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When the writer complained about discomfort during longer cycle journeys she was told to get a Brooks saddle. That solved the problem.

A search revealed that Brook’s founder, John Boultbee Brooks, was the son of a Victorian leatherworker who sold horse tack. 336 more words


Nice Day for an Aborted Ride

I decided to work from home today. I made the decision a week ago. The weather was perfect. Shorts and t-shirts in early March. Enjoy climate change while you can because its’ gonna suck when all those tropical diseases work their way north. 229 more words


He was a Christmas present | 5 Day Story Challenge

He was a Christmas present.

A surprise gift from my partner 25 years ago. A hand-made, rigid mountain bike. Perfect for exploring the local lanes with my 2 young sons. 717 more words


Made to Last vs. Best Before: Long-lasting Objects vs. Planned Obsolescence

Two different perspectives came across the desk of your correspondent in the past few weeks. One, an article from Scenario Magazine titled “Made to Last: Heirloom Goods” made the case for products made to last as long as we live and in some cases to outlive the original owner, objects that we would maintain and update for many years. 1,213 more words


The cycling lady (of a certain age) and her touring gear

I’ve drooled over lots of bike blogs, many of which are written by inspiring people much younger than myself who head off to ride from one end of America to the other with just a toothbrush and a head cam for company. 932 more words

Cycle Touring