Tag Archives: mood swings

‘Dear Friend ….’

There is a phrase, somewhat unkind, I can’t help feeling: middle – aged men in lycra. I guess I feel as I do since I am one of them. Over the years I have amassed a drawer full of said … Continue reading

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26%

I like to think I live in the Alps, at the summit of the Col du Galibier (2,645 metres). I don’t, but the gradient on the hill that leads to where I live, can feel like that at times. It begins with … Continue reading

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The Wrong Bus

Yes, despite what the title seems to suggest, this is a blog about cycling and mental health. So why the reference to public transport all of a sudden? I took a bus yesterday – a couple of them, in fact. I … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged

These past few weeks, the skies above my head have been belligerent. Normally an all – weather cyclist this British summer has turned me into a 6 miles rider. The longest trip is an urban – to and from the … Continue reading

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The Insistence of Light

I see them regularly, snaking through the traffic, passing lorries on the driver’s blind side, gliding through the lights as they change to red: cyclists with no lights in the dim light of the early afternoon, of the pitch black 5pm. … Continue reading

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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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