Tag Archives: Health

Life on a bike-7: Speed

Soon after learning to ride a bike, speed probably becomes the next objective.  We’re all speed junkies, especially in our youth.  We may have already experienced speed in a car, train or plane but on a bike the experience is … Continue reading

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Round-Up 2016

2016 marked the second year of Round The Bend, which is a personal record of my life on a bike.  In addition to the general commentary on cycling and various rides, this year I started two regular features in Round … Continue reading

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Seasonal Cycling: Christmas

I have already written about cycling and the four seasons of the year but there’s one more that brings the year to an end and starts the next – that is Christmas & New Year.  Unless you are a commuter, … 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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Seasonal Cycling: Autumn

This is the last in a series that has so far covered Winter, Spring and Summer, documenting my thoughts and observations on the seasons and how they affect cycling.  On 22nd September we reached the Autumn Equinox, at which point … Continue reading

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One Year On

It’s just turned 1-year since I had a TKR (Total Knee Replacement) of my left knee on 25th April 2015, which not surprisingly has since had an impact on cycling.  I first ventured back on the bike after 6-weeks using … Continue reading

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Road to Sanity

As I continue to battle with my knee problems, Round The Bend blogging has been noticeably limited.  I recently started to cycle from home again for a while but found the topography too much (getting home requires a few climbs) and … Continue reading

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