Author Archives: Ponder

About Ponder

I'm a train driver from Cardiff, have been married a long time and have 4 wonderful kids... all grown up now! Warning: I tend to lose The Game a lot.

Cycle “Adventures” Volume 115

Rain. Rain, rain and more rain. No shortage of paint scrapers again. One I can’t show because it really was too close for comfort and I’m taking it further. I still don’t know how he missed my handlebar with his … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 114

As a driver, I’ve passed 5 driving tests, 4 of those in a professional capacity. As a cyclist I follow the Highway Code, which I know quite well due to the above, and my desire to do the right thing … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 113

Given the start, I thought this was going to be dominated by close passing paint scrapers, but it turned out to have quite a bit of variety. No shortage of cockwombles, that’s for sure, including a bus that passed so … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 112

Not as long a video as I was expecting. It seemed people were better behaved in general. No shortage of paint scrapers but it’s pedestrians who stand out in this one! On a technical point, rendering these videos is so … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 111

Due to summer leave breaking up my normal pattern, this video is quite short with only 10 clips over 4 days. 5 of those clips are close passes, which shows just how bad the situation is, and why less confident … Continue reading

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Highlights From A Trip To London

Me, Jane and the two eldest offspring took a trip to London on Thursday 8th August.First major outing with the wheelchair for Jane! That was an experience in itself. We stayed at the Royal Scot Travelodge in Kings Cross. Booked … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 110

Not so many close passes this time, but there are still a few. Lots of people on bikes ignoring traffic lights, giving us law-abiding cyclists a bad name. Cardiff Bus drivers doing their company no favours. Dangerous road narrows. Relatively … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 109

Quite a mixed bag this time. Cycles and cars jumping reds, cars stopping at greens, a possible new word, some imagined lip reading and, of course, no shortage of close passes. Two cycles used in this volume, my normal hybrid … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 108

Mostly morning duties do not make for lots of incidents, but do make for safer cycling. We still have over 20 clips though, so enough to be going on with.

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Rumney Trail

I decided to visit some portals I’ve not been near for a while, and I thought the best way would be via the Rumney Trail. I sort of planned the route in my head, but couldn’t quite fully consolidate how … Continue reading

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