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Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Touch of Frost

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November 30, 2012
A Touch of Frost

A brisk minus-2C when I went out the door this morning at a half past four, with a big creamy moon floating high in the sky and a sharp tang of incipient frost in the air. It hadn’t formed yet though – that was something I was privileged to watch take place over the...
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A Not So Lonely Night

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November 28, 2012
A Not So Lonely Night

Maybe it’s the phase of the moon, but geez, they were all out this morning – the idlers, the loiterers, the hoodies hanging around deserted bus shelters or lighting cigarettes in doorways, parodies of themselves, really, but nevertheless just the crowd you really don’t want to attract when you are contemplating setting up some...
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Once Upon A Time

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November 26, 2012
Once Upon A Time

A few years ago now – actually it was more than a few; it was the summer of 2000 – I set off on a rather whimsical journey to Istanbul. It was something I had been daydreaming of doing for ages, since I was a kid, really. I’d always loved the idea that the...
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A Sweet Simple Beauty

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November 24, 2012
A Sweet Simple Beauty

I went for a spin this morning on the Elgar – my own name for the one-off bespoke randonneur built for me by Mark Reilly at Enigma – and once again I was struck by just how well this bicycle fits me, and what a remarkable difference a truly perfect fit on a bicycle...
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On Running Reds

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November 23, 2012
On Running Reds

I like to think of myself as a fairly law-abiding citizen on my bicycle, although I must admit that when I am heading out of town at 4:30am I have been known to shoot through the deserted intersection at the bottom of our hill against the light. I just cannot see the point of...
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The Right and Wrong Kinds of Hill

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November 22, 2012
The Right and Wrong Kinds of Hill

There are two ways I can close out my loops on my long morning rides out to Pevensey and points west, and both of them involve my climbing a fairly steep hill towards the end of the ride. Given that I am presented with a choice it might seem a little odd that virtually...
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A Crescent Moon

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November 20, 2012
A Crescent Moon

Nothing appeals to me more on my lamp-lit rides, or suggests ‘late night’ or ‘after hours’ or ‘early getaway’ quite so eloquently as the spectacle of a crescent moon hanging low in the sky. Of all the phases of the moon, this is my favourite, the slimmer and sharper and pointier the crescent, the...
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The Squeaky Drivetrain (Finally) Gets The Oil

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November 19, 2012
The Squeaky Drivetrain (Finally) Gets The Oil

This morning at long last I finally took the time, post ride, to give the chain on my bicycle the thorough cleaning and re-oiling that it deserves and should have had quite some time, and many, many miles ago. With the mornings being so dark lately, and my rides so early, and there being...
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Autumn Leaves II

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November 18, 2012
Autumn Leaves II

As though to make a liar out of me for my post the other day about the generally dull (by New England standards) run of autumn colours here in Olde England the trees in the Alexandra Park intensified their hues considerably this week and, helped along by a beautifully clear dawn sky, and champagne...
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Attractive Nuisance

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November 16, 2012
Attractive Nuisance

So much for my good intentions. I slipped out the door this morning at half past four fully intending to ride to Wartling and back non-stop – a thirty-three mile round-trip the way I do it. What with battling a cold and pausing to do my on-the-road photography for this blog, my mileage has...
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