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Video review – Wera tools – Kraftform and Zyklop ratchet

First Timer A Video review, my first in fact. A difficult thing for an introvert to make but I managed to get through it and am pleased (enough) with the results.  This is not a sponsored post, Wera has no idea about it and both of the tools are my own, purchased with my own money to make my life …

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Throwback – Race Report – Shawka MTB Orienteering

  Call Log; Dan “Hey, do you want to race, it’s orienteering but on an MTB in Shawka, Ras al Khaimah” Myself “yeah that sounds great” Dan “1.5 hours or 3 hours race?” Myself “All or nothing, 3!”   This conversation led me to my first experience of an event whose format is new to the UAE.  The MTBO is …

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How to – Display your cycling medals

Medal winning is great, competing is also great. I have never experienced being the number one in a cycling event but I still look back at those events with a great fondness. I want to celebrate those moments. Each ribbon and medal remind me of a specific race and of the individuals who I spent time with in training for the …

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Cycle commuting #2 – Frame bag

By using the term frame bag I am referring to any luggage that attaches to a part of your bike using straps. I.e. Not panniers. The sheer amount of different frame bags available is a testament to their usefulness and versatility.  Every conceivable empty space between, above, below, in front of and behind, has been catered for. The current trend …

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Review – Skotti USA – Filter scarf / pollution mask

Skotti USA – Filter scarf/ pollution mask Cycling to work is one of my great pleasures, I find myself seeing the natural beauty of even the dampest, coldest, days as I pass lines of exasperated, stationary drivers. Arriving at work early, feeling attentive and enthused; having caused no ill effect to the planet in my daily journey I revel at …

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The Bicycle shelf – How to

The bicycle shelf – how to. Storing a bike in the house is always a sore subject. Family members who have not yet accepted that the bike is as much a member of the family as they are, do not understand the need to provide room and board to an inanimate object. Naming your bike can help blur these lines …

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JG Pro Star Mini-Pump

If you have ever walked home pushing your bicycle and mumbling profanities under your breath, then you know that carrying a mini pump is a cycling necessity. This product may go unused for years on end, sitting dormant, awaiting its chance to save the day. The JG Pro star mini bicycle pump does away with the gadgetry and gimmicks of …

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Sand

Sand and the middle eastern cyclists who live with it. A look back at my first published article.