Sometimes it is nice to be able to ride your bike without a care in the World. Thursday was one of those days. No time schedule, no place to be, no GPS bleeping directions or telling me I'm going this fast (or slow), this far, and how long I've been out. No camera for miscreant … Continue reading Riding without a care in the World
I have a confession to make: I bought another bike. What is worse, is that I bought a road bike. I have succumbed to a mid-life crisis and bought a sports bike, a carbon framed, very light, and very fast, road bike. And she's beautiful. I've called her Tuesday, because she's a Specialized Ruby. And … Continue reading I have a confession to make…
That wasn't actually the plan. The plan was to go down to the seafront, and then along the seafront on the cycle paths, until I got to Musselburgh and come back through town and home. The thing is with Edinburgh's cycle routes is that the signposting, once you're on them, is great, but if you … Continue reading Up the (Edinburgh) Castle
Covid-19, Coronavirus, CV19, whatever you want to call it has brought to global attention the need to swap our transport systems from our polluting vehicles to more sustainable transport where this possible, and for those able to use these alternative means. Of course, not everyone can make the transition, be that because they are simply … Continue reading Do you have room for a bicycle in your life?
Ok, so I'm a numpty*. I thought that my tyres had plenty of air in them, but on my last ride the handling was bit off when I was at anything approaching speed. I decided to get myself a track pump, with a gauge, and actually do it properly rather than relying on the mini-pump … Continue reading Put air in your tyres you numpty!
As you know if you read my last blog post, there was a lot of excitement about my GoPro Session arriving, and the prospect of being able to take you on a tour of Edinburgh in the lockdown. All those nice empty streets and traffic free routes...well, it didn't quite work out like out. Firstly, … Continue reading Edinburgh by GoPro – well sort of
Now we are the Coronavirus, or Covid-19, lockdown we are limited in our excursions to only the necessary. At the moment in Scotland this means; going to work if you're an essential worker, going out for essential groceries, taking one exercise session a day, or going out for medical needs for you or someone you … Continue reading State Sanctioned Exercise #1 & #2
My late father was a cyclist all his life, going up the hill to work in the morning, down the hill at lunchtime, back up for the afternoon shift, and down again for tea. He liked hills, which was useful, given we lived quite a way down one from where he worked. At the weekends … Continue reading Joining the cycling revolution