Category Archives: Commuting

Tour de Haystacks

Over the months the landscape of the rural end of my commute has gradually cycled through a rustic colour wheel, from brown to gold via shades of green. In August this slow paced transition flips into a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Missing the fun

Under the kitchen spotlights I went through the usual morning motions of the regular cycle commuter: looking outside and judging the forecast then choosing the thicker winter bib tights, tightening up winter boots against frozen toes and positioning my snood … Continue reading

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Grey and hazy, the folds of the land, the trees and the hedgerows fade, step wise into the smoggy gloom. It is Friday and today, so the weather forecasters say, the smog should clear, but this morning it is still … Continue reading

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(When I became a) SMIDSY

The other day I did something I rarely do when I’m riding my bike; I had a word with someone driving a vehicle. Let me step back a bit first. Of the two river crossings into town, one was flooded … Continue reading

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Welcome diversion to a new commuting climb

For a few weeks now there have been road works on Grey’s Inn Road, opposite the Condor bike shop, my LBS at work. Thanks to these works I have been exploring diversions along some of the back roads leading to Clerkenwell … Continue reading

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Gathering Mists on a Morning Ride

Cycling to work has made me an avid follower of the late night news weather forecast. I had decided during the day to get up earlier the next morning to take a detour round Grafham on my commute. When the … Continue reading

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Seedy cycling

No this isn’t a post about exploring the more exotic routes of Dutch cycling infrastructure, but something much more mundane. After yesterday’s rain, commuting this morning along the National Cycle Network, the long grass was hanging heavy and damp over … Continue reading

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