GPS

I’m on a bit of a gadget spending spree at the moment. After my Trek 3900 bike, I went out an bought a Nokia N73 smartphone and a bluetooth GPS device. On yesterday’s bike ride I was tracking my route, the GPS in my rucksack beaming its location to my mobile phone which was running… Continue reading GPS

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New Bike

Finally got myself a new bike – a Trek 3900 (2006 model.) It’s streets ahead of my old thing, which fell apart and then got nicked anyway. It just hasn’t been the same, walking/getting the bus.

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Biking This Summer

This map shows the long-distance bike rides I’ve done in the last year or so (purple) and those I’m hoping to do in the next few months (turquoise.) The sections are: Bath to Bedwyn (final stage in a cross-England route), Southampton to Bournemouth, Whitstable to Dover, Putney to Croydon, London to Eastborne (in at least… Continue reading Biking This Summer

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Missing Ingredient

I do like the look of the new “Ski Weather” dashboard widget that came with the Mac OS X 10.4.4 upgrade released last week. And yes, it does cover the Scottish ski resorts too. Of course, this being the Scottish ski scene, there isn’t actually any snow yet…

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Snap

It’s incredibly cold at the moment – sub-zero in London. This might have been a contributory factor to my bike was playing up on the way home from work yesterday – the chain fell off about ten times, and then snapped spectacularly. So now I’m left with a useless bike (not that it was particularly… Continue reading Snap

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Furthest from the coast

The point in Great Britain furthest from the coast is “just east of Church Flatts Farm, about a mile south-east of Coton in the Elms, Derbyshire” according to the Ordnance Survey in a snippet in this old BBC news article. (Update – featured in a later BBC news article here, and confirmed by the OS… Continue reading Furthest from the coast

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x-England Part 6

I completed the east-most section of my cross-England bike ride on Sunday, going from Rochester to Whitstable, a major seaside resort in North Kent, on a beautifully sunny day for October. It was one of the longer days – 45 miles – but, as you would expect for the Thames/Medway, it was exceedingly flat. I… Continue reading x-England Part 6

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x-England Part 5

Another short-ish section (30 miles) of my Cross-England bike ride completed on Sunday afternoon. It’s really starting to get dark early these days – the light is fading after 7pm. The original plan was to go all the way to Sittingbourne, but with no trains running that far, I scaled back my plans, and eventually… Continue reading x-England Part 5

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X-England Part 4

[Updated] I biked another section of my cross-England journey yesterday – going from Islington to Erith. (The Putney to Islington section I did a few months earlier – I might do it again via the cycle paths to “link up” fully.) The original plan was to go to Dartford, but I stopped a few miles… Continue reading X-England Part 4

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