July 2013 Blog Posts (6)

A Significant New Bike (Part 1)

Last year, Mrs Dan celebrated a birthday. A Significant Birthday. So, of course, I bought her a Significant Present.

But no, dear readers, it was not that significant. For whilst I think I did buy her a book, and possibly some biscuits, I did not buy her a bicycle. I was very tempted, but in the end just thought it was too risky. Mrs Dan has not owned a bike since she was twelve years old, and not ridden one since we were backpacking in Thailand some years ago.

Then, in April,…

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Added by Dan on July 29, 2013 at 4:45pm — 5 Comments

Toddlers and vehicular cycling

Ever since Little Chillikebab got her first bike, she’s gradually getting better at riding it. She’s been riding it to the park sometimes, with me walking along. Whilst she still shuffles along a lot of the time, she is starting to get the hang of scooting along so the bike rolls while she lifts up her feet.…

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Added by Dan on July 26, 2013 at 12:47am — 1 Comment

Gibb River Road Cycle Tour

With two friends I recently rode The Gibb River Road from Kununurra to Derby in far north western Australia.

A wonderful tour. Magnificent countryside and a relatively straightforward backroads tour.

If you are keen to know:

Where to get the only fresh scones, jam and cream on the superbly corrugated Gibb River Road?

How to burn wood in a donkey to heat water?

When to tap a Boab tree for water?

Where to cycle across the Pentecost River to avoid crocs eating your… Continue

Added by Graham Smith on July 20, 2013 at 8:27pm — 6 Comments

TdF 2013: Great Moments in Commentary, Stages 15 to 21

Stage 15 - Ascent of Le Géant de Provence

For earlier stages: 1-7, click this link; 8-14, click…

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Added by Neil Alexander on July 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

TdF 2013: Great Moments in Commentary, Stages 8 to 14

Note: Stages 1 to 7 plus a Prologue are over here. It was getting a bit long to scroll through, so I am breaking the whole Tour up into three sections. Stages 15 to the finish are here.

 

Stage 8

What a great mash-up of…
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Added by Neil Alexander on July 7, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

WITWIMB - 4th July edition

Finally, I've ridden solo somewhere interesting enough to post a Where In The World I My Bike? So have at it...

Added by timothy.clifford on July 4, 2013 at 1:46pm — 4 Comments

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