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Visited By The Puncture Fairy AGAIN

I went for pretty much six months without a single flat. Then the post-Christmas weather sent everyone’s recycling bins blowing along our back alley (not a euphemism), scattering broken glass everywhere. In the last two weeks I’ve had five flats,

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When You’re Running Late…

You know that McCracken’s First Law applies: The strength of the headwind is directly proportional to how late you are. If you try to cheat, by grabbing a quicker, sleeker, lighter bike (reasoning that you’ll easily make up the time

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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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Second Flat In Two Rides

You know how you go months and months and months without a flat? And then all of a sudden you get a spate of them? Last time I rode Byron, I got to Newcastle train station to pick up my

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Punctures – How Do You Prevent Em?

It’s the bane of anyone who rides a bike. You get your trusty steed out, ready to set off to wherever, only to notice that you’ve got a flat. Or everything’s going beautifully with your trip, when you hear that

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