Category Archives: Equipment

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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My tents

My first tent was inherited from my Dad who, together with a collection of lightweight camping equipment purchased it in 1939, had a planned to go cycle touring in Europe.  Timing is everything in life and unfortunately shortly thereafter WWII … Continue reading

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Life on a bike-6: B17

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. An intriguing statistic of the 2012 London Olympics was that GB topped the medals table for “sitting” sports: rowing, canoeing, equestrian and cycling. Whilst the legs do most of the hard work in … Continue reading

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Ding!

On starting this blog it’s been my intention to discuss the big and small things that make cycling and my experience of cycling what it is.  Naturally safety is always an important consideration but perhaps never more so with today’s … Continue reading

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Roberts Sark

Whilst Mrs G was happy with her Dawes Karakum bike, like me she started to yearn for something with a bit more fun.  This is difficult to quantify but as she doesn’t like drops it was unlikely to be a … Continue reading

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Dawes Karakum

I think it is fair to say that Mrs G came late to cycling but has been rapidly making up for lost time since purchasing this bike new in 2007, using it 7-days a week for shopping and getting about … Continue reading

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MBK (Montobecane) Super Mistral

After a second knee arthroscopy in August 2013 it was suggested by the physiotherapist that I might purchase a turbo-trainer to assist with recovery.  I was determined to do all that was possible to achieve the best outcome from the … Continue reading

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