Combing my hair….

….in a brand new style

‘…green tigering the gold’

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Pike

Not often you come across a pike in your way. This guy obviously strayed to far from the Don when it burst its banks last night and ended up stranded on the Five Weirs Walk.

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July 7th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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Nice One!

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New convenient van parking place discovered in Sheffield

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July 6th, 2012 at 6:11 am

The man who lived on his bike

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One word: Fabulous

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February 3rd, 2012 at 12:28 pm

A Folding Bike LEJOG

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Taken a while to edit this video. Stage One of the folding bike LEJOG: Land’s End to Bristol with quite a few unplanned diversions on the way

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January 14th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I’m a Weight Weenie

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I think I knew this already – but I am grateful to Planet X for helping me confirm my obsessive nature.

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December 14th, 2011 at 4:01 am

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What a great video!

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If this video doesn’t make you want to load up the paniers and pedal off, I don’t know what will.

Video by Blanche from the Vimeo World Cycle Group

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October 22nd, 2011 at 1:11 pm

‘…you feel like going to the toilet…’

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Thanks Greg for alerting me to this one, I am sure Chris Hoy will be watching with interest

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October 14th, 2011 at 6:37 am

Tikit ready to go

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Just about ready to ready off to Lands End for this year’s Folding Bike Challenge. This handlebar shot shows:

  • Non-matching brakes – following an emergency replacement of the front (LHS) set up following the SLX caliper starting to leak oil onto the rotor
  • Handlebar mount for GoPro camera
  • Rixen Kaul stem mount for map holder
  • Cat Eye computer with nearly 1899 miles on the clock

Just got to spend a day on the train to the start now.

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September 20th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

PBP 2011

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Fabulous video – almost makes me want to take part in four years time. But then the video is only 14 minutes long, unlike the event…

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September 16th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Tout Terrain Metropolitan – First Impressions

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For the last week I have been getting used to the Tout Terrain Metropolitan which I have got from Bikefix. I got the bike as part of my search for the ultimate commuter – by which I mean a bike I can ride 52 weeks a year when I am doing my short commute. [My short commute is 8 miles daily using bike-train-bike] The bike has a number of features which lend it regular commuting:

  • An internal hub gear – in this case an Alfine 11 speed
  • A hub dynamo
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Fitted mudguards and plenty of clearance

However the two features which specifically attracted me to the Metropolitan are an integrated rear rack and even more importantly, a Gates carbon belt drive.

I have made a number of immediate modifications to the bike. I am unlikely to use the integrated stand so I removed it, together with the Tubus Racktime clamps as I already had an Altura rack. That saved a grams. I then swapped out the rather broad Selle Royal saddle Read the rest of this entry »

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September 15th, 2011 at 9:04 am