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Transport For Slough – Bikes spotted at last

I seem to remember seeing something last year about Slough getting a bike hire scheme, similar too don’s Boris bikes, and wondering how this would work in a town where the movement of the workforce was based around a fairly traditional working day. Well, this morning I stumbled across one of the three (?) bike …

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Nike… Proper sports company or just another brand?

Over the years we all collect a variety of sports kit and, given that cycling involves such a broad need, I suspect that the majority of us don’t have a particularly structured approach to what we use. My son plays football and he needs good boots, decent trainers, a base layer and his team kit …

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My Cafe Roubaix t-shirt arrived

Last month the cycling world went crazy and forced Specialized to backdown over their attempts to stop a small bike shop in Canada using “Roubaix” in its name. As a show of some considerable solidarity with Cafe Roubaix lots of cyclists went online and bought t-shirts from the shop… and today mine has arrived. Since …

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Mombee kitchen secrets – Wiggo eats the butter

Wiggo is in disgrace again, not only has he scavenged parsnips from the leftovers dish, been caught carrying Yorkshire puddings upstairs and raided the breadbin overnight for malt loaf, but now he’s taken to stealing the butter. We wouldn’t mind so much, other than he’s a cat and cats in our experience restrict themselves to …

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Supporting Cafe Roubaix against Specialized

Cafe Roubaix is a little Canadian bike store that is being bullied by Specialised bike corporation over the use of the word “Roubaix” in their name. ‘Roubaix’ is a place in northern France where one of the iconic classic cycle races is held over muddy cobbled roads. It’s an insane concept, but is part of …

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First XC race – 4 hours of Merida Brass Monkeys

“That was a tough course!”… reassuringly that was from one of the race whippets as we both stood at the finish line at 13.30 yesterday. I was expecting a hard experience, but the course was unrelenting, with roots, spongy ground and little potholes pounding the bike (and me) throughout. The only bits of the course …

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A new background image that says it all!

A collage that symbolises much of the ‘Mombee’ spirit: Seville cityscape… probably Europe’s best city. Road and mountain bike wheels together – no tribes here. Nobby Nic – one tyre that does it all, a true Jack Of All Trades. Crossing the old M4 Servern Bridge with friends. That trusty Cannondale – a versatile thoroughbred. …

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The weight drops off… 86kg reached

Allowing for some error of margin with the scales at the work gym (thankyou Telefonica for that brilliant facility), today I reckon I hit the magical 86kg target. I’ve been around the 87kg mark for a few weeks, but a busy week meant less food (and less cups of sugary tea) last week, and a …