Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Days of Yellow

And so the days of yellow are upon us, finally. All week long the afternoons blend into night. All I see are harsh lights bearing down on me from the other side of the road as we pass each other, both of us staring … Continue reading

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Design Fault

Saddle, seat post, handlebars, brakes, brake cables, inner tubes, spokes, tyres, wheels,  chain, pedals …. As will be readily apparent to regular followers of this blog, a bike mechanic I am not. I sit on the saddle, my feet find … Continue reading

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‘… he knows, he knows …’

This how it goes. I get out of bed, then I pull back the curtains and look out of the window. Either the weather beckons me or it shuns me. When the weather beckons me and I succumb, I have eggs for … Continue reading

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Ozymandius

So, how many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months have passed since I last stood on the top step of the podium? How many Belgian stage races did I win? What lucrative sponsorship deal did I sign? It was me. I was Mr Tambourine … Continue reading

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‘Hey! Mr Tambourine Man …

… come play a song for me, I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.’ But no, go into town and wow the crowds busking. You’ve got the drum kit, I’ll bring the tambourine. There’ll be record … Continue reading

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