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Kingdom of rain

This video takes a journey homewards after work – I pick it up in Walsall Road, Darlaston, and travel through James Bridge, Alumwell and join the New Ring Road at the Rollingmill Street junction.
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Crossing the city

I thought it was about time for some more ride videos – I know many readers enjoy these, and a lot of the bicycle-curious wonder about cycling the canals in Birmingham city centre.
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Why when it rains?

I’ve long ago noticed that the general standard of road use falls when it rains. This was all filmed on last night’s ride home from Walsall. The white courier type van at the beginning was marked ‘Internal Mail Only’, and … Continue reading

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From one end to the other…

Here’s another ride video of Walsall Wood and Brownhills for the expats, exiles and vicarious cyclists, but especially Trevor in Australia. Hope all is going well, old chap, and that the treatment isn’t knocking you about too much. We’re all thinking of … Continue reading

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Urgent – please help to save a life

This is an appeal on behalf of a fellow cyclist, who tragically appears to have a very short life expectancy. I am very concerned for his welfare. If he continues in the vein he’s going, he’s not going to last … Continue reading

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The remains of the day

Another ride video for the exiles in far away parts. The sunset last night was amazing, and to be out around Stonnall in it was just magical. This is a journey down Main Street, up through Thornes, Gravelley Lane to … Continue reading

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Cycling up The Wood

Yesterday (Saturday, 1st September 2012) was a nice day, particularly in the late afternoon. I’ve just got a copy of Final Cut for editing videos, and was keen to have a play, so I thought I’d turn out another ride … Continue reading

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Shire Oak to Chasewater in 4 minutes 27 seconds

Former Brownhills resident Porktora, now living in San Antonio, Texas where he works as a graphics designer, sometimes misses his hometown. Last weekend, when I posted some ride video, he commented how good it was to see the short canal … Continue reading

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Up hill and down dale

There have been some requests recently for more of my cycling videos. I’m not quite sure why folks seem to like them so much, but there’s definitely an interest in the places I ride. So this year, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Rush hour on the Birmingham & Fazeley

I was going to post this on my 365daysofbiking Tumblr journal, but I posted plenty for yesterday’s Birmingham canal ride already. Way back last August, I posted a video of a journey from Old Turn Junction (by the ICC) to … Continue reading

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What the hell?

Scenes from a cycling life, part 937b. I feature this here because it’s still making me scratch my head. Friday, 27th January 2012. Spring Cottage junction in Shelfield. I’m turning right, and the wagon coming the other way is turning … Continue reading

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Please take care when pulling out, eh?

Thought I’d share this one – not as dangerous as it looks, but an act of remarkable stupidity. The Station Street/Walsall Road Junction, on the Darlaston/Pleck Border at James Bridge, 5:45pm, Tuesday 10th January 2011. I had suspected the driver … Continue reading

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Anyone know anything about these Cannock Chase offroaders?

Abraham’s Valley, Cannock Chase. 3:50pm, Saturday, 7th January 2012. I’m sure there must be a perfectly innocent explanation for this. Two vehicles, driving off-road, up Abraham’s Valley on the Chase toward Rifle Range Corner. I have never, ever seen private vehicles … Continue reading

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Into the valley

Posted over on my 365daysofbiking Tumblr journal, quite fond of this video, taken on and around Cannock Chase (my favourite Abraham’s Valley in particular) on Boxing Day. It’s take on a GoPro HD Hero 2, and recorderded in high-definition 1080p … Continue reading

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Vertigo

This just in from the ‘Not for a big gold clock’ department, thought I’d share it here. Makes my bike cams look a bit tame. Best not watched if you’re queasy about heights… about the only thing I have in … Continue reading

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Cycling at night: take care folks…

James Bridge, bottom of Bentley Mill Way on Friday night last. Watch out for the red car pulling out on the left. I was carrying a lot of weight and acceleration was challenging. Clearly, a huge, bright front light and … Continue reading

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Back on the road again

I just thought I’d say thanks to all the people who supported me yesterday when I posted video of me being badly cut up by a bad driver at the Bridgman Street junction with the new Ring Road in Wallsall … Continue reading

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Why I ride

I was recently asked by a reader to write a piece about why I ride a bike. I thought about it quite hard, and it’s something I’ve not really considered too much before. The best answer I can give, I … Continue reading

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In a dark place

Yesterday, I collected lots of video and photos from my journey around the Black Country and Birmingham canals. Normally, this would all be on my 365daysofbiking Tumblr, but these two are remarkable and I thought I’d share them here. The … Continue reading

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West Midlands Police: do as we say, not as we do

I was going to just post this on my 365daysofbiking mini-blog, but this deserves a wide exposure, as I’ m sure there’s a perfectly innocent explanation. Perhaps readers or indeed, the local police can explain this to me. It was … Continue reading

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The Weaver Hills: into the valley

Yesterday, I posted the video I took of the uphill climb to the summit of the Weaver Hills. It’s a tough climb, but worth it, and there’s great country when you get there. Calton is a lovely little village and … Continue reading

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The Weavers Hills prelude: The climb

As regular readers are aware, I’m compiling a post about last Friday’s crossing of the Weaver Hills into the Manifold Valley by bike. This is linked into my 30daysofbiking project, and also because reader and top bloke Steve Lightfoot – … Continue reading

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Feeling alive on the A515

Sorry to readers of my 30 days of biking tumblr blog, but I kind of like this and would love to share it with Brownhills Blog readers. This is video compiled from my journey up the A515 on Friday, on … Continue reading

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Sunshine on a rainy day

This afternoon, I cut loose and headed for Cannock Chase. The weather wasn’t great and I felt quite down; however, after a heavy downpour as I came through Hednesford and Penkridge Bank, the most perfect, sunny scenery emerged blinking and … Continue reading

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Calm in traffic

Leaving Walsall Town Centre, about 5:00pm 28th March 2011. Note that right turns at the junction of Lichfield Street and Hatherton road are prohibited for ordinary vehicles. Red lights, bus lanes and give way lines seem to count for nothing … Continue reading

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Go on, surprise me…

One short, late afternoon ride. Plenty of awful driving. Two in particular stood out… Don’t worry, I’ll just engage my psychic powers… who needs indicators, anyway? I guess you must be late for your dickhead convention or something.

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Wait a minute Mr. Postman…

The hazards of urban cycling continue. Watch out for the inattentive postal worker, filmed yesterday afternoon on Unicorn Hill in Redditch at 4:20pm. This road is fraught with hazards and I was half expecting him to do that. The action … Continue reading

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On two wheels

I’m currently experimenting with a bike-mounted video camera. Initial results have been better than expected. I’m not aiming to share endless boring ride clips (which are a frankly as tedious as hell, like somebody else’s holiday snaps), but hopefully capture … Continue reading

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