a bike for all seasons


Any good experiment needs some statistics to make some sense of what’s going on. Since starting this experiment, I’ve been recording some facts about my cycling trips: where I rode, why, how far it was, how long I took and for a bit of fun, the maximum speed I rode (which at present is 45.2 km/hour! It was downhill with a tailwind – I had very little choice but to go fast… Read More

“I’m a fair weather rider” she said. The yoga class was over and people were collecting their shoes, shorts, keys and bags to leave. It was 7.30am and the humidity was high after some morning showers. β€œAre you on your bike today?” I heard someoneΒ ask. β€œNo, not with the rain this morning. I’m a fair weather rider”, came the reply . Perhaps it was my imagination but I sensed aΒ note of something… Read More

Well I feel relieved the project has started. The lead-up to it was coloured by growing anticipation about what would or could or might happen. Now, that it’s Day Two, I feel more at ease. I’m in it. It’s similar to when you stand on the shoreline looking at the cold water, working up the courage to dive in and anticipating the discomfort, the forfeiting of warmth. Then once you’re in the… Read More