If you read my blog, you’ll have seen my recent review of my RSP Asteri 2 bike lights. I talked about making a bottle battery, and now I have. Unfortunately I forgot to take photos after the first couple of steps but never mind. What you’ll need I used the following parts, but you can […]Read more "Building a bottle battery"
Over the years I’ve had a number of cycle computers. Most have been Cat Eye, although some haven’t. It’s clear to me that Cat Eye make the best cycle computers – both in ease of use and in build quality (which is rather important when it will be subjected to rain, sun, vibration, heat and […]Read more "Review: Cat Eye Strada Cadence"
Today my new bike lights arrived – a pair of RSP Asteri 2 LED lights. The manufacturer’s website has hardly any details and reviews of these lights are scarce, so it is practically my duty to write this review, for the benefit of anyone else who is considering buying them. Also note that the pictures […]Read more "Review: RSP Asteri 2 LED bike lights"
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?"
On the 4th October I am taking part in a cycle ride from Bristol to Bath (and back!) with my family and Hana, to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. We would really appreciate it if you could sponsor us via my JustGiving page so we can reach our fundraising target. Thanks!Read more "Raising money for Marie Curie"
Recently I went on a Baltic cruise for a fortnight with my family. The ship boasted a fully-equipped gym so I decided to have a go. I cycle almost daily, for commuting and for exercise so I have no concerns about my general fitness. But I thought I may as well have a go at […]Read more "Heart rate monitor"
This evening, on my way home from work, I was knocked off my bike by a careless pedestrian. Again. A family of 5 or 6 people walked out into the road without looking. I hit the brakes immediately and shouted to get their attention – cycling around Bristol this is practically an everyday occurrence for […]Read more "Darwin Award"
This week I’ve been reading Lance Armstrong‘s autobiography – It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life. Yes, I know it was published in 2000. You’d think that a cycling fan such as myself would have read it by now, but I never got round to it. However, I can strongly recommend the […]Read more "It’s not about the bike"
When I first started using the Bristol – Bath cycle path I was frustrated by the lack of decent maps. Most of the ones I’ve come across that show the exits of the bike path are schematics, like maps of the London tube. It can be pretty hard to figure out how that ties into […]Read more "Map of the Bristol – Bath cycle path"
They say carbon monoxide is the silent killer. I disagree. I say Bristol’s hardened urban cyclists are the silent killers. I am one of these cyclists, and I’ve had a couple of spills over the last few years. But last week I was walking through the University part of the city and I noticed several […]Read more "Silent killer"