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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

In praise of Brooks ...

Brooks England is an English company that has been manufacturing high quality leather bicycle saddles, and other accessories, since 1866. I was given this Trouser Strap for Christmas this year, and today, while sitting in the sun on a park bench, I was reminded how good their products are. 208 more words


Swing and a Miss at a Disc Trucker

I began the day by riding a couple of miles to the stone bridge on the George Washington Memorial Parkway to watch the annual 10 mile road race. 375 more words


Something old, Something new.

After riding the Fargo for almost a year stock, I feel that it is time to start making some changes. Nothing drastic or sweeping at this point, but changes will start happening slowly. 58 more words