Posts Tagged ‘riding’

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14.6 Miles – First Ride

Sunday March 1, 2009

Just got back from my first ride on the Trek 4300.  It went really well and it was nice to get out and get some fresh air.

It rides very differently to the Dahon – it makes you work whereas the Dahon is a far more relaxing ride.

It was a mild and overcast Sunday afternoon and my destination was a friend’s house.  They weren’t in so I came straight back, taking a different route from the outbound journey.  I stopped off at the castle on the way back just to relax a little bit and snap a few photos.

The journey was 14.61 miles, which I think isn’t bad for my first ‘long’ ride in many years.

More photos here on my Flickr account.

First Ride - Looking Good!

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Helmet or Not?

Sunday January 18, 2009

Sunday morning browsing led me to the Bike Commute Tips Blog and a post relating to whether or not to wear a cycle helmet.

I  don’t.

Growing up, I spent a lot of time out cycling alone and with friends.  On road and off road, cycling gave me a sense of freedom when I was not old enough to drive a car.  It was great to get out there and have some fun.

I had a few ‘falls’ during that time and luckily picked myself up and carried on.  But during all that time, I never wore a cycle helmet – they just didn’t exist.  Now I’m older and (hopefully*) wiser, I still do not wear a helmet.

I know that there are arguments for wearing one but I decide not to.

What about you?  Do you wear a cycle helmet?

[* some might say as I don’t wear a helmet then I’m obviously not any wiser!]

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Advice On Cycles And Cycling

Saturday January 10, 2009

Looking for advice on bikes and cycling in general?  Take a look at the WhyCycle website for information on all aspects: from sizing and buying through to safety and transportation.

The site aims to provide impartial advice to UK cyclists but most of the information will be of interest to cyclists in other countries too.

Take a look.

I’ve also just found the CyclingInfo blog from Tejvan Pettinger which also has a wealth of information for cyclists – start off with the ‘best of 2008‘ post and 10 Reasons to Take Up Cycling.

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