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I Demand A Refund

Great run this evening on a new route – into Newcastle and back: And I got to stop briefly at Carlton Reid’s cocktail bar half way round too. Unfortunately they were right out of Bambino Splash (pint glass – half

Posted in Friends, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Run, Silly Stuff, Tynemouth, Weather, Whitley Bay

Mash-up Utility Cycling

My friend Yves loves to go surfing – just down the road we have one of the best surfing beaches in the UK, Tynemouth Longsands. The thing is, there are only so many hours in the day, and to fit

Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Friends, Silly Stuff, Tynemouth, Video

Put Some F*!<ing Effort In!

Von Smallhaussen is doing a Couch-to-5K programme, and has even gone as far as entering races (plural ), so I went along for her training session on Saturday morning. Quite good fun – the effort they were putting in was

Posted in Friends, IronMan?, London, Run

Consett – it’s not a contest

Rest week seems to have done me the power of good. Despite a Saturday night of foolishness at a local hostelry, I did my long ride on Sunday morning. Not too early, but I did it – 54 miles up

Posted in Bike Culture, Cycle, Friends, IronMan?

World’s Greatest Bicycle?

. . . or at least that’s the title of this Creative Commons photo by t-dawg on Flickr : To be fair, this is probably a little ostentatious for my tastes, though I like the attention to detail on the

Posted in Bike Culture, Everyday People, Friends, Photographs

What Sort of Cyclist Am I?

I’ve never really fitted in. Either too far ahead of the curve, reveling in the newness of it all, or waaay behind – a laggard unable to fix something that ain’t broke just to keep up with the cool kids.

Posted in Bike Culture, Cleveland Steelman, Community, Family, Friends, Photographs

Riding A Bike In That London

This weekend I was in That London for my oldest friend’s birthday party. An evening of booze and banging techno – I participated in the former, while enjoying observing the effects of the latter. Anyway, I took the train down,

Posted in Assassination Attempts, Bike Culture, Cullercoats, Cycle, Friends, London, Newcastle, Photographs, Road Safety, Whitley Bay
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