Monthly Archives: January 2011

Comfortably Numb

Cycling during the winter requires a certain dedication – and I don’t just mean hoping on your bike to go down to the shops.  Choosing to brave the icy winds at this time of year, on a ride of 20 … Continue reading

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Rapid Cycling

If you google ‘Bi Polar Disorder’ you will soon find the phrase ‘rapid cycling’.   In fact, when I was searching for other cycling-related blogs recently the same phrase came up.  I smiled to myself thinking of the number of cycling … Continue reading

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Yellow

Nearly ten years ago, when I was teaching my son to ride his bike, I coined the phrase ‘see and be seen’ to encourage him in safe habits.  The point I was trying to make was – make sure people … Continue reading

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Grin and Bear It

Cycling brings out the Stoic in me. Last time I wrote about the therapeutic value of crying, but more often than that cycling has the effect of hardening my soul against whatever the world can hurl at me. I have … Continue reading

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Tears

Is being depressed the same as being very sad?  While depression is characterised as a persistent low mood, I think that sadness has distinctive qualities that are not typical of depression. Crying, for a start. Looking back on the time … Continue reading

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