Cycling and life

Jul 31 2016

Friday I’m in love

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It’s Friday night and I’m walking into the Entertainment Centre to see The Cure. Hand-in-hand with my love. Friday I’m in love, with her, and with The Cure. It’s just the perfect way to start what turns out to be the most fucking awesome night (to paraphrase a friend). Robert didn’t keep us waiting too …

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Jul 24 2016

Gamers in the light

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The GPS-based mobile gaming phenomenon that is Pokémon GO has hit Semaphore (in South Australia). I won’t pretend to know exactly how it works, except that it uses your mobile device (phone, iPad etc), GPS, Google Maps, your device’s camera and mobile data connectivity to ‘show’ pokémon on your device, in the environment your camera …

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Jun 29 2016

Taking the lane

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Recently I have noticed a few riders hugging the kerb as they ride through pinch points, so even though I have discussed this before I think it’s worth another look. It’s simple really – TAKE THE LANE. This might seem counterintuitive, especially to the new rider, but believe it or not, it’s safer. Motor vehicles …

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Jun 18 2016

Leaving work with few regrets

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Friday was my last day at work – at least work as I have known it for the last six or so years. It hasn’t sunk in yet. The team I worked for were nice, and I got an arch to walk through as I left, and hugs. I am thankful for my time there, it …

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Jun 14 2016

Orlando, Florida

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America’s worst mass shooting in modern times This is a terrible, terrible thing, and my thoughts go out to those killed and injured, and their families and friends. It is pointless, and senseless, and is clearly the action of someone very unstable. How can it be necessary for anyone to be able …

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Jun 13 2016

Man flu

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The team I work with – for just one more week – have all been coughing and sneezing for nearly a fortnight. I thought I had escaped the worst of it. Last week I was a little throaty, but basically fine. And then this was a four day weekend for me – a time in …

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May 28 2016

Almost too close

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Normally I’m not bothered over much by close passes. Often they are just a miscalculation by drivers who do not correctly judge the speed I am going. This one bothered me a bit though, for two reasons – the driver drove as though he wasn’t towing a wide trailer, and then he laughed. So either …

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May 21 2016

Leaping off the precipice

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So I want to get into social welfare, god help me. Why? Well, as I have already said I have a history that predisposes me to want to help others. Maybe it’s also a way of pushing against my introvert tendencies. And maybe there is a subtext that I sometimes havn’t stood up for myself, …

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May 20 2016

Riding Mt Lofty

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Mt Lofty is the highest point of the Mt Lofty Ranges in South Australia. At 727m it’s not huge, but it’s enough to give you a workout. I like the changes in gradient, with three shortish sections that I have to work at a bit harder. I am not a natural hill climber, but I …

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May 14 2016

Changing my career

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I don’t really take much notice of stars and planets and readings, although I don’t dismiss them. I do believe there is a universal consciousness, a little like bees or ants have a hive mentality, and somehow we all pick up on changes in society. And a while back, the feeling I got was not …

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