Archive for March 2010

March a puncture-free month!

I reported that I had 12 punctures in February. Aaargh!. I've had none in March, even though I've cycled more miles AND I'm riding the same tyres! As far as I know, none of my cycling companions has had one either, and they had at least 8 between them in February. This proves so-called chaos […]

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Ayamonte/Vila Real de Santo Antonio to Tavira by Back Roads

We bought a holiday apartment in Ayamonte about 3 years ago. Ayamonte is a lovely town on the Atlantic on the Spanish side of the River Guadiana, the Portuguese town on the other side being Vila Real de Santo Antonio. The cycling on the Portuguese side is much better but Portugal has a major problem […]

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Denmark cycle tour plan

Denmark tour map from Google Earth The route for our forthcoming cycle tour of Denmark is now complete. Last year, we arrived at the port of Esbjerg from Harwich with no accommodation booked nor a detailed route plan. There was always room on the Danish campsites as they tend to have a small area set […]

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Not much to say

It's not that I've not been riding my bikes, I have, but to be honest, I've no news to report! I thought I'd share this fact with you all. I've not been idle. My plans are still on track for my mammoth JOG to LE in May on my Raleigh Chopper, and anything I've had […]

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Mountain biking on the IoM – it's a girl thing too!

Today, the sun shone and although a tad chilly, was so much milder than of late. This week has been a reasonable one, and my eldest daughter thought that she would like to have a go at Mountain biking. In part this is to help her gain more fitness.

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Round the world cycling record

Midnight on 31st March 2010 marks yet another attempt on the record for cycling round the world, or circumnavigation to use the fancy word for it. This time it's Briton Alan Bate (left), a professional racing cyclist who's aiming for a time of just 99 days. The Guinness record of 195 days is held by […]

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Default afternoon cycle ride

To the North of where I live is some pleasant countryside on the fringe of the West Pennine Moors, but first I have to get past Winter Hill. I sometimes cycle over it but going down the other side requires a mountain bike so I normally take the roads round the West side. There's one […]

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Cycling Bliss

The great weather continues and this is to be my last post for a couple of weeks as I'm going to Andalusia where we have an apartment. The weather there is unusually wet. The usual suspects cycled up the hill to Waterfall and Goggin's Hill, west from Bishopstown and then dropped down the steep hill […]

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Cleaning a bicycle

If you ask ten different cyclists about the best way to clean a bicycle you'll get ten different answers. To some extent the cleaning regime depends on the type of bicycle and the type of dirt. My son rides a mountain bike with an alloy frame and it gets covered in mud and grass, whereas […]

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A quick ride to 1000ft

The sun was shining, my Mercian was clean and polished, and I fancied a quick ride. I debated whether I should at last wear shorts! In the sunshine, it was really lovely, but I was aware that the March breezes were quite chilly, so chickened out and climbed into my nice fleecy tights instead! I […]

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Garmin eTrex HCx cycle touring setup

The following setup is for using a handheld GPS unit as an aid to navigation on a multi-day cycle tour in Europe. There are different ways to navigate, and they differ fundamentally. Some are active, by which the GPS is 'thinking' as you travel, and others are passive, by which the GPS is only presenting […]

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Puncturesville, Arizona

You shouldn't wish your life away, but Feb. was not the month of my cycling life. I had EIGHT punctures in February, Mick had about 4 and Donie had 4. All of the punctures were tiny things apart from one of Donie's which was caused by Alzheimer's Disease of a Tyre Casing (ADTC) which ruptured. […]

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Nothing to do with cycling

Web hosting for CycleSeven.org has been moved to www.webfusion.co.uk from www.xcalibre.co.uk. All our web page addresses remain the same; we just have a different web host for our content – a better one probably.

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