Author Archives: grahamrob

Round-Up 2017

Considering it was the first full year cycling since my knee replacement, 2016 turned out to be surprisingly successful on the bike.  OK I was unable to tour but I was back on the road and even managed some rides … Continue reading

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YHA: Use-it-or-lose-it

Founded in 1930 the venerable Youth Hostel Association, commonly known as the YHA, has provided a unique opportunity for literally millions to get away from an increasingly urbanised world either walking, cycling, climbing or just travelling; at the time you … Continue reading

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Cycling Rocks

As a retired exploration and mining geologist, I have long been concerned by the adverse views frequently proffered towards the extraction of natural resources.  Most people I know who work in these sectors are passionate about the environment, in fact … Continue reading

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Old Dog New Tricks

It’s just seven weeks since the first run on my electric converted Trek 830 MTB bike and already I think I can safely say it has revolutionised my cycling, which due to ongoing knee problems had recently become so moribund … Continue reading

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A New Cycling E-ra

Following a knee replacement in 2015 I have struggled to get back to my previous cycling mileage and certainly been unable to resume touring.  As a result after long consideration I have taken the plunge and converted my Trek 830 … Continue reading

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The Bridge

The prolonged heavy rainfall that resulted in severe flooding on the Somerset Levels during the winter of 2013-14 also wreaked havoc further afield here in East Surrey.  Part of the natural life cycle of a river is to flood and … Continue reading

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Lower Thames Ride

Sometimes the obvious isn’t that, obvious! Born and bred a Londoner I infrequently cycle there, in fact because of the obvious issues of traffic and congestion I’ve tried to avoid it.  However, there’s no getting away from the fact that … Continue reading

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