Mixte Feelings – When Your First Love Returns

Though it wasn't the first bike I was given, the first I really loved was a blue Raleigh Burner BMX, with yellow mag wheels and matching pad set. Coming of bicycling age in the midst of BMX's original heyday, most of my friends also had one. Those whose parents couldn't stretch to a revered Diamond… Continue reading Mixte Feelings – When Your First Love Returns

The Difference Between Travelling And Just Getting There

With cameras, for a long time I was looking for the perfect one camera that does everything. It doesn't exist. Since I've rediscovered cycling, the same hunting pattern has emerged. After purchasing an ebike to replace my car for commuting to work and most of my local trips - including photo shoots - I hoped… Continue reading The Difference Between Travelling And Just Getting There

Making The Mods That Make It Mine

As I'm sure you've found too, whether we're talking bikes or cameras, no single one is perfect in every aspect. Yes, some will come very close, with "imperfections" so minor that on a day to day basis they become all but invisible. But even then, a camera or bike that is close to perfect for… Continue reading Making The Mods That Make It Mine

The (Un)Importance Of Making 10,000 Photographs And Cycling 10,000 Miles

In recent years, 10,000 has been quoted by various sources as being some kind of magical number.  In Malcolm Gladwell's intriguing book Outliers, he gathers evidence to suggest that 10,000 hours of dedicated practice is the minimum one needs to begin to master their chosen craft, whatever that may be. Thomas Edison, inventor of the… Continue reading The (Un)Importance Of Making 10,000 Photographs And Cycling 10,000 Miles

The Kindness Of Strangers To A Cyclist In Need

Tonight I left work, unlocked the bike pod and thought my ebike felt even heavier than usual to wheel out. The reason was a completely flat rear tyre. My second in a fortnight. As I don't carry a puncture kit or tools, my only option was to walk home with the bike, a not too… Continue reading The Kindness Of Strangers To A Cyclist In Need