Push propelled program tinkerer and picture maker.

Note: My mind is much more keen than my knees on running.

Note: Upping the temperature: Ran 5k around Siena streets in 32 degC today; Can't go any further in this heat

Note: Ran up Italian hillside & overtook 2 cyclists. Of course they weren't Italian cyclists, but I'm not an Italian runner so that's still a win.

Note: Well... that seemed to go pretty smoothly.

Note: Doing some server maintenance/migration today so website, gopher, email, etc going down for an unknown amount of time

Note: Ugh, my server was down as got rebooted when asleep. Really, really, really should get rid of disk encryption

Note: Spotted first swallow of the year. Nice to have them back home.

Note: After four weeks of rest managed a gentle 5k on my knee. Yay!

Note: Two weeks without running due to a knackered knee. Still can't walk properly so reckon there's another two to go before I can run :-(

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

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 #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: #pearcider

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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