cripesyescycling

Nick here, cycling around the hills surrounding Bath UK. In a nice low gear, mostly.

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Posts tagged bike

Apr 20
Dedication to the cause

Dedication to the cause


Apr 19
Why we stopped at just the two children.

Why we stopped at just the two children.


Vintage French Ideal leather saddle with signature by legendary bicycle illustrator Daniel Rebour. Came across this on a customer’s bike in for service at Riley’s Cycles in Sherborne, Dorset. Would love to know the story.

Vintage French Ideal leather saddle with signature by legendary bicycle illustrator Daniel Rebour. Came across this on a customer’s bike in for service at Riley’s Cycles in Sherborne, Dorset. Would love to know the story.


Mar 27
Lizzie from Cyclelife in Weymouth is embarrassed I snapped her the day BEFORE the dog clipper #shopdogs

Lizzie from Cyclelife in Weymouth is embarrassed I snapped her the day BEFORE the dog clipper #shopdogs


Mar 23
Hand-stitched Water Buffalo Skin-covered fixie: http://velojoy.com/2014/03/19/pharrell-williams-bicycle/ HT @ridesabike

Hand-stitched Water Buffalo Skin-covered fixie: http://velojoy.com/2014/03/19/pharrell-williams-bicycle/ HT @ridesabike


Mar 22
It was peering at one of these (well, this and the Campagnolo components) in Ossie Hopkins’s bike shop window that first got me excited about cycling in the 1970s. There’s a perfectly restored example standing complete in Alltrax Cycles near Plymouth at the moment.

It was peering at one of these (well, this and the Campagnolo components) in Ossie Hopkins’s bike shop window that first got me excited about cycling in the 1970s. There’s a perfectly restored example standing complete in Alltrax Cycles near Plymouth at the moment.


Meet Albert the #shopdog at @southforkracing in Braunton, North Devon.

Like most dogs with a busy bike shop, Albert needs to keep an eye on his staff to make sure there is no slacking over tea and biscuits.

Meet Albert the #shopdog at @southforkracing in Braunton, North Devon.

Like most dogs with a busy bike shop, Albert needs to keep an eye on his staff to make sure there is no slacking over tea and biscuits.


Old bike parts repurposed as bathroom accoutrements: this one at TAV Cycles on the Isle of Wight

Old bike parts repurposed as bathroom accoutrements: this one at TAV Cycles on the Isle of Wight


Mar 21

Mar 11
What fun! It’s the London Tweed Run 17th May 2014 but you need to book a ticket from noon on 17th March. Looks like top chap Mark Fairhurst might have been behind the poster art. Details here: http://tweedrun.com/?page_id=1020

What fun! It’s the London Tweed Run 17th May 2014 but you need to book a ticket from noon on 17th March. Looks like top chap Mark Fairhurst might have been behind the poster art. Details here: http://tweedrun.com/?page_id=1020


Mar 8
Beautiful watercolour from ‘The River’ by Alessandro Sanna: thanks to a critique by the utterly-excellent Maria Popova on Brainpickings

Beautiful watercolour from ‘The River’ by Alessandro Sanna: thanks to a critique by the utterly-excellent Maria Popova on Brainpickings


I call this #dogswithbikeshops portrait ‘Handsome Harvey with Raleigh M-Trax’ (at Dialled In Bikes, Paignton)

I call this #dogswithbikeshops portrait ‘Handsome Harvey with Raleigh M-Trax’ (at Dialled In Bikes, Paignton)


Mar 4
I am in possession of the World’s Coolest Drinks Coaster for which I am unfeasibly grateful #youknowwhoyouare

I am in possession of the World’s Coolest Drinks Coaster for which I am unfeasibly grateful #youknowwhoyouare


Mar 2
VC Walcot Easyriders today was a 55km ‘Fathers & Sons’ Fest with Richard and son Jake, Basil (leading) with son Tom, John and son Morgan and yours truly with the boy Luke. Vicky centre stage here outside the gates of RAF Colerne played the headmistress role, keeping the boys encouraged when the weather took a turn for the ‘epic’ although the teenagers of course well used to playing rugby at school in all conditions took it all in their stride. According to Luke it was his favourite ride of the year so far.

VC Walcot Easyriders today was a 55km ‘Fathers & Sons’ Fest with Richard and son Jake, Basil (leading) with son Tom, John and son Morgan and yours truly with the boy Luke. Vicky centre stage here outside the gates of RAF Colerne played the headmistress role, keeping the boys encouraged when the weather took a turn for the ‘epic’ although the teenagers of course well used to playing rugby at school in all conditions took it all in their stride. According to Luke it was his favourite ride of the year so far.


Following up on last post about @rivbikes this great print by @velodave aka Dave Flitcroft is inspired by their Grant Petersen. Quite a fan club, it seems, although according to someone on twitter who obviously knows him, if it really was Grant the basket would be fully laden and there’d be “a frayed piece of cloth tape flapping in the wind :)”

Following up on last post about @rivbikes this great print by @velodave aka Dave Flitcroft is inspired by their Grant Petersen. Quite a fan club, it seems, although according to someone on twitter who obviously knows him, if it really was Grant the basket would be fully laden and there’d be “a frayed piece of cloth tape flapping in the wind :)”