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Tag Archives: Cycles

Small mercies

Sometimes life smiles unexpectedly. I went out this evening to cycle home from the office and found that I’d locked Pedro — except that I hadn’t looped the Abus chain … Continue reading

13 January, 2010 · Leave a comment

Competitive Ted returns

At Oxford, there was a guy known as Competitive Ted because he turned everything, no matter how simple or trivial, into a challenge. He wasn’t mean-spirited or petty as far … Continue reading

1 June, 2009 · Leave a comment

Le retour de PocketBike

The attentive reader of this site (i.e. me) will recall that I used to have a wonderful machine for zooming round town, viz PocketBike, my Brompton folder. It was stolen … Continue reading

30 March, 2009 · Leave a comment

BMW R80GS Kalahari

You’d have to say that this is a gorgeous bike. OK, you wouldn’t have to, but I would. I may see about one come the Springtime. Hmmm.

9 December, 2008 · Leave a comment

cycling meditation

Thoughts from Rainer Ganahl, an Austrian artist in New York, on speeds of cycling (lit. and fig.) and the ‘porcelain’ nature of life: Apart from crossing borders and distances the … Continue reading

14 April, 2007 · Leave a comment