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In need of Inspiration - see Mark Beaumont
Sunday, September 09, 2012      4 comments

Hi, I have let my eating habits and cycling slide in the last 2 months and need to get out of this rut. So after seeing Mark Beaumont in 'The Cycle Show' this week, last night I watched my recordings of Mark , both 'The man who cycled the W... Read more
Coastal Tour Failure
Saturday, July 21, 2012      7 comments

Hi, I'm back home having failed to complete my coastal tour. After a difficult start due to Illness I then encountered some horrendous weather. Gale force winds and heavy rain on a daily basis delayed my progress. However I int... Read more
Coastal tour 2
Sunday, May 20, 2012      2 comments

Thank you for the comments. A slow start, but that's not a problem, I've plenty of time. I have been ill and have had to stay in Bournemouth for a few days. I'm better now and will be on the move again tomorrow morning heading towards Swanage, L... Read more
Coastal tour
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday was a miserable day, continual rain and strong winds. I got wet riding to Reading railway station and soaked riding from Bournemouth station to Barton on Sea. The roads in this area are poor, the constant vibrations from the road ... Read more
Coastal Tour 2012
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      5 comments

After a few weeks delay I will eventually be starting my coastal tour. Although the weather is still poor at least the storms of recent weeks have subsided. I have decided to take the train from Reading to Bournemouth on Monday 14th May and then... Read more
e bay
Monday, March 12, 2012      6 comments

Hi, I recently bought an item on e bay described as a bicycle bottle cage mount which cost £ 11.50 for 2 plus £ 3.50 postage with a 5 to 7 day delivery time. I use standard bottle cages, the type fitted to millions of bikes throughout... Read more
New Phone
Friday, February 24, 2012      3 comments

Hi, My new phone is an HTC Cha Cha which I am using for this blog. I am expermenting to see if it is practicle to blog/post to internet sites using this phone. If it is I will use it instead of my netbook computer whilst on tour... Read more
Diabetes Injections
Thursday, January 05, 2012      5 comments

Today I had an appointment with the Diabetes Nurse at my Doctors Surgery to learn how to inject myself with diabetes medication. The product is called Victoza dispensed through a pen. This means that I do not have to take two of my other me... Read more
My Moulton TSR 30
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      6 comments

This is my Moulton Tsr 30 that I will be using on my tour in 2012. I have equiped it with Carradice, front panniers, handlebar bag and rear touring bag. I have also m... Read more
Buying again
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      1 comments

I've just ordered some more items for next years tour. A Freeloader solar charger with a cam caddy and supercharger. An emergency power supply for my camcorder that runs on AA batteries and a netbook computer that weighs only 1 kg (2.24 lbs). ... Read more
New Tent
Friday, August 26, 2011      3 comments

I've just bought a new tent for next years coastal tour. I'ts an MSR Hubba Hubba 2 person tent with a footprint and the gear shed extension. It weighs under 4 lbs with the extension and footprint weighing approx 1.5 lbs. I think that the ex... Read more
GPS & Camera
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      2 comments

My new GPS arrived today and I've had fun playing with it this afternoon. I took a long time deciding to buy a GPS. I've bought a Garmin Dakota 20 with Ordnance Survey maps covering the whole of Great Britain on an SD card. These are the best ma... Read more
A new bicycle
Sunday, May 29, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday I ordered a new bicycle, a Moulton TSR 30 plus racks, bags and other accessories. It was expensive, but quality costs. The bike will have a variety of uses but will be used mainly for touring. My current touring bike, a Hetchins was cu... Read more
Monday, May 09, 2011      3 comments

At the start of the year I had a fitness and weight loss plan and the best of intentions. But things did not go according to plan and that is my fault. I guess this happens to a lot of us. Throughout this period I kept logging onto Spark P... Read more
knee injury
Monday, March 14, 2011      1 comments

It's been several weeks since my last blog. My weight has been fluctuating up and down recently but this is not a problem. Due to a recurrence of an old knee injury I have been unable to cycle recently until today when I cycled to the supermarke... Read more

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