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  • Re:Cyclists – 200 Years On Two Wheels

    To cheer me up after my marathon, my mother mailed me a copy of Re:Cyclists, a book about the history of cycling. It’s a reasonable length (320 pages, no pictures) and I devoured it in a couple of days. Most of the time, I was laughing.

  • A packed Sunday

    I didn’t sleep much last night – I took a long time to get to sleep, and then my alarm went off at 6 to tell me it was time to get up and go ride my bike. Of course, that woke up La Serpiente in the adjacent room, so then I had the difficult […]

  • 4 April, 2016 23:13

    Tonight we got the kids down earlier, starting their baths at seven, and, less some squawking complaints from La Serpiente when I wouldn’t acquiesce with her demands to stay next to her bed for an hour, they both went to sleep pretty quickly. That gave us time to watch an entire MotoGP race before, inspired […]

  • The Program

    This evening I went to see The Program, because there’s no better way to avoid jet lag than to sit in a darkened room, eschewing all natural light. (Although to be fair, if you’re going to take part in a fundamentally unsociable activity, what better time to do it than when separated from your family […]

  • The Breakaway

    It seems I must not go spinning in the evening. The previous time I did so, I was wrecked for a week. This time round, I couldn’t sleep until two in the morning. I tried getting up, sitting down, thinking calming thoughts, listening to the world’s most boring podcasts, but it wasn’t until I ate […]

  • The consequences of annoyance

    I was annoyed all yesterday that I’d missed the Parkrun by not being able to catch a taxi, so today I went out to see how long it would take to cycle from Chinatown to East Coast Park. The direct route would be along the freeway, but that’s probably as illegal as it is suicidal, […]

  • Spinning

    Today I went to for a spinning class. This is the second time ever I’ve gone to a spinning class (the first time was in 2000, at Club La Santa in Lanzarote while on a cycling holiday) and I was a little sore after yesterday’s session at the track. Spinning classes are fundamentally ludicrous […]

  • Some worries on my day off

    Today I had a day off, because my enlightened employer let me have it. (There are two days holiday for Chinese New Year in Singapore, but one of them fell on a Saturday this year, and depending on who you work for, that means you miss out on a day off – unlucky for some.) […]

  • Singapore Cyclocross

    Singapore Cyclocross

    (If you know what cyclocross is, you can skip this first bit and start here. If you don’t know what Singapore is, perhaps you should skip both bits.) Cyclocross Cyclocross is a type of bicycle racing invented by mad Belgians at around the turn of the 20th century. Most people enjoy riding bikes in the […]