Archive for the ‘Thoughts’ Category

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End of June 2011

Thursday June 30, 2011

It’s the end of June 2011 and guess what… neither bike has been out.

That’s bad.  Very bad.  I just haven’t had the time to get out there.  I know, I know: I should make the time.

I need to allocate some time to getting the bikes cleaned and oiled and then get out and get some fresh air.  I almost said I’d do it this weekend, but I’ve said that here before and didn’t get around to doing it.  Hmm, it’s not good.

Bikes!  I’m still here!  You will see daylight soon, my friends!!!

🙂

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307 Miles – One Year Ago

Sunday April 3, 2011

Wow, where has the year gone?

It was a year ago today, back on the 3rd of April 2010, when I set out on my 307 mile epic journey for charity.

307 miles, five days, alone, no back-up, one very heavy bike and lots of pain-killers.

Despite the pain and exhaustion during those five days, I look back on it with pride and happiness.  I raised almost £3,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

My father had Motor Neurone Disease (diagnosed in 2009) and he sadly passed away as a result of it in August 2010 – only four months after my ride.  I have great memories of him meeting me in Fishguard as I completed my journey.

307 Miles Across the UK

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BBC News Website – Offline

Tuesday March 29, 2011

Oh no!

The BBC News website is down.  What does this mean?  The end of civilisation?!

No, the main BBC site is down too!

Panic!

😉

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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!

Free Air

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Anti-Helmet

Monday March 14, 2011

Guardian LogoCycling groups launch petition against Northern Ireland bike helmet law

Campaigners say the law would deter cyclists which would affect public health, the environment and traffic levels. [Guardian]

I’m against compulsory cycle-helmets.  I don’t want one, I don’t need one.  If I’m cylcing on a racing/road bike then I would probably get one due to the speed of the ride, but when I’m on my Trek or Dahon I don’t want to wear a helmet.

My ‘helmet or not’ poll is still running…

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Feeling The Need To Cycle

Monday March 7, 2011

It’s March and I’m now feeling the need to get out on the bike and ride.

I am planning on cleaning out the shed this weekend and then cleaning the bikes. There are a few mods to the Trek lined up too.

Need to ride!

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Heinnie Haynes – Money Pit!

Tuesday August 24, 2010

Heinnie Haynes is an online shop which keeps taking my money!  In a good way.

I have spent a lot of money at HH over the years and it’s one website which I visit daily to see what new ‘toys’ they have for sale.

They stock a wide range of kit which could be of use to cyclists, ranging from knives and multi-tools, through to survival gear, watches and torches.

Online ordering is quick and secure and customer support is quick and effective.  In-Stock goods are dispatched quickly and P&P is free but you also have the option to pay for next-day delivery (they also ship internationally) .

Take a look:  www.heinnie.com

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