Archive for the 'Cycling' Category

LED Light Tube Bicycle Light

January 17, 2012

Light Tube Bike Light

Quick creation for my bike. Light tube from Poundland, and a torch mount for rifle barrels from eBay.

I am really impressed by what a great bike light it makes. Cost around £3.50, and much brighter than most LED rear lights.

I keep a small Knog light on my bike however, just in case. It was from Poundland after all!

Music that makes you go faster!

May 30, 2011

Yesterday I managed to knock 20 minutes off a 1.5 hour bike route I ride regularly on Cannock Chase.

The only difference was the new Track listing on my MP3 player, mainly very loud music that I wouldn’t listen to in polite company.

So in the spirit of sharing, I list the music that should now be banned, along with cheese and crisp sandwiches and hobnobs as my own personal performance enhancing drug.

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A quick interlude

January 17, 2011

My bi-yearly blog entry is as ever random, however I have been working on something longer. All about my experiences using Calibre, Linux and a Kindle for all my e-book reader needs. Spoiler, its pretty awesome.

In the interim, here’s a picture of the top tube of my single-speed road bike.

I am mostly ….

May 16, 2009

Working in various UK libraries, riding my bike to wherever those places may be located, and glaring in a bemused manner at my bafflingly slow GPRS mobile internet connection. It feels a bit odd to be so out of touch.

But at long last, the sun came out.


Berlin Fahrräder – A Photo Essay 2

September 18, 2007
Berlin Cycle Path

Berlin Cycle Path

Berlin is without a doubt the most unique cycling town outside Amsterdam, due to a combination of large ex soviet style roads and a general down to earth attitude to travel means only one thing. Berliners love to bike, and naturally love their bikes. Possibly the worse thing you can do here is steal someones bike, Its so personal. This has created somewhat of a special breed of bike, the ‘Berlin Bike’. Almost like a fashion statement your Berlin Bike is as important as your ironic T-Shirt and what shoes you wear! Read the rest of this entry »

Critical Mass October

October 8, 2006

Critical Mass

Another Birmingham Critical Mass on Friday, and although it was the first wet and soggy day of the classic UK ‘Wear a wetsuit’ season it was an excellent ride.

Next month will be a Light/Diwali themed ride, so dig out those battery powered string lights. If you have blue neons and a bright yellow jacket as well, well no harm done. Photos are in the Gallery, and see you all next month!

1st Friday of the Month, St Philip’s Cathedral 5.30 PM.

Critical Mass

September 2, 2006

Critical Mass Wall SprayWant to cycle round the mean(ish) streets of Birmingham for a few hours and meet some great people?

Birmingham Critical Mass is the place to be!

Come riding anything that moves, and more visible the better. That means if you have those dayglo lycra tights and have been putting off wearing them because of a simple thing , like say common decency; throw caution to the wind, hop on your 3 wheeled bright pink recumbent with spokey dokeys and a pirate flag and pedal down to St Philip’s Cathedral in Birmingham on the first friday of every month.

Roller-blades, skateboards and strange things with wheels you found in the garage are all very welcome.

1st Friday of the Month, St Philip’s Cathedral 5.30 PM.


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