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2019 and all that

Holy Blog Resurrection Batman!   I remember when this was all about bikes. Well from now on it will be about all sorts of random stuff. Lego, Airfix, being a dad, Karate… and bikes. More to follow.  

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Farewell to the Warhorse

I bought my Specialized FSR XC Pro in May 2005. At that time after a house, a car and an engagement ring it was the most expensive thing that I had ever purchased. In the intervening 10 years me and … Continue reading

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Brown Drinks

I’m all for the regeneration of my home town. Let’s not kid ourselves, Prestwich isn’t a village, no matter how many signs they put up to say it is. Villages don’t have M&S, a big TESCO, a carpet warehouse, a … Continue reading

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Hit the North 4

  “We’ll have to get the helicopter…” My mind stops [PAUSE] my mind starts again. A ####ing helicopter? There is a man down with a shoulder injury about 200m from where I am stood and somebody is suggesting bringing in … Continue reading

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Winter Training

For some reason I have started winter training even though I don’t do races*.   My logic is as follows. 1)      My FSR full susser is getting on a bit and I can’t afford to replace it. Keeping it cleaned, lubed … Continue reading

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Getting on with it

I seem only to write cycling blog posts when I’ve done something different (for me) or done nothing at all. The last few months however have been remarkably incident free. I’ve not been anywhere exotic – like Ramsbottom or that … Continue reading

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Blog update : February – May 2012

Lost job. Got another. Normal service has been resumed.

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