Cycle2Works - 2/4
Saturday 3rd September 2011
Not much to report. Went to a group in Sale at the crack of dawn. Was there for 8:30 back early afternoon. Set up Halfords tent. We decided we no likey!
Friday 2nd September 2011
Ran up town and back. Was thinking about cycling to work again but massive cramp previous night made me think it time for a break! Details
Thursday 1st September 2011
Up early again. Bit of work, fetched papers, off to Belper, cycled in to work. Details.
Cycled back : details including car journey!!!
Wednesday 31st August 2011
Up early, did a bit of work. Got to Belper in the motor then cycled in rest of way. Have spent £80 on a parking permit that lets me park in any Blue Car Park in Amber Valley so am parking up halfway and cycling in the rest of the way. On the Boardman am only averaging a pitiful 12mph average but expect this will improve as get fitter again. Anyway spending the money on a permit means I've got to cycle in more to get me money back (sort of - by saving £2.30 on parking each time I need to cycle in three times a week for it to be cost-effective really!).
Tuesday 30th august 2011
2.5 mile run to start the day off. Details
Monday 29th August 2011
Started off with a 3.5 mile run. Details . Golf at 12:30 over 16 holes. Details. Nothing else to report.
In Praise of Metro
I downloaded a free bit of software called Metro from http://nanika.net/Metro/
It sits on all sorts of platforms including Windows Mobile 6 which is what my phone runs on.
You tell it where you are for a given city and where you want to go and it works out the rest, start and endpoints can be underground stations or places of interest like Buckingham Palace. The cool thing is that it's an off-line app so no connection needed to run it. Was so impressed with I've made a donation on their homepage.
Sunday 28th August 2011
Woke up on London Hilton Metropole - am not sure whether it was a good deal or not really but it was what it was. A good location 100 yards from Edgware Road Underground so we were able to get anywhere we wanted in half an hour or so which was okay. After a big brekko we went up Knightsbridge as missus wanted to go to Harrod or "or Tenpound Stretcher" as I like to call it - as they can stretch anything to cost ten pounts including penny chews. Hey ho. Moneypit etc.etc. Then we went to Buck Pal and saw loads of emergency vehicle activity - ambulances and police cars but nowt mentioned in news so must have been a minor member of staff or something. After that we went on to Leicester Square and grabbed a bit to eat before heading to Oxford Street for more money haemorraging. Such is life. Late train back to Derby and we're home for midnight. Job done.