Note: 19.1km run with the dog. Frustratingly close to 20k, but that route is what it is.
Note: 19.1km run with the dog. Frustratingly close to 20k, but that route is what it is.
Note: Managed to sneak in a run at sunset, just after the ran stopped, and got to see a deer and a fox. Not bad going.
Note: Saturday night tea was brought to you by Blessed Ethel - much underrated (now, anyway) and under loved.
Note: Managed to get out running for the first time in weeks. A smidge over 10k with the added challenge of taking the dog with me.
Note: After doing no exercise at all last week and struggling to run for even 20 mins in Gozo, went out and did 10K today in cool Scottish mist
Note: Watching all this Olympic track cycling has given me the first twinge of wanting to get on a back on the bike.
Note: C25k done! We had to repeat the 'last' week due to missing a run.
Note: I have 12 rolls of film to use. Been so long since I've had that much to hand. It's all going in the Yashica Mat as well.
Note: Almost forgot to say, but Week 8 of C25k is complete. One week to go :)
Note: Been well over a month now since cycling regularly. I am now a normal human being and no longer crave 4000+ calories a day
Note: The last cycle commute. EVER. Done!
Note: Finally (FINALLY!) finished reading the Harry Potter books to the youngest. I think I started in 2013? Can't actually remember now
Note: Back to cycling and I've reached my one year anniversary of a "temporary" fix to my wheels and forks that was meant to last about two weeks
Note: Survived the first quarter of the year of cycling. Now a week off. Yay!
Note: Other years I've immediately felt the benefit of switching off winter tyres. Not this year. Hope it's just this interminable cold/flu.
Note: And a very happy No More Winter Tyres Day to me.
Note: With the equinox past I guess that means I have officially survived another winter of cycling.
Note: Finally feeling like spring today: Felt stupid in mittens, on studded tyres and a 2:1 ratio; Saw lambs; And home for sunset.
Note: Had to "work" from home for last two days as rear wheel bearings needed replacing. Last set survived less than two months! #cycling
Note: Oh poop! Farewell Fuji pack film.
Note: New bottom bracket arrived, but no chance finding time in week to fix. Will have to hope creaky, cracking one holds out 'til the weekend.
Note: Listened to a mix of indie, riot grrrl, hip hop, punk, a ska band covering reggae and electronic over the weekend. Today some drum and bass.
Note: Managed to not only find, but also listen to, my Bikini Kill / Huggy Bear tape over the weekend.
Note: Cycled in 68 mph gusts this morning which beats last January's record of 63 mph. Hope this trend doesn't continue
Note: Drinking on a school night.
Note: Commute times now close to 2 hours thanks to remaining flood water, washed away tracks, detours, ice and now snow #cycling #donewithwinter
Note: One day the youngest will be like the eldest: too old, cool and embarrassed to do Just Dance with her dad. Enjoy it whilst it lasts, parents
Note: Memories https://www.instagram.com/p/_HRzHQmsqA/
Note: One good thing has come of the weekend: three weeks after my crash I can sleep on my left side again
Note: Disappointed the kids did not appreciate the gravitas with which I said 'You *need* to find your own Tanya Donelly' tonight #drunkparenting
Note: Averaged about 14mph on way home, which means 90rpm average. Hardly my fastest, but I can live with that on 42:22 and winter tyres.
Note: Respectable amount of bleed through on shirt from this morning's crash, considering that's after getting changed and showered as well.
Note: Didn't see the leaf coloured rock until after I'd got up from the floor. Fortunately I took most of the impact and the bike is ok #monday
Note: The thing I don't understand is the current dog still has four fully working legs. Why did we need a whole new spare dog?
Note: The problem with family democracy: "Shall we buy Dad a new set of wheels for his bike or a puppy?"
Note: I propose an 8th day of the week, a day of rest and/or fun, in-between the weekend full of chores and a week full of work.
Note: In a possible revenge-on-humans attack, got hit by a badger this morning. Rammed my rear wheel, knocking it sideways. Me and badger ok.
Note: WeIrD ScIeNcE!
Note: Finished reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince to the youngest. Just the Deathly Hallows to go...
Note: Third time lucky on soldering the DC-in port on the ye-olde laptop
Note: Listening to @bbc6music, but kind of in the background, and I thought 'oh my god, this sounds like Fugazi' and it actaully was!
Note: Just had a bat fly down the chimney and then around the room for ages - they are tricky little things to catch!
