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Still Spooked By The Ice

Falling over on the ice at the beginning of last month has left me quite spooked – today was only the second or third time since then that I’ve ridden to work (though thanks to the Brompton, lots of riding

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Commuting On Four Wheels

Not. What. You’d. Think. Bike to work – 14 miles each way in gusting cross-winds: Get changed into sensible clothes, and wonder up to my desk, where The Puppy slept last night: Wake myself up with a cup of coffee.

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Three In A Row – Enough To Make Me Paranoid

The last three times I’ve ridden to work, something’s gone wrong: Fell off bike on black ice three weeks ago. Some beautiful road rash & bruising. Two weeks later I was healed enough to get back on that bike for

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And A New Name?

I rode the Brompton to a couple of client meetings again today. It seems to attract attention – everyone wants to see how it folds / unfolds. At Glenton’s Bakery they came up with what I think could well be

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Pride Comes Before . . .

Turns out it was quite cold last night. I’ve been caught out by this before – as we live right next to the sea, we experience a maritime microclimate. What that means is that it’s a couple of degrees warmer

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Hello Old Friends!

You know you’ve got a regular commuting route when you know every pothole along the way. You know them so well that even years after they’ve been repaired, you still subtly alter your course as you pass to kiss them

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I Might Not Be A Fair Weather Cyclist Any More

Actually I’m not sure that I ever was, but today it took a new turn. First up a confession – I DIDN’T ride to work yesterday. I was woken up just before the alarm by sleet and hail battering our

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