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Strava For Slow Bicycles

OK – THIS is going to be the Kickstarter project that finally gets me rich: Strava for slow cyclists No, really. Not everyone is interested in clocking fastest segments, or cheating their way to yet another “KoM”. No. Some people

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I’ve Just Realised Why People Stare…

The funny thing about riding my Frankenbike bakfiets, Mary Shelley is the reactions it gets. Slack-jawed amazement from drivers, intense excitement from shall children (who shout things like, “What a totally amazing bike!”. No, really.), and incredulous hilarity from teenagers

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When Friends Come To Stay…

I can go and collect friends and their luggage from the station: On the way home, we can use the excellent cornering capabilities of our Bromptons to experience the delights of British cycling infrastructure: I can show my guests the

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If You Go Down To The Woods Today…

… well not today, but at the weekend, you’re sure of a big, bright yellow, two-saddled, sit-up-and-admire-the-view surprise: Daughter’s Best Friend’s Parents (DBFP) own some woodland south of Durham, so we’d loaded up the tandem with some camping stuff, and

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Dunwich Dynamo 2010

It’s been a busy week, and I should have written this about, oh, a week ago. But never mind. This year was the second Dunwich outing for our tandem, Daisy. She’d been bought with a very specific purpose in mind

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Moving A Tandem Around The Country

As it turns out, I was amazed at how easy this was. Last year I’d taken the front wheel, handle bars, and captain’s saddle off in order to fit it into the car to drive down to That London for

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Jog Around The Park – Worrying Consequences

Von Smallhaussen is still doing her running club thing, so on Saturday morning I dragged my backside out of bed to accompany her to the local park. We did three laps at an easy run / walk, meeting up with

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