Monthly Archives: July 2008

More bus troubles

I gave up waiting for the bus again as I did the last time I tried to catch it.  Today I was at the stop 6 or 7 minutes before it was due to arrive but I waited 15 minutes … Continue reading

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Cameron gets his bike back

I was happy to hear that high profile cyclist David Cameron has been re-united with his bike that was stolen whilst locked up outside a Tesco.  Sadly David is in a minority who is lucky enough to see his bike … Continue reading

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The Velib experience

Whilst walking 2 km along the Rue du Rivoli and across the Place du Concord I counted 32 Velib hire bikes against 24 non Velib bikes.  It would be naive to assume that none of these Velib riders would have … Continue reading

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Cycling: A Mancunian in Paris

George Gershwin’s An American in Paris is one of my favourites, and more so than any other piece of music it evokes the sights, sounds and smells of a bustling city.  Though it was written in the 1920s the chaos … Continue reading

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Open mic escapades

Last night I went out for a rare pint (or 5) with a couple of old mates from school.  Mogwai was back from Sweden to spend a bit of time sorting out his comic/graphic novel ebay empire and in particular … Continue reading

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Cycle to Work re-launch

The Sage Cycle to Work scheme was relaunched yesterday.  The timing was not ideal for me as we have a lot going on with a software release immenent and it wasn’t really the right day to be taking almost 2 … Continue reading

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Different routes to work update

Wednesday has become bus day and today as I was going out to a customer site to install a Beta of our latest software I certainly wasn’t going to cycle to the office either suited and booted or carrying my clothes … Continue reading

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