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Snippets from whippets I am standing at the start next to a couple of guys on expensive titanium bikes with deep-section carbon wheels (the defacto choice of the Ultra). They were skinny, they carried fuck all. One of them mentioned the TransAm he’d done. So a ten or eleven hour day for them, with a…

Balance – a life, one bicycle at a time.

  I’ve been writing a high-concept blog – one post for every bike I have ever owned, over 30. I ranges from early racing days to being a courier through to London road rage and riding the classic long distance rides like Para-Brest-Paris. There are also interludes on Suffering, Passion, Steel vs Carbon and more.…

Doggerel about ACME Stanstead express

Let me take you on a woeful journey    though ’tis not very far That goes past lovely airport yonder    via the three compasses bar. Some will complete a geared one hundred    within five rounds of sixty While others will self-flagellate    atop a rusty fixie. Even more will dawdle and fill with beer    a tun or…