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Personalised number plates UK?

Very sorry everyone, I am NOT into personalised number plates but this one did catch my eye.  I was daydreaming in a traffic jam while driving to work a couple of weeks ago. I figured BL07 could almost be BL06 … Continue reading

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Learned about blogging

Time to pause and reflect on blogging, taking stock, looking to refresh?  Time to consider what’s been learned about blogging. Never underestimate your reach Sometimes the most unexpected blog can really take off, or even a post within a mediocre … Continue reading

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First 2015 white knuckle ride

Astonished.  Amazed.  Absolutely flabbergasted.  Read on. “Let’s go for a bike ride, just us” I gingerly suggested “might be a nice thing to do in the sunshine and we can take it easy” I added, trying to make the thought … 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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How many people take prescription drugs in the UK?

Apparently almost half the adults in my age group (45-54 years) take a prescription drug and unsurprisingly this grows as age increases.  For my age group it appears men and women are very similar and this makes fascinating reading in … Continue reading

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I’m still here!

I’m still here!  Okay so I haven’t blogged in a little while now and admittedly I’m feeling bad about this.  Plenty of things going on though. While I’m on the subject of blogging, the lack of posts might explain why … Continue reading

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Dear Harry

Dear Harry, Many thanks for giving your old bicycle to Hannah and myself.  We appreciated you thinking of us and we were certainly interested in a winter restoration project. Unfortunately things have not gone to plan.  As you know you … Continue reading

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Why I hate my Garmin

Yesterday my friend Wallie and I met for our regular Autumn bike ride in the Cotswolds; we’ve done this for several years now.  We quite often faff around with a map, which sometimes flaps in the wind and so this … Continue reading

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Best touring bike, ever!

This could be the best touring bike, ever.   Why?  Because it has been used for touring, real touring.  It fills my mind with good memories and I’m so pleased I took those steps and went touring on it, Technically, … Continue reading

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More Strava art (and she said…..?)

Following on from a recent post about Strava Art, it seems there is much around and none nicer than this romantic piece of Strava art.  A few of my friends have pointed this kind of thing out to me recently … Continue reading

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Cycling or running?

“Is cycling 150 miles harder than running a marathon?” This was the question posed to me by a couple of people recently.  It intrigued me how this same question, using almost words was put to me within the space of … Continue reading

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Cycle things to do in London?

I mentioned in the previous blog post I am looking out for something cycle related things to do in London soon.  Early in October I will be at a meeting in central London with time either side to amuse myself … Continue reading

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Are these cycling withdrawal systems?

We’ve had a busy weekend and I’ve not cycled at all, so this is now seven full days without cycling and this is bad news for me.  Can’t see me cycling to work this week either as I’m needing my … Continue reading

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Cycling with Dee!

There are some Great Rides rides that are destined to stick in my mind for a long time.  For this year I have three so far.  Two of these I have blogged about already: my 137 mile ride from Bedfordshire … Continue reading

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