimistic and hopeful, I believe this has some real tangible benefits … Continue reading

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