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Scotland: On the edge of winter.

First week in May: Some decisions are easy. I woke next morning to the wind howling around the tent. It was blowing directly from the direction in which I would be travelling. Given that my fitness was not where I wanted it to be, I made a snap de...

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Scotland 2018: beginnings.

It’s perhaps one of the hardest things to do in life, writing about an incredibly positive experience whilst sitting in the shadow of a tragedy. Just over a two weeks ago, we lost Morgan Taborn, Michele’s son, to as yet unknown causes. This has ha...

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Preparations.

I haven’t blogged for two whole weeks. There hasn’t been anything sinister going on. I just accidentally left my laptop up in Barnstaple last time I was there. I have been amazed just how much more time I seem to have when I don’t have the choice ...

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Ready, steady……………..

It’s only six weeks now until I go to Scotland with Kermit. That isn’t a long time to get fit and sort out the things I need to do prior to leaving. I must say that this year, I feel more positive and healthier than I did last spring. This fluctua...

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Adventure time.

A slight pang of jealousy crossed my heart this morning. Watching somebody set out on something you have done yourself can have that effect. I put it down to knowing the route, the seemingly endless days of nothing to do but pedalling, the freedom...

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Moving forwards, slowly.

It’s Saturday morning in West Devon. Hatherleigh, the town where I live, is as quiet as a church mouse. I’ve walked to Cornwall Farmers shop and purchased some screws and a drill bit in preparation for my assault on Michele’s loose floorboards. It...

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Graeme’s Great British Trike ride 2017.

  To parody an old advert for lawn mowers, why Flymo when you can slowmo? In life do we really want to rush headlong through every day, so fast that the only thing that matters is how much we cram into it? Another TV advert states ‘it’s obvio...

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Being patient.

It has been one of those weeks here in Devon. For a start, the spring weather we all hoped was here to stay has left for foreign climes, leaving us basking in Atlantic lows and the rain they bring. That is basking in the sense of sharks, not sunsh...

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Law of Sod

It’s that time of the year again, time to re-grease bearings, replace worn cables and parts and shine up your bike for whatever it is you are planning for 2017. I am one of those weird people that enjoy all this. Giving Kermit the love and attenti...

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Just another week

It has been quite a week here in Devon. A week without cycling, yes, you did hear that right. A week with lots of health appointments and miserable weather. What it meant for me was two-fold. Firstly, I had to drive far more than I would wish to a...