a year on bikes (post 3) march …

I know some people ride all year round whatever the weather conditions,  I make no apologies for not being  one of them, but now that  March has passed and April is here it’s certainly the time of year when my riding season starts, and I can’t wait. It’s always the time of year that for […]

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manchester bike show 2017 – part 3

This is my third and final post from this years Manchester Bike Show at Event City.  Click these links if you want to catch up on Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 pretty much had the words, Part 2 was very much a photographic focus on exhausts and this third and final post is […]

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manchester bike show 2017 – part 2

Its all about the exhausts … it seems the variety of bike exhausts are almost as plentiful as bikes themselves – they really do come in all shapes and sizes. Some seem to enhance the bike whilst other make me wonder what on earth the designers were thinking off (not withstanding the design restrictions and […]

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manchester bike show 2017, part 1 …

I went down to the Manchester Bike Show with my nephew yesterday at Event City which is located right next door to the Trafford Centre. The weather in Manchester on Saturday was just glorious and although I didn’t travel by bike, plenty did and they were able to make the most of what felt like […]

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you don’t always think about this stuff but …

I was asked recently to look at a product that essentially is an online storage/archiving facility for your own digital legacy. It’s called Vivala.me and it looks like a pretty neat and secure, online service for not only fully protecting all your digital information, but then actually managing it properly if the worst were to […]

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it’s another trip …

It’s seems only like yesterday when my time watching Manchester City was one of low (but realistic expectation). I had accepted that I would never see them win the Premier League and clung onto only the faintest of hopes of any sort of Cup success. Of course the world has changed a little since then, […]

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A year on bikes – post 2

Not only is February the month with the fewest days, its probably also the month with just about the least activity for me when it comes to the bikes. The weather is normally still a bit too cold and rubbishy to make getting one of the bikes out an attractive option and invariably there are […]

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Our Kids Eyes get set to benefit from Paul’s run …

I’ve already posted a couple of times about Paul’s planned Ultra Run in May. If you missed the earlier posts you can click on the links and read Part One here and Part Two here If you have read the previous posts then you will know that the Ultra run Paul will be doing is […]

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going for a run … part 2

A short while ago I innocently answered an email from Paul that he sent to check out what I was doing towards the back end of May. I replied promptly as I thought he might have been wanting to arrange some childcare for his two young children … it turned out it wasn’t childcare he […]

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