Monthly Archives: May 2013

Any charitable donations welcome

Hi, A number of people have been asking if I’m doing this attempt for charity (or just for a laugh)? Well the answer is a charity to help support people like my cousin Mark Taylor who was diagnosed with Motor … Continue reading

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53 miles and free wedding party CAKE

C2C is drawing closer so training is a must – we have 135 miles to cover and some big hills on the way. This week’s ride would be up the Tyne Valley to the historic market town of Hexham passing … Continue reading

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56.15 miles. Mostly off-road and hilly. Dramatic rear wheel blowout and a Red Kite soaring

I’m out for breaking my own records these days for mileage!! After last Sunday’s 48 miles on the flat but with short cranks I was pleased to take delivery of my new front chainring and cranks so instead of 145mm … Continue reading

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The test ride following the gear strip down – and crash into a drunk :-(

Well this is the time to see if the strip down of the rear hub was worth it or whether I’d still have issues. Saturday was a fantastic day, sunny, warm and windless, alas I couldn’t ride until the Sunday … Continue reading

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All the gear trouble calls for desperate measures – strip down Sturmey Archer AW hub

After last week’s ride and all the troubles I’d suffered of the chain being thrown every time I freewheeled I was determined to try and¬†isolate/eradicate ¬†the issue!! The Chopper has never freewheeled very well (lucky if it turned one full … Continue reading

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