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post Bike To Work Day

April 29th, 2008

Filed under: Cycling,Scotland — mat @ 11:15 am

I’ll keep it short today and let the picture speak the thousand words.

Headline One: Yesterday, inspired by our Saturday cycle in gorgeous, summery weather (and an ongoing oil crisis), I made my first journey to work by bicycle — a 20 mile roundtrip.

Headline Two: Yesterday the rain predicted all weekend finally appeared. Oh yes, and it was accompanied by hail.

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post OK, who are you and what have you done with Scotland?

April 27th, 2008

Filed under: Cycling,Rock Climbing,Scotland — mat @ 1:32 pm

The forecast was for rain (it usually is), but sun and heat have dominated the weekend, leading to bikes, hikes, picnics and climbing.

Yesterday was Emma’s birthday. We met Emma, masseuse and one-time Buddhist nun (whom I suspect, but cannot prove, fights crime by night with her Shaolin superpowers) while she and I were purchasing our rides at the Bike Station. We have since gone hiking in the Pentland Hills, but had yet to meet up for any actual cycling. That changed yesterday, as she invited us to join her friends for a birthday ride. (more…)

post A new spin

March 14th, 2008

Filed under: Cycling,San Francisco,Scotland — mat @ 5:36 pm

I often find the similarities between my two cities as charming as the differences. Last weekend, in the process of buying Orla a bike, we encountered a bit of both.

The Bike Station is a business/community organization so innately San Franciscan in character, it’s a little bit shocking to find it hidden among the ancient streets of Edinburgh. Every bicycle merchant may be presumed to want to put more butts on bikes, but these lads actually do something about it. (more…)

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