I fear for the birds

Just last week I thought spring was on its way – the oystercatchers were back in the valley and cheeping incessantly as they do. The last 2 days have seen nearly 3 feet of snow dumped on us, and the landscape is eerily silent. I hope the birds are OK. There’s a crow family in

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The trials and tribulations of tubeless vs tubes, and the folly of lightweight carbon components

When I built the Cruzbike V20 in late 2017, I had the opportunity to build my ‘dream bike’. Starting with the naked V20 frameset, I researched and specced the entire bike to be as lightweight and high performance as possible within my budget. I was willing to spend a fair bit, so I went reasonably

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