Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Pilot on Our Tandem

Pottering along a country lane recently I saw a couple on a tandem cycling in the opposite direction.  I am fascinated by bicycles.  I peer at commuters’ fold up bikes on the train, watch them closely to see how, in a … Continue reading

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3 Blokes on Bikes

Recently, I went on bike ride  in the West Sussex countryside with a couple of mates.  They knew the route better than me (I had never ridden around there).  The sun was out – for a change – but my mood felt … Continue reading

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‘Put Me Back on My Bike’

‘Put me back on my bike,’ are certainly not the dying words of the British cyclist Tom Simpson as he lay on the Mount Ventoux on the afternoonof 13 July during the 13th stage of the 1967 Tour de France, but they … Continue reading

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Trench Foot

During a ride of about 5 miles or more I start to need to wiggle my feet a bit; during longer rides a certain numbness seeps into the soles of my feet, and the attempts at improving the circulation become … Continue reading

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