I love cycling, always have. No matter where I’ve lived, I’ve always had a bike. I’ve had them trashed in accidents, backed over them, had them stolen and tried my hand at repairing them.  They’re a way to meet people, discover new things about your neighborhood or town, an excellent form or travel, a way to stay fit and more. For my money, they are more than the sum of their parts. They’re a social and cultural phenomenom than can bring people together.

I’ve owned bikes from Repco, Apollo, Diamond Back, Claud Butler, Kona, Specialized, and Malvern Star, to name a few. Some I’ve loved, others I’ve loathed.

My daily ride is a VSF TX-400. A modern, fully kitted out trekking bike. It was a 50th birthday present to myself. My wife suggested a watch, but I don’t reckon you can get as much fun out of a watch as you can a bike, even if you do get the same mileage.

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