Monthly Archives: January 2013

Leg Warmers – dhb Vs. Specialized


I was given two pairs of leg warmers for Christmas, one pair of dhb Roubaix and another of Specialized EX. I’ve had Specialized warmers before and been pleased with them. The dhb warmers came in a heavy plastic bag. Without … Continue reading

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The Old Snowman and the Floods


I am still immature enough, and my children young enough, to get very excited about the winters first significant snow fall. This year, after breakfast we were straight outside to begin our constructions and, like many a father of young … Continue reading

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Mud and Snow


Normally at this time of year my worry is brakes and chains getting clogged up with mud. Stopping every so often to find a twig robust and narrow enough to remove enough muck for free movement again. Heaven forbid a … Continue reading

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The Straw Bear Cometh


Since having children we have been making an annual trip across the Fens for the Straw Bear Festival in Whittlesea (the t’s are as silent as the ‘h’). I remember going a few times as a child with my grandfather, and … Continue reading

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Grass in the middle of the road


I always take grass growing in the middle of a single track road to be a good omen. It is a promise of quiet, traffic free riding, and perhaps, something a bit out of the ordinary compared to the usual … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution


I have a vague idea of how many miles I ride each year – it is somewhere around the Not as Much as I Would Like mark. Every New Year I resolve to start logging my cycling mileage to try … Continue reading

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