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Monthly Archives: April 2011

DIY Bike Build update

April 29, 2011 | 8:06 am

A quick update on how the bike build of the Marin is going. The short answer is ‘not very well’. I’ve transferred the bottom bracket from my hybrid, which proved quite easy. The next job was then forks and headset, … Continue reading


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You’ve got to have a goal!

April 24, 2011 | 8:32 am

I did my favourite loop this morning, and went really hard at it from the start, determined to set a good time. I have always hoped I could one day get this done in under an hour, and thought for … Continue reading


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Four 4 a Cure

April 23, 2011 | 2:20 pm

After last years fundraising for Diabetes UK on the London to Paris challenge, I am going to try and up the ante a little. So, instead of just one challenge, I am going to enter four. They are: – The … Continue reading


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Saturday mornings ride

April 16, 2011 | 11:46 am

Another beautiful morning, another great ride. Most of the lads are busy at the minute with work or childrens football committments, so I was Billy No Mates once again. That does has its advantages though, as I can choose my … Continue reading


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And so it begins…

April 14, 2011 | 7:53 pm

It all boils down to an equation, apparantly. I had heard that scientists one day hope to solve the equation of life, the universe and everything, by neatly summerising our whole existence in a string of numbers and letters. But … Continue reading


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The Marathon Man’s second coming

April 13, 2011 | 12:31 pm

You’ve all met Tim before.. Also known as the Marathon Man, Tim starred in this post, as my demon running coach! He ran the London Marathon in 2009 for The Red Cross. Often, running for a charity is the only … Continue reading


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Coast to Coast

April 10, 2011 | 9:40 pm

I haven’t signed on the dotted line just yet but I fully intend to do the Diabetes UK Coast to Coast cycle challenge this July. I was reading on the website of the organisers of this event that approx 25% … Continue reading


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Scenes from a Spring Ride

April 10, 2011 | 8:54 pm

My normal Saturday morning ride was extra special yesterday because of the weather. Billy No Mates as usual, but without needing to get back for a particular time, I headed off on a different route to see if I could … Continue reading


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Mutley is still Top Dog

April 3, 2011 | 1:29 pm

Just for all those who were concerned about Mutley, he is still going strong! Thank you for all your concerns and just as proof, here is extended footage of Sooty’s first weekend, including Mutley this time.


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Man’s best friend, and Sam’s too!

April 2, 2011 | 4:23 pm

The latest member of the Rowbotham family. Born on 6th January 2011 and rescued from the RSPCA at Bawtry this afternoon, everyone say hello and welcome to Sooty.


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