The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

July 28th, 2009

Give me money!

Well, technically the MS Society of Canada. I’m doing a sponsored bike ride* in a couple of weekends’ time and it would be great if you could sponsor me to the tune of a few dollars! * In case you think that sounds entirely too much like fun — a not unreasonable charge, given how […]

July 14th, 2009

Le cheval de fer, part deux

To recap from last time, I had a pair of dimensionally-challenged handlebars which my brakes would not fit. It was time for radical measures. It was time to spent some money on a set of real bullhorns, given that my penny-pinching DIY approach had been found wanting in more or less all possible ways. This […]

July 5th, 2009

Le cheval de fer

So, as I mentioned before, I now proudly rock an old school steel-framed Peugeot road bike, complete with skinny tyres and comically incapable brakes. And while it is now a sleek single-speed machine suitable for silent running and blissfully maintenance free cycling, ’twas not always thus. My plan, after buying it, had been simple: ‘chop […]