Category Archives: anxiety

Room 41

March, April, May, June ….. the months I haven’t posted. Not that many miles either. And those I have ridden have been easy ones, mainly off road. And often the same route, the same places. But they are good places, … Continue reading

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Brain – Lock

  A few weeks ago my bike lock gave up the ghost. It was what we professionals call a D lock – with a little imagination they kind of look like the letter D. It happened at a most inconvenient time. … 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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Past, tense

I am a creature of habit when it comes to cycling. The same routes, the same views, the same lanes, the same speeds, the same lycra. It is the comforts of familiarity (mostly) that leads me to be like this. That, … Continue reading

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Penny Farthing

The single most challenging test for an individual cyclist is the event known as The Hour. You can read an earlier edition on this topic here: https://puncturerepairkit.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/the-hour-of-lead/ The challenge is to cycle round a track for exactly 60 minutes and see … Continue reading

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This Brilliance is not Mine

  Show me an out-in-the-sunshine cyclist who dares to ride in lycra who has not fantasised about winning mountain stages in the Grand Tours, or charging over the line first in the sprint finish on the Champs Elysee. Well, O.K. there must … Continue reading

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Moderate

  adj moderate being within reasonable or average limits, not excessive or extreme moderate, temperate not extreme moderate, restrained marked by an avoidance of extravagance or extremes   Recently a friend of mine gave me a couple of books of … Continue reading

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