Tag Archives: mountainbiking

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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Peace, piggies and a parrot in the Forest

Mountainbiking in the Forest of Dean last weekend was a real treat – acres of bluebells everywhere, sunshine and shelter from the gusty winds. The oddest thing was the peace. I’ve often pedalled around the Forest trails without seeing a … Continue reading

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New Year mountainbiking

I had a notion first thing yesterday morning that it was going to be a good day. The clues were there;  wispy high cloud and patches of blue… then hallelujah, I found my afternoon was blissfully free! No question but … Continue reading

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Older, wiser, faster

I was immensely cheered yesterday by the sight of an old guy with a neat silvery-white beard zooming down a slope in Cheltenham on his mountainbike. He was wearing a red jacket which was flying out in the wind and … Continue reading

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Bad parenting

An article headed “Five hallmarks of bad parenting that are actually good for kids” caught my eye today. I never considered myself a particularly good parent but hey, maybe the boys had turned out ok because of the dodgy parenting! … Continue reading

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Cycling proficiency for all ages

Over the weekend and today it was noticeable that the good weather brought out many people who didn’t look totally at home on their bikes. It’s a very Good Thing that people are discovering the childlike pleasures of spinning along … Continue reading

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