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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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The end of Peryl!

Well its taken me a shockingly long time to let you all know but I'm afraid Peryl is no more. Way back in October, I discovered a fairly major crack in the frame of my airnimal chameleon ultegra. That was not a particularly good day for me. I had an OU maths exam in the [...]

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New Tyres for Peryl

I've just taken Peryl in for a bit of a service, her gears aren't changing too well and no amount of fiddling by me is making much difference. The guy at BikeFix reckons that brake cable has been used for the rear mech instead of gear cable so he is going to change it for [...]

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London Sight Seer Audax

Well, after my second long distance ride in a week I can say that I am well and truly knackered. I got home this evening after a 75 mile day trip and was so tired that I sat on the loo and remained there for the next 30 mins just taking refuge. It was my [...]

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Me and Peryl get re-acquainted

I've had a few teething problems with Peryl the Airnimal Chameleon, since I got her nearly 3 months ago. No real problems, it was just a shock to the system to move from the comfort of a hybrid with front suspension to a twitchy, road bike. I had aches and pains particularly in my elbows [...]

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Airnimal Rides Again

Four days and Peryl hardly got a ride in, my excuse is that I've been ill and in truth I've felt just a little intimidated by her. Still, thats all changed now. I replaced the seat and we headed for the hills yesterday, or at least we went to Richmond Park. Blimey, blimey that bike [...]

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The Airnimal Has Landed

Well it arrived, a beautiful yellow dream machine. It came flat packed but I managed to keep singing throughout my frustrating attempts to put it together. Really it shouldn't have been that hard, I'm just rather unfamiliar with all the road bike components - never heard of a Ring-go star. View image Anyway, I better [...]

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