Monthly Archives: March 2014

The 3 Wars

In Britain – and in mainland Europe too – much is being written and said about the First World War this year, the centenary of the start of the conflict that changed the face of Europe and ultimately the wider … Continue reading

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I Can’t Remember, I Can’t Forget

I can’t remember the stuff I need to take with me on a ride, I keep having to go back inside to fetch things: keys, water bottle, maps. By the time I’m ready to go my head is boiling, steam … Continue reading

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19.2kgs

This a story about a D – lock, some bike tools and a dual – head pump. It also features some psychotropic medication and a bloody – minded attitude. As the title of my blog indicates, tools are involved. In an … Continue reading

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In My Body

My neck is sore, my shoulders feel like I have been pulling a plough across a water – logged field (I have) and my legs feel like I cycled 33 miles yesterday (I did, finally.) Cycling makes me feel good. … Continue reading

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A Hard Rain

I’m not getting out much – without getting wet, that is. It has rained ceaselessly on these jagged islands since mid December. Across the country people have been washed out of their homes. The news headlines have moved on to drier ground: … Continue reading

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