Archive for the ‘Bikes’ Category

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ONDA Cycle – Looks fun!

Saturday April 27, 2013

Found a cool looking ‘bike’ over on Kickstarter.  Looks like a lot of fun.  Take a look!

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Bike Security

Saturday June 23, 2012

Is this bike security or bike theft?!!

[Via Flickr, by David M Hodgson]

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57% of UK cyclists jump red lights?!

Monday May 14, 2012

Lies, damn lies, and statistics about red light jumping

Do 57% of UK cyclists jump red lights? One motoring organisation claims so – on very flimsy evidence…

Full story over at the Guardian

 

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New Thule Bike Racks

Sunday April 15, 2012

I’ve bought two bike holders/racks for my roof rack.  This is one of my steps to get out cycling more this year!  🙂

I went for the Thule 532 FreeRide from roofracks.co.uk – where I previously bought my roof rack.  They have  a wide range of roof racks and cycle carriers available online.  If you’re local, then you can also visit their showroom in Borough Green, Kent, to look at things before you buy.

I haven’t used my carriers yet but the Thule roof rack I bought has been used and has proved to be an excellent investment.

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25th August 2011 – Freedom!

Thursday August 25, 2011

It’s Thursday the 25th of April and the Dahon broke free from the confines of the house and ventured out!

Yes, it’s true, it’s the end of August and this is the first time this year that I have been out on my bikes.  Crazy, huh?!  I had a day off last Thursday and gave the Dahon a clean and oiled the chain.  I checked the bolts were tight, the handlebar was straight and made sure the tyres were pumped up.  It was ready to go.

Tonight I went out for dinner and the Dahon was the transport.  It was really great to be out there on the bike – I had forgotten how much fun it is to ride the little folder.  With my NiteRider fully charged, the ride home in the dark was even more fun:  I was weaving along from side to side on a country lane (not used by cars) like we used to do when we were kids.

Ahh, I’ve missed cycling.  🙂

 

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Folding in Beijing

Saturday July 23, 2011

Just got back from a week in Beijing with work.  My first time heading East and it was a great experience.  There are a lot of bikes there (as suggested by the song by Katie Melua!) and it was good to see that there were quite a few folders.

I’m not sure that I’d want to cycle around the city though.  There are wide bicycle lanes but junctions appeared to be a free-for-all at many times with pedestrians and cycles taking pot-luck with encounters with cars and lorries.

But all in all, a great city with very friendly and cheerful people.

More photos on Flickr.

A folder in Bejing

Chinese Coke

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Evans Cycles – Nice Folks!

Tuesday March 29, 2011

Passed by Evans Cycles in Birmingham on Saturday and it was nice to see that they’d put a Joe Blow foot pump outside the shop for people to use.

A nice thought and useful for the cycling community.  Well done!

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