Some of our friends got married recently, and their wedding car was a Bentley Mark VI. I’m no classic car buff but this vehicle was beautifully built, maintained, and polished, and well-worthy of a picture or two. Photographs taken on Frenchay Common, Bristol.Read more "Bentley Mark VI"
I don’t normally go in for this pop art style of photography, but when I saw this Beetle parked up, I couldn’t resist.Read more "Pop Art Beetle"
The result of an idle thought. Dear Top Gear, I’m trying to imagine how a car would handle if mounted on bicycle wheels. I wager that some sturdy mountain bike wheels would take the weight of a light car, and that it could probably be driven forward. I bet the spokes would disintegrate as soon […]Read more "A letter to Top Gear"
The other day I was knocked off my bike deliberately by an impatient driver. I was cycling along a stretch of road where there were no parked cars. I was probably doing around 20mph, which is a fairly typical speed for a city cyclist on a flat road. Ahead, there was a line of parked […]Read more "Impatient drivers"
My car was due its MOT and service today, so a couple of weeks ago I booked it into the a Ford dealership in north Bristol. Since then, there’s been a funny rattling sound from somewhere under the car. I guessed it might be the rear suspension or something like that. When I dropped the […]Read more "Three wheels on my wagon"
In response to questions such as “Will it blend?“ I am asking “Is it stronger than a Ford Mondeo?”. This morning, I turned my head too fast and my cycling glasses flew off my nose and landed in the road. A Mondeo came along and crushed them, So the answer is no – cycling glasses […]Read more "Is it stronger than a Ford Mondeo?"
Today I replaced the sidelights in my car with white LEDs. I was annoyed by the very yellow tinge of the traditional 501 (aka W5W) bulbs. The new LEDs produce a very narrow beam and don’t illuminate the reflector as the bulbs used to. I like it. I promise to upload more photos in a […]Read more "LED sidelights"