A Brief History Of (In)Dependence

The restrictions imposed due to the current Covid-19 pandemic have meant my need for a car (mostly to transport children to different activities) has all but disappeared. So rather than continue to pay for tax and insurance I've decided to take it off the road and see how we get on with just one family… Continue reading A Brief History Of (In)Dependence

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 Most Powerful Question To Ask Yourself Before You Buy Your Next Camera Or Bike

Many of us are caught in the cycle of buying "just one more" camera or bicycle, insisting to ourselves (as everyone else has long since got bored of the same old broken record and stopped listening) that this will finally be the dream machine, the one we'll settle on for good. But there is no… Continue reading The Most Powerful Question To Ask Yourself Before You Buy Your Next Camera Or Bike

The Triple Temptation Of Vintage

Over the last few years I've known the allure of vintage cameras and lenses all too well. I've realised this perennial appeal broadly falls within one of three categories, or eras. Pondering further still, I believe the same three can be applied to bicycles too, and no doubt to other objects you may be interested… Continue reading The Triple Temptation Of Vintage