Tag Archives: Orange P7

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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A tale of two rides

It’s Spring!Β  Everyone says so and the evidence was all there when I went for the first of a couple of really peachy longish bikes rides about ten days ago. There were lots of tweety birds in the lanes, small … 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 orΒ  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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Confessions of a tandem virgin

I lost my tandem virginity today and I kind of regret it. I regret it from the point of view of the state of delicious anticipation being much more exciting then the actual activity turns out to be. Up until … Continue reading

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Condemned

Still can’t really believe it, but my wheels have been condemned. Finally took the bike into the bike repairers today to get them to sort out the annoying judder when the back brake is applied at speed. They said the … Continue reading

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Training Ride

Saturday was my last big training ride before the Cotswold Bike Ride on Sunday. I met up with some friends at their place and no messing it was straight up Leckhampton Hill, just outside Cheltenham, the steepest, longest hill I … Continue reading

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