Monthly Archives: November 2015

Making the effort

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Sometimes you look out at the sky and think, ‘nah, I’ll skip it today, it’s too grey’. As someone who has dedicated his life to the pursuit of idleness, I find this kind of argument highly persuasive. Today was an example of why I shouldn’t. We decided to ride one of our favourite sections of the Veloscénie voie verte – one… Read more »

Take it easy

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A friend recently posted (via Facebook) a link to a story as a warning to his dog-walking friends about a serious threat posed by cyclists. It’s a story about a cyclist who was seriously injured after tussling with a dog on a lead. The dog owner eventually wound up paying out £65,000, which was the point of my friend’s warning…. Read more »

Review: RCP WP100 & Carradice Carradura panniers

A while back, I asked a cycling-obsessed friend for a pannier recommendation and the response was instantaneous and automatic. “Ortlieb,” he said. After some more research I  came to understand why. Ortliebs have a peerless reputation for quality and durability. But, above all, they have a reputation for being utterly watertight. And that’s precisely what makes them useless for me. We’re not… Read more »