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 […]

06 Feb 19

The UK’s Rough-Stuff Fellowship claims to be the world’s oldest running off-road cycling club, founded in a pub on the Welsh/English border back in 1955. An amateur group of riders dedicated to adventure riding off the beaten path for more than sixty years, their archivist recently dug up a wealth of classic riding photos, journal notes & maps […]

28 Jan 19
A Couple of Days Ride Outta.......

I found a box. Put all stuff bound for UK into the Carradice saddle bag then put the bag in the box. I packed my bike up read for the off. Waited till 08.40 when the shops open to buy tape. Wrapped the tape around the box so it was secure. Put the address on. […]

24 Jan 19
Urban Adventure League

It’s January, and it’s the rainy season. The last week has been pretty wet, though there have been some fairly dry days thrown in. Of course, the days I ended up riding were the wet ones, not the dry ones! My typical way of dealing with rain is layers of wool. A good thick wool […]

18 Jan 19
Urban Adventure League

My stable of bikes is currently five, in order of how long I’ve owned them: Raleigh Crested Butte (2012) Schwinn Heavy Duti (2014) Bantam Rambleneur (2015) Raleigh Superbe (2016) Robin Hood path racer (2018) All of them have done “commuting duty”, i.e. get me to and from work, run errands, pick up groceries, etc. But […]

15 Jan 19
Sounds from the Cell

The fascination surrounding convict tokens stems not only from a desire to learn more about the secrets of delinquents from our past, but from the often sentimental messages they left to partners, or children from their own lifetime. I have chosen to conduct my research blog, therefore, on tokens displaying both messages of love and […]

08 Jan 19
Society Of Three Speeds

Dear readers of this blog: You may have noticed a dearth of photos of my Raleigh Superbe over the past six months or so. The biggest reason for this was that when it came to a three speed in 2018, I mostly went with the Robin Hood path racer. This was because it was the […]

19 Dec 18
The Daily Randonneur

Today’s gift suggestion for the 12 Days of Randonneurmas is one that will appeal to the randonneur, bikepacker and tourer. Mary and I have used Carradice saddle bags for years, and they offer consistent quality and immense durability. Waxed cotton duck is wonderful stuff, but it doesn’t make a lightweight bag. Enter Swift Industries. They […]

06 Dec 18
Site Title

Week 1 Project brief and site visit In week one we kicked off with a project brief. this introduced us to the Muni arts centre and explained a little bit about the building. Briefly explaining how it has a grade two listing and the reasons behind its listing. Our next step was to make a […]

28 Nov 18
Bharat Book Bureau -Market Research Reports

Bharat Book Bureau Provides the Trending Market Research Report on “Global Pannier Market Study 2015-2025, by Segment (Nylon, Polyester, Cordura), by Market (Travel, Commuting, Commercial), by Company (Altura, Arkel, Axiom)” under Retail category. The report offers a collection of superior market research, market analysis, competitive intelligence and industry reports. The Global Pannier Market will reach xxx Million USD […]

12 Nov 18
Let's go and do fun stuff...

We HAD to do it! Yes, yes, every cycle-tourer does a kit list and we all think we’re special… SPOILER: they’re all preeeeeetty similar – although, did you see our 5 things you wouldn’t expect in our panniers? Anyway, here’s our list – there are a few bits that we may now ditch having done […]

11 Nov 18
you don't choose your family

As the world commemorates 100 years since the end of the First World War here is a list of brave men from my family and my wife’s family who fought in either WW1 or WW2. Some made the ultimate sacrifice and some survived and returned home but I’m sure their lives were forever haunted by […]

02 Nov 18

Turnings of the Years  33 Tales and Poems , including contributions by blog regulars Graham Watkins, Sally Spedding, David Thorpe, Kate Glanville, Phil Carradice, John Thompson, Colin Parsons and Will Macmillan Jones An eclectic collection of short stories and tales from Wales exploring the human condition, humorous tales, short stories with a twist and stories […]