Monthly Archives: January 2014

Days of Film

As yet more gales and squalls sweep in from the Atlantic and my bicycle continues its hibernation in the shed, I find myself thinking of the other neglected aspect of my morning rides – photography. It was the need to obtain (hopefully) good quality images to accompany my blog posts that I got out my…

Peddle’s and Break’s

It amazes and irritates me how often I see these two heterographs appearing on cycling forums and the websites for cycling shops whose owners are peddling pedals and brakes. Not only are the writers using the wrong word, they are compounding the error by misusing the apostrophe – a common enough error in grammar that…

The Early Hours

There is something magical about the small hours of the morning – the big hush that seems to grip the world at half-past-four or so when everybody is asleep, the houses dark, the streets deserted. One of my enduring images of my early morning rides is looking down the empty street and seeing the little…

A Lonely Game

So much for my New Year’s resolutions about riding daily and posting more regularly – no sooner did I make those lofty resolutions than an endless line of squalls swept in off the north Atlantic and I came down with a heavy cold and deep chesty cough that kept me off the bike.  And then…

Polar Dreams

Ah well, so much for New Year’s resolutions. I woke up this morning – the first clear still starry morning in ages – with a muzzy head, runny nose and a throat that felt like I had been eating razorblades and not at all interested in heading out for a starlit ride. So here I…

Happy 2014

  Happy New Year one and all – and a very wet and windy start to 2014 it has been here in Sussex, with the treetops tossing outside and rain lashing the windows. Not a great day to be out on the bike. Usually I like to get the New Year off to a running…