Category Archives: Equipment

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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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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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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