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Person, usually on bike

Cycling week

This week began with a Funny Noise in my back wheel. Things fell over from there and never really recovered. Monday Rode to work in a calm, clear morning. What the hell is that noise? It was a terrible clattering … Continue reading

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Cycling week

It was a week of just refusing to deal with things. Very few good observations were made, but places were arrived at eventually. Monday Rode to work with no incident. A silvery blue morning. Sparrows and blackbirds. At lunchtime I … Continue reading

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Cycling week

There was some cycling, there was some griping, there was more cycling after that. Monday As I set off down Highbury Rd I was nearly taken out by a Countdown truck roaring up the hill. Squeezed myself into side of … Continue reading

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Cycling week

‘I try and accept that I am a snail, but try also to acknowledge and be pleased with myself on any sort of movement forward (given that I am a snail)’ —text message from Catherine Vidler Monday Rode to work. … Continue reading

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Cycling week

It was a week that went from dark to light. Monday Woke up from a dream in which I was riding some kind of very tall clown bike around town. The seat was about twenty metres off the ground, and … Continue reading

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Rehashing week 2

Once again I refused to write a Cycling Week last week. My rides were too erratic, too inattentive, too spaced-out on codeine due to the persistent injury business (I don’t recommend this recipe). Now, if I were a serious cycling … Continue reading

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Rehashing week

I wasn’t able to write a cycling week this week, because the truth is, I haven’t cycled very much, due to this odd injury that has made my whole left leg and foot numb, though I did manage a short … Continue reading

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Complaining week

A disaster has befallen Cycling Week. It turns out that my numb, burning leg last week was likely the result of a slipped disc in my lower back – which, by the way, is one of the most old-fashioned injuries … Continue reading

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Cycling week

It was a week of less cycling than usual, but to make up for it – get ready – there was more complaining. Monday This day had four small rides in it, into a sharp but sunny breeze. On the … Continue reading

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Cycling week

Saturday Technically this was last week, but an honourable mention to this hearty ride up to the golf ball. Air very bright and cold. It felt like riding inside a melting ice cube. Monday Set off just after 7. Dark, … Continue reading

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