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Comparing Commutes with Ascent for Mac

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I did the cycle commute twice last week, first on the painfully slow Brompton and then on the super speedy Specialised Sirrus Pro. I was expecting to shave at least 10 minutes off my time on the road bike. Here's what actually happened: I presume my current fitness level is the rate limiter and not [...]

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Slumming it with the Bottom Dwellers

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Everyone hates a cyclist, even it would seem, other cyclists. I regularly pass between the various food levels in the transport chain but rarely get lower than when I drag out the push bike. Cycle commuting is a thankless task so its fortunate then that’s it such good fun. I haven’t used my bike since I [...]

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Brompton World Championships – 2008

I am such a social cretin before an event and watching the city boys arrive at the coach station in their pin striped suits and titanium s-bar bikes didn’t go anyway towards making me feel at home. I cheered up a bit on arrival at Blenheim when friendly faces appeared out of the crowd and [...]

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Struggled, Tickled and Inspired

Running and therefore blogging seems to have turned into quite a struggle recently. I get to the 2k point and feel as though I can't go any further. My body feels like lumpen clay but I think my battle is as much mental as physical. Running can be a tough nut to crack sometimes. With [...]

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I Need a Tie

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I have just entered the Brompton World Championship race to be held at Blenheim Palace. Catch that, a world bloody championship! Anyway, rules state I must wear a suit jacket, collared shirt and a tie. I don't have a tie - disaster! Anybody got a spare tie that would complement my delightful bike and wouldn't [...]

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Two Tone Brompton

Here's a quick pictorial introduction to the new bike recruit. The Brompton is squeezing alongside the other two bikes and trying to carve out a niche for itself. So far it's doing very well and I'm beginning to worry about what I'll do with the other two. I wonder if I could have a go [...]

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