An old Colnago road bike? Dumped at the side of the road? Maybe, maybe not… It was covered in dirt, the tyres were old and cracked and flat, ancient Suntour ten-speed derailleur. Obviously stolen and dumped… but maybe stolen a long time ago! On closer inspection the mystery deepens; firstly, the Colnago stickers don’t look quite right, they’ve faded and aren’t square on the frame, it also seems to weigh a ton. Then I had a look for the serial number — it’s been filed or ground off. The paintwork looks badly applied, and running a thumbnail over it makes it flake off, revealing a metallic red underneath. Just what is it?
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Dog laws always for other dogs…・ 1 mins
An interesting event on the morning ride to work today… I rounded a corner, passed the two women walking along waving empty dog leads in the air, rounded the next corner and slid to a halt to avoid the dog that ran out of the bushes into my front wheel. “Move, you stupid dog” says I, not really expecting a reply. Then from across the river came the following — from a man with two dogs of his own, an anger problem, and probably a guilty conscience — “Get F[$#@$#%ed you F##]%Ging prick, go and F&*(##) off!.. [cont.]