Tag Archives: Forest of Dean

When walking is better than cycling…

I will almost always prefer to cycle but there’s a lot to be said for walking. Only by walking do you stumble across interesting bits and pieces hidden away. I’m not talking about the likes of the beautiful piece of … Continue reading

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A busy day in the Forest of Dean

Busiest day in the Forest of Dean of 2015, according to the lady in the Round Tuit at Mallards Pike as she handed me a hot bacon roll and a polystyrene cup of tea. There were about ten people visible … Continue reading

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Gloopy golden gorgeousness

I felt a bit crocked on Sunday, to be honest. I had a bad back from frantic cleaning, a twingeing thigh ligament from last weekend’s yoga exercises (which was an ironic injury as I was doing it to relieve the … Continue reading

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Did the earth move for you?

Well, yes, agreed….  the last blog was pretty curmudgeonly so I’m making amends by sharing one of my big huge shut-up-now-forgoodnessake enthusiasms. With a bit of luck they will make the earth move, they certainly blow your neural cortexes if … Continue reading

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Cycling consumer fail

It was only when I was getting the kit on to go mountainbiking in the Forest of Dean last weekend that I realised that where bike shops are concerned, I am a living nightmare. It’s not so much that they … Continue reading

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Mainly fair with occasional rain blog – 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Why Forests should remain free to all

Massively important news recently – and no I’m not, for change talking cycling, the Tour de France, the Olympics or  La Vuelta (starts today) – although I could bore you silly with ALL of that – I’m talking the independent … Continue reading

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