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Goonhavern Intermediate 16 Oct 2016

This particular ride presented a mildly different challenge from the usual, the distance to Goonhavern by a more or less direct route from Truro amounts to only something in the region of 9 miles, so some added pizazz was required. As the ride was planned to be, by Cornish standards at least,  “mostly flat”, the […]

Bolingey Intermediate 9th Oct 2016

Due to the paucity of available routes out of Truro, the ride departed via the cobbles along Pydar Street up Kenwyn Road, with a swift, but not unexpected right turn down and along into the Idless Valley. For a change the going was dry and relatively mud free, except in the obligatory assault course sections, […]

Renovating a Dawes Galaxy

Early this year I decided to give my 27-year-old Super Galaxy a few more years of touring life. I had been only using it for the odd shopping trip recently; the brakes were poor, the gears slipped, the wheels and tyres were mismatched and the frame was somewhat rusty and sad-looking. First stage: take it […]