Monthly Archives: January 2012

A long day in the saddle….

Yesterday was a good day. During the daylight hours I rode with Mark and Stu from Bala Watersports, around some of the trails at Coed y Brenin that they were less familiar with. At various points during the ride we’d … Continue reading

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Wheelism Advanced Bike Maintenance – Day 2

Yesterday was all about the bits that create movement – wheels and chains. Today was about the bits that help to control that movement, so we’re talking gears, steering, and brakes. Oh, and bottom brackets of course… First up, gears … Continue reading

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Advanced Bike Maintenance – Day 1

I had a busy day today running Day 1 of our Advanced Bike Maintenance Course for the guys at Bala Adventure and Watersports. Mark and Stu got their hands dirty getting to grips with wheels – from removing the tyres … Continue reading

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Muck spreader.

So, I cried all the way to work this morning and, by the time I arrived, the tears were frozen to my face. That’s the last time I commute in January without glasses! On the plus side, I managed to … Continue reading

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Tinker time. Ride time.

Okay, so in a previous post I said that my new bike had arrived and posted a picture of said bike. Well, for the purposes of accuracy and honesty, I should point out the bike in the picture wasn’t actually … Continue reading

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Ark at that wind!

If this weather keeps up I’m fitting a mast and sails to the bike. I figure it’ll be a nice addition to the hull I fitted last week.

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