I’m Rob, and I write about cycling (and some other stuff). Mainly about stuff around Glasgow, and often regarding recumbents (mine’s the weird
orange white lying-down bike you might have seen around).
You can find more about the blog under the ‘About’ menu above, including contact details and copyright gumph.
Regular readers be warned; you’re going to start finding a fair amount of stuff on babies. You can probably guess the reasons why (although it’s also because I quite like getting new readers and something tells me that more people have kids than ride recumbents…). If you’re only interested in one or t’other, there’s a handy category bar above, or you can just click here for bikes and here for babies.
All posts are pushed out on Twitter (@Darkerside), if that’s your thing.
PS: I know that the click between pages thing at the bottom is knackered. I’ll fix it someday, honest.
Doing anything on Saturday 26 April? Consider popping along to Pedal on Parliament (PoP!), even if you don’t ride a bike.
Is you baby going to wear white or grey (and be dull), pink (and like lace), or blue (and like cars)? Or do you think there should perhaps be another option?
We went through the free NHS antenatal classes, and the National Childbirth Trust’s paid offerings. Using no cycling knowledge at all, here’s a comparison of the two… Slightly specific to Glasgow, but probably applies broadly to most of the UK.
Some bonus facts for the Monkii V Wedge and Luxos IQ2 dynamo light, based on news just in (well, sort-of-just…)
Today, the Advertising Standards agency released a statement saying that a cycling safety ad had been banned because not everyone wore a helmet, and some cyclists were more than 50cm from the gutter. All future ads which don’t comply will also be banned. If that’s not OK with you, read on.
Glasgow Council stands behind £50 fines for children cycling on grass! (Yes, it’s a sensationalist headline. Worryingly, it’s also true…)
Another review! This time the Monkii Wedge tool roll, which is a neat way of making your bottle cage bosses a bit more multifunctional. It’s not all good news, however.
For the first post in 2014, let’s have a look at my bike-related Christmas prezzie; the Ortlieb Office Bag.
I wrote recently about why an increase in parking charges is not the reason Shawlands is dying as a high street. As it’s nice and easy to just criticise the suggestions of others, I thought I’d have a bash at actually working out what the problems were. (If you’re in a rush – it’s cars…)
A small group of folk in Shawlands are getting exceptionally excited about a 60 pence rise in hours parking fees. Here’s my thoughts on why that’s a touch short sighted.