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Product demo – KOM cycling – Garmin edge bike mount

Today’s post is a sponsored video demo of a Garmin bike mount. Videos like this are a lot of work and I can’t stand watching myself once they are completed, but they are a lot of fun to make.  The product is available in the US only, Via Amazon or via the CyclingKOM website. Use this link to buy and Amazon …

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Thursday thoughts – Sharing the road – Halfords

Sharing the Road report 2017 by Halfords In a previous Thursday thoughts post, (found here)  I talked about the likelihood that high profile court cases, dockless bike share, and electric bikes would lead to legislation regarding the registration of bicycles. Well thanks to Halfords, this prediction is one step closer to a reality. Read the report. This week Halfords published their Sharing …

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Cycle commuting #3 – pannier

Cycle commuting #3 – Pannier Bags Unbelievable Baggage After looking into the use of backpacks and frame mounted bags in previous episodes of this series,( which can be found here, and here) it’s time to get serious. Panniers are widely understood to be the best way to carry items on a bicycle, used by world tourers and occasional commuters alike …

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Video review – Wera tools – Kraftform and Zyklop ratchet

First Timer A Video review, my first in fact. A difficult thing for an introvert to make but I managed to get through it and am pleased (enough) with the results.  This is not a sponsored post, Wera has no idea about it and both of the tools are my own, purchased with my own money to make my life …

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Throwback – Race Report – Shawka MTB Orienteering

  Call Log; Dan “Hey, do you want to race, it’s orienteering but on an MTB in Shawka, Ras al Khaimah” Myself “yeah that sounds great” Dan “1.5 hours or 3 hours race?” Myself “All or nothing, 3!”   This conversation led me to my first experience of an event whose format is new to the UAE.  The MTBO is …

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How to – Display your cycling medals

Medal winning is great, competing is also great. I have never experienced being the number one in a cycling event but I still look back at those events with a great fondness. I want to celebrate those moments. Each ribbon and medal remind me of a specific race and of the individuals who I spent time with in training for the …

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Cycle commuting #2 – Frame bag

By using the term frame bag I am referring to any luggage that attaches to a part of your bike using straps. I.e. Not panniers. The sheer amount of different frame bags available is a testament to their usefulness and versatility.  Every conceivable empty space between, above, below, in front of and behind, has been catered for. The current trend …