Monthly Archives: October 2013

Parking Problems…

When I was on my magazine-assignment cycling tour this past the summer, using the hybrid bicycle supplied by tour outfitter, I had the opportunity to reacquaint myself with something I hadn’t used in many a year: a kickstand. The last bicycle of mine that had a kickstand was the Cannondale I rode around Australia in…

Coffee Break

A confession to make: I have been getting up very early every morning this past week but have not been going out on my bike. Instead I have come downstairs, turned on the kitchen lights, fired up my laptop, brewed up a pot of my favourite Ethiopian coffee and in the lovely pre-dawn stillness you…

Through The Looking Glass

At last – a long, or at least a reasonably long, ride out into the Sussex countryside, resuming the exploration of the narrow lanes I began with such jaunty expectancy last May although of course now without the super early sunrises I was enjoying back then. I’d sure love to have those back – partly…