Note: It's unofficial, but I'm calling that TTYtter 2.2.0 with quote tweet support http://git.io/vZV75 #ttytter cc @ttytter
Note: Dad point T&Cs: Dad points are redeemable for your choice of either socks or tobelerone. Validity periods apply.
Note: 19 days looking after 19 animals so the wife and kids could go on holiday / visit relatives +1000 dad points
Note: Baking a fruit and nut loaf whilst listening to Ned's Atomic Dustbin. Never imagined that as a youth
Note: And I thought that before they'd even finished with Enter Sandman. #Someairguitarwasnecessary
Note: Not the biggest Metallica fan, but their set at Reading sounds awesome, wish I was still young (like Lars) and was there to see it.
Note: Saian Supa Crew into Taylor Swift into Ugly Duckling. #ohyeah
Note: One of the things I'm most glad I went to a Uni in north for is learning to love ale over lager
Note: Didn't get dropped, but I'm still very impressed. He was fast
Note: Credit where it is due: Overtaken by someone else on a fixed gear today. Who was also older than me (based on grey hair comparison)
Note: Definitely more of a mud-line than a tan-line summer #cycling
Note: Pea & mint pesto, with mint from the garden, and a victoria sponge with blackcurrant jam, blackcurrants from the garden #winningattheweekend
Note: I think cars are probably the most expensive things I've ever not owned, wife and kids excepted.
Note: Car *finally* back from the garage so hopefully my two month stint as part time cycle courier extraordinaire is done.
Note: Building a wheel with all new components must actually be a doddle.
Note: Just started re-building a wheel with a brand new rim for once and it's already pretty true. Who knew it could be this easy?
Note: Probably every parent ever, every generation ever: I so fear for the future of the human race
Note: Looking forward to #TdF 2016 like other people look forward to Christmas
Note: So that's why I'm not religious, to be fair to those who are.
Note: If I was religious I'd say 'Good god give me strength' and god would use all his strength just for me and have none left for anyone else.
Note: 5 years of crazy cycle commuting, ~45000 miles and over 3/5ths of that on fixed gear
Note: 1 day of cycling for it to last and then a week off to rest and figure out a fix that will probably be buying just a rim and rebuilding.
Note: To be fair, these wheel repairs were only meant to be very temporary and weren't ever supposed to have to last 3.5 months
Note: Plagued by broken spokes lately. In front wheel as well. Finally twigged why: Yet another rim breaking.
Note: 2nd chicken burial this year. Can't complain. Both ladies died of natural causes / old age and have had the most free range life imaginable
Note: Of course it got turned down (it's always down, never up), but for a moment I'd achieved greatness
Note: Orchestrated burger and chips AND turbo-shandies AND listening to Wolf Alice (at a reasonable for me volume) simultaneously tonight
Note: 'I'll have a trible Pimms, please' 'I think that is too many' 'Trible Pimms!'
Note: Break in the weather so cycled to the shop for some essentials: Lager, wine, strawberries (for Pimms) and Lemonade (for Pimms) #teasorted
Note: A traditional summer's day today. So staying in, only occasionally checking on ponies and chickens to see if they need armbands or lifebuoys
Note: Late to bed as had to bring a duck into the house and give it a bath. As you do; It had cut itself; Should be fine
Note: Lacking vigour, can't decide if need more food (probable), more sleep (probable) or need even more exercise (improbable, but seems to work?)
Note: I think the entirity of Wolf Alice's set thanks to the BBC. So so so good. Weekend made
Note: Watching Glastonbury with the requisite goosebumps
Note: Two broken spokes #Monday Rain #Summer
Note: Conversations in pubs when young are important practice for parenthood AND, SORRY, I CAN'T HEAR OVER THE NOISE THE BLOODY KIDS ARE MAKING
Note: 3 trips to post office and 1 to the shops in cycling errands this weekend. As many miles as my daily commute.
Note: Being introduced to Adventure Time by the youngest
Note: Mowing the lawn, mucking out a field, shovelling the muck heap. At 10pm. Since it is still light.
Note: It is that time of year for herding the ducks to bed at night so I can go to sleep
Note: I never thought combining two of my least favourite foods (bananas and porridge) would work so well
Note: She likes L7 too. Tricky finding something age suitable to listen to though
Note: The youngest likes Babes in Toyland. Soooooooooooo proud :-)
Note: While the wife and kids are away... NOFX
Note: In fact, if I could afford it, I could quite legitimately replace tyres every month
Note: Puncture on the way home, confirming that the longest a tyre will last me is 2 months #fartoomuchcycling
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