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So She Looked Up At Me And Said…

“Yes, it’s a full-face f**king helmet – It’s f**king dangerous riding a f**king bike around here. And if I see you photographing my f**king bike while I’m away, I’ll break your f**king kneecaps with my new front teeth. So p**s

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Cargo Bike Century Ride

There are usually just two different kinds of century ride – Metric (100km ~62 miles) and Imperial (100 miles). I do a lot of baking at home (kneading bread dough is good for my anger issues), so I go through

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Friday Caption Contest: Zero Emissions Edition?

The winner of last week’s Caption Contest was unfortunately anonymous, with their brilliant caption of “Mikael Colville Andersen tries to sneak on to Amsterdamize, in disguise…”. But without contact details, I’m unfortunately going to have to keep the lovely shiny

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Are Small Wheels Really That Funny?

I’ve been riding the Brompton around work quite a lot – it’s just perfect for zipping between appointments in an area that’s just four miles by six. It seems to have a strange result on younger chaps though. A young

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Another Assassination Attempt

With the weather this week I’ve been a bit of a wuss. I admit it – I really don’t enjoy riding in torrential rain and a 30+ mph headwind. Maybe it’s a getting older kind of thing. Or maybe I’m

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My Bike Looks Old, But It’s Not Old Enough For A Bus Pass, Surely?

Yesterday I was riding Siegfried, my Pashley. It’s not a fast bike, but it’s elegant (positively suave, in fact!), and ideal for taking luggage – I’d run out of clean shirts at work, and needed to re-supply without turning up

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A Day Fixing Other People’s Bikes

I’m on Sustrans’ Active In Ashington project’s list of people who can be persuaded to volunteer for stuff. So today there was some sort of eco festival thing in North Seaton, and Sustrans were running a bring-your-bike-to-be-fixed clinic. I got

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