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Diet, Fasting and Exercise for a Zyclist

DIET and FASTING for a ZYCLISTGeorge Orwell from The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), after describing the horror of working class life in the slums, he then turns on parts of the progressive side of the Socialist Movement: "One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words Socialism and Communism draw...
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Zycling around India with a Brompton

ZYCLING around INDIA with Brompton     wow factor 8/10(go east old man) Winter 2012 My first knowledge about India, was from the letters my dad sent during the second world war. He had been posted there for a couple of years having a great time cycling through the jungle and...
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MAR
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Radio and Reality

Radio and Reality It seems that I've used the Radio as a companion for much of my life. In fact right this moment the BBC four Sunday program is on in the background of the I Pad. As a child the wireless was far more influential to my growing sense of...
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MAR
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Meals on Wheels Eating the Zyclist Way

 Meals on Wheels Eating the ZYCLIST way. This will be the first of an occasional attempt at offering a typical three course meal that is healthy, not too expensive and delicious. It's also easy to pack in a flask to take on your travels . Puree of Vegetable & Chick Pea...
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MAR
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Pedal Power at Age 100

b2ap3_thumbnail_tricycle.jpgPedal power! The tricycle champ who still bikes five miles a week aged 100Richard Howard, who won three tricycle gold medals before the start of the Second World War, still bikes five miles a week despite just becoming a centenarian. When you reach the milestone of turning 100, most already live...
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MAR
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Three Cheers for this Amazing Woman

b2ap3_thumbnail_amazing-women.jpgThree cheers for this amazing woman who pushed through this cycle safety campaign against lots of official indifference A year ago every household in the city had just received their forms about 20mph limits and now we have our roundels (well with the odd exceptions of Blackberry Lane, Florence Road due...
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MAR
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Who is watching you?


(RT is funded by our old friend Mr. Putin who loves stirring it up. A bit like me!)
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Are you ready for the Rebellion?


An amazing and powerful speech by activist and journalist Chris Hedges, with clips from the films: 'Children Of Men', 'They Live', 'Escape From LA', and '28 Weeks Later'.
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Mind Expanding Experience


About fifty years ago, I was a bit of a pot head, and took mescaline a few times. But at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem in 1970, in a stoned state, I did have what I think was a profound spiritual experience, where I felt the joy of being part...
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MAR
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It Felt Like a Kiss


This is one of my favorite pieces of work by my media guru Adam Curtis. Having lived through much of this material, I also became a US citizen. It rings very true. (TG)
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MAR
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Green Peace---World Peace---Personal Peace

Recently I answered a call from Green Peace , now I didn't throw up everything to put on a Mae West ,( an inflatable life preservative , lots of E numbers, named after a Sex Goddess during WW2 , who had an enviable wit. "You only live once, but if you...
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MAR
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The Simile of the Driverless Bus by Ajahn Brahm

Image5THE SIMILE OF THE DRIVERLESS BUSBy Ajahn Brahm As I live near and am a supporter of Chithurst monastery, I’m often asked to drive the mini-bus to our sister monastery about 70 miles away. Musing around the library, I came across some teachings of Ajahn Brahm the Abbot of the monastery...
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The Abundant Goddess. Agriculture and climate change

cycleTHE ABUNDANT GODDESS, AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE    June 2013 When I was at Dartington I met Ama Menec a sculptress and historian, and I was impressed with this article she wrote. Localised climate change caused by over exploitation of woodlands, leading to deforestation has been with us since the beginning of...
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MAR
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21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

This picture of Chicago Christians who showed up at a gay pride parade to apologize for homophobia in the Church.21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity 1. This picture of Chicago Christians who showed up at a gay pride parade to apologize for homophobia in the Church.   (Michelle Gantner / Maladjusted Media) … and the reaction from the parade.   (Michelle Gantner / Maladjusted Media) 2. This story about Japanese...
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Rethinking the Bucket List


Another variation on the " Guide" in the ZYCLING precepts, worth a listen
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MISSOURI!

001Missouri! From a friend I met in SE Asia a couple of years ago, he supports his adventures by working as a logistics expert with that French emergency charity that I can’t pronounce.  
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MAR
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The Precept (2) of ZYCLING more fully explored

 2)  Leave at home your mobiles, cell phones , handies etc.OK I'll own up, I'm a bit of a Ludite, but the point of this precept is to start to explore the feeling of being alone when the usual distractions aren't around.But what's the point of that? I hear you cry....
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The Precepts (1) of ZYCLING more fully explored

1) There must be no sense of urgency For most of us the idea of going on a cycle ride usually means a range of 10 to 20 miles with a destination in mind. For the handful of Round- the -World cyclist it becomes a way of life. For the Lycra...
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The Precepts (5) of ZYCLING more fully explored

 5)   Recognising and Handling Fear.When we learn to stand up and take our first steps as babies, I imagine we must be fearless. That initial step followed by a fall on to a nappy padded bottom is fine, but what about those later more excitable steps into the arms of...
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The zyclist and the Work Ethic (summer 2012)

Bike-Friday.jpgOnce again I’m on a Zen cycling adventure and this time it’s down the Elba river to Hamburg Germany. Using the Bikeline trail maps as a guide I started from Prague on the Vltava river which feeds into the Elba.   Bike Friday And what a start! Arriving rather bleary eyed after...
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