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Seeing The Northern Lights By Bike

So. I was riding from Tynemouth to Whitley Bay last night when I noticed an eerie green and purple glow in the sky. Naturally, I stopped, rubbed my eyes, checked that there was nothing wrong with my headlight and continued

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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

A Whole Bunch of Errands

Thursday is bike day for work, and again I had a whole lot of time with clients scheduled – at their premises rather than mine, so that meant sensible, civilised cycling. I’m sure I could have planned this better, but

Posted in Ashington, Bike to Work, Cycle, Whitley Bay, Wind

Civilised, Long-distance Commute

Thursday is a bike day. We won’t let the weather, the clients we have to see, or the errands we have to run put us off doing it all on two-wheels. And this week, I had all three – cold

Posted in Ashington, Assassination Attempts, Bike to Work, Competition, Cullercoats, Cycle, Macmillan Cancer Support, Newcastle, Photographs, Where I Shop, Whitley Bay

Quick, Short Run

Had to get home in time to cook breakfast for Daughter – it’s her birthday, and she’d asked for cinnamon pancakes before school. When you’ve got a deadline like that, you’ve got motivation to run faster than the average cat!

Posted in Run, Whitley Bay

The things Children Say!

So I was just over 14 miles in, when I ran past a little girl out for a walk with her mummy. She must’ve been no more than four years old, pigtails, and a bright red school cardigan. Just about

Posted in Ashington, Run, Whitley Bay

Cold Springtime Run

It’s that time of year again – April is the cruelest month. It looks like summer; it sounds like summer; it even smells like summer. But it’s not. This morning was one such morning. Bright, bright sunlight, coupled with a

Posted in Run, Silly Stuff, Too Much Information, Whitley Bay
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