Monthly Archives: Nov 2014

UKIP chairman “were racist”.

UKIP’s local chairman, Peter Cope wrote the letter below to the local paper. How to deal with this, let’s use numbers. Firstly, the population of Lichfield is 32,000 (from the 2011 census). So UKIP thinks that 32,000 x 5 = … Continue reading

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Swim,

7°C, drizzle, mist, Swim: after work. The weather is too awful for a ride today. I chose a pool that is on the way home, a place I haven’t been to since I was a 13 year old school child. … Continue reading

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Fifty.

2°C, thick fog in places. No ride, it’s Monday. Birthday goodness: good timing meant a music CD order arrived on this day. Damien Rice, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, Dustin O’halloran, Piano Sonatas Vol 2, Klasmos, Tindersticks, Ypres, Fred Frith, The … Continue reading

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Ten mile puncture.

I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 57.29mi, time: 03:59:47, pace: 4:11min/mi, speed: 14.33mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/802155773 Marred by a slow puncture for the last ten miles. In Parbold, the type started a swishing sound. I didn’t even realise what caused it, even … Continue reading

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Carpet.

11°C, strong southerly, Carpet fitters can only come to your house during work hours. Luckily, we had the afternoon off in lieu of presentation evening. They cut it fine though. I expected them at 1pm, but it was 3.30 before … Continue reading

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Is there a word for this?

10°C, light wind and some rain. What is the word for the times when you clean out some empty bags from your locker and you find a pack of gorgeous chocolate? This bar is a little known gem. Far better … Continue reading

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Two weeks, what’s the plan?

9°C, mostly dry. Two weeks until my 50th birthday. So how best to mark the occasion? Best idea so far- do one activity each month for the year. Taster days, like the velodrome in Manchester, a training course at Plas … Continue reading

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Sunday, rain.

12C, light SW, slow moving shower. Ride Arrow, tracked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 32.27mi, time: 02:10:37, pace: 4:03min/mi, speed: 14.82mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/783664233 Not a fast ride I admit. A few days ago, I put the winter wheels on. The summer ones are … Continue reading

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