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Goin' Crazy in 2009

  • Offroad Riding - 13002.72 miles [289]
  • Aborted Riding - 61.00 miles [3]
  • Turbo Trainer - 33.70 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
  • (TA) 13097.42 miles

Hurtin' in 2008

  • Offroad Riding - 10602.84 miles [300]
  • Turbo Trainer - 130.20 miles [8]
  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
  • Aborted Riding - 37.20 miles [2]
  • (TOC) 10640.04 miles
  • (TR) 114.56 miles
  • (TA) 10884.8 miles

Riding in 2007

  • Offroad Riding - 8365.93 miles [300]
  • Road Riding - 3599.80 miles [70]
  • Turbo Trainer - 50.90 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
  • (TA) 12016.63 miles

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  • 2004 Pink Surly 1x1
  • 2000 Kona Kaboom
  • 2006 Santa Cruz Chameleon

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My New Favourite Thing

17 Mar 2013 at 11:21

New windows and doors went in last week, they're my new favourite thing, the insulating effects were immediately apparent, even with the house at only 12c it feels warmer, they don't condense up when the outside temperature is close to zero of after a shower... absolutely amazing, so chuffed.

Still running, now up to one full marathon and eleven half marathons this year... I will have to jump on a bike again soon, but the weather's not doing much to stoke that enthusiasm.

Not eaten chocolate since Jan.

Hoping spring and summer are good this year.

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Sunshine Madness

04 Mar 2013 at 11:31

So I ran a marathon on Saturday, not an official one, but one recorded by my watch via the magic of Satellites, so I guess it's some-what official.

It wasn't easy, or pretty, the first 20 miles were very good, the same distance I ran the weekend before, I had figured the extra 6.2 miles couldn't be too awful - as usual I was wrong.

Somewhere around the topof Tockholes my legs went boom (in the wrong way) and things came crashing down, the section from Abbey Village to Brinscall was a combination of fast shuffle and controlled falling, I skipped the climb up to the woods and cut across the bottom, it's flipping steep climb - I'm excused. Shuffling from Brinscall to White Coppice was OK, but every stop gave my body legs the opportunity to scream their dissatisfaction at my treatment of them.. SHUT UP LEGS WE STILL HAVE FOUR MORE MILES - shuffle shuffle.

That's how it continued til the last hill at which point the magical 26.3 miles popped up on the (almost flat Forerunner 10), I was done, but not done, still 1.5 miles home the run turned into a shuffle walk until the top of the Village when I shuffle-stumbled a little faster down to my house, 28.3 miles, marathon time of 3:54, a bit tired.

Faily pleased, I could do with 26miles being 20 miles, and I won't do it again in a hurry (or at any speed), I'll stock to to half marathon distances, and probably think about getting back on a bike again soon.

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YES IT'S MARCH! Time to start the year!

01 Mar 2013 at 00:00

WOOOOOOO! FUN TIME

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You know what happens this week...

25 Feb 2013 at 11:21

.. March.. finally, the best months of the year are only days away

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More forwards

19 Feb 2013 at 13:15

By absolute chance a Window man was passing my house on Thursday, I've now ordered a complete set of new windows, very expensive windows, but they should look amazing.

My efforts at plastering are getting pretty good now, sometimes too good when you touch my marble-smooth plastering and then drag your finger over to the old plaster which is as rough as medium weight sandpaper, maybe I'll just not have lights on and no one will be able to see the texture change.

It's hard work this 'turning a terribly neglected house into a lovely house' thing.. it's also expensive.

My brain's being good to me this week.

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