First there was the condom poncho. Now I bring you the Haemorrhoid bike seat. I just got this new seat for my bike. The fantastic bike shop let me try three different … Continue reading The Haemorrhoid bike seat
Wearing a bicycle helmet is not compulsory in the UK or anywhere else in Europe and I don’t wear one when I go cycling. I am also vehemently opposed to compulsory … Continue reading Bicycle helmet legislation and Hövding
I’m Busby the Bakfiets, Rachel’s bicycle. It was very cold last night and everything froze, including me: My mistress tried to ride me this morning but couldn’t. First she tried … Continue reading A guest post from Busby the bike
My family was pleased to see me when I arrived back home from Barcelona, but they weren’t ecstatic or anything and they seemed to have managed just fine without me. … Continue reading “Daddy can’t do anything”
It’s getting close to the shortest day of the year now and according to BBC weather, sunrise is at 8:36am and sunset at 3:26pm in Aberdeen. However it’s light at … Continue reading Enchantment on a bicycle
There aren’t very many off-road cycle paths in Aberdeen but there is one very good one: Deeside Way. It runs along an old train line from Duthie Park all the … Continue reading Newton Dee
Now here’s a really cool bicycle. It’s got three wheels, solar panels and shelter from the elements. It’s fairly pricey at $5,495 but you don’t have to pay for insurance, … Continue reading The velomobile: I want one!
I have injured my heel while running and so have had to abandon this activity for the past few days while I hobble around and hope it gets better soon. … Continue reading Running vs cycling
My last precious days in York are flying by. We have a crazy couple of weeks in store as we must now pack up six months of our lives and … Continue reading Falling in love with inanimate objects
What kind of crazy person goes swimming in the North Sea in winter? My sister-in-law, that’s who. Yesterday, we went to Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast, to join the … Continue reading Scarborough New Year’s Day Dip
I’ve just come back from picking Elizabeth up from nursery on my bicycle and now I want to have a whinge about the rain and wind. So here goes: I’m … Continue reading A whinge
He’s known in the school playground as the Terminator and here he is in my bakfiets. Be afraid, be very afraid.
Another day, another city, another sister. This time we’re in Geneva visiting Ben’s sister. I have never been all that fond of Geneva because it has somewhat of an exclusive … Continue reading Geneva
Last week the river Ouse looked very full. Yesterday I thought, wow, it’s even fuller. This morning it is double WOW! Here’s a photo of the river, taken from the … Continue reading River Ouse
We finally got around to venturing inside York Minster today with two small children in tow. Yes, it is beautiful and magnificent, but unlike other cathedrals we’ve been in, York … Continue reading York Minster with kids
I thought I’d conduct a poll (see below) to see what readers of my blog think about legislation to make helmets compulsory. One of the things I like about living … Continue reading Should helmets be compulsory?
A friend of mine shared this video with me which I found really interesting. It discusses the reasons why the Dutch have such brilliant cycling infrastructure today and you get … Continue reading How the Dutch got their cycle paths
Could this bike be the future of cycling? The levitating bike is an entry into the 2013 Hi-MACS annual design contest. It captures the energy from pedalling, stores it … Continue reading The future of cycling?
I want to ride my bike with my two-year-old sitting in her seat on the back. She loves it. I love it. I want to ride my bike to save … Continue reading I want to ride my bike…..