15 Apr 19
the man from icon

The second Kingston Wheelers audax of the season and the 300km one in their Paris-Brest-Paris qualifier series. Due to the early start we went up the night before to sleep over on the scout hut floor, same as for Wander Wye last year. As with the WW I was riding with Simon. It’s cold when […]

14 Apr 19
A Few Spokes Shy of a Wheel

With rain holding off until evening, I took a muggy ride this morning. I stopped at my local Safeway to buy three things: castile soap (for my bike tour), oatmeal (for my bike belly), and Woolite (for my holey sweaters). They only had oatmeal. It’s not a very good store. So I rode three more […]

13 Apr 19
Braes City Rouleurs

When we first set out on this road to discovery, the premise was and still remains to uncover and champion the amazing subculture of creative souls that are drawn to this cycle life ( like a deodorant can to a village bonfire).   So when we recently discovered and got lost in a story so unique […]

13 Apr 19
Grass up the middle CC

I’ve been off work this last week! It’s wonderful to have a break for many reasons (family time – jobs around the house -relaxation – recharging of the batteries – etc…) but from a selfish point of view, it’s fitting in more riding than I normally would that makes it a real treat. Hence, a […]

11 Apr 19
Outsiding Fun & Fitness

Share This 0 others did. Support us and pass it along… Do you consider California the spiritual home of off-road riding? Half a decade earlier, cyclists were pitting themselves against rough and rutted drovers’ tracks on skinny tyred bikes. We head to North Wales to commemorate a particularly noteworthy off-road tour that took place on […]

22 Mar 19
Wales since 1945

On the 8th September 1966, the suspension bridge which crossed the River Severn and linked South Wales to London through the M4 motorway was officially opened. The estuary crossing was opened during a period of varying experience and atmosphere in Wales due to factors such, as the growth of affluence, alternations in traditional employment and […]

22 Mar 19
Wales since 1945

“For soldiers to fire on the people would be a catastrophe in our national life” Winston Churchill, February 1911 Randolph Churchill, only son of Winston, bluntly stated that Tonypandy ‘comes easier to the English tongue’ than Llanelli (1). This may give insight into the events of August 1911 being forgotten on both sides of the […]

21 Mar 19

Festival Results 2019 1st Music Weekend Class 28 Folk Song. 1st Julie Gill   2nd Pat Nelson, Rachel Rew,  Isabel Moloney Class 30 Song Class Male voice 1st Michael Gardner  2nd Jonathan Rew Class 18 Operatic Aria Male voice 1st Jonathan Rew   2nd JonathanWorthy Class 46 Piano Solo Grades 5/6 1st Georgia Hutchinson  2nd […]

16 Sep 18
A Roscommon Randonneur

Event Info Name: Adrian Nealon 200Date: Sunday 16th September 2018Event Type: Organized CalendarStart Point: Ballynahaglish, Co. MayoNumber of other riders: ~35 Stats Adrian Nealon 200 Strava LinkActual distance: 202 kmOverall elapsed time: 10 hrs 03 mins 57 secsAverage overall speed: 19.3 kphTotal riding time: 8 hrs 24 mins 38 secsAverage riding speed: 24 kph Weather Wind: Light SoutherlyPrecipitation: DryTemperature: ~15°C Equipment Bike: Condor FratelloTyres: Continental GP4000 IIsLuggage: Carradice BarleyBottom Layers: LongsTop Layers: Rapha Long […]

27 Feb 19
The Autumn Roses

Ashley Rommelrath has directed and Libby Carradice has styled the patterned and evocative new video for “Riptide”, the unruffled new single from South London’s Rachel Chinouriri. You can find streaming and download links for this right here. Her debut EP meanwhile arrives later this year care of Marathon Artists.

26 Feb 19
Outsiding Fun & Fitness

Share This 0 others did. Support us and pass it along… The BXB Goldback is a modern take on the classic saddlebag. With a simple, well-conceived design, and sturdy waxed canvas construction, it’s built for the long haul. We tested the Goldback in Ethiopia and used it on a couple trips around Pisgah National Forest. […]

24 Feb 19
Go And Get Em

I have a lot of books on my shelves that I still very much would like to read, but I keep failing to balance that out with buying new books. So I thought, why not have you guys hold me accountable. So here is my very shameful TBR. KEY: currently reading* finished since writing this  unhauled Books on […]

16 Feb 19
Urban Adventure League

This past Wednesday found Emee and myself in the western suburb of Beaverton. The purpose? We were going to dinner at a fancy dumpling restaurant at Washington Square Mall, which is technically in neighboring Tualatin, but whatevs.* The westside suburbs is a place that I don’t find myself in that frequently. If there’s any suburban […]

15 Feb 19

Thoughts and observations on three-speed geometry and handling. (*by ‘handing’ I suppose I am really referring to steering – it’s weight, sharpness, stability and feeling of confidence this imparted) I jumped on my 1983 Raleigh Superbe bitsa for me short commute today. The first thing I noticed was how differently it handled to my 1959 […]