Monthly Archives: April 2012

Le Grimpeur

….is French for ‘the climber’.  It is how elite racing cyclists are described who conquer the fearsome mountain stages of bike races in the great European Tours. I also fancy myself as something of a ‘grimpeur’, too, living nearly half … Continue reading

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My Local Bike Shop

Over the years, when I notice some wear and tear to my bike, for example that the teeth on the cogs had worn down, I pop in to the shop and they fix it. When this happened to my bike’s … Continue reading

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‘Thinking begets thinking…’

…is a quotation from Dickens’ masterpiece ‘Oliver Twist’.  I have spoken about unhelpful thoughts, rumination, as well as approaches such as Cognitive Behaviuoral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that seek to help us see our thinking patterns and habits anew.  … Continue reading

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Questions, Questions

Questions, Questions.

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Questions, Questions

‘What kind of bike do you ride?’ ‘Where do you ride?’ ‘When did you start cycling?’ and ‘would you like to go on a ride with me sometime?’ are just some of the questions that people have asked me over … Continue reading

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Walking the Dog

There are times when my time on the bike is limited to running errands, commuting three times a week to and from the station.  As regular readers of these musings will know, my bike computer can become something of an obsession; … Continue reading

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