In an attempt to make a short story long, a scene setter journey back into 1991 is required first. Whether you were old enough to remember 1991 or if you arrived on the planet after, here’s a summary; The Gulf War kicked off, the dissolution of the Soviet Union took
The e-bridge between motorcycle-land and cycling-land, and with a soundtrack.
All of the two wheeled objects in the picture above have a number of things in common. Firstly, all of them have the primary capability to take on various levels of off-road fun, as well as being used on tarmac. Some of them are quite specialised. Some of them are
The Freeride’s first ride, and born again. Scarborough to Whitby & off road.
Before you read on, it is advisable and preferable to get the context to this story by reading ‘The iconic Christmas build etc etc’ story first, then the jigsaw pieces will slowly fall into place. Hopefully. As a scene setter, this story takes place on the day after the build
An iconic bike build for Christmas & accompanying ‘Super’ themed music track list.
Firstly, here’s my definition of the word iconic: Something just like, or is, a Cannondale Super V. Ha! So now we have that out of the way, lets get on with this challenge, which is; to get this kit of bike parts built in the space of a Friday night,
Cannondale. The inspirational bicycle company.
Regardless of whether you have, or have not had a Cannondale bicycle, here’s my view, personal connection with the company, and an introduction to the Cannondales in my life. But first…… I know it’s a story many-times-told, but having the name of the company coming from their first business home,
My boss broke her elbow skiing in the early, unstable-snow part of the ski season. That’s cool! Having a boss who will aim high and ‘wear the plaster cast of failure’ is ‘leading by example’ in my books. Of course, I’ve been there and done that. My broken bones to
I’ll never be good enough to pay the mortgage with my time trialling results, but that’s not the point is it?…..
Its 17:45, I look across the production lines over to my mate and then gesture with my head and eyes towards the door “let’s go”. We change out of our work kit and both briskly walk down the roadway between the two big production plants to our cars in the
3 boys, 3 Bicycles, a Castle and a great Mountain in Wales
Three boys (?) aged between 30 and 35 leave the Welsh glacial lake of Tal-y-llyn and head off down a small winding road, which is just wide enough for 1.3 cars in width. This means that there are several, marked passing places for oncoming cars to pass each other. These
Back in the early 1990’s, ’Spoke Tailor’ was the title of an article about the great fashion designer, Paul Smith, and which appeared in one of the Sunday paper colour-section-magazines. Whilst the article gave a chronological cycling tour of Mr Smith, it focussed on his latest, new bike. It was