Mississippi to Texas

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Squally Journey

I awoke in the dark early hours unable to view the ‘sea view’ from the hotel window. When daylight finally arrived Mississippi was dull and dreary and the palm trees along the beach front were bowing in the wind. Surprisingly it was warmer outside than it was inside the hotel room. We decided to give [...]

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M-i-Crooked Letter-Crooked Letter-i-Crooked Letter-Crooked Letter….

Leaving Thomasville behind it was a shortish drive to Tallahassee, Florida where B & I parked up, got changed and unloaded the bikes in order to take an impromptu ride down a disused railway to the coast. After taking a wrong turn to find the connection of one rail line with another we ended up [...]

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Road Trip

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Thanksgiving

Well the road trip has begun with a 5 hour drive in B&K’s suped up VW GTI down to Thomasville, GA near the Florida state line. B&K were on their way down to Florida for the holiday and since B will be picking me up on the way back to continue our trip it seemed [...]

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Not A Bad Season

I returned from the bike club ride this morning to an email from my running club asking me to attend an awards evening next week. Apparently there is a nice shiny trophy with my name engraved on it awaiting my return for winning the 35+ Vet Category Time Trial Club Championships this summer!  It hadn’t [...]

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Wistful Thinking

The problem with trying to do long fast rides with a group of Cat 1 & 2 road racers is that inevitably the next day you will fail to walk. Ok, they didn’t hammer me that bad but what did was the combo of that ride on top of a serious session of squats, lunges [...]

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Sammy

When I  moved to the states in ’92 I took my parrot, a Chattering Lory named Bob with me. He endured quarantine in Miami Florida and was in one of the few buildings that didn’t get blown away by Hurricane Andrew.  Bob was about 5 years old when he died suddenly of what turned out [...]

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Knackered – With a capital N

Met the guys at the cafe this morning and sucked down a coffee before heading off on the bikes. It was a bright sunny start to the day, although brisk enough at first to warrant arm warmers and two layers on top. After an hour the temp had jumped from a single digit to a [...]

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Trials

Watch This! (link will open a new browser window) A fitting video for me to post since I’ve been going through some ‘trials’ of my own recently – albeit not the biking kind. I spent many entertaining hours over the years watching an Ex perfecting his bike trials moves. I’d stand there shouting ideas and [...]

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